Clintons, Obamas expected to speak at Democratic Convention; AOC might not make the cut

Barack and Michelle Obama and Hillary and Bill Clinton are reportedly set to speak at the Democratic National Convention (DNC), along with a number of other high-profile Democrats. But Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may not make the cut. Others who have been tapped for the coveted speaking slots include three of Joe Biden’s former opponents — […]

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Michelle Obama Says She Is Dealing With ‘Low-Grade Depression’

Michelle Obama said this week that she was experiencing “low-grade depression” and seemed to suggest that it was because of a combination of quarantine, racial unrest and the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic. In the second episode of her new podcast, which was released on Wednesday, Mrs. Obama, the former first lady, told the […]

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Michelle Obama Reveals How Sasha & Malia Are ‘Staying Sane’ During Quarantine — Listen

The Obama family is getting a little stir-crazy during quarantine, but Michelle says that they’re fighting through it. She revealed on ‘The Michelle Obama Podcast’ how Sasha and Malia are coping. The boredom of quarantine has been getting to the Obama family, Michelle Obama confessed on the August 5 episode of her podcast. But they’re […]

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A Wider-Than-Thought Trump Investigation

Fauci has Birx’s back, Obama endorses over 100 down-ballot candidates, and the Manhattan D.A. may be taking a harder look at Trump. It’s Tuesday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. Image Where things stand A court filing yesterday contained a significant clue […]

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Obama releases list of candidate endorsements, skips AOC

Former President Barack Obama endorsed more than 100 Democratic candidates running for office this November, but didn’t offer his support to progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In a statement on Monday, Obama announced his first wave of support for 118 Democrats running for federal, statewide and state legislative offices from 17 states, including New York, New Jersey, […]

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Biden Faces Pressure From Left Over Influence Industry Ties

WASHINGTON — It was one of the few issues on which President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. disagreed — how far to go in limiting the influence of lobbyists in government. The vice president privately complained that his boss’s effort to slam shut the revolving door between K Street and the […]

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At John Lewis funeral, Obama tackles Trump: ‘Those in power doing their darnedest’ to discourage voting

Former President Barack Obama speaks at the memorial service for U.S. Rep. John Lewis at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. | Alyssa Pointer-Pool/Getty Images Three ex-presidents jabbed President Donald Trump in eulogies for John Lewis on Thursday, with Barack Obama the most forceful as he invoked Southern racists of the past. Three ex-presidents took swings […]

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Obama’s Call to Abolish Filibuster Puts Further Spotlight on the Tactic

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama called on Thursday for eliminating the filibuster, joining a growing chorus of Democrats who portray the Senate’s signature procedural weapon as an obstacle to social progress that must be abolished if the party captures the Senate and White House. The appeal by Mr. Obama to do away with a […]

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At Lewis Funeral, Obama Lashes Trump and Calls Filibuster a ‘Jim Crow Relic’

Former President Barack Obama called for sweeping changes to voting laws on Thursday, including making Election Day a national holiday and implementing automatic voter registration, and he embraced eliminating the filibuster if necessary to enact those changes, calling the legislative tool a “Jim Crow relic.” In a 40-minute speech eulogizing Representative John Lewis, Mr. Obama […]

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Obama Rails Against Government Attacks on Protesters and Voter Suppression During John Lewis Eulogy

President Barack Obama gave the eulogy at John Lewis’s funeral, held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Thursday. During the first half of the 40-minute speech, the former president spoke emotionally about the life and career of the civil rights icon. But in the latter portion of the eulogy, Obama spoke to some of […]

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Read the Full Transcript of Obama’s Eulogy for John Lewis

Former President Barack Obama delivered the eulogy at John Lewis’s funeral in Atlanta on Thursday, calling Mr. Lewis an “American whose faith was tested again and again to produce a man of pure joy and unbreakable perseverance.” Here are Mr. Obama’s remarks in full: James wrote to the believers, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers […]

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Full Video: Obama Delivers Eulogy for Rep. John Lewis

new video loaded: Full Video: Obama Delivers Eulogy for Rep. John Lewis transcript Back bars 0:00/39:34 –39:34 transcript Full Video: Obama Delivers Eulogy for Rep. John Lewis Former President Barack Obama paid tribute to Representative John Lewis at his funeral, and called on lawmakers to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. It is a […]

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Barack Obama Remembers ‘Hero’ John Lewis With Eulogy: We Owe ‘Great Debt’ To The Civil Rights Icon

