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August 2, 2021, 8:41 PM

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.
August 2, 2021, 8:41 PM
Hundreds expected to attend President Obama's 60th birthday party amid COVID concerns
July 22, 2021, 10:34 AM

Obama-Springsteen book 'Renegades' coming in October

There’s a new chapter in the friendship between Barack and the Boss
July 22, 2021, 10:34 AM
2 months 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.
2 months ago
President Obama on the keys to democracy's survival, healing racial divide
2 months 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.
2 months ago
Obama surprises young athletes: Part 6
2 months 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.
2 months ago
Obama discusses path forward from racial injustice: Part 1
2 months 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.
2 months ago
Obama: 'A lot of barriers still exist' as Juneteenth officially recognized
2 months 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.
2 months ago
Former President Obama talks to Michael Strahan about the power of hope
2 months 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.
2 months ago
The Obamas' official portraits on nationwide tour
3 months ago

Bo, the Obama family dog, has died

Bo joined the first family in April 2009.
3 months ago
Bo, the Obama family dog, has died
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Barack and Michelle Obama open up about race in America
5 months 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."
5 months ago
Inside new podcast featuring Bruce Springsteen in conversation with Barack Obama
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen join forces for new Spotify podcast series
6 months ago

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
6 months ago
Obama speechwriter's memoir 'Grace' to come out in 2022
7 months ago

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.
7 months ago
Obama on having Malia's boyfriend quarantine with the family
8 months 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
8 months ago
8 months ago

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
8 months ago
Obama memoir sells a record 1.7 million copies in first week
9 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
9 months ago
9 months ago

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.
9 months ago
Barack Obama urges Trump to ‘accept the reality’ of his defeat
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Obama sounds alarm in new interview as Trump digs in
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Former President Barack Obama set to release memoir, ‘A Promised Land’
9 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.
9 months ago
Former President Barack Obama campaigns for Joe Biden in Pennsylvania
10 months ago

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.
10 months ago
President Obama's message to voters in new DNC ad: 'It's going to be close'
1 year 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.
1 year ago
1st volume of Barack Obama's presidential memoirs coming out in November
1 year ago

Barack Obama to release presidential memoir

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
1 year ago
Barack Obama to release presidential memoir
1 year ago

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
1 year ago
First volume of Barack Obama's memoir coming Nov. 17
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year ago

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
1 year ago
Barack Obama to appear on Michelle Obama's podcast debut
1 year ago

Obama, Biden raise over $11M in fundraiser

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

Obama to hold joint fundraiser for Biden next week

Joe Biden is getting some help from his one-time boss.
1 year ago
Obama to hold joint fundraiser for Biden next week
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Barack and Michelle Obama impart lessons to grads in 'Dear Class of 2020' speeches
1 year ago

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
1 year ago
Obamas give virtual graduation speeches
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
Barack and Michelle Obama share important life lessons with 2020 graduates
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
Obamas deliver speeches as part of YouTube virtual commencement ceremony
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Obama to young people of color: 'Your lives matter. Your dreams matter.'
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
Barack Obama joins Michelle for story time as special guest
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
Barack and Michelle Obama will deliver commencement speeches for the class of 2020
1 year 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 year ago
Malia and Sasha Obama speak out in new documentary
1 year ago

Barack Obama to speak to class of 2020 in several ways

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
1 year 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
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Barack Obama reveals favorite music of 2019 including hits from Lizzo and more
2 years ago

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.
2 years ago
Barack Obama meets 'cutie pie' baby on golf course
2 years ago

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
2 years ago
Women are 'indisputably better' than men at leading, Obama says
2 years ago

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.
2 years ago
Obama urges anxious Democrats to 'chill out' over 2020 candidates at fundraiser
2 years ago

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."
2 years ago
White House guard dog honored with award for protecting Obama family
2 years ago

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.
2 years ago
Barack, Michelle Obama share sweet photos to celebrate 27th wedding anniversary
2 years ago

Beyonce, Sinatra among those on Obama summer song playlist

Obama playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan, Frank Sinatra.
2 years ago
2 years ago

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.
2 years ago
2 years ago

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.
2 years ago
Trump hits back at Obama rebuke of divisive language in wake of mass shootings
2 years ago

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
2 years ago
2 years ago

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