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May 16, 2022, 5:24 PM

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
May 16, 2022, 5:24 PM
Obama, Airbnb's Brian Chesky launch $100M in scholarships
1 month 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.”
1 month ago
Obama jokingly trolls Biden at White House event
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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.
1 month ago
Former President Obama receives a standing ovation during White House visit
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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.
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Obama returns to White House for health care news
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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.
1 month ago
Obama emphasizes Affordable Care Act’s success
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Obama makes 1st White House visit since leaving office

Former President Barack Obama made a White House visit to promote the Affordable Care Act.
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Obama makes 1st White House visit since leaving office
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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.
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Obama returning to White House
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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
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Barack Obama tests positive for COVID-19

The 44th president is "feeling fine" other than a scratchy throat, he said.
2 months ago
Barack Obama tests positive for COVID-19
2 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.
2 months ago
Barack Obama tests positive for COVID-19
6 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
6 months ago
Bezos makes gifts to Obama foundation and NYU medical center
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Obama hits campaign trail as Virginia's gubernatorial race tightens
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Obama campaigns for Phil Murphy in New Jersey governor's race
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Obama hits campaign trail in Virginia governor's race
8 months 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.
8 months ago
Former President Obama on cementing his legacy, supporting Biden's agenda
8 months 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.
8 months ago
Obama backs taxing wealthy to pay for Biden spending plan
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Obama talks about division among Democrats

ABC News' chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton talks about the rising pediatric cases across the country.
8 months ago
Obama talks about division among Democrats
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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.
8 months ago
Former President Obama shows off 3D model of Obama Presidential Center
8 months 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.
8 months ago
Former President Obama’s presidential center breaks ground
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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."
8 months ago
Former President Obama on Chicago gun violence
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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."
8 months ago
Obama: Haitian migrants' plight is 'heartbreaking,' but Biden knows system is broken
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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.
8 months ago
Obama says presidential center will invest in community, empower youth
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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.
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On eve of groundbreaking, Barack Obama defends Obama Center's location
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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.”
8 months ago
Former President Obama responds to legal issues over Obama Presidential Center
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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.”
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Former President Obama says U.S. 'desperately needs' Biden agenda
8 months 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
8 months ago
Groundbreaking for Obama presidential center set for Tuesday
9 months 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
9 months ago
After delays, construction on Obama Center begins in Chicago
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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.
9 months ago
Obama scales back 60th birthday bash amid COVID questions
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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
9 months ago
Obama curtails 60th birthday bash after delta variant surge
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Hundreds expected to attend President Obama's 60th birthday party amid COVID concerns
10 months ago

Obama-Springsteen book 'Renegades' coming in October

There’s a new chapter in the friendship between Barack and the Boss
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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
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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
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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
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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.
1 year ago
Barack and Michelle Obama open up about race in America
1 year 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."
1 year ago
Inside new podcast featuring Bruce Springsteen in conversation with Barack Obama
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen join forces for new Spotify podcast series
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Obama speechwriter's memoir 'Grace' to come out in 2022

The White House speechwriter who helped President Barack Obama work on his response to the Charleston church massacre in June 2015 has a book deal
1 year ago
Obama speechwriter's memoir 'Grace' to come out in 2022
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Barack Obama talks having daughter Malia's boyfriend quarantine with the family

Barack Obama discussed having daughter Malia's boyfriend quarantine with the family and how it affected their grocery bill.
1 year ago
Obama on having Malia's boyfriend quarantine with the family
1 year ago

Sales top 3 million for Barack Obama's "A Promised Land'

Just a month after publication, Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” is well on its way to becoming the best-selling presidential memoir in modern times
1 year ago
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Obama memoir sells a record 1.7 million copies in first week

Former President Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” sold more than 1.7 million copies in North America in its first week, roughly equal to the combined first week sales of memoirs by his two immediate predecessors
1 year ago
Obama memoir sells a record 1.7 million copies in first week
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Barack Obama memoir off to record-setting start in sales

Former President Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history
1 year ago
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Barack Obama urges Trump to ‘accept the reality’ of his defeat

The former president added his voice to the growing chorus of people telling the president to concede.
2 years ago
Barack Obama urges Trump to ‘accept the reality’ of his defeat
2 years ago

Obama sounds alarm in new interview as Trump digs in

The president still has not conceded defeat despite Joe Biden winning 306 electoral votes to his 232 and President Obama said his refusal is a “dangerous path” for democracy.
2 years ago
Obama sounds alarm in new interview as Trump digs in
2 years ago

Former President Barack Obama set to release memoir, ‘A Promised Land’

Barack Obama sat down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss the years leading up to his historic presidency and some of his most pivotal moments in the White House.
2 years ago
Former President Barack Obama set to release memoir, ‘A Promised Land’
2 years ago

Former President Barack Obama campaigns for Joe Biden in Pennsylvania

Obama is hoping to help energize African American voters in the battleground state, while President Donald Trump is also in Pennsylvania campaigning before Wednesday’s final presidential debate.
2 years ago
Former President Barack Obama campaigns for Joe Biden in Pennsylvania