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Politics: Former President Obama Goes To Germany (Video)

I believe that the Barack Obama post-Presidency has the potential to be even more impactful and far-reaching across the decades than even former President Jimmy Carter’s. And that’s a high bar. In my lifetime, Carter was one of the few U.S. Presidents that have done more than had a big library built. Google his accomplishments as Ambassador, as a peace negotiator, working with the Peace Corps and Habitat for Humanity… and both Carter and Obama have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

A massive crowd gathered in Berlin to listen to former POTUS Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak about democracy.
– CBS This Morning

Watch this clip. Just a warm up. But it looks like the former Prez is done with the water skiing vacations and is getting ready to go back to work making the world a better place.

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The Obamas’ Last Christmas Weekly Address From The White House (Video)

Merry Christmas everybody!…Celebrating the holidays in the White House over these past eight years has been a true privilege. We’ve been able to welcome over half a million guests, our outstanding pastry chefs have baked 200,000 holiday cookies, and Barack has treated the American people to countless dad jokes. Although a few got a Frosty reception…

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama celebrate their final holiday season at the White House. In the above video, the Obamas lay out some of the country’s achievements over their terms in the White House, include some reminders of how great America is and can be, as well as a call to remember those who serve and protect the U.S. even over the holidays. Join them in supporting America’s service members and families, now and year-round, at JoiningForces.gov.

Merry Christmas, Mr. President & Madam First Lady.

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Mr. Noah Goes To Washington: The Full President Obama Interview (Video)

Trevor Noah visits President Barack Obama at the White House for a special interview for The Daily Show. The two discuss Russia’s impact on the 2016 election, the state of the U.S. democracy, the incoming Trump administration, the future of Affordable Care, modern racism and more.

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The White House Welcomes The 2016 NBA Champions Cleveland Cavaliers (Video)

Come back from a 3-1 situation to win the NBA Finals… and a trip to the White House. How dope is that?

Please watch footage from the Cavs visit with the U.S. President and First Lady, as well as Vice President Joe Biden. And reeeeally watch as Present Obama daps-and-back-pats the bruhs while offering ‘official’ handshakes to the rest. Just like on Key & Peele. Hahaa!

Respect and honor to the veterans assembled there, and to all who’ve served. Just like First Lady Michelle Obama and the Cavs showed.

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President Obama: The Full Interview on ‘Real Time’ With Bill Maher (Video)

Well, here it is… After about 8 years of cosigning, campaigning, contributing and cajoling… Bill Maher gets a sit-down with the President Of The United States aka POTUS aka President Barack Hussein Obama!

President Barack Obama sits down with Bill Maher on the eve of the election to discuss the issues Real Time viewers care about. Original air date: November 4, 2016.

Great conversation! Cannot say it was worth the wait because a lot of this talk has been said by the President and his administration all along. After watching, you’ll probably agree that (while a studio appearance would have been awesome & appreciated) this choice of format and venue (directed Q&A at the White House with plenty of time to talk) was the best way to go. We get to hear all of what the President had to say in response to all of what Maher wanted to ask on his viewers’ behalf.

You REALLY want to watch the ENTIRE interview, especially if you are an American (regardless of party, belief, etc.).

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Barry (Netflix Teaser)

Not sure how Hollywood figured out that we’d need something a bit more palatable to wash away the nasty politics of the current U.S. Presidential Campaign. But then again, looking back, how could we not. At the very least, we’ve known and come to realize that a wildly popular – and by most accounts credible & and accomplished – President and First Lady were leaving the White House. We knew that there were no contenders to take up residence with the Obamas’ mix of composure, competence and charisma. That was sad enough.

And just when we thought we’d dug through the mud & sh!t and hit rock bottom, somebody threw down a jackhammer so we could dig for oil and bodies and get even nastier. Did you SEE the 3rd Presidential Debate? The candidates can’t even shake hands. But that phase is over now. Early voting has begun and the dust will settle after November 8th. Just in time for us to enjoy some farewell level good cinema.

Remember the future First Couple’s first date movie (“Southside With You”) we posted on here? Well, Netflix is bringing us another back, back in the day flick… talking about way back when Barack Obama was “Barry.” It won’t have as softened a tone as the aforementioned ‘date movie’ but viewers can draw strength knowing that even their President had it rough.

