Top Stories

Barack Obama News, Pictures, and Videos

What Are Barack & Michelle Obama Doing Next?

With their time in the White House coming to a close, you may be wondering what Barack and Michelle Obama have next on their to-do list.

The 55-year-old former U.S. President has plans to write a book, work on his presidential library, and start a foundation.

“I’m not going to Wall Street,” he explained in an interview with 60 Minutes. “The amount of time that I’ll be investing in issues is going to be high. But it’ll be necessarily in a different capacity.”

“I’m going to spend time with Michelle,” he added. “You know, we got some catching up to do. We’ve both been busy.”

It looks like he and the 53-year-old former First Lady will have plenty of time to spend with each other, as their youngest daughter Sasha will still be going to high school in Washington, D.C., and their oldest daughter Malia just secured an internship with Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein.

And Michelle? She is reportedly writing a memoir.

VIDEO: Barack & Michelle Obama Greet Donald & Melania Trump at White House

President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama greet President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania on Inauguration Day on the steps of the White House in Washington, DC.

The 55-year-old current President and 53-year-old First Lady were gracious in their greeting of the next White House residents. It looks like Melania and her husband brought the Obamas a gift from Tiffany’s!

The two couples took photos together on the steps before heading inside for tea.

Donald Trump is set to become President at around noon EST today — watch a live stream here.

obamas meet trumps on inauguration day 01
obamas meet trumps on inauguration day 02
obamas meet trumps on inauguration day 03
obamas meet trumps on inauguration day 04
obamas meet trumps on inauguration day 05

Barack Obama Sends Out Final Tweets as President

President Barack Obama has sent out his final tweets as the 44th President of the United States.

There’s about two hours left of Barack Obama‘s presidency.

“It’s been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man,” the President wrote. “I won’t stop; I’ll be right there with you as a citizen, inspired by your voices of truth and justice, good humor, and love.”

See the series of tweets below…

Click inside to read all the tweets from President Obama…More Here! »

Look Back at Obama's Star-Studded Inaugural Concert in 2009

Donald Trump is definitely not the only president to have a pre-inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial, as he suggested at his event. President Barack Obama hosted one in 2009 and it featured so many stars!

Obama‘s concert featured such stars as Beyonce, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Shakira, Josh Groban, Usher, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Renee Fleming, Heather Headley, and many more.

Denzel Washington, Steve Carell, Ashley Judd, Rosario Dawson, Tom Hanks, Queen Latifah, Samuel L. Jackson, and other actors also made appearances to energize the crowd of several hundred thousand people.

The performers lineup for Trump‘s inaugural concert featured much less star power.

Take a look back at the photos, which include Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha, who were just 10 and 7 at the time!


Beyonce – America the Beautiful Live @ Obama Inaugural Concert
look back at obama star studded inaugural concert in 2009 01
look back at obama star studded inaugural concert in 2009 02
look back at obama star studded inaugural concert in 2009 03
look back at obama star studded inaugural concert in 2009 04
look back at obama star studded inaugural concert in 2009 05

President Barack Obama Pens Final Letter to American People

President Obama has written his final letter to the American people – as today is his last day in office before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in.

“It’s a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. It’s a letter meant to share what we know, what we’ve learned, and what small wisdom may help our successor bear the great responsibility that comes with the highest office in our land, and the leadership of the free world,” President Obama wrote. “But before I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th. Because all that I’ve learned in my time in office, I’ve learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man.”

“I’ve seen you, the American people, in all your decency, determination, good humor, and kindness. And in your daily acts of citizenship, I’ve seen our future unfolding,” he continued. “All of us, regardless of party, should throw ourselves into that work — the joyous work of citizenship. Not just when there’s an election, not just when our own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime.”

“And when the arc of progress seems slow, remember: America is not the project of any one person. The single most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘We.’ ‘We the People.’ ‘We shall overcome,’” the President added.

Click inside to read the entire letter from Barack Obama….More Here! »

VIDEO: Ellen DeGeneres Pays Tribute to Barack Obama For Last Day as President

Ellen DeGeneres is paying tribute to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, as today is their last day in the White House.

“Today is the last day that Barack Obama will be our President. I want to personally thank him for changing my life. I am a legally married woman because of him, and so is my wife. His courage and compassion created equality for everyone…I love him, I love Michelle,” Ellen said.

Ellen also did something silly – she inserted herself into President Obama‘s final speech. You can see that inside the cut!

Also pictured inside: Scandal‘s Tony Goldwyn, who also made an appearance on the show that day….

Click inside to watch Ellen’s funny video she made for the President…More Here! »

ellen degeneres pays tribute to barack obama 01
ellen degeneres pays tribute to barack obama 02
ellen degeneres pays tribute to barack obama 03
ellen degeneres pays tribute to barack obama 04
ellen degeneres pays tribute to barack obama 05

President Obama Reveals Sasha & Malia's Reaction to Donald Trump's Election Win

President Barack Obama just gave his last press conference as the President of the United States, and some of his final thoughts were spent gushing about his daughters, Sasha, 15, and Malia, 18.

When speaking about Sasha and Malia‘s reaction to Donald Trump winning the election, he said, “They were disappointed…[but] they do not mope.”

“What makes me proudest about them…they have no assumed that because their side did not win…that automatically America has somehow rejected them or their values. I don’t think they feel that way,” the POTUS said.

“If you’re engaged and you’re involved, then there are a lot more good people than bad in this country. There is a core decency in this country,” he said.

More Here! »

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here