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Barack Obama: 44th president of the United States
Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.

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Barack Obama wishes he'd awarded Dolly Parton Presidential Medal of Freedom [Video]

Barack Obama wishes he'd awarded Dolly Parton Presidential Medal of Freedom

Former U.S. leader Barack Obama regrets not awarding Dolly Parton the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his time in office, because she "deserves" the prestigious honour for all her humanitarian..

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Barack Obama gives Drake 'stamp of approval' to play him in biopic [Video]

Barack Obama gives Drake 'stamp of approval' to play him in biopic

Barack Obama has given Drake his "stamp of approval" to play him in any future biopic.

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Biden announces all-female communications team [Video]

Biden announces all-female communications team

President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday tapped key campaign staff and advisors to lead his all-female senior communications team. Gloria Tso reports.

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NEWS OF THE WEEK: Barack Obama feared for his marriage during presidency [Video]

NEWS OF THE WEEK: Barack Obama feared for his marriage during presidency

Former U.S. President Barack Obama's time in The White House put a hidden strain on his marriage to First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Oh, Snap! Why Obama's Looking Forward To The Biden Administration [Video]

Oh, Snap! Why Obama's Looking Forward To The Biden Administration

Former President Barack Obama threw some geographic shade at the Trump administration in an interview with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday. Business Insider reports Obama praised President-elect Joe Biden's..

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Bertelsmann buys Simon & Schuster for $2.2 billion [Video]

Bertelsmann buys Simon & Schuster for $2.2 billion

German media group Bertelsmann has agreed to purchase publisher Simon & Schuster for $2.175 billion in cash from ViacomCBS, strengthening its presence in the United States. This report produced by..

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Barack Obama feared for his marriage during presidency [Video]

Barack Obama feared for his marriage during presidency

Former U.S. President Barack Obama's time in The White House put a hidden strain on his marriage to First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Biden To Nominate Antony Blinken as Secretary of State [Video]

Biden To Nominate Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

Blinken, 58, was a deputy secretary of state during the Obama Administration.

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She's In The Money: Biden Picks Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen To Head Treasury [Video]

She's In The Money: Biden Picks Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen To Head Treasury

President-elect Joe Biden is planning to nominate Janet Yellen to head the Treasury Department. Business Insider reports if the US Senate confirms Yellen, she will be the first woman to hold the job...

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Blinken is Biden's secretary of state pick: source [Video]

Blinken is Biden's secretary of state pick: source

Joe Biden will pick Antony Blinken as U.S. secretary of state, a person close to the president-elect's transition said on Sunday (November 22). Gloria Tso reports.

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Barack Obama: It will take more than one election to reverse US division [Video]

Barack Obama: It will take more than one election to reverse US division

Barack Obama has said it will take more than one election to reverse a cultureof “crazy conspiracy theories” in US politics. The former president, 59, saidthe nation was more divided today than it..

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Barack Obama’s Advice to Trump, It’s 'Time' to Concede [Video]

Barack Obama’s Advice to Trump, It’s 'Time' to Concede

Former President Barack Obama spoke about Donald Trump and the presidential election in an interview with ’60 Minutes’ on Sunday night.

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One of my first scandals was my tan suit: Obama [Video]

One of my first scandals was my tan suit: Obama

In a wide ranging interview with Oprah Winfrey, former U.S. President Barack Obama reflected on Joe Biden's election victory, derided what he called a "routinely" lying Trump White House, and his own..

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Barack Obama Reveals Meaning Behind Memoir Title on '60 Minutes' | THR News [Video]

Barack Obama Reveals Meaning Behind Memoir Title on '60 Minutes' | THR News

Barack Obama continued his media tour in promotion of his new memoir, 'A Promised Land,' on Sunday's '60 Minutes,' where he revealed the meaning behind the book's title and expressed regret for keeping..

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Barack Obama: Sandy Hook shootings left me appalled at Congress [Video]

Barack Obama: Sandy Hook shootings left me appalled at Congress

Former US president Barack Obama has said the aftermath of the Sandy HookElementary School shooting in 2012 was the "angriest" time of his presidency,leaving him "appalled" by the failure of Congress..

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GOP's refusal to concede is 'delegitimizing' democracy: Obama [Video]

GOP's refusal to concede is 'delegitimizing' democracy: Obama

Former President Barack Obama is telling his successor, Donald Trump, that if the Republican wants to be remembered as someone who put America first, that "it's time for you to do the same thing."

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Asia forms world's biggest trade bloc, without US [Video]

Asia forms world's biggest trade bloc, without US

A China-backed free trade bloc, spanning 30% of the world's economy, was formed at a virtual summit on Sunday in a move that likely gives Beijing greater influence and leaves Washington on the outside...

