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Barack Obama Quotes: 5 Memorable Lines From The Outgoing US President

Take a look back at some of President Barack Obama’s most memorable quotes in his eight years leading the United States. It cannot be denied that he had some great insights to share not only with his fellow politicians and critics, but also with the millions of citizens whose welfare he was responsible for.

Feature | Culture December 31, 2016

New Coral Reef Fish Species Found Only In Hawaii’s Papahanaumokuakea Named After President Obama

A new species of coral reef fish has been named after President Barack Obama. The naming of the Tosanoides obama acknowledges Obama’s initiatives in the preservation of the natural environment.

Animals December 23, 2016

Impressive Impressions: 8th Grader Impersonates Presidentiables In Hilarious Graduation Speech

An eighth grader from Illinois decided to do his graduation speech in the style of some of the 2016 presidential candidates, including President Barack Obama. Quite frankly, it's been fantastic.

Viral June 18, 2016

President Obama Pledges To Veto House Passage Of H.R. 2666 Anti-Net Neutrality Bill

The White House published its position on the H.R. 2666 Anti-Net Neutrality Bill. President Obama swore that the bill will not pass during his mandate, as it has the potential to neuter the FCC in relation with big data carriers.

Legal April 15, 2016

President Obama Reveals His 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket

Who does the Commander-in-Chief like to win it all on his Presidential Bracket?

Movies/TV Shows March 16, 2016

President Obama To Ask Congress For $1.8B To Fight Zika Virus

The White House announced it will ask Congress for funding to help monitor, control, prevent and treat the mosquito-borne Zika virus domestically and internationally.

Life February 8, 2016

Google Hires Former President Obama Adviser To Lead Global Public Policy

Caroline Atkinson left her position with the White House in December and will assume the helm of her new gig in March.

Business January 14, 2016

President Obama's 2016 State Of The Union Address To Get Genius Annotation Treatment

His Genius-annotated 2010 through 2015 State of the Union Addresses can be found on the White House's website.

Internet January 11, 2016

The President Can't Pardon Stephen Avery After 'Making A Murderer' Petition Reaches The White House

The White House responded to the petition that asked the president to pardon Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, the two subjects of the Netflix original series 'Making a Murderer.'

Internet Culture January 8, 2016

Bernie Sanders Breaks Presidential Campaign Fundraising Record

The 2016 presidential hopeful surpassed President Obama's record amount of grassroots donations over the weekend with a bulk of them coming through his website.

December 22, 2015

President Obama To Appear On Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee'

The Dec. 30 episode featuring the Commander-in-Chief will kick off the seventh season of the online series on Sony's Crackle.

Movies/TV Shows December 21, 2015

President Obama To Show Off Alaskan Survival Skills With Bear Grylls On 'Running Wild'

President Barack Obama and Bear Grylls take on the Alaskan wilderness in a fight for survival and to check out the effects of climate change. Watch 'Running Wild' and check out the live tweet session for this special episode.

Internet Culture December 17, 2015

Presidents, Prime Minister May Age And Die Sooner: Study

Candidates who win next year’s elections may need to take note of this: winning the elections is equivalent to the loss of 2.7 years in a person's lifespan.

Society December 16, 2015

President Obama Signs Pro-Asteroid Mining Bill Into Law

Pres. Barack Obama signed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (CLSLCA) of 2015 into law, permitting space miners to keep whatever they extract from heavenly bodies. Experts believe that the new law brings so much potential to the developing industry.

Space November 27, 2015

President Obama Interviews Alibaba Founder And Chairman Jack Ma At CEO Summit In Manila

The two spoke about government's involvement in business, climate change and clean technology, an area of interest where Jack Ma was inspired by Bill Gates.

November 18, 2015

Bill Says Companies Would Own The Rights Mining For Resources In Space

A bill passed in May by the House of Representatives says that private companies would own the rights to the resources they extract from asteroids and other space ventures. The bill is awaiting decision by the Senate.

FUTURE TECH September 24, 2015

President Obama Shares His Spotify Playlist With The Public

If you were ever curious about what President Obama likes to jam to, here's your chance to see an entire Spotify list crafted by our one and only POTUS. Who knew he was a Joni Mitchell fan?

Society August 14, 2015

The White House Launches First-Ever Demo Day To Encourage Tech Diversity

President Obama is hosting the first-ever White House Demo Day to increase diversity in tech.

Start Ups August 4, 2015

No Presidential Pardon For Edward Snowden, Says White House

Sorry, Edward Snowden. No presidential pardon for you. That's what the White House said today in an official statement, following a petition by more than 165,000 Americans asking for Snowden's whistleblowing to be forgiven.

Internet July 28, 2015

President Obama Tackles Sports Questions As Part of Twitter Q&A Session

President Obama's Twitter Q&A session with followers Thursday took a turn when sports questions came his way. When they did, the Commander-in-Chief was more than ready to respond.

Movies/TV Shows May 29, 2015

Kenyan Lawyer Wants To Marry The Daughter Of Barack Obama: Offers Cow, Sheep And Goats

A lawyer in Kenya want to marry Malia Obama, the daughter of the POTUS. He plans to write a letter to the president in hopes he will make his dream come true.

Movies/TV Shows May 29, 2015

Chicago Cubs Troll President Obama On Twitter

President Obama joined Twitter on Monday and immediately began following some of his hometown Chicago sports teams. Noticeably absent? The Chicago Cubs, which led to the ball club trolling the POTUS.

