Barack Obama

Instant Opinion: Tories treated Manchester like the miners
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Instant Opinion: Tories treated Manchester like the miners

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 22 October
22 Oct 2020
What we learned from Biden’s Democratic convention speech
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What we learned from Biden’s Democratic convention speech

Democratic candidate launches attack on Trump in widely praised address
21 Aug 2020
What is cancel culture?
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What is cancel culture?

JK Rowling and Salman Rushdie condemn phenomenon of public shaming
9 Jul 2020
What can Trump do to quell the George Floyd protests?
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What can Trump do to quell the George Floyd protests?

Former defence secretary James Mattis slams president for use of force against peaceful demonstrators
4 Jun 2020
Why everybody’s talking about Obamagate
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Why everybody’s talking about Obamagate

Donald Trump accuses predecessor of unspecified crimes that make Watergate ‘look small time’
12 May 2020
Instant Opinion: launching HS2 now ‘is a disgrace’
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Instant Opinion: launching HS2 now ‘is a disgrace’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 17 April
17 Apr 2020
Chelsea Manning released on judge’s order
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Chelsea Manning released on judge’s order

Ex-army analyst's legal team says she attempted suicide this week
13 Mar 2020

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Instant Opinion: Labour rivals have ‘reason to fear’ Starmer
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Instant Opinion: Labour rivals have ‘reason to fear’ Starmer

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 18 December
18 Dec 2019
‘Hot mic’ moments: six times world leaders got into trouble
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‘Hot mic’ moments: six times world leaders got into trouble

‘Two-faced’ Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is latest to be caught out
5 Dec 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘Cameron not only to blame for Brexit'
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Instant Opinion: ‘Cameron not only to blame for Brexit'

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 19 September
19 Sep 2019
What are the Obamas doing now?
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What are the Obamas doing now?

Barack makes a return to politics with his anti-gerrymandering campaign
30 Aug 2019
Why everyone’s talking about Obama’s tan suit
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Why everyone’s talking about Obama’s tan suit

This week marks fifth anniversary of scandal over then US president’s sartorial choice for press briefing
29 Aug 2019
Obama ‘takes a swipe at Trump’ in shootings statement
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Obama ‘takes a swipe at Trump’ in shootings statement

Former president calls on US to reject racist language from leaders
6 Aug 2019
Death of Osama Bin Laden: how the raid unfolded
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Death of Osama Bin Laden: how the raid unfolded

The al-Qa’eda founder was killed in a controversial raid by by US intelligence services eight years ago this week
2 May 2019
Barack Obama joins volunteers at Chicago food bank
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Barack Obama joins volunteers at Chicago food bank

Former president donned gloves to help volunteers bag potatoes for Thanksgiving food parcels
22 Nov 2018
Michelle Obama memoirs: five things we learned
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Michelle Obama memoirs: five things we learned

From her thoughts on Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign to the current White House occupants
13 Nov 2018
How would compulsory voting affect the US midterms?
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How would compulsory voting affect the US midterms?

Today’s US congressional elections will be decided not by those who turn out to vote, but by those who stay away
6 Nov 2018
Donald Trump’s most hostile quotes
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Donald Trump’s most hostile quotes

US President has been accused of hypocrisy after lecturing the media on civility
25 Oct 2018
‘Pipe bombs’ sent to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton
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‘Pipe bombs’ sent to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

Other high-ranking Democrats and media outlets also targeted in ‘act of terror’
25 Oct 2018
White House re-lowers flag for John McCain
White House flag returned to half-mast after backlash over Trump reaction to McCain death
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White House re-lowers flag for John McCain

Trump forced to back down over handling of senator’s death
28 Aug 2018
Seven of Barack Obama’s best quotes
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Seven of Barack Obama’s best quotes

Former US president is renowned for his oratory
3 Aug 2018
Barack Obama in advanced talks with Netflix over TV shows
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Barack Obama in advanced talks with Netflix over TV shows

Former president and first lady to create and present set content for streaming service
9 Mar 2018
What was on Michelle Obama’s Valentine’s Day playlist?
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What was on Michelle Obama’s Valentine’s Day playlist?

Former first lady shared her romantic Spotify ‘mixtape’ for Barack
15 Feb 2018
Obama portraits depict ‘troubled thinker’
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Obama portraits depict ‘troubled thinker’

Paintings by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald are unlike previous presidential depictions
13 Feb 2018
Trump calls off London trip and blames Obama - again
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Trump calls off London trip and blames Obama - again

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may take president’s place at US embassy opening
12 Jan 2018
Prince Harry and Barack Obama trade banter during interview
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Prince Harry and Barack Obama trade banter during interview

Royal quizzed the former president ahead of his stint as Radio 4 guest editor
18 Dec 2017
Barack Obama begins five-day global tour
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Barack Obama begins five-day global tour

Obama dubbed ‘shadow president’ as he lines up meetings with Chinese President Xi and Indian PM
30 Nov 2017
Syria signs Paris accord, leaving US alone on climate change
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Syria signs Paris accord, leaving US alone on climate change

War-torn regime to sign global warming deal, further isolating the Trump administration
8 Nov 2017
Twitter reacts to Obama and Bush’s rebukes of Trump
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Twitter reacts to Obama and Bush’s rebukes of Trump

At separate events in the US, both former presidents made ‘thinly veiled’ comments aimed at Trump
20 Oct 2017
School named after Confederate leader renamed ‘Barack Obama’
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School named after Confederate leader renamed ‘Barack Obama’

Like one in four schools named after Confederate heroes, Davis Elementary has a majority black student body
19 Oct 2017
Barack Obama's moving 25th anniversary tribute to Michelle
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Barack Obama's moving 25th anniversary tribute to Michelle

Former president pays tribute to woman who ‘put up with me for a quarter of a century’
4 Oct 2017
Barack Obama: I cried dropping Malia off at university
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Barack Obama: I cried dropping Malia off at university

Former president says leaving oldest daughter at Harvard last month was "like open-heart surgery"
28 Sep 2017
Obama's final advice to Trump revealed
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Obama's final advice to Trump revealed

Former president left letter for his successor in which he urges him to uphold the rule of law and civil liberties
4 Sep 2017
Barack Obama breaks Twitter record for most popular tweet
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Barack Obama breaks Twitter record for most popular tweet

More than 3 million people have liked former president's Nelson Mandela quote
16 Aug 2017