Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn before inauguration

May 8, 2017 in News

By JULIE PACE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama personally warned Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn to serve as his national security adviser, three former Obama administration officials said […]

Obama urges Congress to show ‘courage’ on health care

May 8, 2017 in Health

By BOB SALSBERG BOSTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama, in his first public comments about the ongoing debate over his signature health care plan, implored members of Congress on […]

In bipartisan nod, GOP-led Mississippi Senate commends Obama

January 20, 2017 in Business, News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Republican-led Mississippi Legislature has resisted much of President Barack Obama’s agenda. But in a bipartisan gesture of goodwill, the […]

Yes we did: President Obama delivers long goodbye

January 19, 2017 in News

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor The first black President of the United States will leave office at noon January 20. The run-up to his departure has been featured […]

In farewell speech, emotional President Obama offers encouragement for America’s future

January 11, 2017 in News

CHICAGO (AP)– President Barack Obama bid farewell to the nation on Tuesday in an emotional speech that sought to comfort a country on edge over rapid economic changes, persistent security […]

Historians rank President Obama’s legacy

January 5, 2017 in News

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA News Wire Contributor Supporters and critics alike may eventually come to view President Barack Obama’s two-term White House tenure the same way. His determination for […]

Republicans primed for push to dismantle Obama’s policies

January 3, 2017 in News

By RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the 115th Congress will be sworn in at noon Tuesday, setting off an aggressive campaign by Republicans who control the House and […]

With final press briefing of 2016, president Obama reflects on his record

December 29, 2016 in News

By Freddie Allen Managing Editor/NNPA Newswire President Barack Obama used his last press conference of the year to reflect on the accomplishments of his administration over the past eight years. […]