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Former presidents get together to pledge help for Texas with no Trump in sight

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All five former living presidents of the U.S. have banded together to support people affected by Hurricane Harvey. The group launched a joint appeal Thursday, and they’re seeking donations for those in need across the Gulf Coast. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Fallon announces $1 million ‘Tonight Show’ donation to J.J. Watt’s Harvey relief fund Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and George H.W. Bush all appear in a new video asking for donations to the One America Appeal to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. The appeal is also set to be expanded to include Hurricane Irma which […]

Malia Obama moved into Harvard dorms during the eclipse with the help of her crafty parents

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Image: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images At this point, pretty much only the sun can outshine the Obamas, and they’ve figured out a brilliant way to use that to their advantage. The former POTUS and FLOTUS moved their eldest daughter Malia into her Harvard University dorm while the sun and the moon were doing their very special dance on Monday.   Malia, who took a gap year last year and worked for The Weinstein Company, is an incoming freshman at the university. She got some help from her famous parents moving into her new digs.  They’ve done their best to protect their […]

Obama’s powerful Charlottesville response is now the most-liked tweet

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Legend.Image: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Barack Obama may not be the president anymore but that’s not stopping him from making history. In the wake of the deadly clash between neo-Nazi hate groups and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, President Donald Trump’s usually eager Twitter fingers remained inactive for hours  while Obama rose to the challenge of addressing the nation. Now, just days after the former president responded to the tragic violence with a powerful Nelson Mandela quote, his tweet has become the most-liked in history. SEE ALSO: Obama responds to Charlottesville with one of the most liked tweets in […]

Obama’s Charlottesville tweet makes history

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Barack Obama, you are missed.Image: isaac Brekken/Getty Images for National Clean Energy Summit After a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on Saturday, former president Barack Obama reached out on Twitter to comfort Americans. While President Trump was silent on the platform, refusing to address the violent clash between hate groups and protesters for hours, Obama shared a powerful message in the form of a Nelson Mandela quote about hate and the potential to love. The first of Obama’s three tweets has since become the third most-liked tweet in history at the time of writing […]

Obama’s photographer perfectly shades Trump after Merkel press conference disaster

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Attention, internet: The newest edition of our favorite series of presidential shade has arrived, and it’s probably the only good thing that came from today’s press conference. In case you’ve been missing out, Barack Obama’s official White House photographer Pete Souza has turned his Instagram into the universe’s premiere source for Donald Trump shade. This week between #MicrowaveGate and a painful press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Souza’s content has been extra shady (and we’re here for it). SEE ALSO: Twitter is slamming Donald Trump after awkward press conference with Angela Merkel After the president refused to shake Merkel’s […]

Obama’s mic drop: A 56-page article for the ‘Harvard Law Review’

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President Barack Obama was busy in recent weeks, becoming the first sitting president to pen an article for the Harvard Law Review.Image: Sipa USA via AP While President-elect Donald Trump has spent his time recently tweeting about his disgust with Saturday Night Live and the alleged star power of his inauguration, outgoing President Barack Obama has been prepping a 50-page plus Harvard Law Review article on criminal justice reform. SEE ALSO: President Obama’s goodbye tour gets an official ‘farewell address’ The article, “The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform,” runs 56 pages in all and is part of the […]