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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.
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Obama on having Malia's boyfriend quarantine with the family
1 month 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
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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
2 months ago
Obama memoir sells a record 1.7 million copies in first week
2 months ago

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
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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 months ago
Barack Obama urges Trump to ‘accept the reality’ of his defeat
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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 months ago
Obama sounds alarm in new interview as Trump digs in
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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 months ago
Former President Barack Obama set to release memoir, ‘A Promised Land’
3 months 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.
3 months ago
Former President Barack Obama campaigns for Joe Biden in Pennsylvania
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President Obama's message to voters in new DNC ad: 'It's going to be close'

Former President Obama has a message for Democrats in the campaign's waning days. "It's going to be close," he says in a new get-out-the-vote digital ad.
3 months ago
President Obama's message to voters in new DNC ad: 'It's going to be close'
4 months ago

'A Promised Land': 1st volume of Barack Obama's presidential memoirs coming out in November

Former President Barack Obama's first presidential memoir "A Promised Land," will be released Nov. 17 and cover his rise to the White House and first term in office.
4 months ago
1st volume of Barack Obama's presidential memoirs coming out in November
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Barack Obama to release presidential memoir

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
4 months ago
Barack Obama to release presidential memoir
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First volume of Barack Obama's memoir coming Nov. 17

The first volume of former President Barack Obama’s memoir is coming out Nov. 17, two weeks after Election Day
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First volume of Barack Obama's memoir coming Nov. 17
5 months ago

Audiobook compiles '60 Minutes' interviews with Barack Obama

More than a dozen “60 Minutes” interviews with former President Barack Obama, beginning when he was a U.S. Senator, have been compiled into an audio release
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Barack Obama to appear on Michelle Obama's podcast debut

The first guest of Michelle Obama’s new podcast will have a familiar presidential voice: Barack Obama
6 months ago
Barack Obama to appear on Michelle Obama's podcast debut
7 months ago

Obama, Biden raise over $11M in fundraiser

The event was the Biden campaign's most successful event of the 2020 campaign.
7 months ago
Obama, Biden raise over $11M in fundraiser
7 months ago

Obama to hold joint fundraiser for Biden next week

Joe Biden is getting some help from his one-time boss.
7 months ago
Obama to hold joint fundraiser for Biden next week
7 months ago

Barack and Michelle Obama impart important life lessons to grads in 'Dear Class of 2020' speeches

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama imparted important life lessons to 2020 graduates in their 'Dear Class of 2020' speeches on YouTube.
7 months ago
Barack and Michelle Obama impart lessons to grads in 'Dear Class of 2020' speeches
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The Obamas deliver speeches during YouTube virtual ceremony

President Barack Obama says failed police practices, inequality and decades worth of anguish have fueled the nationwide protests following the recent deaths of unarmed black women and men, including George Floyd
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Obamas give virtual graduation speeches
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Barack and Michelle Obama share important life lessons with 2020 graduates

The former president and first lady addressed the class of 2020 in YouTube's "Dear Class of 2020" virtual commencement.
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Barack and Michelle Obama share important life lessons with 2020 graduates
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Obamas deliver speeches as part of YouTube virtual commencement ceremony

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama both spoke during YouTube’s “Dear Class of 2020” virtual ceremony.
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Obamas deliver speeches as part of YouTube virtual commencement ceremony
8 months ago

Former President Barack Obama to young people of color: 'Your lives matter. Your dreams matter.'

On the heels of mass protests over George Floyd's death, the MBK Alliance, part of former President Barack Obama's foundation, held a town hall on reimagining policing.
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Obama to young people of color: 'Your lives matter. Your dreams matter.'
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Barack Obama joins Michelle Obama for story time as special guest

Former president Barack Obama joined wife Michelle Obama for a virtual story time as part of the former first lady's "Mondays with Michelle Obama" series.
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Barack Obama joins Michelle for story time as special guest
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Barack and Michelle Obama will deliver commencement speeches for the class of 2020

Barack Obama is giving a high school commencement speech for the class of 2020 in a "Graduate Together" event.
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Barack and Michelle Obama will deliver commencement speeches for the class of 2020
9 months 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.
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Malia and Sasha Obama speak out in new documentary
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Barack Obama to speak to class of 2020 in several ways

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
9 months ago
Barack Obama to speak to class of 2020 in several ways
1 year ago

Barack Obama might not be on the Democratic ballot, but he's on the airwaves

2020 Democrats are featuring Obama in their ads and touting their connections.
1 year ago
Obama might not be on the ballot, but he's on the airwaves
1 year ago

Barack Obama reveals favorite music of 2019 including hits from Lizzo, Lil Nas X and The Black Keys

