Barack Obama

Garth Brooks to Join Other Entertainers at Biden Inauguration

FILE (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Add country music superstar Garth Brooks to the lineup of entertainers at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Brooks joins Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez, among others. He performed during the inaugural celebration of President Barack Obama in 2009. He turned down a chance to play for President Donald Trump in 2017, citing a…

Three Former President Speak at John Lewis’ Funeral

Three former presidents (Bill Clinton, George Bush, & Barack Obama) are in attendance at John Lewis’ funeral as he is mourned, revered and celebrated as an American hero at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. The private funeral began Thursday morning after nearly a week of mourning that took him from his birthplace in Alabama to the nation’s capital of Washington…

The Latest on the Obama-Trump Oval Office Meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on the U.S. presidential transition (all times EST): 1 p.m. President-elect Donald Trump has left the White House after his first meeting with President Barack Obama. Trump says it was the first time the two had ever met. For almost 90 minutes, they discussed the coming changeover of government. Trump said they had planned to…

Obama welcomes relatives of 1936 African-American Olympians

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has welcomed to the White House relatives of Jesse Owens and America’s 17 other black athletes from the 1936 Olympics for the acknowledgement they didn’t receive along with their white counterparts 80 years ago. Relatives of 1936 African-American Olympians, gloved-fist protesters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, and members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic and…

Obama celebrates Sprint Cup with NASCAR’s Kyle Busch

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is celebrating NASCAR’s winning team – and eyeing the team’s wheels. Obama says soon he’ll finally be able to drive a car without alarming the Secret Service. In fact, he said gleefully, “in a few months, I can actually do anything I want!” Obama joked about his post-presidency plans as he welcomed NASCAR driver…

Clinton: Obama Likely to Pressure GOP With High Court Pick

ELKO, Nev. (AP) – Hillary Clinton predicts President Barack Obama will nominate someone who’s already been confirmed by the Senate to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The Democratic candidate for president said that earlier Senate confirmation for a post would potentially increase pressure on resistant Republicans to consider Obama’s choice for the high court. Clinton made her…