Movies/TV Shows May 18, 2015

President Obama Sneaks In Deflate Gate Jab At Patriots, Mocks Belichick's Style At White House

President Obama welcomed the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots to the White House on Thursday and made sure to bring up their Deflate Gate scandal.

Movies/TV Shows April 24, 2015

'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Guests: President Obama, Liam Neeson Are Both Hilarious

Jimmy Kimmel brings 'Taken' star, Liam Neeson, on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' to read us a sweet bedtime story.

Movies/TV Shows March 12, 2015

44 Surprisingly Weird Facts You Probably Didn't Know About U.S. Presidents

In honor of Presidents Day, we've gathered our favorite lesser-known-facts about the leaders of America.

Feature February 16, 2015

Windows 10, Feds Target Cybersecurity, WhatsApp Desktop App Lead Week's Top News

It was yet another busy week in tech, with a number of important stories hitting the headlines. The top news also includes Facebook's move to stop hoaxes and FreedomPop's cheap Wi-Fi hotspot offering.

Apps/Software January 23, 2015

State of the Union: Science and Health Points Mentioned (And Those That Weren't)

President Obama made few mentions of science and health in his recent State of the Union Address. What goals did the Chief Executive outline?

Space January 21, 2015

Your State Of The Union Recap In GIFs

President Barack Obama delivered the annual State of the Union address on Jan. 20. In case you decided to watch something on your DVR last night, here's what you missed, as told through GIFs.

Internet Culture January 21, 2015

'The West Wing' Cast Reunited To Help The Real White House

For seven seasons, 'The West Wing' presented a fictionalized account of the democracy and drama that takes place in the White House. But this is what happens when 'The West Wing' comes to life.

Movies/TV Shows January 17, 2015

Amazing NASA Video: 'Astronaut's-Eye View' of Orion Re-Entry Through Earth Atmosphere

An 'Astronaut's-Eye View' video of Orion's re-entry through the atmosphere was recorded, showing a dramatic descent.

Space December 22, 2014

Obama's 'James Flacco' Flub: Twitter Reacts Exactly As You'd Expect

Is it James Franco or 'James Flacco'? President Obama doesn't seem too sure which it is, but not to worry. Twitter is here for him.

Internet Culture December 19, 2014

Sony Canceling 'The Interview' Was A Mistake, Says Obama

The President of the United States has finally spoken out about North Korea's cyber-attack on Sony Pictures. In no uncertain terms, he thinks it was 'a mistake' for Sony to cancel its release of 'The Interview.'

Movies/TV Shows December 19, 2014

President Obama Names His Favorite Film Of 2014

There's a lot on President Obama's plate, but that doesn't mean he wasn't able to get out and see a few movies throughout the year. His favorite's probably not what you'd expect, either...

Movies/TV Shows December 18, 2014

Duchess Kate Mistaken for Frozen's Elsa by NY Kids. How Did She Handle It?

Princess Kate visits kids in Harlem who mistake her for Queen Elsa, while Prince William visits President Obama in Washington.

Internet Culture December 9, 2014

Barack and Michelle Obama's First Date Is Being Made Into A Movie

The Obamas' first date is set to be the plot in a new biopic called 'Southside With You' that is expected to start filming next July.

Movies/TV Shows December 6, 2014

Stephen Colbert Books President Obama For 'Victory Lap' Episode

Stephen Colbert can mark one item off his bucket list. He's finally booked President Obama to appear on 'The Colbert Report.' It's happening on one of the series' final episodes.

Movies/TV Shows December 5, 2014

Obama Calls for Body Cameras on Police

Body cameras for police officers could soon become more common, after the President asked Congress to supply 50,000 of the devices to law enforcement agencies. But, could the cameras help prevent another incident like the one at Ferguson?

Society December 2, 2014

FCC Chairman says he'll probably ignore President Obama on net neutrality

Although President Obama recently urged the FCC to support full net neutrality, along with the majority of the American public, the agency's chairman Tom Wheeler says he may ignore the President's suggestions.

Internet Culture November 12, 2014

Civil Rights Champion John Doar Dies at 92. Here are the Most Significant Points of His Life

American hero John Doar championed against segregation during the civil rights era and was instrumental in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965. He died at the age of 92 on Nov. 11.

Internet Culture November 12, 2014

What is the Presidential Medal of Freedom and who will be receiving it this year?

The Presidential Medal of Freedom will be presented to 19 notable Americans in a ceremony on Nov. 24.

Feature November 11, 2014

President Obama strongly urges FCC to uphold net neutrality

President Obama recently released a video urging the Federal Communications Commission to not only uphold net neutrality, but to also make stronger rules governing it, including reclassifying cable companies as utilities.

Internet Culture November 10, 2014

Obama awards Medal of Honor to Civil War hero

First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing has been awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Gettysburg 151 years ago. What did he do to deserve the nation's highest military honor?

Society November 6, 2014

President Obama responds to critics through Key & Peele's anger translator

There's plenty of reasons why President Obama could be stressed out, but how can he express himself without losing face? 'Key & Peele' take a look at the President's secret weapon: an anger translator named Luther.

Internet Culture November 6, 2014

The top 5 things you need to know this Election Day

Voting in the midterm elections takes place today. In case you haven't been following the races closely, here are the important things you should know.

Internet Culture November 4, 2014

Quarantined Ebola nurse goes for bike ride in Maine, public shuns Bellevue workers in NYC

Kaci Hickox went for a bike ride in Maine, after treating Ebola patients in Africa, fueling a political and legal battle.

Life October 30, 2014

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