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October 15, 2020, 10:21 AM

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.
October 15, 2020, 10:21 AM
President Obama's message to voters in new DNC ad: 'It's going to be close'
1 month 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 month 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.
1 month 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
2 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
2 months ago
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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
3 months ago
Barack Obama to appear on Michelle Obama's podcast debut
4 months ago

Obama, Biden raise over $11M in fundraiser

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

Obama to hold joint fundraiser for Biden next week

Joe Biden is getting some help from his one-time boss.
4 months ago
Obama to hold joint fundraiser for Biden next week
4 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.
4 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
4 months ago
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.
4 months ago
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.
4 months ago
Obamas deliver speeches as part of YouTube virtual commencement ceremony
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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.
5 months ago
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.
5 months ago
Barack and Michelle Obama will deliver commencement speeches for the class of 2020
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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.
5 months ago
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.
5 months ago
Barack Obama to speak to class of 2020 in several ways
8 months 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.
8 months ago
Obama might not be on the ballot, but he's on the airwaves
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Barack Obama reveals favorite music of 2019 including hits from Lizzo and more
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Barack Obama meets 'cutie pie' baby on golf course
10 months 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
10 months ago
Women are 'indisputably better' than men at leading, Obama says
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Obama urges anxious Democrats to 'chill out' over 2020 candidates at fundraiser
1 year 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."
1 year ago
White House guard dog honored with award for protecting Obama family
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Barack, Michelle Obama share sweet photos to celebrate 27th wedding anniversary
1 year ago

Beyonce, Sinatra among those on Obama summer song playlist

Obama playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan, Frank Sinatra.
1 year ago
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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.
1 year ago
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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
1 year 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
1 year ago
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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
1 year 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
2 years 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
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.
2 years ago
Park advocates go to court in attempt to block Obama Presidential Center
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Clad in a Santa cap, Obama visits DC children's hospital
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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'
2 years ago

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'
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

Obama urges Americans to vote, says consequences of not voting are 'dire'

President Barack Obama spoke at an awards ceremony in Illinois.
2 years ago
Obama urges Americans to vote, says consequences of not voting are 'dire'
2 years ago

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.
2 years ago
Obama hits back at Republicans on the campaign trail in Ohio
2 years 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.
2 years ago
In a dramatic course change, Obama breaks tradition and blasts Trump: Analysis
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Obama takes aim at Trump
2 years ago

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.
2 years ago
Former President Obama gave a heated speech against Trump ahead of midterm elections
2 years ago

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.
2 years ago
In defining speech, Obama takes down Trump, his politics and enablers
2 years ago

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.
2 years ago
Obama and Biden make surprise DC lunch visit
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Obama and Biden together again - for surprise DC lunch