A young Barack Obama, known to his friends as “Barry,” arrives in New York City in the fall of 1981 to begin his junior year at Columbia University. In a crime-ridden and racially charged environment, Barry finds himself pulled between various social spheres and struggles to maintain a series of increasingly strained relationships with his Kansas-born mother, his estranged Kenyan father, and his classmates. Barry is the story of a young man grappling with those same issues that his country, and arguably the world, are still coming to terms with 35 years later. On Netflix December 16.
– Netflix

Check out the trailer above. Should be good watching.

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DemocracyNow Presents: Michael Eric Dyson vs. Eddie Glaude, Race, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama’s Presidency And More (Video)

Great interview (slash moderated debate-type discussion) featuring Eddie Glaude and Michael Eric Dyson by DemocracyNow. Strap in for some informative, intellectual exploration of approaches to the Democratic platform, President Obama’s actions and legacy, Former Secretary and Presidential candidate Clinton’s past and anticipated actions should she ascend to U.S. Commander-In-Chief, and SO MUCH MORE!

On Wednesday night, President Obama addressed the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and implored the nation to vote for Hillary Clinton. As Obama seeks to pass the torch to his Secretary Of State, we host a debate on Hillary Clinton, her rival Donald Trump and President Obama’s legacy between Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson. Glaude’s most recent book is “Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul,” and he recently wrote an article for Time magazine headlined “My Democratic Problem with Voting for Hillary Clinton.” Dyson is the author of “The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America” and wrote a cover article for the New Republic titled, “Yes She Can: Why Hillary Clinton Will Do More for Black People Than Obama.”

Of the two, I agree with Eddie Glaude. Just getting that out there.

TRANSCRIPT: MICHAEL ERIC DYSON VS. EDDIE GLAUDE

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Comedy: Watch President Obama “Slow Jam the News” On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Video)

In short, climate change is real, healthcare is affordable, and love is love.
…Commander In Preach!

As much tongue-in-cheek, as cheeky humor, this sketch again allows President Obama to play ‘straight’ as he communicates his administration’s successes while Jimmy Fallon and Tariq go in with the silly singing; all backed by The Legendary Roots Crew. Guaranteed chuckles and kudos on the coolness of America’s Commander In Chief. All you gotta do is press play, baby.

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Southside With You (Trailer)

Before they were the Prez and First Lady… before they were perhaps one of the world’s most adorable couples… there had to be a first date. This is that story.

Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, “Southside With You,” recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” to the site of their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor.

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The President Goes To Flint: Meet Eight-Year-Old Amariyanna Copeny  (Video)


Eight-year-old Amariyanna Copeny, American citizen, Flint, Michigan, resident called on her President… and he responded. He came to see her in Flint to do so. Check out the AWESOME video of their interaction and President Barack Obama addressing the crowd that gathered.

(Little Miss Flint is so precious.)

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President Barack Obama And Steph Curry Star In “The Mentorship” (Video)

When you really think of it, The Obamas are doing stuff that is really seen of First Families after they leave the White House. But as Martin Luther King, Jr. quipped, “The time is always right to do what is right.” And this promo spot – featuring President Barack Obama and NBA standout Steph Curry – for the My Brother’s Keeper mentoring initiative… it’s the right thing. Plus, it’s pretty dope.

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The Golden State Warriors Visit The White House And Get Roasted…By President Obama (Video)

Cool clip of the Golden State Warriors’ White House trip. Know who else is a trip? President Obama. He welcomed the NBA champs to the house, as is custom, and gave ’em a good ribbing. Steph will most def be working on his jump shot form thanks to The President’s wisecracks. Haaa!

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President Barack Obama And Jerry Seinfeld: Just A Couple Of Guys ‘Getting Coffee’ (Video)

Screenshot 2016-01-07 05.12.10This “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” episode is everything fam. By far, the biggest “get” ever on Jerry Seinfeld’s show: President Barack Obama. Still… the baby blue 1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe he showed up in… classic sickness! Too bad they aren’t actually ‘going’ anywhere to get coffee.

Seinfeld: Uh… we’re just gonna run out for a quick coffee. We’ll be right back.
White House Security Guard: I’m sorry, sir. That’s not possible.
Seinfeld: I do this little show “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.”
White House Security Guard: You’re a comedian with the President going nowhere. Back it up.
Seinfeld: Yes sir.

