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Some Theories About How Barack Obama Got Out of Jury Duty Some Theories About How Barack Obama Got Out of Jury Duty

Barack Obama, now just a regular schmuck like you and me, is once again subject to the mundane civic exercises that we as Americans must endure, or at least do our best to avoid. Turns out that for all his successes as president, Obama was hiding another useful talent: getting out of jury duty.

Chelsea Manning Will Be Released from Prison Next Week Chelsea Manning Will Be Released from Prison Next Week

Here’s a bit of good news to help you contend with most of the bad: Chelsea Manning will be released from prison sometime next week, just five months after former President Obama commuted her prison sentence in one of the final acts of his presidency.

The Obamas Are Building a Presidential Center in Chicago

America’s mom and dad have vacated the White House, leaving us struggling with a weird, reverse empty-nest syndrome (in addition to, you know, a growing sense of existential dread). In a new video, the Obamas unveil the Obama Foundation and a plan to build a new presidential center in South Side Chicago, where FLOTUS…

President Obama Grants 330 Commutations on His Last Full Day in Office  President Obama Grants 330 Commutations on His Last Full Day in Office 

Here is a last gasp of good news from the Obama administration, something nice to go out with before all the bad: on Thursday, President Obama granted 330 commutations, the most ever in a single day.

Chelsea Manning Receives Commutation From President Obama, Will Be Freed In Just Five Months  Chelsea Manning Receives Commutation From President Obama, Will Be Freed In Just Five Months 

In a breaking, staggering bit of good news, President Obama has commuted the prison sentence of former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who has been imprisoned for seven years for leaking military documents in 2010. Obama drastically reduced Manning’s 35-year sentence. She will now be freed on May 17.

President Obama Names Five New National Monuments, Including Those That Honor Civil Rights Movement President Obama Names Five New National Monuments, Including Those That Honor Civil Rights Movement

And now for some good news: on Thursday, President Obama named five new national monuments, establishing his legacy as the president who has used his executive authority more than any other to establish historical, cultural and natural sites of significance.

Watch President Obama's Farewell Speech Live From Chicago Watch President Obama's Farewell Speech Live From Chicago

Tonight, President Obama addresses the nation and delivers a coda to the last eight years in his farewell speech, live from Chicago.

Obama's Final White House 'Year in Photographs' Is a Real Punch in the Gut  Obama's Final White House 'Year in Photographs' Is a Real Punch in the Gut 

As stomachs knot in anticipation of next month’s inauguration, Official White House photographer Pete Souza has released his eighth and final “Year in Photographs,” documenting our graceful, extremely photogenic president and the many, many babies who have loved him.

President Obama Indefinitely Blocks Offshore Drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans  President Obama Indefinitely Blocks Offshore Drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans 

In an attempt to preserve what’s left of this earth and to leave a legacy of environmentally sound decisions in the last weeks of his presidency, President Obama has indefinitely blocked offshore drilling in parts of the Arctic and the Atlantic Ocean.

If I Were in a Room With Barack Obama, I'd React Exactly Like Octavia Spencer

The cast of the upcoming crowd-pleaser Hidden Figures went to Washington, DC on Thursday “to highlight the stories of Americans who defied stereotypes and broke glass ceilings to advance human space flight, science, and innovation.” But, if a picture uploaded by the official White House Instagram account is any…

President Obama Says The U.S. Will 'Take Action' in Response to Russian Hacks  President Obama Says The U.S. Will 'Take Action' in Response to Russian Hacks 

Addressing the recent intelligence that links Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Russian hacks that influenced the U.S. election, President Obama said that the United States will “take action...at a time and place of our choosing.”

President Obama on The Daily Show: Russian Meddling Was 'Not a Secret' Pre-Election  President Obama on The Daily Show: Russian Meddling Was 'Not a Secret' Pre-Election 

President Obama spoke to The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah for what’s likely to be his final talk show appearance prior to the inauguration of his successor, a very large engorged tick that’s thrust his orange pincers into the core of American democracy.

President Obama To Sit Down With Trevor Noah on The Daily Show in Last Appearance as President President Obama To Sit Down With Trevor Noah on The Daily Show in Last Appearance as President

Just a couple weeks after entertaining the effervescent terror of Tomi Lahren, Trevor Noah will sit down with President Obama for his last appearance on a late-night show as president.

Did You Know That President Obama Is a House Music Head?

Back when he was an Illinois State Senator in 2004, President Barack Obama helped facilitate the honorary naming of a day and street after Chicago house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles. This fact was shared on last night’s episode of TV One’s Unsung, which focused on Knuckles and the stories behind some of early…

President Obama Grants 79 More Clemencies to Federal Inmates Amid Countdown to Trump Era President Obama Grants 79 More Clemencies to Federal Inmates Amid Countdown to Trump Era

Before orange-elect Donald Trump officially takes office in January, Barack Obama is tying up as many loose ends as possible, which includes granting clemency to 79 additional federal inmates as part of the administration’s efforts to relieve nonviolent drug offenders.

President Obama on Donald Trump's Election: 'This Is Not the Apocalypse' President Obama on Donald Trump's Election: 'This Is Not the Apocalypse'

Following the aftermath of Donald Trump’s ascent to the presidency, New Yorker editor in chief David Remnick sat down with President Obama on November 10 for a long-ranging conversation about the future of our country in the hands of Donald Trump.

Some Things Donald Trump Didn't Know He Had to Do as President  Some Things Donald Trump Didn't Know He Had to Do as President 

One of the myriad downsides of electing a president with no government or military experience is the fact that he only has two months to learn how the government and military work.

Let's Celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of Obama Meeting the Baby Pope Let's Celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of Obama Meeting the Baby Pope

No, not Jude Law as Lenny Belardo in HBO’s upcoming series The Young Pope 😂 —an actual baby dressed up for Halloween as Pope Francis in a tiny Popemobile!

Donald Trump Will Bring President Obama's Half-Brother Malik To the Final Presidential Debate Donald Trump Will Bring President Obama's Half-Brother Malik To the Final Presidential Debate

Tomorrow marks the final time Hillary Clinton and inflamed anal gland Donald Trump face off in the presidential debate thunder dome before the general election. As tradition dictates, each candidate will be bringing a surprise guest. Last time, Trump brought the women who had accused Bill Clinton of rape. This time,…

Leonardo DiCaprio's Climate Change Doc Before the Flood Is Effective Despite Itself Leonardo DiCaprio's Climate Change Doc Before the Flood Is Effective Despite Itself

Before the Flood, a climate change documentary directed by The Cove’s Fisher Stevens, opens ill-advisedly, with an anecdote and photographs from Leonardo DiCaprio’s childhood. DiCaprio, who narrates the film, tells us about his father, underground comic book writer/distributor George DiCaprio, who edgily hung…

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