President Barack Obama

DURHAM, N.C. | Obama arrives for North Carolina-Duke matchup

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama has arrived at Cameron Indoor Stadium for top-ranked Duke’s game against No. 8 North Carolina. Obama entered the arena about 30 minutes before tipoff Wednesday night, slapping high-fives with the Cameron Crazies behind one basket as they chanted his name. Obama is a noted college basketball fan … Continue reading DURHAM, N.C. | Obama arrives for North Carolina-Duke matchup

OAKLAND, Calif. | Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys ‘you matter’

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. Obama was in Oakland, California, to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative he launched after … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys ‘you matter’

CHICAGO | Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge gave the green light Tuesday to a parks-advocacy group’s lawsuit that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack Obama‘s $500 million presidential center in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan. Supporters of the project had hoped the court would grant a city motion to … Continue reading CHICAGO | Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

Utah reduces voter-backed Medicaid expansion in rare move

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah passed sweeping changes to a voter-approved Medicaid expansion Monday, cutting the number of people covered nearly in half and adding work requirements that the Trump administration is expected to approve. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed the plan hours after it cleared a final vote in the Republican-led Legislature, calling … Continue reading Utah reduces voter-backed Medicaid expansion in rare move

OAKLAND, Calif | Kamala Harris kicks off 2020 campaign, warns of divisions

OAKLAND, Calif. — January 27, 2019—Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, standing outside of Oakland’s city hall, formally kicked off her campaign for the White House by presenting herself as the leader who can best unite an America that is at an “inflection point” and facing a critical question. “We are here because the American Dream and … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Kamala Harris kicks off 2020 campaign, warns of divisions

WASHINGTON | Golden State Warriors visit former President Barack Obama

WASHINGTON —Jan 25, 2019—The Golden State Warriors spent about an hour with former President Barack Obama. The meeting took place Thursday at Obama’s office in Washington before the defending NBA champs beat the Wizards 126-118. Players and coach Steve Kerr were reluctant to talk about it. A photo was posted on Instagram but has since … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Golden State Warriors visit former President Barack Obama

NEW YORK | Meek Mill, Jay-Z and sports owners back justice reforms

NEW YORK—Jan 23, 2019—A coalition of big names in sports and entertainment is taking on criminal justice reform. Rappers Meek Mill and Jay-Z and the owners of the Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots came together in New York City on Wednesday to announce the launch of an organization that … Continue reading NEW YORK | Meek Mill, Jay-Z and sports owners back justice reforms

WASHINGTON | Senators urge Trump to put Islamic State prisoners in Gitmo

WASHINGTON —January 22, 2019—Four U.S. senators are urging President Donald Trump to use the Guantanamo Bay detention center to hold fighters from the Islamic State group captured in Syria. The Republican lawmakers say Islamic State prisoners could escape or be released in Syria, and they would face “justice” at the detention center on the U.S. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senators urge Trump to put Islamic State prisoners in Gitmo