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November 17, 2022, 1:00 PM

Obama to announce expansion of young leaders program to US

An Obama Foundation program that has trained hundreds of young leaders across Africa, the Asia-Pacific and Europe is being expanded to include the United States
November 17, 2022, 1:00 PM
Obama to announce expansion of young leaders program to US
November 11, 2022, 2:37 AM

Noose found at Obama Presidential Center construction site

The firm building the Obama Presidential Center has suspended operations there after a noose was found at the Chicago site, and it's offering a $100,000 reward to help find who was responsible
November 11, 2022, 2:37 AM
November 6, 2022, 12:12 AM

Biden, Obama and Trump hold dueling midterm rallies in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's marquee Senate race could determine which party wins control of the chamber.
November 6, 2022, 12:12 AM
Biden, Obama and Trump hold dueling midterm rallies in Pennsylvania
November 3, 2022, 9:50 PM

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.
November 3, 2022, 9:50 PM
Obama roasts GOP 'cast of characters' at Arizona rally for Democrats in tight races
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Former President Obama, other political heavyweights, campaign before midterms
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Obama hits campaign trail for midterms final stretch. First stop Georgia
1 month ago

Obama, campaigning in Georgia, warns of threats to democracy

Obama is trying to do something he couldn’t during two terms as president.
1 month ago
Barack Obama gets a midterm do-over to help boost Democrats
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Obama joins campaign trail to support Georgia candidates ahead of midterms
1 month ago

Former President Obama, Michelle Obama in Chicago to vote

Former President Barack Obama is about to hit the campaign trail ahead of the Nov. 8 election, but first he and former first lady Michelle Obama came home to vote
1 month ago
Former President Obama, Michelle Obama in Chicago to vote
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Obama to campaign in key races
1 month ago

Everywhere Obama is going to be ahead of Democrats' midterm crunch

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
1 month ago
Obama campaigning for vulnerable Democrats in 3 swing states
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Former President Barak Obama hits the campaign trail
1 month ago

Obama headed to Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin as vote nears

Former President Barack Obama is headed to Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin in the closing days of the 2022 campaign to give a boost to Democrats running for governor, senator and on down the ballot
1 month ago
2 months ago

Barack and Michelle Obama celebrate 30 years of marriage: 'I won the lottery that day'

The couple shared sweet tributes to each other on social media.
2 months ago
Barack and Michelle Obama celebrate 30 years of marriage
3 months 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.
3 months ago
Obamas return to White House for portrait unveiling
3 months 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.
3 months ago
Obamas return to White House to unveil portraits
3 months ago

Obamas, Bidens reunite at White House for official portrait unveiling

The last presidential portrait unveiling took place 10 years ago.
3 months ago
Obamas, Bidens reunite at White House for official portrait unveiling
3 months 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.
3 months ago
Barack and Michelle Obama return to the White House for portrait unveiling
5 months ago

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

Barack and Michelle Obama make podcasting deal with Audible.
5 months ago
Obama’s ‘Higher Ground’ podcast moves to Amazon’s Audible
5 months 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.
5 months ago
The Obamas’ production company moving from Spotify to Audible
8 months 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.”
8 months ago
Obama jokingly trolls Biden at White House event
8 months 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.
8 months ago
Former President Obama receives a standing ovation during White House visit
8 months 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.
8 months ago
Obama returns to White House for health care news
8 months 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.
8 months ago
Obama emphasizes Affordable Care Act’s success
8 months 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.
8 months ago
Obama makes 1st White House visit since leaving office
8 months 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.
8 months ago
Obama returning to White House
8 months ago

Barack Obama tests positive for COVID-19

The 44th president is "feeling fine" other than a scratchy throat, he said.
8 months ago
Barack Obama tests positive for COVID-19
8 months ago

