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President Obama Nominates First African American to Head Library of Congress

Carla Hayden has been nominated as 14th Librarian of Congress

President Obama nominates Carla Hayden as new head of the Library of Congress, making her…

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Black History Month: Barack Obama, President of the United States

29 days of modern black history makers

After winning 52.9% of the vote in 2008, Barack Obama was sworn in as the…

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President Obama’s Positive Track Record For Helping African Americans

Administration has not failed the black community according to its policies

Over the past eight years, President Barack Obama has worked to improve the lives of…

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9 Years Ago Today President Obama Made History

The president returned to Springfield, Illinois, where he first announced his presidential campaign

Nine years ago today, a little-known senator named Barack Obama announced his presidential candidacy…

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President Obama Expands Efforts to Close Pay Gap, Calls For Salary Release

Companies with 100 or more employees to send salary information to federal government

On the 7th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Act, President Obama announces new regulations that…

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Reframing the Narrative Around Black Men

Prestigious Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship selects Trabian Shorters as fellow

It’s an untold story: Black men are assets in the U.S. They are patriots, entrepreneurs,…

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Obama Bans Solitary Confinement For Juveniles in Federal Prisons

Practice is deemed overused and having the potential for horrible psychological consequences

No juveniles will face solitary confinement in federal prison, and maximumn time in solitude has…

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Obama Was the Best President Technology Could Have Ever Wanted

The tech industry will miss Obama when he's gone

Obama’s elevation of technology as national interest has been a hallmark of his presidency since…

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[DC Report] Obama Unveils New Gun Control Plan

The POTUS has vowed to take executive action to expand gun control laws

President Barack Obama has just unveiled his new gun control plan, promising to take unprecedented…

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Obama on Black Lives Matter: “We As a Society, Particularly Given Our History, Have to Take This Seriously”

POTUS says concerns of activists are legitimate issues we have to addresss

President Obama opens up about his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and the…

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[Video] President Obama Visits Federal Prison for VICE Special

For the first time in history, the president steps behind prison walls for a close-up look at the impact of imprisonment.

In a special report “Fixing the System” cameras look on as President Obama takes an…

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[WATCH] Michelle Obama Steals the Spotlight at White House State Dinner

Her black Vera Wang dress was the talk of the Internet

FLOTUS steals the spotlight at White House State Dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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[Op Ed] President Obama’s Iran Deal Ensures American Security and Prevents War

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is a sound agreement

The JCPOA is not built on trust – it’s built on verification. Under the agreement,…

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President Obama’s New Executive Order Could Affect More Than 300,000 Workers

POTUS fights for federal contractors to offer employees extended paid sick leave

President Obama unveils new executive order that will require federal contractors to offer employees up…

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[PHOTOS] The Best of President Obama’s Travels Around the World

White House photographer highlights President Obama's travels around the world

Whitehouse photographer highlights President Obama’s travels around the world.

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Reggie Love: Career Lessons I Learned as President Obama’s Assistant

Love explains how working with POTUS has helped him to succeed in his career today

President Obama’s former assistant, Reggie Love, explains how his career lessons with POTUS have helped…

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Bipartisan Rewrite of ‘No Child Left Behind’ Passes Senate

But civil rights groups say the bill is ‘not acceptable’

The Senate passes a bipartisan rewrite of No Child Left Behind, but whether President Obama…

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News Update: Politics Roundup

Here's some of the big news happening right now

A politics roundup including an epic legal battle in North Carolina to restore voting rights…

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Malia Obama Spotted Interning on Set of HBO’s ‘Girls’

Malia Obama lands a new summer gig

First Daughter, Malia Obama, was spotted interning on the set of HBO’s hit series “Girls”.

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President Obama Wants to Extend Overtime Pay Protection to Millions of Workers

New changes will make nearly 5 million more workers eligible for overtime pay

President Obama announces plan to expand overtime pay protection to millions of workers in 2016.

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