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Eric Holder Revises Michelle Obama’s Famed Quote: 'When They Go Low, We Kick Them'

Eric Holder Revises Michelle Obama’s Famed Quote: 'When They Go Low, We Kick Them'Eric Holder, the former U.S. attorney general who served in the Obama



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EPA Proposes Gutting Obama’s Signature Climate Rule To Lower Power Plant Pollution

EPA Proposes Gutting Obama’s Signature Climate Rule To Lower Power Plant PollutionThe Trump administration proposed its replacement Tuesday to gut a



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Obamas To Parkland Teens: You've Awakened The Nation's Conscience

Obamas To Parkland Teens: You've Awakened The Nation's ConscienceFormer President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama sent a



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Obamas pen letter to Parkland students: 'You've helped awaken the conscience of the nation'

Obamas pen letter to Parkland students: 'You've helped awaken the conscience of the nation'Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama sent a handwritten letter earlier this month to the survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., saying they have been “inspired by the resilience, resolve and solidarity” shown by the students.



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Obamas reveal unconventional portraits in Washington

Obamas reveal unconventional portraits in WashingtonFormer US first couple Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled their portraits at Washington’s National Gallery Monday, two contrasting works by African American artists that shocked and delighted. The paintings by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, were revealed at a star-studded event that is a rite of passage for most former American presidents.



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Let us remember how very bad presidential portraits were until the Obamas

Let us remember how very bad presidential portraits were until the ObamasThe Obamas presidential portraits just came out, and they are amazing. SEE ALSO: The internet is enthralled by the Obamas' official portraits I want a print of each one for my home. Everyone wants a print of each one for their home. Barack Obama's portrait should be every album cover from now on. The Obamas portraits are made even better by the fact that until them, presidential portraits were either the most boring or the strangest creations of all time, and nothing in between. If I weren't from America and looked at these presidential portraits without knowing anything else, I would think it was a list of potential actors to be cast as the lead of
Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. So let us take a trip down memory lane at how presidential portraits past were simply nothing until the Obamas came along.
George W. Bush Image: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian InstitutionAh yes, George W. Bush. There he is. There he is looking like a tall Bilbo Baggins after he finished "There and Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale." The only thing helping this photo is the fact that there is at least a vase of flowers in the background. Otherwise, very boring portrait that looks like it was taking from my living room, as if I'm on the other side of that couch watching HGTV. And it's George W. Bush, renowned artist. They couldn't have let him paint his own portrait?
John F. Kennedy Image: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian InstitutionTo this I must say, what the hell. I mean, the guy was shot two years into his presidency and you memorialize him with this? This is an insult! It's as if he died and no one could remember what he looked like so they had a fourth grader who met him once scribble down their best effort. It's as if he testified in court but the courtroom sketch artist didn't have enough time so they just tried their best. If I were there when this portrait was unveiled, I would say "Ah yes, I can't wait to remember JFK as someone with a hamburger bun for hair and literally no feet." A stylistic choice perhaps, but whose? JFK's middle school bully? Didn't Jackie go through enough?
Lyndon B. Johnson Image: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian InstitutionAh yes, a portrait of Lyndon B. Johnson who historically walked to work every morning with one book in his hand, I guess. He looks like he's playing hooky but since he's not rebellious at heart is just going to take his homework to a Barnes & Noble and get work done there. This is one of the better portraits, but still. What's going on here?
Harry S. Truman Image: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian InstitutionI will say things got a little more exciting with Harry S. Truman, which is odd because his portrait was before all of these other presidents, so why didn't they follow his lead. Truman looks like he was placed in an enchanted forest just outside of Washington D.C. and handed some papers that look like they're right out of
Harry Potter. But seriously? Three blank papers? I'm assuming they illustrate the fact that, as president, one must sign things? 
Abraham Lincoln Image: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian InstitutionThis just looks like no one would let Lincoln use the bathroom until they were finished. All I can say is, thank God for Obama, who will now be remembered as someone who always shoved a chair into a wall of bushes to watch cars pass by the White House, and looked great while doing it. WATCH: Trump threw shade at Obama during his first Thanksgiving turkey pardon



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Obamas unveil official portraits by Kehinde Wiley, Amy Sherald at National Portrait Gallery

Obamas unveil official portraits by Kehinde Wiley, Amy Sherald at National Portrait GalleryFormer President Barack Obama and wife, Michelle Obama, celebrated the unveiling of their official portraits at the National Portrait Gallery on Monday, as the nation observed the latest art installations.



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Report: UK government begs Prince Harry, Meghan Markle not to invite Obamas to avoid offending Trump

Report: UK government begs Prince Harry, Meghan Markle not to invite Obamas to avoid offending TrumpPrince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle reportedly want to invite former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama to their wedding in May, but government officials in the United Kingdom are worried such a move could anger the current U.S. president. 



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The U.K. Government Reportedly Doesn't Want Prince Harry to Invite the Obamas to His Wedding — Because of Trump

The U.K. Government Reportedly Doesn't Want Prince Harry to Invite the Obamas to His Wedding — Because of TrumpThe British government is reportedly concerned that President Donald Trump will be offended if he is not invited to Harry and Meghan’s wedding and former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are



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How The Obamas Are Teaching Their Daughters To Be Leaders

How The Obamas Are Teaching Their Daughters To Be LeadersFormer President Barack Obama has a clear sense of what leadership values he  wants to instill in his daughters.



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