President Barack Obama

Ex-Obama WH counsel accused of lying about lobbying work

(AP) — Former Obama administration White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a Justice Department foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe. Craig was charged in a two-count indictment that...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 3:09pm

Obamas acquire rights to book about Trump administration

As part of their long-term deal with Netflix, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have bought the rights to a book detailing the chaos within the Trump administration, Slate reports. Published in October, "The Fifth Risk" was written by Michael Lewis,...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 12:20am

People are convinced there's an inappropriate 'secret' object painted in Obama's portrait

As tradition goes, Obama got his portrait done. So did Michelle (and her remarkably sculpted arms). Unveiled Monday, they’re the talk of the town (aka the World Wide Web), and not just because the ex-presidential duo was the first to commission black artists to do the job (hers, Amy Sherald;...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 1:17pm

In new interview, Obama warns against irresponsible social media use

During the September Invictus Games in Toronto, Prince Harry put Former President Barack Obama in the hot seat as a guest editor on BBC Radio 4. They talked about his hopes for the future, his post-presidental life and the Obama Foundation, but the full interview wasn’t released until...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:21pm

Trump falsely claims Obama didn't call the families of fallen soldiers

Trying to save face as reporters questioned him on why he had not publicly commented on the deadly ambush of four U.S. soldiers in Niger earlier this month, President Donald Trump falsely claimed on Monday that former President Barack Obama didn't call the families of fallen service members....

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:03am

Obamas draw cheering crowd in New York as the leave Greenwich Villageapartment

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle drew cheering crowds as they lefts a posh apartment building in Greenwich Village in New York on Sunday. A video shows the former first couple, Michelle dressed in a black dress and Obama in his typical business casual, walking toward a black...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 5:12pm

Melania Trump was snubbed by Vanity Fair's best-dressed list and her fans are pissed

Melania Trump fans are furious after realizing the first lady was snubbed by Vanity Fair on its “International Best-Dressed List” for 2017. On a list that seems to include the who’s who of world leaders — former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama,...

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 5:43pm

Here's how Trump is rolling back Obama policies on immigration, education and civil rights

As the Trump administration announced on Tuesday it would put an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, the program became the latest target on a hit list of Obama-era programs President Donald Trump has been undoing since taking the Oval Office in January. In undoing his...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:26am

Joe Biden posed in a lifeguard chair and Twitter went nuts

A nation in withdrawal from Joe Biden memes (and pictures of the former vice president just looking jolly) was sated yesterday, when he had a swimming pool named after him and dutifully provided a cute photo op. On Monday, the swimming pool in Biden's native Wilmington, Delaware, was redubbed...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 6:18pm

President Trump blames Obama for Russian election hacking, demands apology

President Donald Trump criticized former President Barck Obama for his response — or lack thereof — to alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump accused his predecessor of doing “nothing” after learning of Russia’s meddling because he assumed Democratic...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 3:36pm

What happens when you threaten the president?

What happens when you threaten the life of the president of the United States? For Johnny Depp, we still aren’t sure. For Kathy Griffin, it cost her sweet New Year’s gig with Anderson Cooper. After Ted Nugent invited then-President Obama to “suck on my machine gun,” he...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:23pm

Sasha Obama's first name isn't Sasha and the internet is freaking out

If you’ve spent the last eight years thinking the names of President Barack Obama’s daughters’ are Sasha and Malia Obama, we’ve got news for you — it’s a lie. Sasha’s real name is actually Natasha Obama. I know. Crazy. She used her given name last year...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 5:47pm

Trump targets migrants who were given reprieves from deportation by Obama

In September 2014, Gilberto Velasquez, a 38-year-old house painter from El Salvador, received life-changing news: The U.S. government had decided to shelve its deportation action against him. The move was part of a policy change initiated by then-President Barack Obama in 2011 to pull back from...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:57pm

Chelsea Manning thanks Obama in first TV interview after release

Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in prison for leaking classified data, tearfully thanked former President Barack Obama for granting her clemency. In excerpts of an interview aired on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday, Manning said she...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 3:56pm

Trump seeks legislative wins to cast off shadow of Russia probes

President Donald Trump is meeting congressional leaders on Tuesday to push for efforts to overhaul the U.S. healthcare and tax systems, as investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election campaign weigh on his administration. Senior Republicans suggested the Senate might vote on a...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 5:40pm

Trump team knew Flynn was under investigation before White House appointment

President Trump’s team knew weeks before the inauguration that Michael T. Flynn was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign, according to a new report. Despite Flynn’s disclosure, Trump made him national security advisor...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:36pm

Obama warned Trump against hiring retired general Flynn: ex-Obama aide

Former U.S. President Barack Obama warned then-President-elect Donald Trump not to give the post of national security adviser in his administration to Michael Flynn who was eventually fired in a controversy about ties to Russia, a former Obama aide said. Obama gave the warning in an Oval Office...

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:51pm

Days after House GOP OKs Affordable Care Act repeal, Obama defends his legacy in Boston

Former President Barack Obama hit back at the Trump administration’s efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act on Sunday as he received the Profile in Courage Award at the JFK Library in Boston. The award, presented on the centennial of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s birth by his...

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:17pm

Obama details plans for Chicago presidential center

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled design plans for his Chicago presidential center, which he hopes will serve as a training site for future generations of leaders. The Obama Presidential Center will be built in the 500-acre Jackson Park in Chicago's South Side. The park was...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 12:01pm

Obama's back Monday in first public appearance since leaving presidency [VIDEO]

In his first public appearance since leaving office in January, former President Barack Obama stepped back into the spotlight Monday for a conversation with University of Chicago students. His first public comments were to focus on “community organizing and civic engagement” with young...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:43pm