Obama designates Alabama civil rights area as national monument

Jan 13, 2017

Obama designates Alabama civil rights area as national monument

U.S. President Barack Obama signed an order Thursday designating a historic civil rights district in Alabama as a national monument, placing several blocks of a city once rocked by racial violence on par with landmarks including the Grand Canyon. The National Park Service will ...

Obama surprises Vice President Biden with Medal of Freedom

Jan 13, 2017

Obama surprises Vice President Biden with Medal of Freedom

U.S. President Barack Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday by awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction in an emotional White House ceremony that celebrated their partnership over eight years in office. “This is an extraordinary man,” Obama said of ...

Jan 12, 2017

Chicago Cubs to visit White House on Monday

The World Series champion Chicago Cubs have accepted President Barack Obama’s invitation and will visit the White House on Monday. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday that Obama is “really looking forward to it” and that any sports fan could appreciate “the ...