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  1. president obama
    Obama Reminisces About Getting Kicked Out of Disneyland for SmokingKool and the Gang was involved in his story.
  2. Obama Says We Live in ‘Strange Times’ in Major South Africa SpeechIt was the most comprehensive and pointed address he’s given since leaving office.
  3. politics
    Susan Sarandon Sure ‘We Would Be at War’ If ‘Very Dangerous’ Hillary ElectedAnd she’s not too fond of Obama either.
  4. book excerpt
    What It Was Like Trying to Get President Obama to Tell a Dick JokeAn excerpt from Obama speechwriter David Litt’s memoir, about what it was like writing for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
  5. good one podcast
    What It Was Like Writing Jokes for President ObamaAnd why Donald Trump shouldn’t skip the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
  6. Talking Comedy and Politics with Former Obama Speechwriter David Litt Not many people can claim that they landed their first post-college job as a 24-year-old speechwriter and joke writer for the President of […]
  7. Obama Speaks Out on DACA: ‘To Target These Young People Is Wrong’It was a rare rebuke from the former president.
  8. Trump’s Bold New Afghanistan Strategy: Neither Bold, Nor New, Nor a StrategyTo the extent that it’s bold, it’s dangerous; to the extent it’s new, it’s vague; to the extent that it’s a strategy, it’s Obama’s.
  9. hotshot
    In His New Life, Obama Is a Street-Style StarMove over, Vacation Obama.
  10. Report: Obama Warned Against Hiring Flynn, But Trump Ignored HimOr rather, Trump thought he was kidding.
  11. last night on late night
    Chris Rock Recaps the Final Obama White House Party’s Star-Studded Glory“I’m not really supposed to be alone with Michelle Obama.”
  12. Obama Is Returning to Public Life, But He Won’t Be Talking TrumpAfter three months of vacation, he will start giving speeches next week — but he’s refusing to be a foil.
  13. Obama Chimes In on Health-Care Debate: ‘America Is Stronger’ Because of ACAThe former president is pushing back against claims that the ACA is a disaster.
  14. Conservative Pundit Stephen Colbert Salutes President Barack Obama on ‘The […]Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Show, where Stephen Colbert is treated to an extra special drop-in appearance by conservative pundit […]
  15. U.S. Strikes ISIS Camps in Libya, Killing 80 MilitantsB-2 bombers and drones wiped out two camps 28 miles outside of Sirte.
  16. roll clip!
    Trevor Noah Explains Dad Obama’s Responsibilities When Preparing for Baby Trump“For as much as you chose this little sh*t, you know it’s probably going to destroy the place.”
  17. Obama Granted 212 Pardons, and More Commutations Than Any Other U.S. PresidentIn addition to commuting Chelsea Manning’s sentence, he pardoned General James Cartwright, who leaked classified information to journalists.
  18. Obama Talks Trump and His Legacy on 60 Minutes Watch clips from Obama’s last 60 Minutes interview as POTUS.
  19. Obama Designates 3 Civil-Rights Sites As National MonumentsHe also expands national monuments at two important environmental sites, an act that will very likely be a rarity under the Trump administration.
  20. President Obama Quoted To Kill a Mockingbird in His Farewell AddressHe urged sensitivity and understanding between America’s diverse racial and ethnic groups, invoking Atticus Finch’s famous words.
  21. President Obama Quotes Washington, Urging Americans to Guard the ConstitutionHe said the Constitution is “just a piece of parchment” without the active participation of the American people to give it meaning.
  22. Watch Trevor Noah’s ‘Daily Show’ Interview with President Barack ObamaOn last night’s Daily Show, Trevor Noah headed to the White House for an interview with President Obama, and in case you missed it, Comedy […]
  23. open letter
    John Legend Pens Letter to Obama About ClemencyLegend’s mother was imprisoned for drug-related crimes.