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Foreign politician can't give such opinions: Sanjay Raut on Barak Obama's memoir [Video]

Foreign politician can't give such opinions: Sanjay Raut on Barak Obama's memoir

Former US president Barak Obama in his memoir, A Promise Land wrote about various politicians around the world. Talking about Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Obama referred him as 'a student eager to..

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Tariq Anwar backs Rahul Gandhi over Obama's remarks in his memoir [Video]

Tariq Anwar backs Rahul Gandhi over Obama's remarks in his memoir

Congress leader Tariq Anwar on November 13 reacted on the former US president Barack Obama's remark on MP from Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi and said to assess someone in few meetings is tough, Rahul's..

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Defund the Police: Obama says 'snappy slogan' risks alienating people

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Sasha Obama Dancing Front and Center in Fun TikTok

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Obama Was Briefed on UFOs But Won't Say What's Up

Barack Obama got the lowdown as Prez on UFOs -- or the lack thereof -- and although he won't say if space aliens are a thing, his facial reactions are more than interesting. Obama appeared on 'The Late..
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Russian TV Runs Barack Obama Bit In Blackface

TV is something else in Russia, where they're running bits with actors dressed in blackface portraying Barack Obama. The skit aired as part of a satirical show on Russia's NTV channel ... and it's..
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Obama attacks Hispanic voters who picked Trump

The ex-US president says some overlooked Mr Trump's rhetoric because of his stance on abortion.
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Barack Obama Signs Off on Drake Playing Him in Future Biopic Movie

Barack Obama has finally given Drake his blessing to portray him in a biopic -- something the kid has openly tried wishing into existence. The former President was asked about Drake's comments from..
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Janet Yellen: Biden to pick 'first female treasury secretary'

Janet Yellen served as the head of the America's central bank under Barack Obama.
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Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge

Donald Trump isn't doing much, if any work in the Oval Office, because he's obsessed with trying to overturn an election and that's not gonna happen. And, Barack Obama said flatly ... he's scared of..
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Barack Obama Talks Book Sales Bragging Rights, Jabs Trump on 'Kimmel'

Barack Obama's new memoir is flying off the shelves -- even more than Michelle's record-setting book in 2018 -- but he says he's not rubbing it in ... and she's fine with his success for her own..
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Obama memoir: What he really thought of Putin and other leaders

The former US president's record-selling memoir contains some candid portraits of world leaders.
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Barack Obama Tells Oprah What He Misses About Being President

Barack Obama was feeling nostalgic talking to Oprah about his new book -- reminiscing on what he missed most about being President ... and his answers might surprise you. 44 sat down for a chat with O..
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Obama's '60 Minutes' Interview Touches on Trump, Racism & Michelle

Barack Obama laid it all out on the table for '60 Minutes' -- offering advice to President Trump, dishing on how we can overcome systemic racism ... and giving rare insight into how pissed Michelle was..
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Barack Obama: One election won't stop US 'truth decay'

America faces a huge task in reversing a divisive conspiracy culture, Barack Obama tells the BBC.
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Barack Obama, I Had to Campaign for Biden Because Trump Presidency 'Not Normal'

Barack Obama did not want to hit the campaign trail -- it's not really something former Presidents do -- but he felt it was necessary because Donald Trump's tenure "was not normal." Forty Four appeared..
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Obama Rips Trump For Refusing To Congratulate President-Elect Biden

Barack Obama is reminding the nation he congratulated Donald Trump as soon as he won the election ... a courtesy the President's refusing to extend to Joe Biden. The former president ripped Trump for..
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Obama: Election fraud claims 'delegitimising' democracy

Former US President Barack Obama addresses Donald Trump's unsubstantiated election fraud claims.
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Obama Rips Republicans For Humoring Trump with Phony Election Fraud Claims

Barack Obama is ripping Donald Trump and Republicans for continuing to make baseless claims of a fraudulent election ... he says it's a very slippery slope. The former president broke his silence on..
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Barack Obama Says Presidency Strained Marriage to Michelle

Barack Obama's time in The White House was full of challenges ... not the least of which he says was his relationship with the First Lady. The former Prez opens up about his 8 years in office in an..
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RuPaul Gets His Own Chia Pet

RuPaul is ready to transform into a new look, although ... this one's gonna require a lot of growth. The famous drag queen and host of "RuPaul's Drag Race" is now getting his famous mug molded into a..
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Meet Prateek Kuhad - the Indian indie star championed by Barack Obama

Meet the singer-songwriter whose boy-next-door ballads have upended the Indian music industry.
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Barack Obama Drains a 3-Point Shot Before Michigan Rally for Joe Biden

Barack Obama was on fire this weekend stumping for his former VP in Michigan -- and that's no coincidence seeing how he was in the GROOVE after sinking a trey beforehand. Prior to Joe Biden's Detroit..
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Bill Maher Criticizes RBG for Not Taking Obama's Hint to Retire

