Obama expresses ‘fervent hope’ Congress will tread lightly on healthcare
In attempting to repeal his signature Affordable Care Act, Obama said he hoped members of Congress would "look at the facts and speak the truth, even when it contradicts party positions."
By Scott Malone, Reuters | May 8, 2017
Setting aside campaign rancor, Obama and Trump meet to discuss transition
The 90-minute meeting in the White House Oval Office, with no aides present, took place just two days after Trump's stunning election defeat of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason, Reuters | November 10, 2016
President Obama tells N.C. A&T students how failure shaped him
The president described his experience losing his first campaign for a U.S. congressional seat in 2000 and how it humbled him.
By Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters | October 12, 2016
Obama’s Legacy: Judicial appointments leave liberal imprint
Since President Barack Obama came into office in 2009, he has shifted the alignment of several federal appeals courts to the left, resulting in nine of the 13 now having a majority of Democratic appointees.
By By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters | September 5, 2016
Obama’s Legacy: Impact on race relations mixed
As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office, his legacy on race relations looks decidedly mixed, black leaders said.
By By Jeff Mason, Reuters | August 28, 2016
Obama: When police use force, investigations must be fair to all
President Barack Obama on Wednesday said more must be done to build trust that police violence against blacks and Hispanics will be properly investigated.
By By Ayesha Rascoe, REUTERS | July 14, 2016
Obama seeks note of reconciliation at Dallas memorial
Speaking at a memorial service for five slain Dallas police officers, the president urged Americans to cast off despair over violence and rise above racial divides.
By By Jon Herskovitz and Jeff Mason | July 12, 2016
7 things to know about Tuesday’s Clinton-Obama rally in Charlotte
First appearance of Obama with Clinton on campaign trail. Prepare for traffic tie-ups and closed roads.
By Jim Morril and Tim Funk, The Charlotte Observer | July 5, 2016
Obama scolds Trump over proposed Muslim ban
President Barack Obama denounced Donald Trump for his proposed ban on Muslim immigrants on Tuesday, joining Hillary Clinton in portraying the Republican presidential candidate as unfit for the White House.
By By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton, REUTERS | June 15, 2016
Obama urges more consumer choices for TV set-top boxes
Allowing consumers to chose devices or apps they can own could mean saving families money, according to the administration.
By By Timothy Gardner, Reuters | April 18, 2016