Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the junior United States Senator from Illinois and presidential nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2008 United States presidential election.
Obama is the first African American to be nominated by a major political party for president. A graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he served as president of the Harvard... Read more
Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s official portraits were unveiled Monday at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Michelle Obama’s portrait, painted by Amy Sherald, was unveiled first:
Michelle Obama and artist Amy Sherald unveil the former first lady’s official portrait at the National Portrait Gallery.
Then came the former president’s portrait, painted by Kehinde Wiley:
Artist Kehinde Wiley and Barack Obama unveil the... Read more
House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing criticism Saturday after tweeting a report referencing a woman from Pennsylvania who saw an increase of $1.50 on her weekly paycheck stemming from the recently passed GOP tax-reform bill.
In the tweet, Ryan included a link to an AP report describing how some people in the workforce have seen more take-home pay coming from the new withholding... Read more
Much like Martin Luther King, Jr., President Barack Obama is a man for all people. He is humble yet confident; he is gracious yet firm; and he is a peacemaker in every situation. People from every continent love him.
He has been called a cultural icon, bringing hope where there is none. His election to the highest office in the world... Read more
Rule tightening follows end to humanitarian program that allowed tens of thousands of Haitians to live and work in U.S.
The Trump administration is further tightening immigration rules for Haitians, as it plans to remove the country from a program for temporary seasonal jobs, weeks after ending a humanitarian program that allowed tens of thousands of others to live and work... Read more
Pastor Maurice Watson asserted that whoever said such “dehumanizing” remarks “ought to be held accountable.”
Vice President Mike Pence reportedly got an earful at church on Sunday, when a pastor blasted President Donald Trump’s reported disparagement of Haiti and African countries.
Pence and his wife, Karen, were guests at the Metropolitan Baptist Church, a historically black church in Largo, Maryland. The church’s pastor, Maurice Watson, told his... Read more
Nearly 50 years after his death, King's legacy lives on.
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