BARACK OBAMA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Obama video to help as NFL commemorates Sept. 11 attacks

NEW YORK (AP) NFL teams will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with special tributes before Sunday's season openers. Before each of the 13 games, video messages from President Barack Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush, will be shown. Each club will have special guests on the field, including first responders, community volunteers, hometown heroes...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kaepernick encouraged by Obama weighing in on anthem protest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Colin Kaepernick was encouraged that President Barack Obama recently weighed in on his national anthem protest by praising him for generating conversation about social issues. Obama said Monday that he had no doubt that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback is sincere and ''cares about some real, legitimate issues.'' He also said approvingly that Kaepernick...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Obama meets with Laotian president

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) The Latest on President Barack Obama's trip to Asia (all times local): 10:30 a.m. President Barack Obama is meeting with Laotian President Bounnhang Vorachit on the first visit to the Southeast Asian country by a sitting American president. Obama arrived at the Presidential Palace in Vientiane in the pouring rain Tuesday. He is acknowledging ''the challenging...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Obama won't meet with Philippine president

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) The Latest on President Barack Obama's trip to Asia (all times local): 3 a.m. The White House now says President Barack Obama will not meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at a gathering in Laos of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Obama and Duterte had been scheduled to meet Tuesday on the summit's sidelines. The Philippine leader has...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

President Obama weighs in on Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest

If you feel like everyone with an opinion on Colin Kaepernick’s controversial decision not to stand during the national anthem has weighed in, you’d be wrong.President Barack Obama hadn’t addressed the San Francisco 49ers quarterback's very public protest against oppression of people of color until Monday, during his press conference at the G20 Summit in China. Obama showed...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Spurs' Tim Duncan says no to Olympic invite from President Obama

Most people would jump at the opportunity to hop on Air Force One for an international flight to attend the Olympics with the President of the United States. Tim Duncan, however, is a rare breed. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Bruce Bowen said his former San Antonio Spurs teammate turned down an invitation from President Barack Obama to join him on a trip to the Olympics...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: President Obama well wishes Team USA before Olympic Games

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama took time out of their busy schedules to send a message to Team USA ahead of the Rio Olympics. Here’s the video of their message. "Bring home the gold for the Red, White, and Blue" —@POTUS wishing @TeamUSA luck ahead of the #OpeningCeremony https://t.co/NoPgF3p10T — The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 5, 2016 Indeed...
Via Sportsnaut
August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN to broadcast USMNT’s second game in Cuba since 1947

For just the second time in 69 years, the United States men’s soccer team is set to play against the Cuba national team in Havana on Friday, October 7. ESPN will broadcast the game and a game time is yet to be determined. This game will come in between a rather crucial set of World Cup Qualifiers. The USMNT is due to play qualifying games against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines...
Via Awful Announcing
July 02, 2016  |  Discuss

President Barack Obama has ‘discussed’ owning NBA team

As his tenure as the 43rd President of the United States of America nears its end, Barack Obama is setting his eyes on another big challenge. Speaking Wednesday to the press, White House press secretary Josh Earnest revealed Obama wouldn’t mind becoming an NBA owner, via ESPN News Services. “Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago...
Via Sportsnaut
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rays given go-ahead to play Cuban national team in Havana

The final days of spring training will bring a unique trip for the Tampa Bay Rays. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the team will travel to Havana to take on the Cuban National Team. BREAKING: #Rays trip to Cuba for March 22 exhibition is finally official, per league source. Will face Cuban National Team in Havana. — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 1, 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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