It’s Presidents Day, and now a week since former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama unveiled their official portraits at the National Portrait Gallery. The portraits, by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald respectively—both black painters—are such sharp departures from any previous depictions of a…
Erica Garner, the daughter of police-brutality victim Eric Garner, who died in 2014 after a New York City police officer restrained him using an illegal choke hold, passed away Saturday morning at the age of 27. Her official email account confirmed the news.
Former President Barack Obama caused quite the stir Wednesday when he did what every single regular citizen of the United States should do every time he or she receives the summons in the mail: He showed up. In Obama’s case, it was at the Daley Center in Chicago to report for Cook County jury duty.
This is probably one of the most poetically beautiful things I’ve seen in recent days. A public school in Mississippi named after the first and only president of the
losers Confederacy will be renamed to honor the first black president of the United States.
Barack and Michelle Obama hand-picked the two artists who will paint the portraits that will memorialize them in perpetuity at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, and both artists are black.
Valerie Jarrett, the most trusted woman in former President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, has signed a book deal. The former White House senior adviser’s untitled book is expected to combine personal history and civic advice.
Former President Barack Obama took to his official Facebook page Thursday to criticize the Senate health care bill released Thursday, calling it “a massive transfer of wealth” to “the richest people in America,” and asking the Senate to “take a step back and measure what’s really at stake.”
As we all know by now, the White House will probably screw up this year’s Easter Egg Roll. I mean, did we expect them not to? Of course they’re dubbing it a more “subtle” event, but we all know what that means.
Can we all just agree that the president is an orange-skinned snake oil salesman who conned those who voted for him into believing that he wasn’t? Can we also just agree that Russia has a basement apartment in the White House and writes “Mother Russia” on the milk and cereal so that President Asshat doesn’t touch its…
FBI Director James Comey has asked the Justice Department to refute President Vladimir TrumPutin’s claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower in New York City prior to the November 2016 presidential election. The FBI wanted to refute the claim for a few reasons:
One of my favorite true-life parables is the story of Hungarian Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis. In the mid-1800s, Semmelweis worked in a maternity clinic where a large number of women died during childbirth. He believed that the problem was neither the medicine nor their treatments. Semmelweis believed that there were tiny…
On Tuesday night, along with millions of Americans and millions more abroad, I watched our exiting commander in chief, Barack Hussein Obama, give his farewell presidential address.
Congressional Republicans Wednesday began to make good on their promise to dismantle Obamacare, even though they have said they have no full plan to replace the much needed health care program.
As we move closer to the final days of an actual adult presidency, the reality that we're letting go of scandal-free years is starting to set in. President Barack Obama didn't help matters when he announced Monday that he would be delivering his farewell speech in his hometown of Chicago on Jan. 10.
In an interview released Monday, President Obama said that he could have beaten Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “if I had run again.”
A Donald Trump adviser and former Republican nominee for governor of New York said that his wishes for 2017 included President Barack Obama dying of “mad cow disease” and first lady Michelle Obama being returned to Africa.
President Barack Obama granted clemency to 231 more prisoners Monday, with 153 commutations of sentences and 78 pardons, the most individual acts of clemency granted in the same day, according to the White House blog.
Realizing that you're losing President Barack Obama is like being peacefully asleep and suddenly being jerked awake with a gasp. And you're just sitting there, too shaken to go back to sleep and too tired to move. It's a paralyzing fear.
On the eve of President Barack Obama’s last Thanksgiving in the White House, he carried on the time-honored tradition of pardoning a turkey before the holiday.
A federal judge in Texas blocked an Obama administration expansion of the overtime rule on Tuesday, just days before it was set to take effect.