• For Eight Glorious Years, Our President Was A Bookworm

    4 monthes ago - By The Huffington Post

    The presidency of Barack Obama has meant many profound things to many Americans. When he quoted Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird during his farewell address on Tuesday night, it was a poignant reminder of just one more: the significance of having a president who loves books.
    It was pretty cool to have a president who reads books. ObamaFarewell - Emma Gray January 11, 2017
    Obama, who authored two books before becoming president, has long described himself as a voracious reader. He's been dubbed the “reader-in-chief,” using his bully pulpit to promote independent bookstores...
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  • Twitter: Obama's 'thank you' tweet his most popular ever

    Twitter: Obama's 'thank you' tweet his most popular ever

    4 monthes ago - By My Sanantonio

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's tweet following his farewell address to the nation has become the most popular post on the presidential account.
    Twitter spokesman Nick Pacilio says that outperforms his previous top tweet, a message posted after the Supreme Court's June 2015 decision to overturn state bans on gay marriage.
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  • Twitter: Obama's 'thank you' tweet his most popular ever

    4 monthes ago - By Miami Herald

    President Barack Obama's tweet following his farewell address to the nation has become the most popular post on the presidential account. Obama tweeted from the POTUS account Tuesday night: "Thank...
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  • Full video of President Barack Obama's farewell address

    4 monthes ago - By WGN TV

    CHICAGO - It was an emotional night for President Barack Obama, as he delivered his last address to the American people as commander in chief. Obama paid tribute to the sacrifices made by his family, and said First Lady Michelle Obama took on her role “with grace and grit and style and good humor.” Obama also said that his faith in America has only been strengthened by what he's witnessed over the past eight years.
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  • Athletes Honor President Barack Obama on Night of Farewell Address

    4 monthes ago - By Bleacher Report

    There may be no president in the history of the United States who has been as big a sports fan as Barack Obama. That's why, as our 44th president gave his farewell address Tuesday night, athletes around the country paid tribute and offered him their gratitude.
    During his eight years in office, President Obama has made annual March Madness picks, welcomed numerous championship teams into the White House and has even formed friendships with athletes , such as Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry.
    As the nation tuned in to see one last speech from President Obama, many athletes took...
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  • President Barack Obama says goodbye in emotional farewell address

    4 monthes ago - By ABC

    President Barack Obama delivered his historic farewell speech Tuesday night in the same city where his political career began.
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  • NEWS ROUNDUP: Where Was Sasha During Obama Farewell?.AND MORE

    4 monthes ago - By News One

    As President Obama thanked his family during his farewell speech in Chicago on Tuesday, his youngest daughter Sasha Obama was noticeably absent. According to a White House official Sasha, 15, missed her father's final speech as president because she was at home studying for an exam that she had the next morning. Sasha is currently a sophomore at Sidwell Friends, a private school in DC. During the speech, President Obama delivered a heartfelt message to both of his daughters. “Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become two amazing young women,” he said. “You are...
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  • America Will Miss Barack Obama's Decency

    4 monthes ago - By Real Clear Politics

    Ezra Klein , Vox
    President Obama's farewell address came as Washington obsessed over a sketchy intelligence report alleging that Donald Trump is being blackmailed by Moscow with a tape of perverted sex acts. Somehow, it was fitting. Obama's presidency was tumultuous, polarizing, and consequential. He presided over the grinding recovery from a financial crisis, the controversial reshaping of America's social safety net, the end of two wars, and a bitterly divided polity. He ran promising to bring Americans together only to find himself splitting them apart. His presidency coincided with the...
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  • WATCH: Michelle Obama Tweets 'So Proud of POTUS. I Love You Barack'

    4 monthes ago - By ABC News

    One of the most emotional moments of President Obama's farewell address in Chicago Tuesday night was when he turned his attention to the first lady, professing his love and admiration for his wife of 24 years.
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  • Sasha Obama Not at President Barack Obama Farewell Address Test

    4 monthes ago - By FOX News

    President Barack Obama's daughter Sasha was not present at her father's farewell address in Chicago Tuesday night since she was home studying for an exam, a White House official confirmed.
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