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July 18, 2024 at 5:49 PM

Obama tells allies Biden needs to reconsider his reelection bid: Washington Post

Former President Barack Obama has privately told allies in recent days that Joe Biden's path to victory has greatly diminished.
July 18, 2024 at 5:49 PM
VIDEO: Obama tells allies Biden needs to reconsider his reelection bid: Washington Post
1 month ago

Barack Obama says Michelle told their daughters to avoid a career in politics

Former President Barack Obama says his daughters are not likely to follow in his footsteps into a career in politics.
1 month ago
Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of their official portraits during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC.
1 month ago

Malia and Sasha Obama speak out in new documentary

The former first daughters were interviewed for the Netflix documentary “Becoming,” about their mother Michelle Obama, which was released overnight.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Malia and Sasha Obama give 1st interview in new documentary
1 month ago

Michelle and Barack Obama share rare photos of daughter Sasha

Sasha graduated from University of Southern California last May.
1 month ago
Former President Barack Obama and his wife former First Lady Michelle Obama attend the US Open tennis tournament women's singles first round match between USA's Coco Gauff and Germany's Laura Siegemund at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, Aug. 28, 2023.
4 months ago

4 presidents visiting New York City

President Joe Biden is holding a fundraiser in New York with former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Former President Donald Trump is also in New York at the wake of a slain NYPD officer.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Four presidents in New York City
6 months ago

Former Presidents Obama, Clinton to support Biden at campaign event

President Joe Biden’s campaign is planning a fundraising event with former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.
6 months ago
In this Nov. 5, 2022, file photo, President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama embrace on stage during a rally in Philadelphia.
8 months ago

'Nobody's hands are clean': Obama breaks with Biden on language around Israel support

Democratic backing for President Joe Biden is wavering when it comes to his support for Israel as the conflict in the Middle East rages on.
8 months ago
President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama attend an event to mark the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act in the East Room of the White House, April 5, 2022.
9 months ago

How Obama helped President Biden draft the AI executive order

Former President Barack Obama helped draft the new artificial intelligence policy that President Joe Biden rolled out earlier this week, aides said.
9 months ago
Former President Barack Obama and President Joe Biden attend a rally, Nov. 5, 2022, in Philadelphia.
1 year ago

Obama family chef found dead near their Martha’s Vineyard estate

Police recovered the body of Tafari Campbell, 45, a beloved personal chef and friend of the former president and first lady, from the waters near the Obama family's estate on Monday.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Obama family chef found dead near their Martha’s Vineyard estate
1 year ago

Man with guns arrested near Obama home 'attempted to evade' Secret Service: DOJ

Jan. 6 defendant Taylor Taranto had been set for a detention hearing Wednesday.
1 year ago
A photo of Taylor Taranto from a detention memo released by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
1 year ago

Charges unsealed after arrest near Obama's home

The man was arrested near former president Obama's Washington, D.C. home was wanted on charges related to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Charges unsealed after arrest near Obama's home
1 year ago

Man with Jan. 6 warrant arrested near Obama DC home

Taylor Taranto, who has a Jan. 6-related warrant, was arrested near former President Barack Obama’s Washington, D.C., house, officials say.
1 year ago
Former President Barack Obama speaks at a Democracy Forum event held by the Obama Foundation at the Javits Center, Nov. 17, 2022, in New York.
1 year ago

Tim Scott, Nikki Haley blast Obama's criticisms of how they handle race relations

Sen. Tim Scott and former Gov. Nikki Haley hit back at former President Barack Obama for his criticism of their handling of race.
1 year ago
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott speaks during a town hall meeting, on June 14, 2023, in Pella, Iowa.
2 years ago

Obama stumps for Warnock with five days left to go in Georgia runoff

Five days before the Georgia Senate runoff, Barack Obama campaigned for Raphael Warnock in Atlanta on Thursday
2 years ago
In this Oct. 28, 2022, file photo, former President Barack Obama greets Sen. Raphael Warnock as he arrives at a campaign event for Georgia Democrats on Oct. 28, 2022, in College Park, Ga.
2 years ago

Obama stumps for Warnock ahead of Georgia runoff

Former President Barack Obama on Thursday campaigned for Sen. Raphael Warnock in Atlanta ahead of next week's runoff against Republican Herschel Walker.
2 years ago
Former President Barack Obama on Thursday campaigned for Sen. Raphael Warnock in Atlanta ahead of next week's runoff against Republican Herschel Walker.
2 years ago

