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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.
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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
2 months 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 months ago
Obama urges anxious Democrats to 'chill out' over 2020 candidates at fundraiser
4 months 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."
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White House guard dog honored with award for protecting Obama family
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Barack, Michelle Obama share sweet photos to celebrate 27th wedding anniversary
5 months ago

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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5 months 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.
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6 months 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.
6 months ago
Trump hits back at Obama rebuke of divisive language in wake of mass shootings
6 months 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
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8 months 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
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9 months ago

Stretch of road in Los Angeles renamed Obama Boulevard

Obama Boulevard will replace Rodeo Road, a 3 ½-mile street.
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10 months ago

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.
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Former Obama White House counsel indicted
10 months ago

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
10 months ago
10 months ago

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.
10 months ago
Barack Obama sends heartfelt note to Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez on engagement
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Barack Obama’s 'O-bomber' jacket is breaking the internet
1 year 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
1 year ago

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.
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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.
1 year ago
Obama spreads holiday cheer at children's hospital
1 year ago

Barack Obama surprises Chicago food bank ahead of Thanksgiving

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

Obama takes direct aim at Trump's 'lying'

The former president criticized his successor at a campaign rally in Milwaukee.
1 year 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.
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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.
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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.
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Obama goes up against Trump in fight for Nevada Senate seat
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Obama urges Americans to vote, says consequences of not voting are 'dire'

President Barack Obama spoke at an awards ceremony in Illinois.
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Obama urges Americans to vote, says consequences of not voting are 'dire'
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Obama hits back at Republicans on the campaign trail in Ohio

"When you hear folks bragging about this economic miracle, just remember when it started," Obama said.
1 year ago
Obama hits back at Republicans on the campaign trail in Ohio
1 year ago

In a dramatic course change, Obama breaks tradition and blasts Trump: Analysis

The ex-president broke with tradition and took to the stump to castigate Trump.
1 year ago
In a dramatic course change, Obama breaks tradition and blasts Trump: Analysis
1 year ago

Obama takes aim at Trump

Former President Obama is back on the campaign trail and taking aim at his successor as he rallies support for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. ABC News' Emily Rau reports.
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Obama takes aim at Trump
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Former President Obama gave a heated speech against Trump ahead of midterm elections

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence reacted negatively to the speech.
1 year ago
Former President Obama gave a heated speech against Trump ahead of midterm elections
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In defining speech, Obama takes down Trump, his politics and enablers; warns of 'dire' consequences of not voting

President Barack Obama is set to receive an award on ethics in government from the University of Illinois on Friday, as he is set to begin campaigning for Democrats.
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In defining speech, Obama takes down Trump, his politics and enablers
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Obama and Biden make surprise DC lunch visit

Former President Barack Obama and Former VP Joe Biden had lunch at Dog Tag Bakery, which is run by veterans and military families in a business education program.
1 year ago
Obama and Biden make surprise DC lunch visit
1 year ago

Obama and Biden together again - for surprise DC lunch

Former President Barack Obama and Former VP Joe Biden had lunch at Dog Tag Bakery, which is run by veterans and military families in a business education program.
1 year ago
Obama and Biden together again - for surprise DC lunch
2 years ago

Obama: Despite 'strange and uncertain' times, Nelson Mandela's legacy endures

Obama first made a stop in Kenya before the lecture to open a fitness center founded by his half-sister Auma Obama.
2 years ago
Obama: Despite 'strange and uncertain' times, Mandela's legacy endures
2 years ago

Obama says we live in 'strange and uncertain' times in speech to commemorate Nelson Mandela's legacy

The speech falls on the day before Mandela's 100th birthday and is part of the series of events the Nelson Mandela Foundation has planned for the milestone.
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Obama says we live in 'strange and uncertain' times in speech
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Americans rank Barack Obama as best president of their lifetimes: Poll

A Pew Research poll released yesterday says that most Americans rank former President Barack Obama as the best president of their lifetimes.
2 years ago
Americans rank Barack Obama as best president of their lifetimes: Poll
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Obama poised to ‘hit the campaign trail’ again: Ben Rhodes looks back and ahead at midterms

Ben Rhodes believes that Obama will speak up more in the fall.
2 years ago
Obama poised to ‘hit the campaign trail’ again: Ben Rhodes looks back and ahead
2 years ago

Richmond school named after confederate general will be changed to Barack Obama Elementary

A predominantly African-American elementary school in Richmond, Virginia, is dropping its confederate general name and will soon be known as Barack Obama Elementary.
2 years ago
School named after confederate general will be changed to Barack Obama Elementary
2 years ago

The Obamas sign multiyear production deal with Netflix

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
2 years ago
The Obamas sign multiyear production deal with Netflix
2 years ago

The Obamas ink a multiyear deal with Netflix

The former president and first lady will produce films and series for Netflix.
2 years ago
The Obamas ink a multiyear deal with Netflix
2 years ago

Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign multiyear deal with Netflix

The former president and first lady will produce films and series for Netflix.
2 years ago
The Obamas ink a multiyear deal with Netflix
2 years ago

Former President Obama slams decision to withdraw US from Iran deal

Former President Obama slammed President Trump's announcement to withdraw the U.S. from Iran Deal
2 years ago
Obama targets Trump for pulling US from Iran deal
2 years ago

Star uses AI, President Obama in fake news PSA

Jordan Peele produced the video, which uses artificial intelligence, with Buzzfeed to warn about the future of fake news.
2 years ago
Star uses AI, President Obama in fake news PSA
2 years ago

Obama portraits unveiled, break with tradition

The artists were the first African American artists ever selected.
2 years ago
Obama portraits unveiled, break with tradition
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Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled at National Portrait Gallery

At the ceremony on Monday, portraits of the former president, by artist Kehinde Wiley, and first lady, by artist Amy Sherald, were finally revealed.
2 years ago
Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled at National Portrait Gallery
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The Obamas each unveil their official portraits

No charges will be filed against the father who lunged at the former USA Gymnastics team doctor in court.
2 years ago
The Obamas each unveil their official portraits
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National Portrait Gallery unveils Obama portraits

The National Portrait Gallery unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, both painted by African-American artists who were chosen by the Obamas.
2 years ago
National Portrait Gallery unveils Obama portraits
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Obama's first talk show appearance since leaving office

The former president talks to David Letterman about life outside the White House, the current political climate and the legacy he hopes to leave.
2 years ago
Obama's first talk show appearance since leaving office
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US's biggest challenge is country not sharing same set of facts, Obama tells Letterman

Obama told Letterman on his new "Netflix" show people need to share same facts.
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US's biggest challenge is country not sharing same set of facts, Obama says
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Former President Obama advises dancers like himself to 'stay in the pocket'

Former President Obama has a tip for dancers with "dad moves" like himself.
2 years ago
Former President Obama shares a tip for dancers with 'dad moves'
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Former President Obama reveals his favorite books and songs of 2017

He's keeping this tradition alive.
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Obama reveals his favorite books and songs of 2017