  24. President Obama Will Appear on Monday’s ‘Daily Show with Trevor Noah’President Obama is headed to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Comedy Central announced that Obama will appear on Monday night’s show at 11:00pm […]
  25. In the Wake of Trump’s Election, Revisiting President Obama’s Visit to […] Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. The widespread shock and despair […]
  26. presidential medal of freedom
    Ellen Tears Up As Obama Awards Medal of Freedom“Just keep swimming.”
  27. President Obama Has Now Granted Clemency to More than 1,000 Federal InmatesThat’s more than the previous 11 presidents combined.
  28. President Obama Refuses to Tell Anti-Trump Protesters to Remain ‘Silent’He also advised Trump to get “serious” about his new job while speaking in Germany.
  29. president obama
    The Best of BET’s Obama CelebrationWith Leslie Odom Jr., Usher, Common, and more.
  30. jeezy
    Jeezy on Black Lives Matter: ‘You Have to Speak Up and Say Something’“It’s almost like nobody cares for no black men or black lives.”
  31. President Obama: ‘We Have to Remember That We’re All on One Team’The president addresses the country after Trump’s victory.
  32. President Obama Congratulates Donald Trump and Invites Him to the White HouseVladimir Putin and a host of other world leaders also chimed in on Trump’s victory.
  33. exit interviews
    Watch Obama’s Exit Interview With Bill Maher“If I watched Fox News, I wouldn’t vote for me either.”
  34. harsh reality
    Obama Warns Us This Election Isn’t Reality TVTo whom shall you give your rose on November 8?
  35. clemency
    What It Feels Like When a Life Sentence Is OverturnedFour people whose sentences were commuted by President Obama explain what freedom feels like.
  36. election 2016
    President Obama Says Voters May Be Uncomfortable With Ambitious WomenHe said people may be uncomfortable with ambitious women.
  37. Watch Samantha Bee’s Spooky ‘Full Frontal’ Interview with President ObamaHere’s a clip from last night’s Full Frontal, where Samantha Bee continues the show’s rich annual tradition of interviewing the President of […]
  38. Obama Has Commuted the Sentences of More Than 870 Inmates During His PresidencyAnother 98 federal inmates had their sentences shortened on Thursday.
  39. Samantha Bee Will Interview President Obama on Monday’s ‘Full Frontal’A very special visitor is headed to Samantha Bee’s TBS show next week. The network announced today that Monday’s episode of Full Frontal will […]
  40. Stephen Colbert Helps President Obama Spruce Up His Resume on ‘The Late […]Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Show, where Stephen Colbert heads to Washington DC to chat with President Obama about what his plans are […]
  41. last night on late night
    Colbert Helps Prepare Obama for Unemployment“Tip: When you say staying in your job would be unconstitutional, what employers hear is that you stole office supplies.”
  42. President Obama Is Psyched About Putting Americans on Mars by the 2030sA public-private partnership will be key to making this happen, the president says.
  43. Obama’s Job Approval Rating Double That of W.’s at Same Point in Second TermIn an era of perceived equivalence between the two parties, we sometimes forget Obama’s leaving office in much better shape than his predecessor did.
  44. Philippines President Tells President Obama to ‘Go to Hell’At least he didn’t insult Obama’s mother this time.
  45. Senate Overrides Obama’s Veto on 9/11 Lawsuit Bill, House Expected to FollowIt’s the first time Congress has overridden an Obama veto.
  46. festivals
    Obama Reveals Lineup for South by South LawnThe festival will celebrate music, film, and “interactive.”
  47. Trump Uses Racist Conspiracy Theory to Promote Himself, One Last TimeThe GOP nominee tricked the media into broadcasting an infomercial for his campaign and hotels by promising to reveal where he thinks Obama was born.
  48. saturday night live
    Who Will Play President Obama on Saturday Night Live Next Season? Anyone?Does anyone need to play the sitting president in an election year?
  49. President of the Philippines Gets Handshake From President Obama Despite InsultHe called Obama a “son of a bitch.”
  50. hot shot
    Obama Upholds Reputation As Chillest President EverNice.
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