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Biden, Obama talk ‘regularly,’ in ‘close touch’ on a ‘range’ of issues, White House says

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday said Biden and Obama "are not just former colleagues, I guess you call them, as president and vice president." BIDEN REGULARLY CONSULTS WITH OBAMA, PSAKI SAYS "They ...

Obama congratulates MLB for ‘taking a stand’ against Georgia election law as Trump calls for boycott

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Former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump have weighed in on Major League Baseball's decision to move its All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to Georgia's new sweeping election law that imposes significan...

Michelle Obama says it ‘wasn’t a complete surprise’ to hear Meghan Markle talk of racism in the royal family

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For many people of color, hearing Meghan Markle speak about racism within the royal family was, though shocking, not exactly surprising. And one of those people was former first lady Michelle Obama. In an interview ...

Former Presidents Carter, Clinton, Bush and Obama urge Americans to get vaccinated

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Washington Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and their respective former first ladies are part of a newly released ad campaign urging Americans to get the coronavirus vaccine ...

Michelle Obama to be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame

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Former first lady Michelle Obama will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame this year. The organization announced its nine-member Class of 2021 on Monday. Along with Obama, it includes soccer icon Mia H...

Michelle Obama has a moving conversation with Dwyane Wade’s daughter, Zaya

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Michelle Obama on Thursday held a virtual meeting with the teenage daughter of Dwayne Wade, Zaya Wade. The pair shared advice and discussed Obama's recently released adaptation for young readers of her No. 1 best-se...

Ronny Jackson under Obama and Trump: From ‘tremendous asset’ to ‘tyrant’

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An inspector general report detailing allegations of "sexual and denigrating" comments made by former White House physician Rep. Ronny Jackson, along with accounts of drinking and taking prescription sleep aids on t...

His rescue at a London protest inspired Michelle Obama and Prince Harry. Now, Patrick Hutchinson is turning his moment into a movement

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Know someone who inspires you? Click here to nominate them as a CNN Hero. It was a moment caught on camera -- a heroic act that thrust Patrick Hutchinson, a London father and grandfather, into the limelight. Last s...

Nike sneakers designed in honor of Obama withdrawn from sale, auction house says

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Washington An exclusive pair of Nike basketball sneakers designed in honor of former President Barack Obama were pulled from the luxury auctioneer Sotheby's ahead of their anticipated sale Friday. No reason was immed...

Michelle Obama interviews Amanda Gorman for Time about impostor syndrome and making poetry ‘cool’

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Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet and star of President Joe Biden's inauguration, has met Michelle Obama only three times, most recently on Inauguration Day. But she left a lasting impression on the former first ...

Covering Obama, then Trump, now Biden: What’s changed?

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A version of this story appeared in CNN's What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. We're now more than a week out of the Trump era and a week into the Biden era. CNN's What Matters ...

Former Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton honor Biden as America’s new leader in joint video

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Washington Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton honored President Joe Biden Wednesday evening as America's new leader in a joint message that emphasized the new President's call for nationa...

Michelle Obama reflects on US Capitol breach: ‘I hurt for our country’

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Former first lady Michelle Obama said Thursday, "I hurt for our country" in a statement reflecting on Wednesday's US Capitol breach that left four dead and engulfed the nation's capital in chaos. "All I know is that...

Trump, Michelle Obama top Gallup’s 2020 most admired lists

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Washington President Donald Trump and former first lady Michelle Obama are the most admired man and woman of 2020, according to a new Gallup poll released Tuesday. It's the first time Trump has topped the list alone,...

Barack Obama lists his favorite books of 2020

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In a year that saw many traditions upended, former President Barack Obama is keeping up with one annual custom: sharing his favorite books of the year. The former President, in a Twitter post Thursday, highlighted ...

Biden to tap Denis McDonough to lead VA, turning to another longtime Obama adviser

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President-elect Joe Biden is poised to tap Denis McDonough to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, a person familiar with the decision says, adding the longtime chief of staff to former President Barack Obama to...

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