Former U.S. President Barack Obama released his favorite music, movies and books of 2019.
1 year ago
Barack Obama reveals favorite music of 2019 including hits from Lizzo and more
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3-month-old baby gets hug, kiss from former President Barack Obama

The baby's dad is stationed in Hawaii with the U.S. Navy. President Barack Obama met the baby on a golf course.
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Barack Obama meets 'cutie pie' baby on golf course
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Barack Obama suggests nations would improve 'across the board' with women in control

Former President Barack Obama said most of the world's problems came from old people and men holding onto power
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Women are 'indisputably better' than men at leading, Obama says
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Barack Obama urges anxious Democrats to 'chill out' over 2020 candidates at California fundraiser

Former President Barack Obama is no longer sitting on the sidelines of the 2020 Democratic primary, once again wading into the political sphere with a warning.
1 year ago
Obama urges anxious Democrats to 'chill out' over 2020 candidates at fundraiser
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White House guard dog honored with UK award for protecting Obama family

Hurricane, a US Secret Service dog who protected President Obama and family from an intruder, honored for his outstanding devotion to duty with the "Animal OBE."
1 year ago
White House guard dog honored with award for protecting Obama family
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Barack and Michelle Obama share sweet posts to celebrate 27th wedding anniversary

The former president and first lady are the parents of two college-aged daughters.
1 year ago
Barack, Michelle Obama share sweet photos to celebrate 27th wedding anniversary
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Beyonce, Sinatra among those on Obama summer song playlist

Obama playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan, Frank Sinatra.
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Obama's high school basketball jersey sells for $120,000

Jersey believed to have been worn by Obama while he was at Honolulu prep school.
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Trump hits back at Obama rebuke of divisive language in wake of mass shootings

Former President Barack Obama tweeted his criticism of U.S. leadership following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
1 year ago
Trump hits back at Obama rebuke of divisive language in wake of mass shootings
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Obama library brings elation but also fear of displacement

Chicago residents living near the Obama Presidential Center's proposed site say the prospect of a gleaming center honoring the president they supported excites them, but they also fear neighborhood revitalization might push them out
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Obamas to produce exclusive podcasts for Spotify

Barack and Michelle Obama's production company is teaming up with Spotify to produce exclusive podcasts for the platform
2 years ago
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Stretch of road in Los Angeles renamed Obama Boulevard

Obama Boulevard will replace Rodeo Road, a 3 ½-mile street.
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Former Obama White House counsel indicted

Gregory Craig, 74, faces charges of "hiding material facts" and lying to lobbying regulators under the Foreign Agent Registration Act, or FARA.
2 years ago
Former Obama White House counsel indicted
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Obama tells young Europeans to foster reasoned online debate

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
2 years ago
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Barack Obama writes to Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez on engagement

Barack Obama sent a heartfelt note to Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez on their engagement.
2 years ago
Barack Obama sends heartfelt note to Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez on engagement
2 years ago

44th President Barack Obama's 'O-bomber' jacket is breaking the internet

Barack Obama sat courtside at a college basketball game wearing a bomber jacket people can't stop talking about.
2 years ago
Barack Obama’s 'O-bomber' jacket is breaking the internet
2 years ago

Chicago park activists put fate of Barack Obama Presidential Center in jeopardy

The $500 million presidential center is slated to be built on 20 acres of park.
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Park advocates go to court in attempt to block Obama Presidential Center
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Clad in a Santa cap and carrying a bag full of presents, Obama visits DC children's hospital

The former president surprised patients and families at the hospital today.
2 years ago
Clad in a Santa cap, Obama visits DC children's hospital
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Obama spreads holiday cheer at children's hospital

The former president surprised patients and families at the hospital today.
2 years ago
Obama spreads holiday cheer at children's hospital
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Barack Obama surprises Chicago food bank ahead of Thanksgiving

The Greater Chicago Food Depository tweeted video of the heartwarming visit.
2 years ago
Barack Obama surprises Chicago food bank ahead of Thanksgiving
2 years ago

Obama takes direct aim at Trump's 'lying'

The former president criticized his successor at a campaign rally in Milwaukee.
2 years ago
Obama takes direct aim at Trump's 'lying'
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Obama tells Americans to reject 'cynical politics'

Obama attacked Republicans and President Trump during a campaign rally in Wisconsin.
2 years ago
Obama tells Americans to reject 'cynical politics'
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Barack Obama on the midterm trail

Crowds are ready for former Pres. Barack Obama's campaign appearance in Las Vegas.
2 years ago
Barack Obama on the midterm trail
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Obama goes up against Trump in fight for Nevada Senate seat

"The consequences of you staying home would be profoundly dangerous for our country, for this democracy," Obama said.
2 years ago
Obama goes up against Trump in fight for Nevada Senate seat