Barack Obama was met with a standing ovation after an extraordinary speech at Rep. John Lewis’ funeral, saying the only way to have a ‘true democracy’ is to vote. A day of passionate speeches and unforgettable stories at Rep. John Lewis‘ funeral service ended with triumphant, heartbreaking words from his friend, former President Barack Obama. […]

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Obama, joined by fellow past presidents, eulogizes Rep. John Lewis at MLK’s Atlanta church

Former President Barack Obama delivered the eulogy for the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Thursday afternoon, capping off a day of heartfelt tributes to honor the legacy of the civil rights icon and the example he set for America to keep marching toward racial justice and a more perfect union. “John Lewis will be a founding father […]

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Ex-C.I.A. Chief Criticizes Silence of Top Republicans on Russian Interference

WASHINGTON — In the final days of the Obama administration, intelligence officials laid out evidence of Russia’s 2016 election interference campaign to congressional leaders, prompting Nancy Pelosi, then the House minority leader, to press for Moscow to be punished. “This can’t happen again,” she said. Two Republicans, Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Senator Richard M. […]

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John Lewis’ funeral to be attended by 3 ex-presidents, former VP Biden

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will reportedly be in attendance at the funeral of late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., along with former Vice President Joe Biden. Lewis’ funeral will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the church once led by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. With multiple presidents in […]

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Michelle Obama Debuts New Podcast With First Guest Barack Obama | Daily Pop | E! News

Former FLOTUS & POTUS get real on the first episode of "The Michelle Obama Podcast." Watch "Daily Pop" weekdays at 12:30pm ET|9:30am PT! #MichelleObama #ENews #DailyPop #BarackObama Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub Subscribe to Daily Pop The PODCAST: http://linktr.ee/dailypop About Daily Pop: Come for the Hollywood headlines, stay for the hot takes and juicy gossip. Our hosts discuss, […]

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Has Ellen DeGeneres been deserted by A-list pals amid show investigation?

She is ranked alongside “most admired” women such as Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey — and her multi-million-dollar brand is built on the phrase “be kind.” But an internal investigation into Ellen DeGeneres’ popular daytime talk show has now left a question mark over her reputation. Distributor WarnerMedia has launched a probe following accusations from […]

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Valerie Jarrett pressed on Obama’s role in Russia probe

Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo pressed a top aide to President Obama about what the former president knew about the launch of the Russia probe into President Trump’s 2016 campaign. In an interview Tuesday, Bartimoro asked Valerie Jarrett whether Obama “directed” the probe into Trump campaign ties to Russia, which eventually sparked the Mueller investigation. […]

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Obama and Clooney team up to raise money for Biden

Former President Barack Obama is being joined by actor and activist George Clooney on Tuesday – for a virtual conversation and fundraiser to raise money for former Vice President Joe Biden. It’s the second time Obama has headlined a fundraiser on behalf of Biden, his vice president for his eight years in the White House. OBAMA […]

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Michelle Obama Teases Barack in Preview Of Her First Interview On New Podcast — Listen

Michelle Obama poked fun at husband Barack’s presidential past in a cute preview clip from the first episode of her podcast, The Michelle Obama Podcast. Listen in! The first guest on The Michelle Obama Podcast needs no introduction, but Michelle Obama is giving him one anyway. The former FLOTUS is sitting down with her husband, […]

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Obama and Biden Discuss Health Care Legacy in Campaign Video

new video loaded: Obama and Biden Discuss Health Care Legacy in Campaign Video transcript Back bars 0:00/1:44 –1:44 transcript Obama and Biden Discuss Health Care Legacy in Campaign Video Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. released a video conversation with former President Barack Obama, covering several topics including health care and the economy. You […]

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Obama, in discussion with Biden, says he ‘couldn’t be prouder’ of ObamaCare

Former President Barack Obama, in a clip from a discussion with his former Vice President Joe Biden released Thursday morning by Biden’s presidential campaign, says that he “couldn’t be prouder” of the Affordable Care Act and that “20 million people have health insurance that didn’t because of what we did.” The campaign had previously released other segments […]

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Biden, Obama target Trump in socially distanced sit-down

Joe Biden and his one-time boss – former President Barack Obama – reunited to hold a socially distanced conversation about the many challenges facing the nation right now, while ripping President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The presumptive Democratic nominee’s presidential campaign on Wednesday released a video preview of the gathering – which was held […]

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Obama Foundation contributions dropped in 2019; top staff pay increased, fundraising costs jumped

Former President Barack Obama speaks with Obama Foundation fellows and actress, model, and activist Yara Shahidi (center left) during the Obama Foundation Summit last year at the Illinois Institute of Technology. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times The foundation is also increasingly dependent on gifts from corporations and other foundations rather than from individuals, newly released records […]

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