From our vantage point, it looked as if Barack Obama had a nice, refreshing vacation from watching the free world crumble day by day, which is truly amazing for both him and Michelle Obama. But let’s focus on what’s important here: me.
Barack Obama has been having a very chill post-presidency despite Donald Trump’s every attempt to drag him back into his nonsense. The Obamas have still been in and around DC as Sasha finishes up school, but they still have plenty going on besides vacations. Both Barack and Michelle are writing memoirs, and they’ll…
There’s no need to be coy, cute, or caustic: Sean Spicer isn’t doing well. After the heads of both the Senate and House Intelligence Committees said they found no evidence former President Obama secretly wiretapped Trump Tower during last year’s election, the White House press secretary was asked on Thursday to…
Human egg timer and press secretary Sean Spicer has something to tell us: when the 45th president blustered on Twitter about Barack Obama wiretapping Trump Tower, he wasn’t actually blaming Obama, or even referring exclusively to wiretapping. No, no — his words were laden with nuance that—somehow—must have escaped us.
Now that our friend Barack Obama is back from jet setting with his buddy Richard Branson, the former president and his lovely wife, Michelle, decided to have a relaxed lunch with Bono. Aren’t we all just having such a nice time now!
Do you miss Barack and Michelle? It’s okay, I know, me too. Ready yourselves, then for this news: Barack and Michelle Obama have each signed a book deal with Penguin Random House to publish their memoirs for an untold but likely enormous sum of money.
Reports from Richard Branson’s private island just off the British Virgin Islands indicate former president Barack Obama is engaged in what critics have deemed an extremely “chill situation.”
Laura Dean worked as a speechwriter for President Barack Obama from 2011 to 2014. We asked her to annotate Donald Trump’s vague, dark inauguration speech.
Barack Obama and his family have packed up and flown out to Palm Springs for their first vacation as private citizens in eight years, while Donald Trump ascends to the presidency before hundreds of supporters along the Inaugural Parade route. Obama leaves behind him a legacy of thoughtful, compassionate…
Today is a very bad and extremely sad day.
America’s mom and dad have vacated the White House, leaving us struggling with a weird, reverse empty-nest syndrome (in addition to, you know, a growing sense of existential dread). In a new video, the Obamas unveil the Obama Foundation and a plan to build a new presidential center in South Side Chicago, where FLOTUS…
Here is a last gasp of good news from the Obama administration, something nice to go out with before all the bad: on Thursday, President Obama granted 330 commutations, the most ever in a single day.
Thanks, Obama. You ran the country for eight years and you’ve also added to my ever-growing reading list. Sorry, but unlike the President of the United States I’m too busy to read.
After attempting suicide twice following stints in solitary confinement, Chelsea Manning formally petitioned President Barack Obama to commute her sentence. The petition surpassed the 100,000 signature mark required to receive a response from the White House, and now it looks like she may get a favorable one.
Tonight, President Obama addresses the nation and delivers a coda to the last eight years in his farewell speech, live from Chicago.
After Barack Obama announced on Thursday that his administration would impose harsh sanctions on Russia over its interference in the presidential election, including the banishment of 35 diplomats cum intelligence operatives, the Russian foreign minister advised responding in kind. Vladimir Putin, however, announced…
On Thursday, in retaliation for Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, the Obama administration ejected 35 Russian officials, described by the Associated Press as “diplomats” and by the New York Times as “intelligence operatives.” According to the AP, the diplomats were given 72 hours to leave the…
Mavis Staples, the gospel and R&B legend who was a prominent voice of the civil rights movement, was one of the artists recognized at Tuesday night’s Kennedy Center Honors in a flawless performance by Bonnie Raitt and Andra Day.