Biden, Obama and Trump hold dueling midterm rallies in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's marquee Senate race could determine which party wins control of the chamber.
2 years ago
US President Joe Biden speaks during a rally ahead of the US midterm elections, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 5, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
2 years ago

Obama roasts GOP 'cast of characters' at Arizona rally for Democrats in tight races

Former President Barack Obama continued his crisscrossing of battlegrounds Wednesday in Arizona to help Democrats hold the Senate and keep election deniers out of office.
2 years ago
Former President Barack Obama campaigns with Sen. Mark Kelly and Democratic Governor nominee Katie Hobbs at Cesar Chavez High School, Nov. 2, 2022, in Phoenix.
2 years ago

Former President Obama, other political heavyweights, campaign before midterms

With midterms just days away officials are warning of a "heightened threat" of violence due to "perceptions" of election fraud.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Former President Obama, other political heavyweights, campaign before midterms
2 years ago

Obama hits campaign trail for midterms final stretch. First stop Georgia

Obama visits Georgia Friday to campaign for the Democratic ticket, appearing with Sen. Raphael Warnock and gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
2 years ago
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 28: Former President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event for Georgia Democrats on October 28, 2022 in College Park, Georgia. Obama is in Georgia in support of Democratic candidates, encouraging voters to turn out. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)
2 years ago

Obama joins campaign trail to support Georgia candidates ahead of midterms

Former President Barack Obama visits the battleground state on Friday to throw his support behind Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Obama joins campaign trail to support Georgia candidates ahead of midterms
2 years ago

Obama to campaign in key races

Former President Barack Obama plans to campaign in key states in order to help boost Democratic candidates ahead of the upcoming midterm elections.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Obama to campaign in key races
2 years ago

Obama campaigning for vulnerable Democrats in 3 swing states

Barack Obama, one of the most popular figures in the Democratic Party, is set to hit the campaign trail in the final stretch to the midterm elections
2 years ago
Barack Obama attends the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival in Edgartown, Mass., Aug. 5, 2022.
2 years ago

Former President Barak Obama hits the campaign trail

The former president heads to Georgia to stump for Democratic candidates as the midterm elections are just over three weeks away.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Former President Barak Obama hits the campaign trail
2 years ago

Barack and Michelle Obama celebrate 30 years of marriage

The couple shared sweet tributes to each other on social media.
2 years ago
Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of their official portraits during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Wasahington,  Feb. 12, 2018.
2 years ago

Obamas return to White House for portrait unveiling

Presidential historian Mark Updegrove and White House Historical Association board member Anita McBride discuss the unveiling of Barack and Michelle Obama’s official portraits.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Obamas return to White House for portrait unveiling
2 years ago

Obamas return to White House to unveil portraits

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama returned to the White House Wednesday, to unveil their official portraits and introduce the artists behind them.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Obamas return to White House to unveil portraits
2 years ago

Obamas, Bidens reunite at White House for official portrait unveiling

The last presidential portrait unveiling took place 10 years ago.
2 years ago
Former President Barack Obama kisses his wife former first lady Michelle Obama after they unveiled their official White House portraits during a ceremony for the unveiling in the East Room of the White House, Sept. 7, 2022.
2 years ago

Barack and Michelle Obama return to the White House for portrait unveiling

The unveiling was put off under former President Donald Trump and further delayed by COVID-19.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Barack and Michelle Obama return to the White House for portrait unveiling
2 years ago

Obama’s ‘Higher Ground’ podcast moves to Amazon’s Audible

Barack and Michelle Obama make podcasting deal with Audible.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  Obama’s ‘Higher Ground’ podcast moves to Amazon’s Audible
2 years ago

The Obamas’ production company moving from Spotify to Audible

Their company, Higher Ground, produces podcasts for both the former president and first lady, as well as for Bruce Springsteen.
2 years ago
VIDEO: The Obamas’ production company moving from Spotify to Audible
2 years ago

Obama jokingly trolls Biden at White House event

Former President Barack Obama trolled President Joe Biden during his first event back at the White House since 2017, jokingly calling him “Vice President Biden.”
2 years ago
Former President Barack Obama trolled President Joe Biden during his first event back at the White House since 2017, jokingly calling him “Vice President Biden.”
2 years ago

Former President Obama receives a standing ovation during White House visit

Despite a celebratory press conference with former President Barack Obama, President Joe Biden struggles to improve poll numbers ahead of the midterm elections.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Former President Obama receives a standing ovation during White House visit
2 years ago

Obama returns to White House for health care news

Former President Barack Obama returned to the White House for the first time in five years to celebrate the expansion of the Affordable Care Act and roast his former vice president.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Obama returns to White House for health care news
2 years ago

