Barack Obama

The latest on Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States and the first black president to be elected. His influence concerning the LGBT rights movement has been detrimental in furthering equality. Under his presidency, the first openly gay U.S. courts of appeal was elected and he also nominated the six openly gay judges serving at the federal court level. In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.

In a bookend to his 2008 Democratic National Convention speech, the president heartily endorsed his former secretary of state. Of Donald Trump, he said: 'we don't look to be ruled.'

July 28 2016 12:11 AM

In commenting on the GOP convention and nominee Donald Trump, President Obama declared, "some of the fears that were expressed throughout the week just don't jibe with the facts."

July 22 2016 5:09 PM

The president spoke Tuesday before an assembly of Dallas leaders and police officers, honoring the five fallen men murdered by a former Army reservist, hellbent on killing white cops.

July 12 2016 5:10 PM

The morning after the single most deadly attack on law enforcement since 9/11, the mayor and police chief of Dallas and President Obama denounced the deadly ambush.

July 08 2016 9:39 AM

The president's legacy will include designating the first LGBT monument.

June 25 2016 6:00 AM

Stonewall's designation as a national monument comes less than two weeks after tragedy.

12:46 PM Updated

President Obama called the attack "an act of hate" and challenged those who oppose gun restrictions to meet with families of victims.

June 16 2016 5:29 PM Updated
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