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President Barack Obama

Michelle Obama Got a Sweet Birthday Tweet From POTUS

You may have noticed a dark cloud looming over the White House lately — and no we don't mean the rainy weather in D.C. Read More »

President Obama Urges Every Man to Let Go of Sexism Before Voting

According to The Huffington Post, President Obama called on men to think about any bias they may have toward Hillary Clinton, who is in the running to become the first female preside Read More »

Meet Harvard Law School's First Deaf-Blind Graduate

Haben Girma may be the first deaf-blind student to graduate from Harvard Law School, but her disability has not hindered her awe-inspiring success. Born in California as an Eritrean-American, Girma's mother fled Eritrea in the early 1980s to secure a better life for her family. Read More »

Here's the Surprising Thing President Obama Had to Say to the US Women's Soccer Team

The White House honored the U.S. women's national soccer team on Tuesday. "This team taught all of America's children that 'playing like a girl' means you're a badass," President Barack Obama said. Read More »

Oldest Known Veteran in the U.S. Passes Away One Month After Meeting President Obama

Emma Didlake, the oldest known veteran in the United States, died on Sunday at the age of 110. Didlake's daughter told the San Antonio Express-News that she felt tired over the past few days and showed signs of failing health.  Read More »

Eva Longoria and Toni Morrison Among Group to Advise President Barack Obama On Post-Presidency

Actress Eva Longoria and writer Toni Morrison join a select group of people to help advise President Barack Obama on what he should do after his presidency. Read More »