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Sean Hannity Deletes Bizarre Post About Obama Portrait

Rumors of hidden images

(Newser) - People have thoughts about the new Obama portraits , and some are weirder than others. On Tuesday, Sean Hannity's website pushed perhaps the weirdest of all—that the portrait contained hidden images of sperm. The Week quotes from the since-deleted page: "Controversy surrounding Kehinde Wiley's wildly non-traditional portrait... More »

Portraits of the Obamas Revealed in DC

'That's pretty sharp,' former president says of Kehinde Wiley's likeness of him

(Newser) - The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled portraits of former President Obama and Michelle Obama. Barack Obama's portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley, an artist best known for his vibrant, large-scale paintings of African-Americans. For Michelle Obama's portrait, the gallery commissioned Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald, first-prize winner of the... More »

Poll: Democrats Have Changed Their Minds About Bush

A majority now give him a favorable rating

(Newser) - A lot can change in nine years, as the latest CNN poll on presidential popularity demonstrates: Some 61% of Americans now give George W. Bush a favorable rating, up from just 33% when the former president left office in 2009. The rise in popularity comes entirely from Democrats and independents:... More »

Letterman Makes Return With a Big First Guest

For his show debuting on Netflix, ex-'Late Night' host dished with former President Obama

(Newser) - Former President Obama and David Letterman have both been reclusive since leaving their respective jobs, but a casually dressed ex-president and hirsute ex-talk show host re-entered the public eye together in the debut of Letterman's new Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Letterman compared his post-work life... More »

Letterman Is Returning to TV and Bringing Obama With Him

Obama will be guest on 1st episode of Netflix's 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction'

(Newser) - Handsome Santa Claus and one-time Late Show host David Letterman has a new talk show on Netflix, and his first guest truly needs no introduction. The Hollywood Reporter reveals the first guest on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman will be none other than Barack Obama. The... More »

Poll: Trump Is America's 2nd Most-Admired Man

Of 71 times Gallup has asked the question, incumbent has won 58

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton may have failed to win the 2016 election, but she's won the title of woman Americans most admire—for the 22nd time, per a Gallup poll released Wednesday. It was her 16th consecutive year, and Gallup sounds skeptical that the streak will continue, as "her popularity... More »

Huckabee Likens Trump to Churchill, Gets Shot Down

Some historians call comparison 'ridiculous'

(Newser) - Is President Trump the Winston Churchill of our times and Barack Obama the Neville Chamberlain, or does Mike Huckabee need to learn more about history? Some historians suggested the latter after Huckabee watched the new Churchill biographical movie The Darkest Hour and likened Trump to the British wartime leader. "... More »

Prince Harry's Thorny Wedding Issue: Obama?

'Sun' reports government is worried about the implications of an Obama invite

(Newser) - Barack Obama and Prince Harry are chummy , and that could prove problematic. The UK's Sun tabloid claims the prince "has made it clear" the Obamas will be on the invite list for his and Meghan Markle's May 19 wedding, and that's allegedly causing some hand-wringing among... More »

'Gun Choir' Lawmaker Accused of Sexual Assault

Dan Johnson also once compared Barack and Michelle Obama to monkeys

(Newser) - A Republican Kentucky lawmaker known for his inflammatory social media posts comparing President Barack Obama and his wife to monkeys has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who attended his church. Both Republican and Democratic leaders on Monday called for Dan Johnson to resign, the AP reports. The... More »

Trump Reportedly Returns to Birther Stance

An unnamed senator tells the 'NYT'

(Newser) - President Trump is not only reportedly questioning the authenticity of a 2005 Access Hollywood tape in which he makes disparaging remarks about women but also former President Obama's birth certificate, as he did for years during Obama's tenure, according to the New York Times . Though Trump acknowledged Obama... More »

Clue in Mail Bomb Sent to Obama: Cat Hair Under Label

Another clue: 'obliterated' eBay shipping label on package sent to Gov. Greg Abbott

(Newser) - A 46-year-old Texas woman faces a host of charges after she allegedly mailed explosives to then-President Barack Obama, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and former Social Security Administration Commissioner Carolyn Colvin. Julia Poff of Sealy had been repeatedly denied Social Security benefits and was also upset with the handling of a... More »

Trump Pardons Turkeys, Gets in Obama Dig

President spared Wishbone, Drumstick, but not before poking fun at his predecessor

(Newser) - President Trump wielded his pardon power Tuesday to spare a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving roaster, joking that he would also let last year's turkey pardons stand despite his penchant for overturning Obama-era orders. In a brief White House ceremony, Trump extended the annual presidential tradition of pardoning... More »

How Obama's Day at Jury Duty Went

He posed for photos, signed autographs

(Newser) - Former President Obama, free of a job that forced him to move to Washington for eight years, showed up to a downtown Chicago courthouse for jury duty on Wednesday morning. Then he heard the words most prospective jurors pray for: You're dismissed. The 44th president's motorcade left his... More »

Obama's Next Task: Jury Duty

He'll be reporting in Cook County, Illinois, next month

(Newser) - Prospective jurors in Illinois' Cook County will see a very familiar face in their midst next month: Barack Obama received his own summons, and he plans to honor it. "He made it crystal-clear to me through his representative that he would carry out his public duty as a citizen... More »

Obama's 'Lyrical' Letters to Girlfriend Made Public

Letters from young Obama show a man trying to find his way

(Newser) - A young Barack Obama questioned his place in the world and his racial identity, agonized over whether he'd make enough money as a community organizer, and lamented his incompatibility with his ex-girlfriend in 30 pages of letters he wrote to her that are now being archived by Emory University... More »

School Named After Jefferson Davis Will Be Renamed for Obama

Parents pushed for change at Mississippi schoool

(Newser) - A school named after Jefferson Davis is getting a new name: Davis IB Elementary School in Jackson, Miss., is going to honor the nation's first African-American president instead of the Confederacy's president by renaming itself after Barack Obama, Newsweek reports. PTA president Janelle Jefferson says parents had been... More »

Portraits of Obamas Will Be a 1st for National Portrait Gallery

Smithsonian hires black artists to paint presidential portraits for 1st time

(Newser) - For the first time ever, the Smithsonian has hired black artists to paint the president and first lady for its National Portrait Gallery, the Wall Street Journal reports. Kehinde Wiley will paint Barack Obama, who requested him specifically. Wiley is known for juxtaposing his subjects—often young black men in... More »

Obama Is Going Back on the Campaign Trail

Schedules first campaign event since leaving office

(Newser) - For the first time since he departed the White House, Barack Obama is going on the campaign trail. He'll appear with Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, who is running for governor of the state against former RNC chair Ed Gillespie, at a rally in Richmond Oct. 19, Politico reports.... More »

Every Living Ex-President Will Be at Hurricane Relief Concert

Alabama will headline Texas charity event

(Newser) - There are now five living former US presidents for the first time since Ronald Reagan's death in 2004, and they will all gather to help their fellow Americans later this month. Jimmy Carter, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama will attend a hurricane relief... More »

Here's How Michelle and Barack Celebrated 25 Years

'An example to our daughters and to the entire country'

(Newser) - “A quarter of a century later, you’re still my best friend & the most extraordinary man I know," Michelle Obama posted on Instagram along with a photo of her and Barack at their Oct. 3, 1992 wedding. People reports the Obamas celebrated their silver wedding anniversary and... More »

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