Barack Obama

Gary Casper, who was up until recently the vice president for information technology at Chattanooga-based Transcard, shared an offensive meme suggesting he'd watch a pay-per-view of the former president's hanging.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized U.S. leaders overseeing the nation’s response to the coronavirus, telling college graduates in an online commencement address that the pandemic shows many officials “aren’t even pretending to be in charge.” Obama spoke on “Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition,” a two-hour event for students graduating […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly eight years after he was last on the ballot, Barack Obama is emerging as a central figure in the 2020 presidential election. Democrats are eagerly embracing Obama as a political wingman for Joe Biden, who spent two terms by his side as vice president. Obama remains the party’s most popular figure, […]

CHICAGO (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey have joined the ranks of famous Chicagoans who are reading children’s books in videos posted online by the Chicago Public Library to engage families during the coronavirus pandemic. The former president and first lady’s video of “The Word Collector” was posted Thursday and the library said Winfrey’s […]

On Mother's Day, President Trump unleash a Twitter tirade, accusing the former president of crimes that he was unable to name.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama harshly criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as an “absolute chaotic disaster” during a conversation with ex-members of his administration, according to a recording obtained by Yahoo News. Obama also reacted to the Justice Department dropping its criminal case against Trump’s first national security adviser, […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the high school Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others. ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC will simultaneously air the special May 16 at 8 p.m. Eastern […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden in a video on Tuesday, giving the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee a boost from the party’s biggest fundraiser and one of its most popular figures. “I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now,” Obama said in a nearly 12- minute video, touting him […]

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Former President Barack Obama appeared to take aim at President Donald Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, tweeting Tuesday that Americans should “demand better of our government” As of Wednesday morning, there are 188,578 confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. and 3,890 deaths, according to reports. “We’ve seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic,” […]

Michelle Obama has revealed that she and Barack are all about watching Netflix and chilling during this coronavirus quarantine. Michelle dished with Ellen DeGeneres about life on lockdown amid the national crisis, with FLOTUS sharing, “Everybody’s home. The girls are back… they’re off in their respective rooms doing their online classes. I think Barack is… I don’t know where he […]

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CHICAGO (AP) — Zion Williamson and Trae Young are used to meeting fans who are typically a bit nervous during those interactions. This was different. This time, they were nervous to meet the fan. Former President Barack Obama — a huge basketball fan, officially the game’s First Fan during his eight years in office — […]

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina woman credited with popularizing a memorable slogan and chant that epitomized the 2008 presidential campaign of then-Sen. Barack Obama has endorsed Tom Steyer’s bid for the White House. The billionaire climate activist’s campaign told The Associated Press on Monday that Edith S. Childs is endorsing Steyer’s effort. Childs, […]