President Obama’s time in the White House may be dwindling down, but the First Family will more than likely end up residing in Washington D.C. following the end of his term. During a meeting in Milwaukee on Thursday, Obama said he and his family will remain in Washington for a few years so that his youngest daughter, Sasha, can complete high school. There’s been a lot of speculation surrounding where the Obamas would live once he was out of office. “We’re going to have to stay a couple of years so Sasha can finish,” he said during the meeting. “Transferring someone in the middle of high school — tough.” Sasha’s older sister, 17-year-old Malia Obama, will be off to college in the fall. President Obama will be the first former president since Woodrow Wilson, who served between the years of 1913 and 1921, to stay in the nation’s capital following his presidency. Read more.
Affordable Care Act Reaches New Milestone
On Thursday, President Obama shared that healthcare enrollment under the ACA has reached a new milestone: 20 million people have registered. “Congressional Republicans have tried and failed to repeal Obamacare about 60 times,” said President Obama. “They have told you what they would replace it with about zero times. If they got their way, 20 million people would have their insurance taken away from them. Twenty million people!” Those who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act include individuals who have Medicaid coverage, adults who are allowed to stay on their parents’ insurance until they are 26 years of age, and people who have gotten private health insurance on exchanges. Back in September, 17.6 million uninsured people got coverage. Read more.
Marvin Gaye to be Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Although soul singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye passed away over 30 years ago, he is still being recognized for his contributions to the music industry. The Songwriters Hall of Fame recently shared that Gaye will be one of their 2016 inductees. “The 2016 roster of Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees is a beautiful mosaic of the best of late 20th Century popular music,” said co-chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. “With creators of Rock & Roll, Soul/R&B, Country and Funk/Dance represented, we are looking forward to an unforgettable and extremely exciting event and evening.” The induction ceremony will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on June 9. Other inductees include Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Chip Taylor, Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. Read more.
Kendrick Lamar Drops Surprise Album
On Thursday night, rapper Kendrick Lamar unexpectedly released a new project titled untitled unmastered. The album, which features 8 songs, includes untitled tracks that he has previously performed on talk shows and at the Grammys. He took to Twitter to spread the word about the project. Mega producer Swizz Beatz’s 5-year-old son Egypt co-produced one of the songs. “This is the best Dad moment everrrrr!!! Congrats to my son Egypt for producing his 1st track on this amazing Kendrick Album,” Beatz wrote in an Instagram post. Read more.
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21 Of President Barack Obama's Best Photos Of 2015
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1. JANUARY: President Obama delivers the State of the Union address with the support of vice president Joe Biden. Obama gained mass support after his joke about winning both terms.
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2. JANUARY: President Barack Obama has an adorable moment with Akira Cooper at the Community Children's Center, one of the nation's oldest Head Start providers, in Lawrence, Kan.
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3. JANUARY: President Obama greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon arrival at Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi, India.
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4. JANUARY: President Barack Obama greets neighbors after visiting a model home at the Nueva Villas at Beverly, a single-family housing development owned by local nonprofit organization Chicanos Por La Causa Inc. in Phoenix, Ariz.
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5. FEBRUARY: President Barack Obama fakes a jump shot during an Affordable Care Act video taping for BuzzFeed in the White House Library. The video went viral thanks to jokes about his presidency and ultra-cool swag.
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6. FEBRUARY: Obama pals around with one of his biggest supporters, vice president Joe Biden. While he chose not to run in the 2016 presidential election, Obama said he would be in his corner.
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7. FEBRUARY: President Barack Obama talks with 13-year-old student Vidal Chastanet as "Humans of New York" founder Brandon Stanton photographs during a blog interview in the Oval Office. Obama was greatly inspired by Chastanet's comments on the popular "Humans of New York" Instagram page, where he shared his troubles finding courage in school and and life despite living in a dangerous area of Brooklyn, NY.
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8. MARCH: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama join hands with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. as they lead the walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches, in Selma, Ala., March 7, 2015. Malia and Sasha Obama join hands with their grandmother, Marian Robinson.
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9. MARCH: Obama is a classic man as he puts on a green tie in observance of St. Patrick's Day.
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10. MARCH: President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.
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11. APRIL: During the Correspondents' Dinner, his anger translator - played by Key & Peele comedian Keegan-Michael Key - helped Obama get out his biggest frustrations.
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12. APRIL: President Obama arrives in Jamaica to meet with the 15-member Caribbean Community. His trip marked a first for the sitting president and second since the country's independence.
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13. APRIL: Obama speaks with newly appointed Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the Oval Office.
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14. JUNE: President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are seen talking during the president's trip to the G7Summit in Bavaria, Germany.
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15. JUNE: President Obama sings "Amazing Grace" during the eulogy for South Carolina state senator and Rev. Clementa Pinckney during Pinckney's funeral service. Clementa was one of the nine victims who died after suspected shooter Dylann Roof entered the AME church and opened fire.
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16. SEPTEMBER: President Obama is featured on the popular show "Running Wild With Bear Grylls." Obama took the trip to highlight the importance of climate control.
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17. SEPTEMBER: The First Couple serve as "love goals" at the White House's state dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Madame Peng Liyuan. Obama and Xi announced an agreement on controlling climate change and a mutual outlook on cyber security.
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18. OCTOBER: President Obama meets with Ahmed Mohamed, the student who was detained by Texas police for his homemade clock. The president stood by the teen, who many believe was the victim of Islamophobia.
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19. NOVEMBER: President Obama issues a warning to his critics who "pop off" at his policies towards Syrian refugees. Speaking at the OP 21 United Nations conference on climate change, Obama welcomed his Republican critics to the White House to lay down their own policies. No one has responded.
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20. DECEMBER: President Obama addresses the public from the Oval Office regarding the San Bernardino shooting.
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21. DECEMBER: All grown up! The First Family, including Obama's mother-in-law Marian Robinson, is seen at the White House's national Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 2.
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