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An Obama, not the president, brings down the house at Democratic convention

An Obama, not the president, brings down the house at Democratic convention

PHILADELPHIA, July 26 (Reuters) – Democrats divided over the future of their party agreed on at least one thing at their national convention in Philadelphia on Monday night: Michelle Obama was a star.   The first lady gave a speech…

Obama: dark Trump vision ‘doesn’t really jibe’ with facts

Obama: dark Trump vision ‘doesn’t really jibe’ with facts

WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) – The dark vision of America under siege described by Donald Trump in his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination does not mesh with reality, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday.   Obama noted…

Obama says attacks on police hurt Black Lives Matter cause

Obama says attacks on police hurt Black Lives Matter cause

MADRID, July 10 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama has warned that attacks on police over racial bias would hurt the anti-racism Black Lives Matter movement, days after a sniper killed five police officers in Dallas in apparent revenge for…

Obama: Trump’s rhetoric is xenophobic, not populist

Obama: Trump’s rhetoric is xenophobic, not populist

OTTAWA, June 30 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama is tired of hearing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump described as a populist.   The Democratic leader, who has made no secret of his dislike for the wealthy businessman’s rhetoric, closed…

Michelle Obama, daughters and mom promote girls’ education in Morocco

Michelle Obama, daughters and mom promote girls’ education in Morocco

MARRAKESH, Morocco, June 29 (Reuters) – U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, her mother and daughters Sasha and Malia were joined by Meryl Streep in Morocco’s Marrakesh on Tuesday on a six-day tour to try to promote girls’ education.   More…

Adios, Three Amigos: Obama heads to last summit with Canada, Mexico

Adios, Three Amigos: Obama heads to last summit with Canada, Mexico

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA, June 27 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will meet with leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday for his final “Three Amigos” summit, a meeting that may signal how keen the North American partners are to tout trade at…

EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department opposes new Obama proposal on Guantanamo

EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department opposes new Obama proposal on Guantanamo

NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is again facing dissent from within his administration – this time from Attorney General Loretta Lynch – over his plans to shutter the Guantanamo Bay military prison, according to senior administration officials.  …

Obama extols U.S. national parks in picture-perfect social media moments

Obama extols U.S. national parks in picture-perfect social media moments

By Roberta Rampton   YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., June 19 (Reuters) – The moon was just rising over Half Dome, the setting sun reflected off its sheer granite face, as President Barack Obama and his family landed by helicopter in…

Obama heads to national parks with climate message in mind

Obama heads to national parks with climate message in mind

US president is taking his family on a working vacation this weekend to make the case for conservation   By Roberta Rampton   WASHINGTON, June 17 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama is taking his family to two national parks…

Obama meets Orlando massacre survivors, assails homegrown terrorism

Obama meets Orlando massacre survivors, assails homegrown terrorism

ORLANDO, Fla., June 17 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Thursday met survivors of a massacre at an Orlando gay nightclub and relatives of the 49 people killed and said the United States must act to control gun violence and…

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