After a few months punctuated by rare Obama sightings — including a strut through Manhattan and a windsurfing extravaganza — the most recent former president has been carefully edging back into public life.
A spokesperson for Barack Obama had to check some folks who are up in arms over the former president getting paid $400,000 for speech. As if he’s the only former President whose gotten a check for speaking.
Universal Pictures is bringing the Obama White House to the big screen. According to reports, a workplace comedy has optioned From the Corner of the Oval, a book proposal by Beck Dorey-Stein. Stein is a former White House stenographer.
Barack Obama is living his best life. Since leaving the White House, we have seen the former president transition to full-on vacation mode.
President Obama awarded outgoing Vice President Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday afternoon. Calling the former longtime Delaware senator “the best vice president America’s ever had” and a “lion of American history,” Obama gave his White House partner the surprise award in an emotional ceremony, initially billed as a farewell.
While Michelle and Malia Obama sat front row at President Barack Obama’s farewell speech on Tuesday night in Chicago, one member of the family was cryptically absent. The hashtag #WhereIsSasha started popping up on Twitter during the speech, escalating in popularity after Obama addressed his two daughters.
Eight years ago, Barack Obama inspired Americans to embrace political change with the mantra “yes we can.” He bade them farewell Tuesday after a historic, tumultuous presidency with the words “yes we did.”
Obama revived the spirit and idealism of his 2008 campaign in a nostalgic, sometimes emotional final address to the nation from his hometown of Chicago, 10 days before he cedes power to Donald Trump, his antithesis in personality and politics.
A.J. Bohannon, a Black Lives Matter activist who once watched his cousin mistakenly get gunned down by police in 2012, had gathered more than 1,000 other activists to march through the streets of Wichita, Kansas on Sunday afternoon. But that plan changed when he received a call from Wichita’s new police chief just days before the scheduled event. The new idea was to hold an event where police and protesters could effectively come together to ease the tensions that have risen in the wake of recent police shootings in America.