Bill Maher's politics seem mostly aligned with the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but he thinks RBG messed up by not taking Barack Obama's "hint" to retire before he left office. The 'Real Time' host was on..
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Obama Roasts Trump in Miami, Likens Him to Wild 'Florida Man'

Barack Obama really should consider taking up stand-up comedy in retirement, because the dude's got some great jokes about President Trump ... especially when he's in Florida. 44 was at a rally..
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US Election 2020: Trump and Obama lock horns in rival rallies

Mr Obama liken his successor to a "crazy uncle", while Mr Trump mocks his old adversary.
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Donald Trump Rips Barack Obama After Blistering Rebuke Of Presidency

Donald Trump and Barack Obama are taking the gloves off ... Trump just ripped Obama after his blistering rebuke of Trump's presidency. The Prez went nuts on Obama during Wednesday's rally in North..
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Barack Obama Stumps for Biden in Philly, Takes Bullhorn to the Streets

Joe Biden's campaign is pulling out the biggest gun right before the election -- Barack Obama in the flesh pounding the pavement for his ex-Veep. The former President was out in Philly Wednesday,..
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The Countdown: AOC on Twitch, Lesley Stahl and Obama's inspiration

AOC slays imposters on Twitch to get out the vote and the scene in the most segregated US city.
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Barack Obama Praises LeBron James, You're a Great Player and Person!

Barack Obama is congratulating his pal, LeBron James -- saying the NBA superstar is a legend both on and off the court ... despite what Trump thinks. "Proud of my friend @KingJames for his fourth..
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Barack Obama: Former president announces memoir release date

The first half of the ex-president's memoirs will come out just weeks after the November election.
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Trump Hired Black Man to Play Obama So He Could Belittle, Fire Him

President Trump once hired a Black actor to impersonate Barack Obama, just so he could get him in his office and fire him "Apprentice" style ... and the whole thing is on video. The scene was..
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Democratic convention: Obama to blast Trump's 'reality show'

The former US president will say his Republican successor "hasn't grown into the job because he can't."
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Barack Obama Set to Scorch Donald Trump in His DNC Speech

Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention will be a blistering, all-out admonishment of Donald Trump ... no punches pulled. Excerpts from the former President's upcoming DNC speech..
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Mailboxes Removed in NYC as President Trump's USPS War Rages On

Barack Obama's weighed in on the Postal Service situation ... and took a major shot at Trump in the process. The former president says EVERYONE depends on the USPS, and they "can't be collateral damage..
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US suspends private charter flights to Cuba

It is the latest White House move to undo Barack Obama's thaw with communist-run Cuba.
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Obama eulogy makes thinly veiled digs at Trump

Barack Obama eulogises late congressman John Lewis, with a few jabs at his White House successor.
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US election 2020: Obama calls for end to voter suppression

The former US president was delivering the eulogy at civil rights leader John Lewis's funeral.
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What unites young people against Obama and Trump

The push to bring down memorials has renewed criticisms of "cancel culture" from current and past presidents.
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Trump's bid to end Obama-era immigration policy ruled unlawful

US Supreme Court rules against the president's bid to end Obama-era programme that protects children.
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Trump administration ends ban on killing Alaska bear cubs, wolf pups

The Trump administration on Tuesday overturned an Obama-era rule that barred hunters in Alaska national preserves from baiting bear traps or killing denning bear cubs and wolf pups or other practices..
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Barack Obama: I want you to know that you matter

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Obama calls on all U.S. mayors to pursue policing reforms in wake of protests

In his first live remarks on the unrest gripping dozens of U.S. cities, former President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged every American mayor to review their police department's use-of-force policies..
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Former U.S. President Obama condemns violence at protests

Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday condemned the use of violence at nationwide protests over racial inequities and excessive police force, while praising the actions of peaceful protesters..
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Kremlin rejects idea floated by Obama-era security advisor it stoked U.S. protests

The Kremlin on Monday rejected accusations it had played any role in protests rocking the United States, after former U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice raised the possibility of Russian..
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Former U.S. officials question DOJ's probe of 'unmasking' of Trump ally

Former U.S. intelligence officials questioned the Justice Department's naming of a prosecutor to probe the "unmasking" of names in spy-agency eavesdropping reports by Obama administration officials,..
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Trump leapfrogs back ahead of Obama in stock market gains

U.S. President Donald Trump is once again beating predecessor Barack Obama in stock market performance following a stunning recovery on Wall Street.
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U.S. states sue Trump administration over fuel efficiency rollback

A group of 23 U.S. states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging a Trump administration decision to weaken Obama-era fuel efficiency standards.
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