Obama emphasizes Affordable Care Act’s success

ABC News’ Mary Alice Bruce, Averi Harper and Dr. Alok Patel provide an analysis of President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama’s press conference.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Obama emphasizes Affordable Care Act’s success
2 years ago

Obama makes 1st White House visit since leaving office

Former President Barack Obama made a White House visit to promote the Affordable Care Act.
2 years ago
Former President Barack Obama made a White House visit to promote the Affordable Care Act.
2 years ago

Obama returning to White House

For the first time since leaving office in January 2017, former President Barack Obama is returning to the White House on Tuesday to celebrate health care reform.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Obama returning to White House
2 years ago

Barack Obama tests positive for COVID-19

The 44th president is "feeling fine" other than a scratchy throat, he said.
2 years ago
The 44th president is "feeling fine" other than a scratchy throat, he said.
2 years ago

Barack Obama tests positive for COVID-19

The 44th president is "feeling fine" other than a scratchy throat, he said.
2 years ago
Former president Barack Obama speaks during day 9 of COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 8, 2021.
3 years ago

Obama hits campaign trail as Virginia's gubernatorial race tightens

Democrats fear a loss in this Virginia race could be an ominous reflection of their chances in the midterm elections one year from now.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Obama hits campaign trail as Virginia's gubernatorial race tightens
3 years ago

Obama campaigns for Phil Murphy in New Jersey governor's race

Former President Barack Obama campaigned in New Jersey on Saturday for Democrat Phil Murphy, who's seeking a second term as governor.
3 years ago
Former President Barack Obama campaigned in New Jersey on Saturday for Democrat Phil Murphy, who's seeking a second term as governor.
3 years ago

Obama hits campaign trail in Virginia governor's race

Former President Barack Obama attended a campaign event to support Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.
3 years ago
Former President Barack Obama attended a campaign event to support Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.
3 years ago

Former President Obama on cementing his legacy, supporting Biden's agenda

In an ABC News exclusive, Obama said the U.S. "desperately needs" the programs laid out in President Biden's multitrillion-dollar domestic agenda and he supports taxing the wealthy to help support it.
3 years ago
VIDEO:  Former President Obama on cementing his legacy, supporting Biden's agenda
3 years ago

Obama backs taxing wealthy to pay for Biden spending plan

Former President Barack Obama endorsed the Biden administration's domestic agenda while speaking with Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts in an exclusive interview.
3 years ago
"Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts sat down with former President Barack Obama for an interview in Chicago ahead of the Obama Presidential Center groundbreaking, Sept. 26, 2021.
3 years ago

Obama talks about division among Democrats

ABC News' chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton talks about the rising pediatric cases across the country.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Obama talks about division among Democrats
3 years ago

Former President Obama shows off 3D model of Obama Presidential Center

Former President Barack Obama sits down exclusively with ABC News’ Robin Roberts in advance of the historic groundbreaking of his presidential center in Chicago.
3 years ago
VIDEO:  Former President Obama shows off 3D model of Obama Presidential Center
3 years ago

Former President Obama’s presidential center breaks ground

“GMA” has a first look at some of the artifacts at the Obama Presidential Center, which he opened in partnership with former first lady Michelle Obama.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Former President Obama’s presidential center breaks ground
3 years ago

Former President Obama on Chicago gun violence

In an exclusive interview, former President Barack Obama says Chicago alone can't stop "the easy access and flood of guns into these communities."
3 years ago
VIDEO: Former President Obama on Chicago gun violence
3 years ago

Obama: Haitian migrants' plight is 'heartbreaking,' but Biden knows system is broken

Former President Barack Obama believes the migrant crisis at the border in Del Rio, Texas, is "heartbreaking," he told "GMA."
3 years ago
In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama made remarks, with VP Joe Biden by his side, before signing the 21st Century Cures Act, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House in Washington, D.C.
3 years ago

Obama says presidential center will invest in community, empower youth

Former President Barack Obama spoke with "GMA" co-anchor Robin Roberts about helping Chicago's South Side.
3 years ago
"Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts sat down with former President Barack Obama for an interview in Chicago ahead of the Obama Presidential Center groundbreaking, Sept. 26, 2021.
3 years ago

On eve of groundbreaking, Barack Obama defends Obama Center's location

Barack Obama reflected on the Obama Center's mission and defended his decision to choose historic Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side as the site to honor his legacy.
3 years ago
"Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts sat down with former President Barack Obama for an interview in Chicago ahead of the Obama Presidential Center groundbreaking, Sept. 26, 2021.