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September 8, 2022, 3:08 AM

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.
September 8, 2022, 3:08 AM
Obamas return to White House for portrait unveiling
September 8, 2022, 12:26 AM

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.
September 8, 2022, 12:26 AM
Obamas return to White House to unveil portraits
September 7, 2022, 7:53 PM

Obamas, Bidens reunite at White House for official portrait unveiling

The last presidential portrait unveiling took place 10 years ago.
September 7, 2022, 7:53 PM
Obamas, Bidens reunite at White House for official portrait unveiling
September 7, 2022, 7:38 PM

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.
September 7, 2022, 7:38 PM
Barack and Michelle Obama return to the White House for portrait unveiling
1 month ago

Barack Obama wins Emmy for narrating national parks series

Barack Obama has an Emmy Award to go with his two Grammys.
1 month ago
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Big reveal: Biden to help unveil Obama White House portrait

It’s been more than a decade since President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, welcomed back George W
1 month ago
Big reveal: Biden to help unveil Obama White House portrait
2 months ago

Obama White House portrait to be unveiled at Sept. 7 event

Barack Obama’s presidential portrait will be unveiled at the White House in a September ceremony hosted by his former No. 2, President Joe Biden
2 months ago
Obama White House portrait to be unveiled at Sept. 7 event
3 months ago

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

Barack and Michelle Obama make podcasting deal with Audible.
3 months ago
Obama’s ‘Higher Ground’ podcast moves to Amazon’s Audible
3 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.
3 months ago
The Obamas’ production company moving from Spotify to Audible
4 months ago

Obama, Airbnb's Brian Chesky launch $100M in scholarships

The co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, has donated $100 million to the Obama Foundation to fund scholarships for students pursuing careers in public service and includes multiple stipends for travel
4 months ago
Obama, Airbnb's Brian Chesky launch $100M in scholarships
6 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.”
6 months ago
Obama jokingly trolls Biden at White House event
6 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.
6 months ago
Former President Obama receives a standing ovation during White House visit
6 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.
6 months ago
Obama returns to White House for health care news
6 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.
6 months ago
Obama emphasizes Affordable Care Act’s success
6 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.
6 months ago
Obama makes 1st White House visit since leaving office
6 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.
6 months ago
Obama returning to White House
6 months ago

Obama to return to White House for health care event

Former President Barack Obama will be returning to the White House on Tuesday for his first public event there since he left office in 2017
6 months ago
7 months ago

Barack Obama tests positive for COVID-19

The 44th president is "feeling fine" other than a scratchy throat, he said.
7 months ago
Barack Obama tests positive for COVID-19
7 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.
7 months ago
Barack Obama tests positive for COVID-19
10 months ago

Bezos makes gifts to Obama foundation and NYU medical center

Former President Barack Obama’s foundation announced that it has received a $100 million donation from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, which it says is the largest individual contribution it has received to date
10 months ago
Bezos makes gifts to Obama foundation and NYU medical center
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

Groundbreaking for Obama presidential center set for Tuesday

Former President Barack Obama's presidential center will move another step closer to its brick-and-mortar future next week when ground is broken after years of reviews, other delays and local opposition
1 year ago
Groundbreaking for Obama presidential center set for Tuesday
1 year ago

After delays, construction on Obama Center begins in Chicago

Five years after Barack Obama chose a Chicago site for his presidential center, construction has officially begun in the historic lakefront park
1 year ago
After delays, construction on Obama Center begins in Chicago
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 curtails 60th birthday bash after delta variant surge

Former President Barack Obama has scaled down his 60th birthday bash due to the surge in the delta variant of the coronavirus
1 year ago
Obama curtails 60th birthday bash after delta variant surge
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

Obama-Springsteen book 'Renegades' coming in October

There’s a new chapter in the friendship between Barack and the Boss
1 year ago
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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
1 year ago

Bo, the Obama family dog, has died

Bo joined the first family in April 2009.
1 year ago
Bo, the Obama family dog, has died
2 years ago

Barack and Michelle Obama open up about race in America

The former president and first lady share their thoughts on reparations and racial equality in the U.S.
2 years ago
Barack and Michelle Obama open up about race in America
2 years ago

Inside new podcast featuring Bruce Springsteen in conversation with Barack Obama

Last year, Bruce Springsteen sat down for a conversation with former President Barack Obama that is the focus of a new podcast called "Renegades: Born in the USA."
2 years ago
Inside new podcast featuring Bruce Springsteen in conversation with Barack Obama
2 years ago

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen join forces for new Spotify podcast series

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
2 years ago
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen join forces for new Spotify podcast series