Barack Obama

Positive work done by, from left, Ben Rhodes, Samantha Power, John Kerry and President Barack Obama, comes to light in “The Final Year.” (Courtesy Magnolia Pictures)

Compassion, diplomacy characterize ‘Final Year’

“The Final Year” revisits the last 12 months of the Obama presidency,…

 

Former U.S. President Barack Obama made public appearances -- and pithy statements -- in Chicago on Tuesday. (Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Obama recalls Hitler, advocates democracy

Even though he didn’t specifically mention Donald Trump by name, President Barack…

 

President Obama during his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Obama’s post-presidential life beginning to take shape

WASHINGTON — Outgoing President Barack Obama has lined up a new office…

 

Joey Perez speaks to the media while in the exercise yard at San Quentin State Prison's death row in San Quentin, Calif. Tuesday, August 16, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Obama urges reform of criminal justice system

WASHINGTON — With 15 days left in office, President Barack Obama urged…

Joey Perez speaks to the media while in the exercise yard at San Quentin State Prison's death row in San Quentin, Calif. Tuesday, August 16, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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GOP readies swift Obamacare repeal with no replacement in place

The first major act of the unified Republican government in 2017 will…

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At Pearl Harbor, Obama says ‘we must resist the urge to demonize those who are different’

President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe together scattered petals…

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First Lady Michelle Obama talked with Oprah Winfrey in a CBS interview special on Monday. (Courtesy CBS)

Scoop: First Lady tells Oprah: ‘The door is open to Melania’

First Lady Michelle Obama, chatting with Oprah Winfrey in a CBS interview…

First Lady Michelle Obama talked with Oprah Winfrey in a CBS interview special on Monday. (Courtesy CBS)
Gwen Ifill, pictured at the 2015 Women’s Media Awards in New York City, is being remembered for her integrity and groundbreaking journalism career. (Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan Co./Sipa USA/TNS)

Scoop: Obama talks Trump, honors Ifill, at news conference

During his first-post election news availability President Barack Obama -- among comments…

Gwen Ifill, pictured at the 2015 Women’s Media Awards in New York City, is being remembered for her integrity and groundbreaking journalism career. (Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan Co./Sipa USA/TNS)
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, pictured at Mission High School in October 2014,  released a statement Monday regarding Trump's latest appointment to his cabinet. (Erica Marquez/2014 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Pelosi calls Bannon’s appointment an ‘alarming signal’ of Trump presidency

Nancy Pelosi, the Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, released a…

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, pictured at Mission High School in October 2014,  released a statement Monday regarding Trump's latest appointment to his cabinet. (Erica Marquez/2014 Special to S.F. Examiner)
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump on  Nov. 10, 2016 in the Oval Office of the White House in their first public step toward a transition of power. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Scoop: Underlying tension in first Obama, Trump meeting

The U.K. Daily Mail has an interesting take on Thursday’s White House…

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump on  Nov. 10, 2016 in the Oval Office of the White House in their first public step toward a transition of power. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Laverne Cox unveiled a new wax figure -- Dr. Frank-N-Furter from “Rocky Horror Picture Show” -- at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood. (Courtesy Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds San Francisco)

Scoop: Congrats in order for Dylan’s Nobel win — at last

With Thursday’s announcement that Bob Dylan was awarded with the 2016 Nobel…

Laverne Cox unveiled a new wax figure -- Dr. Frank-N-Furter from “Rocky Horror Picture Show” -- at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood. (Courtesy Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds San Francisco)
Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton hugs President Barack Obama after joining him on stage during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama boosts Clinton: Carry her like you carried me

PHILADELPHIA — His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored…

Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton hugs President Barack Obama after joining him on stage during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Former Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

After turmoil, Sanders, Mrs. Obama, Warren thrill convention

PHILADELPHIA — Seeking to bridge deep Democratic divides, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced…

Former Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Work continues inside the convention hall before the Democratic National Convention on Saturday in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Hacked emails complicate Democratic National Convention

PHILADELPHIA — On the heels of a tumultuous Republican convention, Hillary Clinton…

Work continues inside the convention hall before the Democratic National Convention on Saturday in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
In this June file photo, California Attorney General Kamala Harris listens to questions during a news conference in San Francisco. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday endorsed Harris to be the state's next U.S. senator. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Obama nod in California Senate race gets retort from snubbed rival

LOS ANGELES — California Senate candidate Kamala Harris was endorsed Tuesday by…

In this June file photo, California Attorney General Kamala Harris listens to questions during a news conference in San Francisco. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday endorsed Harris to be the state's next U.S. senator. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Baton Rouge police respond to active shooter near Hammond Aire Shopping Center in Baton Rouge, on Sunday. Multiple law enforcement officers were killed and wounded Sunday morning in a shooting near a gas station in Baton Rouge, less than two weeks after a black man was shot and killed by police here, sparking nightly protests across the city. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

Three Baton Rouge officers killed in shooting; suspect dead

BATON ROUGE, La. — Three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers were killed…

Baton Rouge police respond to active shooter near Hammond Aire Shopping Center in Baton Rouge, on Sunday. Multiple law enforcement officers were killed and wounded Sunday morning in a shooting near a gas station in Baton Rouge, less than two weeks after a black man was shot and killed by police here, sparking nightly protests across the city. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)
First lady Michelle Obama tries to keep her dress from blowing as she walks down the steps of Air Force One with President Barack Obama at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama: Still far from solving police, community issues

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, concluding a more than three-hour meeting Wednesday…

First lady Michelle Obama tries to keep her dress from blowing as she walks down the steps of Air Force One with President Barack Obama at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
U.S President Barack Obama, left, and Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy stand following their media availability in Madrid, Spain, at the Palacio de la Moncloa on Sunday (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama urges greater respect, understanding after shootings

MADRID — President Barack Obama on Sunday urged respect and restraint from…

U.S President Barack Obama, left, and Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy stand following their media availability in Madrid, Spain, at the Palacio de la Moncloa on Sunday (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Louisiana 1st state in Deep South to expand Medicaid

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana is becoming the first state in the…

President Barack Obama walks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Neito at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

North America leaders urge against Trump’s isolationism

OTTAWA, Ontario — President Barack Obama and the leaders of Mexico and…

President Barack Obama walks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Neito at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)