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President Obama Releases Lengthy Statement on Muhammad Ali's Death

President Barack Obama and his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, have released a joint statement addressing the death of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

Muhammad Ali was The Greatest. Period. If you just asked him, he’d tell you. He’d tell you he was the double greatest; that he’d ‘handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder into jail.’ But what made The Champ the greatest – what truly separated him from everyone else – is that everyone else would tell you pretty much the same thing,” the statement started.

“Like everyone else on the planet, Michelle and I mourn his passing. But we’re also grateful to God for how fortunate we are to have known him, if just for a while; for how fortunate we all are that The Greatest chose to grace our time,” they couple continued.

“In my private study, just off the Oval Office, I keep a pair of his gloves on display, just under that iconic photograph of him – the young champ, just 22 years old, roaring like a lion over a fallen Sonny Liston. I was too young when it was taken to understand who he was – still Cassius Clay, already an Olympic Gold Medal winner, yet to set out on a spiritual journey that would lead him to his Muslim faith, exile him at the peak of his power, and set the stage for his return to greatness with a name as familiar to the downtrodden in the slums of Southeast Asia and the villages of Africa as it was to cheering crowds in Madison Square Garden,” they added.

Click inside to read the rest of the Obamas’ statement on Muhammad Ali’s death… More Here! »

President Obama References Donald Trump in Rutgers University Commencement Speech (Video)

President Obama is awarded an honorary degree while on stage to give the commencement speech at Rutgers University on Sunday (May 15) in Piscataway, N.J.

The 54-year-old Commander-in-Chief covered a lot of topics in his speech, including an indirect reference to Donald Trump‘s desire to build a wall around the U.S. borders.

“The world is more interconnected than ever before, and it’s becoming more connected every day. Building walls won’t change that,” Obama said. “Isolating or disparaging Muslims, suggesting they should be treated when they come to this country, that is not just a betrayal of our values -– that’s not just a betrayal of who we are –- we alienate the very communities at home or abroad who are our most important partners in the fight against violent extremism.”

Watch Obama‘s full Rutgers speech below:


President Obama – Rutgers Commencement Speech

Scandal's Bellamy Young & Boyfriend Ed Weeks Hold Hands at the White House!

Bellamy Young and Ed Weeks hold hands while heading into the White House to attend a state dinner on Friday night (May 13) in Washington, D.C.

The 46-year-old Scandal actress and the 35-year-old The Mindy Project actor joined many other celebs at the event, including Connie Britton, Will Ferrell, Aziz Ansari, and Tracee Ellis Ross.

President Obama and his wife Michelle were also in attendance of course!

When a fan tweeted a photo of Bellamy and Ed at the event, she reposted it and added, “He’s pretty good company, Briana, I gotta admit. 😁”

FYI: Connie is wearing Jovani. Bellamy is wearing Sylva & Cie earrings and rings.

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President Obama Takes Jabs at Donald Trump & Other Potential Candidates at White House Correspondents' Dinner (Video)

President Obama waves to the crowd while walking to the microphone for his speech at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 30) in Washington, D.C.

The 54-year-old Commander-in-Chief left no potential Presidential candidates out as he took jabs at Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, and more.

“The Republican establishment is incredulous that he’s the likely nominee. Shocking!” he said. “They say Donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president. But in fairness, he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world: Ms Sweden, Ms. Argentina, Ms. Azerbaijan.”

Obama also joked, “Alright, that’s probably enough. I’ve got more material. I don’t want to spend too much time on the Donald. Following [the press'] lead, I want to show some restraint. Because I think we can all agree, from the start, he’s got the appropriate amount of coverage befitting his candidacy. I hope you all are proud of yourselves.”

Watch President Obama‘s full WHCD speech below!

President Obama Speech at WHCD 2016

10+ pictures inside of President Obama speaking at the 2016 WHCDMore Here! »

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President Obama's Daughter Malia to Attend Harvard in Fall 2017

Malia Obama is headed to Harvard!

The 17-year-old daughter of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama has announced her commitment to the school in Cambridge, Mass.

“The President and Mrs. Obama announced today that their daughter Malia will attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017 as a member of the Class of 2021,” the office of the First Lady announced (via AP). “Malia will take a gap year before beginning school.”

Malia was reportedly choosing between a number of Ivy League schools, including Princeton, Brown, and University of Pennsylvania. She spent last summer interning on the set of Girls.

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President Obama Asks Kendall Jenner to 'Say Hi to Kim & Kanye' at WHCD 2016

Kendall Jenner came face to face with President Obama at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 30) in Washington, D.C.

The 20-year-old model shook hands with the president early on in the night, and she got starstruck for the “first time ever.”

“He was like, ‘Say hi to Kim and Kanye,’” Kendall told People. “I was like ‘Okay.’”

Kendall also mentioned that her mom Kris was so proud that she had already posted about the night on Instagram when it had barely begun.

“I know she’s proud,” Kendall said. “She’s all over it.”

Prince Harry & Queen Elizabeth Respond to Obamas' Trash Talk

Prince Harry mimics a “boom” gesture while responding to the Obamas‘ trash talk in a cute new video shared to Instagram.

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sent the royal family a video earlier in the day challenging them to bring it at the Invictus Games.

“Hey Prince Harry, remember when you told us to bring it at the Invictus Games?” Michelle asks. Barack adds, “Be careful what you wish for.” A man in the background then says “boom” with a hand gesture.

Kensington Palace shared a video of Harry and Queen Elizabeth watching the video.

“Really? Please,” the Queen says before Harry mimics the “boom” bomb drop.

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