President Barack Obama

During the press run for his Oscar-winning music doc 'Summer of Soul,' Questlove shared some insight into his journey of success so far. One moment that stood out the most involved forever-favorite President Barack Obama, but what's surprising is the funny reason it became so memorable.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, a case that will keep health care squarely in front of voters even though a decision won’t come until after the 2020 election. The court said it would hear an appeal by 20 mainly Democratic […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — One of former President Barack Obama’s top fundraisers endorsed Joe Biden on Friday, a pledge of support that’s likely to boost the former vice president’s ability to raise cash for his 2020 campaign. Rufus Gifford was Obama’s finance director during the 2012 campaign and raised massive sums that helped secure his reelection. […]

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Race has always been the focus of artist Kehinde Wiley’s work. He famously replaces black figures for white ones in classical paintings as a remedy for the historical invisibility of black men. But looking back on his early attempts tackling racism and stereotypes, he admits it was boring and forced. […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Deval Patrick was in need of a pep talk. He was staring down reelection as Massachusetts governor in 2010, in the midst of a sluggish economic recovery that would ultimately contribute to sweeping Democratic defeats across the country. In stepped President Barack Obama, a close friend and political ally, who was in […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — During the 2016 campaign, candidate Donald Trump stood in front of largely white crowds and asked black voters to consider, “What the hell do you have to lose?” Four years later, the president has a new message for black voters: Look what I’ve delivered. Trump and his campaign on Friday will be […]

The former POTUS has some thoughts on today's social media culture.

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HONOLULU (AP) — Bidding was drawing to a close Friday for a basketball jersey believed to have been worn by President Barack Obama. Peter Noble was a student at a prestigious and elite Honolulu prep school when he grabbed a basketball jersey that was destined for the trash. Years later he saw an old photo […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stretch of road in Los Angeles has been renamed after former President Barack Obama. A concert and ceremony Saturday unveiled Obama Boulevard. The street replaced Rodeo Road, a 3 ½-mile street that runs across the city’s historic black neighborhood. It also intersects with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and further […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle’s public memorial service kicked off with songs from his latest Grammy-nominated album, “Victory Lap,” as family, friends and 21,000 others filled the Staples Center to honor the rap star’s life and legacy. “Everybody put your hands in the air,” the DJ said as one of Hussle’s songs played. “It’s […]

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BERLIN (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama says he wants to support young leaders in Europe and elsewhere who are trying to tackle problems such as climate change and inequality. Obama told a town hall meeting in Berlin on Saturday that mentoring activists through his foundation may help encourage “millions of people who are […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Golden State Warriors spent about an hour with former President Barack Obama. The meeting took place Thursday at Obama’s office in Washington before the defending NBA champs beat the Wizards 126-118. Players and coach Steve Kerr were reluctant to talk about it. A photo was posted on Instagram but has since […]