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Obama Foundation draws high-dollar, international donations

In this May 3, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks near a rendering for the former president's lakefront presidential center at a community event on the Presidential Center at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago. Obama's foundation collected contributions of more than $1 million from 11 firms and individuals in the first three months of 2019, records show. The Obama Foundation's donor list, which is updated quarterly, included the AT&T Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on Monday, along with other family trusts and foundations. The list also included foreign investors like Malaysian businessman Tony Fernandes, who is chief executive of AirAsia, and Rumi Verjee, who is a member of the British House of Lords.

Associated Press

April 16, 2019

Former President Barack Obama's foundation collected contributions of more than $1 million from 11 firms and individuals in the first three months of 2019, records show. The Obama Foundation's donor list, which is updated quarterly, included the AT&T Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation...

A reflection of the Obama legacy, as we look towards the future

A reflection of the Obama legacy, as we look towards the future

Brenden Moore

January 16, 2017

When Barack Obama celebrated his victory in the 2008 presidential race, he told a war-weary and economically shaken nation that “change has come to America.” Read More »...

Reflections on covering Obama, his connection to Chicago with former DePaulia editor Courtney Jacquin

President Obama gives his farewell speech from McCormick Place, warning Americans not to take democracy for granted. (Josh Leff/The DePaulia)

Brenden Moore

January 12, 2017

Tuesday night, I was one of seemingly a gazillion reporters sent to cover President Barack Obama’s swan song at McCormick Place. While there, a few thoughts popped into my mind: How Obama’s farewell compared to his other Chicago celebrations, his relationship with Chicago and how he shaped our politi...

Obama warns of threats to democracy, says goodbye

President Obama gives his farewell speech from McCormick Place, warning Americans not to take democracy for granted. (Josh Leff/The DePaulia)

Brenden Moore

January 11, 2017

Speaking from his hometown of Chicago, President Barack Obama urged Americans to come together to address the core issues threatening democracy as he said farewell to the nation Tuesday night. Emotions were high at McCormick Place as thousands, sometimes teary-eyed, packed the convention hall to hear ...

LIVE BLOG: President Obama says farewell to Chicago, nation

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama, wearing sunglasses, waves while boarding Air Force One before leaving O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. From his campaign fist bump to his theatrical mic drop at the last White House correspondents’ dinner, Barack Obama ruled as America’s pop culture president. His two terms played out like a running chronicle of the trends of our times: slow-jamming the news with Jimmy Fallon, reading mean tweets with Jimmy Kimmel, filling out his NCAA basketball bracket on ESPN, cruising with Jerry Seinfeld on “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”  (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Brenden Moore, Danielle Harris, and Pat Mullane

January 10, 2017

President Barack Obama gives his farewell address from his hometown of Chicago. Follow along with our reporters as they bring the latest from McCormick Place. (function(d, s, id) {var js,ijs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//embed.scribb...

Congress rejects Obama’s veto of 9/11 victims bill

Congress rejects Obama's veto of 9/11 victims bill

Danielle Harris

October 2, 2016

In a rare instance of bipartisan cooperation, Congress voted to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the 9/11 victims bill Sept. 28. Co-authored by Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) allows the families of victims killed...

DePolitics: Obama, Clinton to campaign Tuesday; Duckworth, Kirk march

DePolitics: Obama, Clinton to campaign Tuesday; Duckworth, Kirk march

Brenden Moore

July 4, 2016

President Barack Obama will hit the campaign trail in North Carolina with presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton Tuesday, marking their first public appearance together this cycle and a move towards building momentum ahead of the Democratic convention later this month. The two were initially...

President Obama’s State of the Union: Continuing a vision

President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, Vice Presient Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Brendan Pedersen

January 21, 2015

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama addressed his State of the Union toward an entirely GOP-controlled Congress for the first time. Read More »...

AP: Obama announces re-establishment of relations with Cuba

President Barack speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, to announce the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, Pool)

The Associated Press

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift that aims to bring an end to a h...

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