Barack Obama tests positive for COVID-19, former president confirms on Twitter

The 44th president is "feeling fine" other than a scratchy throat, he said.
8 months ago
Barack Obama tests positive for COVID-19
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Obama hits campaign trail as Virginia's gubernatorial race tightens
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Obama campaigns for Phil Murphy in New Jersey governor's race
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Obama hits campaign trail in Virginia governor's race
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Former President Obama on cementing his legacy, supporting Biden's agenda
1 year ago

Exclusive: Obama says US 'desperately needs' Biden agenda, supports taxing the rich

Former President Barack Obama endorsed the Biden administration's domestic agenda while speaking with Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts in an exclusive interview.
1 year ago
Obama backs taxing wealthy to pay for Biden spending plan
1 year ago

Obama talks about division among Democrats

ABC News' chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton talks about the rising pediatric cases across the country.
1 year ago
Obama talks about division among Democrats
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Former President Obama shows off 3D model of Obama Presidential Center
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Former President Obama’s presidential center breaks ground
1 year 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."
1 year ago
Former President Obama on Chicago gun violence
1 year ago

Obama says 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."
1 year ago
Obama: Haitian migrants' plight is 'heartbreaking,' but Biden knows system is broken
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Obama says presidential center will invest in community, empower youth
1 year ago

Exclusive: Barack Obama defends location of Obama Center, is 'absolutely confident' it will benefit community

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.
1 year ago
On eve of groundbreaking, Barack Obama defends Obama Center's location
1 year ago

Former President Obama responds to legal issues over Obama Presidential Center

Former President Obama tells Robin Roberts in exclusive interview the legal issues with the Obama Presidential Center are “more or less finished.”
1 year ago
Former President Obama responds to legal issues over Obama Presidential Center
1 year ago

Former President Obama says U.S. 'desperately needs' Biden agenda

Former President Obama tells Robin Roberts in exclusive interview he believes the infrastructure bill is something “America desperately needs.”
1 year ago
Former President Obama says U.S. 'desperately needs' Biden agenda
1 year ago

Obama scales back 60th birthday bash amid COVID questions

Amid rising Covid concerns, former President Barack Obama is scaling back his 60th birthday bash planned for the weekend.
1 year ago
Obama scales back 60th birthday bash amid COVID questions
1 year ago

Obama to host hundreds at 60th birthday party amid COVID concerns

Former President Barack Obama is set planning to host hundreds of people at his 60th birthday Martha's Vineyard party amid COVID concerns.
1 year ago
Hundreds expected to attend President Obama's 60th birthday party amid COVID concerns
1 year ago

President Obama on the keys to democracy's survival, healing racial divide

As Juneteenth approaches, the former president says he trusts in a new generation fighting for equal rights.
1 year ago
President Obama on the keys to democracy's survival, healing racial divide
1 year ago

Obama surprises young athletes: Part 6

Barack Obama spoke with “GMA” host Michael Strahan in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., one of the area’s poorest sections. Kids play basketball and have big dreams for their future.
1 year ago
Obama surprises young athletes: Part 6
1 year ago

Obama discusses path forward from racial injustice: Part 1

The former president sat down with “GMA” host Michael Strahan to discuss the Capitol insurrection, misinformation, the presidential glass ceiling and the importance of unity to get things done.
1 year ago
Obama discusses path forward from racial injustice: Part 1
1 year ago

Obama: 'A lot of barriers still exist' as Juneteenth officially recognized

Plus, how white supremacy played a role in keeping the holiday from being celebrated nationwide for so long.
1 year ago
Obama: 'A lot of barriers still exist' as Juneteenth officially recognized
1 year ago

Former President Obama talks to Michael Strahan about the power of hope

Former President Obama says no one has exhibited more resilience and determination in this country than African Americans.
1 year ago
Former President Obama talks to Michael Strahan about the power of hope
1 year ago

The Obamas' official portraits on nationwide tour

The former president and first lady’s portraits have left the Smithsonian and will start the tour in Chicago.
1 year ago
The Obamas' official portraits on nationwide tour