Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American to be elected to the presidency. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004. Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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  • USA TODAY

    More than 260,000 people sign petition to rename street in front of Trump Tower after Obama

    The petition requests that "the stretch of Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets be renamed 'President Barack H. Obama Avenue.'"

  • Obama's High School Basketball Jersey Sells for $120,000
    NBC Dallas Fort Worth

    Obama's High School Basketball Jersey Sells for $120,000

    A basketball jersey believed to have been worn by former President Barack Obama while he was at a Honolulu prep school has sold at auction for $120,000. Heritage Auctions said the jersey sold Saturday night in Dallas to a collector of American and sports artifacts who didn't wish to be identified. The jersey was offered by Peter Noble, who was three years behind Obama at Punahou School. Noble, now 55 and living in Seattle, said the jersey was destined for the trash when he picked it up. Years later he saw an old photo of Obama wearing a No. 23 jersey while at school. The auction house says details on the shirt match the one Obama is photographed wearing. A yield curve inversion has been a reliable

  • Barack Obama University College opens
    The Standard

    Barack Obama University College opens

    Olivia Odhiambo 19th Aug 2019 00:00:00 GMT +0300 President Barack Obama University College has finally opened its doors to students after a five-year wait. This is after Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology took it as a constituent college. Students in the department of Agriculture and Food Science will study in the new university college in Siaya town, which was formerly known as the Agricultural Training Centre (ATC). A memo signed by Joseph Bosire, Jaramogi university deputy vice-chancellor dated August 14, announced programmes at President Barack Obama University begin today. SEE ALSO :Ward reps question Rasanga's foreign trips Prof Bosire directed that first year students

  • Obama Repeatedly Tried to Get Biden Not to Run for President
    GQ

    Obama Repeatedly Tried to Get Biden Not to Run for President

    The former president is reportedly worried Biden will "embarrass himself."

  • MSNBC.com

    Former GOP lawmaker: Trump's a 'coward' who needs to be primaried in 2020

    Joe Walsh highlights that Trump is not most vulnerable to challengers from the center or left, but from the right.Aug. 18, 2019

  • lite.cnn.com

    Breaking News, Latest News and Videos

    Editor's Note: Sign up to get our new weekly column as a newsletter. We're looking back at the strongest, smartest opinion takes of the week from CNN and other outlets. (CNN) - Should the US buy Greenland? Is it time to rewrite the poem on the Statue of Liberty? Rename the New York City street in front of Trump Tower after Barack Obama, just for kicks? These are just a few of the ideas that were floating around last week in Trumpworld, a place that felt wilder than usual — as turbulent as the stock market, as heated as the 2020 presidential race and as ominous as the talk of recession and the Chinese tanks and trucks massing on the border with Hong Kong. The President's 2020 "booming economy"

  • Only Biden Can Challenge Trump on Trade
    The Atlantic

    Only Biden Can Challenge Trump on Trade

    Many leading Democratic candidates are running against free trade, but trade is popular—especially in Iowa.

  • Drone Spies On Epstein Island DURING FBI Raid
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    Drone Spies On Epstein Island DURING FBI Raid

    Subscribe to our channel! https://goo.gl/pyGqbu In what must be considered one of the greatest trolls off all time a private drone operator by the name of “R...

  • How Does 1 Man Have So Much Power Without Being President?
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    How Does 1 Man Have So Much Power Without Being President?

    "How does one man have so much power?" One hears that question asked in Washington a lot these days, often with exasperation and bewilderment. And it is not always a reference to President Trump. Quite often, the man in question is Mitch McConnell, the Republican senator from Kentucky. The man who calls himself the "Grim Reaper" — of signature Democratic initiatives. McConnell's status stems from his office as the Senate majority leader -– elected by his party colleagues to lead their conference in the chamber. But few who have held this office before have been able to wield it with this kind of results. In today's Senate, McConnell can decide virtually by himself what the chamber will do — and

  • Protests against Walmart, BMW Championship, Obama high school jersey auction: 5 things to know this weekend
    USA TODAY

    Protests against Walmart, BMW Championship, Obama high school jersey auction: 5 things to know this weekend

    Gun protests planned against Walmart stores, Tiger Woods faces huge task at the BMW Championship and more things to start your weekend right.

  • Associated Press

    Country's largest tribal nation seeks congressional delegate

    The newly elected chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation plans to appoint the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, which is outlined in a nearly 200-year-old treaty with the federal government. In a letter Thursday to the speaker of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. requested a special meeting of the council later this month to consider confirming Kimberly Teehee, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, to the position. Hoskin, the tribe's former secretary of state, was elected leader of the 370,000-citizen tribe, the country's largest, in June with almost 58% of the vote.

  • The Washingtion Times

    Obama basketball jersey sells for $120,000

    This undated photo released by Heritage Auctions shows a Punahou High School basketball jersey worn by former student Barack Obama. The jersey was offered by Peter Noble, who was three years behind Obama at Punahou School.

  • WCTV Tallahassee

    Petition to name street outside Trump Tower after Obama gains momentum

    NEW YORK (CNN) - There's a push to honor former President Barack Obama. A petition to name part of Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th streets President Barack H. Obama Avenue is gathering momentum on the website Moveon.org. As of early Wednesday morning, more than 86,000 signatures had been collected. If authorities honor the petition and change the name of the street, it would mean trump tower in Manhattan would be located on President Barack H. Obama The petition was started by Elizabeth Rowin, she told Newsweek that the whole thing started as a joke. However, one important condition hasn't been met for this co-naming request. According to the city's general guidelines, the honoree in question

  • Los Angeles Times

    Barack Obama's summer reading list starts with a nod to Toni Morrison

    Former President Obama took to Facebook this week to share his summer reading list. Obama focused on contemporary fiction, beginning with a nod to Toni Morrison, the American Nobel laureate who died Aug. 5 at 88. “To start, you can't go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison,” Obama writes. “'Beloved,' 'Song of Solomon,' 'The Bluest Eye,' 'Sula,' everything else — they're transcendent, all of them. You'll be glad you read them.” Obama has been a longtime admirer. In 2012, he awarded Morrison the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of the two highest honors the U.S. government presents to civilians. After Morrison's death, Obama shared a remembrance on social media.

  • Obama has taken active interest in Biden's campaign: report
    The Hill

    Obama has taken active interest in Biden's campaign: report

    Former President Obama has summoned top aides on former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWarren leads Democratic field by 5 points in Wisconsin: poll O'Rourke says Trump 'terrorizing' immigrants in campaign relaunch speech Harris wins endorsement of former CBC Chair Marcia Fudge MORE's presidential campaign to Washington for a personal briefing as Obama appears to be taking an active interest in Biden's campaign for the Democratic nomination. The New York Times reported Friday that the two met last month for lunch and that Obama summoned top members of Biden's campaign to his Washington, D.C., home earlier this year for a briefing on Biden's communications and digital media strategies ahead of