Watch. And peep, the President’s got jokes… and some pretty cool tech in his car.

WATCH HERE: COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE: BARACK OBAMA

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Inmates Watch And React To The VICE Special Report ‘Fixing The System’ (Video)

After finishing Fixing the System, our HBO special report about America’s broken criminal justice complex, VICE traveled back to El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma, to screen the documentary for inmates and staff. We then asked them about President Obama’s historic visit to the prison and their thoughts on the documentary. Watch their reactions above.
– VICE

PREVIOUS: FIXING THE SYSTEM (FULL EPISODE)

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VICE Special Report: Fixing The System (Full Episode) [Video]

Just in case you missed it, we got that full episode of VICE on HBO’s Special Report featuring President Obama’s historic prison visit, meeting with federal inmates and his sit-down conversation on “Fixing The System.” But don’t just watch for the Prez. Informative and heartbreaking right from the start.

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The Moment President Obama First Meets Federal Inmates: Fixing the System (Trailer)

STOP and drop everything. Clear your Sunday night viewing schedule please!

Realize that President Obama doesn’t have to do this. The soon-to-be outgoing U.S. President meeting with prisoners who likely have no bearing on his political aspirations or the post-Presidency. Or does it? Watch Sunday (September 27, 2015) at 9 PM EST / 10 PM CST on HBO to see the full epic episode by VICE. In the trailer above, we see the moment that President Obama meets the inmates and sits down with them for an in-depth conversation.

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U.S. President Barack Obama Tries Some Alaskan Salmon With Bear Grylls… And Talks Climate Change (Video)

And now a word from our President: Come to combat climate change. Stay for the wild salmon… with Bear Grylls. Hilarious AND awesome at the same damn time! Watch President Barack Obama grub with Grylls in the great Alaskan wilderness. Be sure to check after the jump for more on the real reason the President was in America’s northernmost state.

(Wow. Hope that bear didn’t come back for that fish though. Or any other wild beast for that matter. Too far up for “Sasquatch”… maybe a Yeti or something.)

MORE: PRESIDENT OBAMA’S TRIP TO ALASKA

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President Obama Appears On ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ For The Last Time (Video)

President Barack Obama on The Daily Show Jon Stewart… one more time. He’s been there at the table a few times; but this will be the last, as Stewart is leaving Comedy Central’s late night slot in August. The talk touches on Stewart’s leaving but the time is not wasted: medical care for U.S. veterans, improving government’s service and efficiency, the role of government in general guest last night on The Daily Show for their final chat. That’s just in the clip above. Much more. To see the entire episode and interview, hit the link below.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: FINAL APPEARANCE ON THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART

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The ‘F*@k It’ List: President Obama Roasts Himself, Hillary Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden (Video)

The highlight of this news snip clip: President Obama’s new policy list (not a bucket list; but it rhymes with ‘bucket’). But there’s other good stuff in the brief video compilation, too. It was like the end of a ‘Barack Obama Roast’ at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. He got shots in on e’erybody. Haaaaa!

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Cornel West: President Obama Doesn’t Belong On Any Shirt With Martin Luther King And Malcolm X (Video)

Well damn. No let up from the man Dr. Cornel West. Outspoken plainly spoken critiques of the current U.S. President from him can be found all over the Internet (like here); so this slant is not new. But go ahead and dash any hope of a for-the-Black overture coming from the people’s PhD for President Barack Obama. Whew. Once again, Democracy Now gives the pundit a platform to speak it how he sees it.

Barack Obama commits war crimes — Somalia, Yemen. He commits war crimes in Pakistan, Afghanistan,” West said. “Martin Luther King Jr. tried to keep a spotlight on war crimes, to keep track of the innocents killed … There is a major clash. That is why I tell my young brothers and sisters when they walk around with their little sweater Martin, Malcolm and Barack Obama, I say, ‘Please. That’s like Coltrane and Sarah Vaughan and Pat Boone. They are a very different tradition.’ We love brother Pat, but he doesn’t belong on that shirt and Barack Obama doesn’t belong on that shirt. Let’s be clear.”

READ: PRESIDENT OBAMA (DEMOCRACY NOW)

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