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. Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. After graduating from Columbia University in 1983, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago.
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  • 44th President Barack Obama's 'O-bomber' jacket is breaking the internet
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    44th President Barack Obama's 'O-bomber' jacket is breaking the internet

    44th President Barack Obama's 'O-bomber' jacket is breaking the internet originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.comBarack Obama sat courtside at the Duke-UNC game this week. But although the matchup is one of the most-anticipated college basketball games of the year, it was Obama's bomber jacket that stole the show.The former POTUS traded the traditional suit and tie from his presidential days for a relaxed all-black outfit in which a customized bomber jacket from designer Rag & Bone, embroidered with "44" on the left sleeve, was the main focus. ...

  • The Shocking Reason This Fourth-Grade Girl Tragically Died From Strep Throat
    Fatherly

    The Shocking Reason This Fourth-Grade Girl Tragically Died From Strep Throat

    It happened less than 24 hours after her diagnosis.

  • Kamala Harris dines with Al Sharpton but Jussie Smollett not on menu
    Daily Mail

    Kamala Harris dines with Al Sharpton but Jussie Smollett not on menu

    Democratic presidential contender Kamala Harris made a pilgrimage to Harlem on Thursday for lunch with Al Sharpton - a route many White House wannabes before her have taken in their courting of the influential African American leader. Harris and Sharpton had lunch at Sylvia's Soul Food, the restaurant where he's previously dined with Democrats Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders in their quest for the Oval Office.  He said the situation with Jussie Smollett did not come up during their 30 minute sit down.  'We didn't discuss that at all,' he said.  Chicago police bosses alleged Thursday the actor mailed himself a threatening letter and then staged a hoax attack because he was unhappy with his salary

  • New Basketball African League Gets Support From Barack Obama
    The Pot Blog

    New Basketball African League Gets Support From Barack Obama

    Former US President Barack Obama has always fancied himself a bit of a basketball aficionado. According to perennial NBA All-Star guard Chris Paul, “I was shocked at how good he was.” Paul even had the opportunity to play a little pick-up ball against the former President, leading him to say to Obama at one point, “Nice lefty jump shot.” That's pretty high praise from a future Hall of Fame player with a pretty good shot of his own. It appears the former President is about ready to put his name, money and time on the line in support of a new professional basketball league. Just days before the NBA All-Star break, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the league's intention to lend financial support to the new Basketball African League.

  • This will preach, even if it's from Barack Obama
    Conservative Review

    This will preach, even if it's from Barack Obama

    God bless Barack Obama. Yeah, I said it. Just like I praised Kirsten Powers earlier this week for her public act of contrition concerning the Covington Catholic boys and her failings in her Christian witness in general. News flash: Dispensing grace isn't an option for us in such times. We are commanded to welcome home the prodigal son with much rejoicing by the Lord himself. And so I shall. I was once such as they, and I will be again. So will you. Obama this week threw victimology and trans nonsense to the side for a while and talked with great clarity about how to be a real man. The occasion was the fifth anniversary and first national gathering of My Brother's Keeper, which is part of the

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    Steph and Ayesha Curry are 'savvy' about money—but she splurges on this relatable thing

    Despite their success, Steph and Ayesha Curry are refreshingly relatable in the way they approach grocery shopping.

  • `Crazy Legs´ hails breakdancing´s giant stride towards Olympics
    Daily Mail

    `Crazy Legs´ hails breakdancing´s giant stride towards Olympics

    Breakdancing pioneer Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon, who as leader of the US hip-hop group Rock Steady Crew is widely credited with turning the craze into a global phenomenon, has hailed its prospective inclusion in the Olympic Games. Breakdancing has been confirmed as one of four sports, along with surfing, climbing and skateboarding, which will be put forward to the International Olympic Committee for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Games. It follows the successful introduction of breakdancing at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires last year, for which Colon, a 53-year-old from The Bronx in New York, was invited to be a part of the judging panel. Colon told Press Association Sport: “This is about

  • PR Newswire

    Penny S. Pritzker To Deliver Keynote At CREtech Los Angeles Event

    Largest West Coast conference in commercial real estate tech in 2019 coming to Los Angeles March 27 and 28th LOS ANGELES , Feb. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CREtech ( cretech.com ), the largest event, data ...

  • Get over 100 hours of coding training and 12 extensive courses for just $54
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    Get over 100 hours of coding training and 12 extensive courses for just $54

    Barack Obama thinks you should learn itGrace Hopper helped inspire women to do it. Heck, even Snoop Dogg wants you on board. They all agree on one thing: you should learn how to code.But kickstarting your foray into coding isn't as easy as playing roulette and picking the first random language you land on. If you want to pivot to a career in programming, you have to learn and master multiple languages, and specifically the ones that match your career ambitions.The good news is that the Mashable Shop is currently offering the Complete Learn to Code Bonus Bundle, which boasts 12 extensive courses and over 100 hours of premium instruction to train you to become a rare and in-demand coder. A coding unicorn, some might say. You can snag it right now for only $54. Read more...More about Coding, Online Learning, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Stackcommerce, and Shopping Onlinelearning

  • Revealed: Malia Obama's dislike for President Trump
    Nairobi News

    Revealed: Malia Obama's dislike for President Trump

    Former US President Barack Obama's firstborn daughter Malia Obama operated a secret Facebook account from which she confessed her dislike for President Donald Trump, the Daily Mail has reported. The 20-year-old described President Trump as 'evil' on the secret social media platform where she also exchanges messages with friends including Joe Biden's daughter. Biden served as Obama's Vice President. 'EVIL TRUMP' The Facebook page operates under a pseudonym and does not appear to have been publicly updated since 2017. Its cover photograph is of a row pink post-it notes which read: 'Donald Trump is President', 'This is not normal', 'Donald Trump is evil', and 'Don't be Complacent'. Among the comments

  • AP FACT CHECK: Senator makes false national emergency claim
    Associated Press

    AP FACT CHECK: Senator makes false national emergency claim

    Sen. Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota Republican, claimed this week that members of Congress are opposing President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration because they dislike the president.

  • Judge OKs Lawsuit Aimed At Halting Obama Library
    South Side, IL Patch

    Judge OKs Lawsuit Aimed At Halting Obama Library

    A federal judge gave the green light Tuesday to a parks-advocacy group's lawsuit that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack Obama's $500 million presidential center in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan. Supporters of the project had hoped the court would grant a city motion to throw out the lawsuit by Protect Our Parks, some fearing any drawn out litigation might lead Obama to decide to build the Obama Presidential Center somewhere other than his hometown. A lawsuit brought by another group in 2016 helped to scuttle a $400 million plan by "Star Wars" creator George Lucas to build a museum on public land on Chicago's lakefront. Judge John Robert Blakey heard arguments last week on the city's motion to dismiss.

  • White House ends California talks on mileage dispute
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    White House ends California talks on mileage dispute

    The Trump administration on Thursday broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry. The administration's action challenges California's decades-old authority to set its own, tougher mileage standards. California has used a waiver that Congress granted it under the 1970s Clean Air Act to help deal with its punishing smog. About a dozen states follow California's mileage standards; that group accounts for about one-third of U.S. auto sales.

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