Barack Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration took steps Tuesday to roll back an Obama-era rule intended to ensure that communities confront and address racial segregation in housing, saying local governments have been overburdened by the requirements. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER:  The proposed Department of Housing and Urban Development rule would redefine fair housing standards […]

Barack Obama has revealed his favorite books, television shows, songs, and movies of 2019. The former president listed his recommendation of comedies, dramas and thrillers on social media Sunday. “This year’s list includes everything from explorations of class dynamics and relationships, to an inspired reboot of a classic graphic novel, to a portal back to […]

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A far-left Texas congressional candidate is not backing down from tweets in which the stated that Barack Obama “deserves” worse than cancer. Over the weekend, Justin Lecea retweeted an Obama post reminding people about the deadline for enrollment in Obamacare. He added the message: “I just want you to think about all the people who have and will die because Obamacare […]

According to Deadline, director Billy Ray tapped Afro-British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir to play Barack Obama in an upcoming miniseries based on James Comey’s tell-all memoir, Higher Loyalty, produced by CBS Studios. In addition to Jeff Daniels in the lead role as Comey, Deadline reports: Spotlight‘s Brian d’Arcy James will play Mark Giuliano, the former FBI […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama on Friday warned the Democratic field of White House hopefuls not to veer too far to the left, a move he said would alienate many who would otherwise be open to voting for the party’s nominee next year. Though Obama did not mention anyone by name, the message […]

Eddie Murphy credits Barack Obama for luring him back in to the world of stand-up comedy. Murphy recalled the time he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2015, and Obama asked him two questions that ignited his return to movies and stand-up comedy. RELATED: Eddie Murphy Regrets The Comedy He Did When He Was Younger […]

The 18-year-old former First Daughter is heading to the Harvard of the Midwest this fall.

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CROYDON, N.H. (AP) — Joe Biden pondered a most serious, and awkward, question at a campaign stop Friday: What if Barack Obama had been assassinated during his presidential campaign in 2008? Toward the end of an event in Hanover, Biden evoked two of his political heroes, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Both […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, who transformed modern literature, has died. A sampling of reaction to her death: ___ “Toni Morrison was a national treasure. Her writing was not just beautiful but meaningful_a challenge to our conscience and a call to greater empathy. She was as good a storyteller, as captivating, in […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama said Monday, in his first public statement since a pair of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, that Americans must “soundly reject language” from any leader who “feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments.” The statement , which did not mention President Donald Trump […]

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Van Jones hosted a panel of supporters of both Donald Trump and Barack Obama on Wednesday night, and one moment from the conversation that has gone viral shows a young Black male conservative from Pennsylvania commenting on Trump’s racially charged statements against four congresswomen of color. Trump recently sparked a national debate on racism after he told a group of newly elected […]

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Controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday described Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and former President Barack Obama as not being truly “black.” In a clip captured by Media Matters for America (via Salon.com), Limbaugh can be heard describing Harris, Obama and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. as people who want to be “victims” so they depict Trump as “this big man bully.” […]