America’s new citizens get to live in alternate reality where Obama is still president

Obama is still welcoming new citizens, so let's go with it.Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesBy Sasha Lekach2017-07-17 23:18:00 UTC Barack Obama hasn't been president for months, but new citizens are still being welcomed with a letter from our (desperately missed) former president. It's like November never happened and Trump's election was all a figment of our imaginations. Could it be? On Friday, a news columnist posted her British husband's citizenship packet. It included a letter with Read more [...]

New fake video tool can make Barack Obama say anything

Image: University of WashingtonBy Michael Nuñez2017-07-17 14:34:05 UTC We live in scary times. It's often hard to distinguish reality from fantasy, and it doesn't help that our very own president, Mr. Donald J. Trump, obsessively rants about "fake news media" anytime he's criticized. Sadly, fake news isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and it's probably going to get much worse in the near future thanks to new video editing tools being made by scientific researchers. Researchers at the University Read more [...]

Engaged couple recreates the Obama’s most romantic photos for their shoot

Image: Pete Souza/White House via Getty ImagesBy Nicole Gallucci2017-07-15 21:22:45 UTC Barack and Michelle have proven time and again that they're the epitome of #RelationshipGoals, but the former POTUS and FLOTUS's love inspired one newly engaged couple so much they decided to reenact the Obama's most adorable moments. With the help of Cleveland wedding photographer Natasha Herbert and event planner Covesa Gragg, fiancés Cassi and Adam were able to honor the former first family's love Read more [...]

This book of Michelle Obama photos deserves the best spot on your coffee table

"Chasing Light" by Amanda LucidonImage: mashable composite: penguin random houseBy Nicole Gallucci2017-07-11 15:29:10 UTC Pete Souza isn't the only one who's captured some stunning shots of the Obama family. Former White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon spent four years documenting Michelle Obama's political efforts, social initiatives, and family memories, and she's compiled them into a book of nostalgic images titled, Chasing Light. The $29.99 book will feature 150 color shots along with Read more [...]

Looking at the Obama family rafting together in Bali makes it seem easier to breathe

Image: STR/AFP/Getty ImageBy Martha Tesema2017-06-26 17:47:34 UTC An Obama sighting is a thing to behold these days—and everyone seems to go nuts when they do appear, even if it's just Michelle or Barack introducing rappers at award ceremonies.  It's safe to say, the former first family is busy and might not be missing us as much as we miss them. The crew was spotted rafting in Bali, Indonesia, Sunday where they are currently on vacation. And, well, when you're rafting down a river in Bali, Read more [...]

Obama writes inspiring plea for health care; Trump tweets about Comey

He's back and he wants to save health careImage: Photo by Steffi Loos/Getty ImagesBy Marcus Gilmer2017-06-22 20:30:13 UTC In case you've forgotten, this is what a president's supposed to sound like. While Donald Trump tried to distract the nation from the Senate's healthcare bill with tweets about Russia, "Cryin' Chuck," and those non-existent Comey "tapes," Barack Obama used Facebook to deliver a 939-word message defending his own health care law and asking Americans to call on their senators Read more [...]

Michelle Obama celebrated Father’s Day with this precious throwback photo

We might not get to see members of the Obama family every single day anymore, but that just makes every Twitter or Instagram post these days that much more special.  For Father's Day, Michelle Obama shared a touching photograph of Barack Obama, Malia, and Sasha with a message to her husband. "Happy Father's Day," she tweeted on Sunday. "Our daughters may be older and taller now, but they’ll always be your little girls. We love you." Barack responded to the tweet with a message about how lucky Read more [...]

Governments shouldn’t pretend to be startups — no matter what politicians say

The hot new name in tech is France, a centuries-old startup that provides security, healthcare, and education in exchange for taxes.  Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the country needs to "think and move more like a startup" and, presumably, less like a stodgy social democracy. "When an entrepreneur has too much success, he gets stigmatized and, in general, he gets taxed. This is over!" Macron told a crowd of techies in Paris, according to Reuters. "We will drive Read more [...]

Uh..did Barack Obama inadvertently reveal the gender of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s twins?

Image: Isa Foltin/Getty ImagesBy Martha Tesema2017-06-16 17:22:50 UTC Former president Barack Obama might be getting a little too comfortable outside of the office.  He's out here doing good work, sure, but he's also possibly leaking some seriously classified information without a care in the world.  At least that's what some fans of Beyoncé and Jay-Z think. Many have noticed that during the beautiful introduction Obama made for Jay-Z's induction into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, the politician Read more [...]

Barack Obama paid tribute to Jay-Z during the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction

Barack Obama has a few kind words for his friend and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Jay-Z. In a pre-recorded clip that played during Thursday night’s ceremony, the former president gave a brief tribute to Jay-Z, citing the commonalities that draw them to one another.  This includes, of course, that they "both have wives who are significantly more popular than [they] are.”  Victoria M. Walker of the Washington Post shared the clip on Twitter: Obama shared that he's been a long-time fan Read more [...]