The portraits of former U.S. president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have increased visitation numbers at the National Portrait Gallery.
Gina McCarthy, the former administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Barack Obama’s administration had some positive news for Friday’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” McCarthy has spent her time after her public service to explain that the EPA...
8 years ago tomorrow the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama, an imperfect but incredibly valuable step forward for a developed country, which even with it still ranks the worst of 11 developed countries. We spend...Read more
In a 2012 executive order, President Barack Obama called for the U.S. to add 40 gigawatts of new combined heat and power (CHP) capacity by 2020. The White House said the goal would spur new capital investment between $40 billion and $80 billion and eliminate emissions from the equivalent of 25 million cars. But, between 2012 and 2016, the U.S. Show More Summary
Barack Obama wants to create a new kind of presidential library. Why has that proven so contentious? On February 27, former President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at a meeting at Chicago’s McCormick Place, the sixth public...Show More Summary
Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama sent a handwritten letter earlier this month to the survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., saying they have been “inspired by the resilience, resolve and solidarity” shown by the students.
Digital platforms took center stage in the election process when former President Barack Obama used them to reach young voters and win the presidency in 2008. Since then, its growing use and influence has also raised alarms in the form of possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Recently, Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) called...
The hosts of “Fox & Friends” reacted to President Donald Trump’s congratulatory call to Russian president Vladimir Putin by attacking former President Barack Obama. The U.S. president congratulated his Russian counterpart against the warnings of his national security staff,...
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The former head of the Department of Homeland Security under President Barack Obama defended his department's efforts Wednesday to warn the American public about potential Russian interference prior to the 2016 election. (March 21)
Despite being described by former U.S. President Barack Obama as the most-qualified presidential nominee in U.S. history, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 campaign for the highest office in the land. That outcome may have been the result of systemic gender discrimination, according to psychologists at Rice University.
Former US president Barack Obama will jet into New Zealand later today with an extensive ban on media and publicity in place. One person who won't be shying away is Kim Dotcom, who has seized the opportunity to file an affidavit with the High Court. Show More Summary
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to let Arizona deny driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants who are protected from deportation under a program started by President Barack Obama. For the second time in recent weeks, the justices steered clear of a fight over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. Show More Summary
CNN published an article that quoted former CIA Director John Brennan, who has been a consistent anti-Trump voice since the 2016 presidential election. Brennan served under Trump’s predecessor, President Barack Obama. Brennan claimed that despite the firing of FBI official Andrew McCabe by Trump attorney general Jeff Sessions, “America will triumph” over Trump. McCabe was […]
Former President Barack Obama’s secret friend and ally, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, denounced Jews as controlling government agencies that keep Black people down in a video clip posted Wednesday from a Saviours’ Day speech Farrakhan gave in late February. Show More Summary
[guest post by JVW] I’ve been meaning to write this up for the past week. Former President Barack Obama was a guest speaker at the annual Sports Analytics Conference hosted by the MIT Sloan School of Management (disclosure: I received an undergraduate degree at MIT) at the end of last month. Now in its twelfth […]
A panel of conservative columnists on Wednesday was stunned by the “defining down” of the presidency under Donald Trump, remarking that—despite their irreconcilable differences with former President Barack Obama—they have to admit he was “a class act.” The panel was responding to the never-ending...
President Trump is fixated on loyalty, particularly from the attorney general. He famously complained that Attorney General Jeff Sessions doesn’t protect him the way, Trump believed, Holder did former president Barack Obama. So, when I asked Holder if Trump didn’t have a point, he set the record straight. “I didn’t have to protect Barack Obama, […]
A woman who worked on the Trump campaign frequently shared false stories attacking former president Barack Obama and other posts that maligned Muslims, gay people and African Americans.
Former President Barack Obama lamented the current state of political discourse in the US, saying social-media platforms like Facebook and Google are "shaping our culture in powerful ways." Obama made the off-the-record comments at an...Show More Summary