Category Archives: Barack Obama

Open Thread | Latest Political Happenings

Lots of political happenings. First, some truth from 44. “People like Putin, and Steve Bannon for that matter, understand it’s not necessary for people to believe disinformation … You just have to flood a country’s public square with enough raw … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend, fully vaccinated and boosted, with family and friends. I can’t wait to see this. I really love that those who have portrayed Forever FLOTUS😍😍(Tika Sumpter, Viola Davis), have done it … Continue reading

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Open Thread | They Broke Ground on the President Obama Presidential Library

I can’t wait to visit it. Today, we officially broke ground on the Obama Presidential Center on the South Side of Chicago. Michelle and I can’t imagine a better investment in the city we love, and generations of young leaders … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Beginning the Weekend With Good News 😊

I can’t wait for this to be completed. Michelle and I are thrilled to be one step closer to bringing the Obama Presidential Center to the South Side of Chicago. We hope it will help lift up the South Side … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread

Happy Monday, Everyone.

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President Barack Obama Speaks at the University of Illinois |Mid-term Elections

Today I’m at the University of Illinois to deliver a simple message to young people all over the country: You need to vote, because our democracy depends on it. I hope you'll tune in at 11am CT: https://t.co/34WjNaVAcU — Barack … Continue reading

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Joan Baez Honor President Obama in ‘The President Sang Amazing Grace’

Joan Baez honored the victims of the 2015 Charleston church shooting and Barack Obama’s tearful eulogy at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in the new video for “The President Sang Amazing Grace.” The song appears on Baez’s new album, … Continue reading

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President Obama in talks to provide high-profile shows for Netflix that will provide him a global platform

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, according to people familiar with the discussions. … Continue reading

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President Barack Hussein Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama: Portriats Unveiled at Smithsonian National Gallery

How’s this for BLACK HISTORY MONTH? ICYMI Because we can’t get enough of our POTUS & FLOTUS. I’m old school. While sound bytes of events have their place and meanings, I like to sit back and savor the whole enchilada. … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA! Yes, I said it.

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