Barack Obama

Former US President Barack Obama gestures to the crowd, during an event in Kogelo, Kisumu, Kenya, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo Brian Inganga)
Anthony Egan July 20, 2018
In Johannesburg, Obama gave what some commentators consider his most important speech since he vacated the Oval Office.
Obsessive monitoring of the president, whoever he is, serves as a cheap, news-like substitute for actual reporting.(photo composite from CNS and AP images)
Nathan Schneider May 30, 2018
The presidency has become a cult to which we are expected to constantly direct our attention; the result is a disenchantment with democracy.
U.S. President Barack Obama waves at the conclusion of his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington on January 12, 2016. (CNS photo/Evan Vucci, Pool via Reuters)
Antonio De Loera-Brust October 12, 2017
‘We Were Eight Years in Power’ is a sort of “I told you so,” though Coates takes little pleasure in having to say it.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, following after a Republican policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Kevin Clarke May 25, 2017
Congress is asking the nation to make “immoral choices,” said Sister Keehan, the president of the Catholic Health Association.
Barack Obama takes the oath of office for the presidency on January 20, 2009. (Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo, U.S. Air Force, via Wikimedia Commons)
Jim McDermott January 18, 2017
The truth or foolishness of Obama’s hopeful vision of our country rests in the choices we will make.
The federal government forms for applying for health coverage are seen at a 2013 rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act at a health care center in Jackson, Miss. (CNS photo/Jonathan Bachman, Reuters)
Michael J. O’Loughlin January 18, 2017
The law has brought about important gains in coverage and those gains should be protected.