President Barack Obama
recently shared his thoughts about the loss of the legendary musician, Prince.
As you know, Prince, 57, passed away April 21, 2016 at his home in Minnesota and news of the loss shocked the world.
[READ: Prince Publicist Confirms News of His Death… *STATEMENT*]
While fans around the world are grieving the death of another musical icon, the POTUS also took to social media to share a heartfelt ode to the legendary musician
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Usher Raymond and his new wife, Grace Miguel were treated to a surprise birthday song from none other than the President and the First Lady!
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Raymond celebrated his 37th birthday on October 14th with a trip to Washington, DC and during a visit to the White House, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama surprised Ursh by singing “Happy Birthday” to him!
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recently celebrated a benchmark birthday with a surprise party in his hometown (click HERE
if you missed that) and now it appears the latest chapter of his life could have a political spin as he hit DC for the Annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner last night (April 25, 2015).
Mike hit the net to document his White House experience and he joyfully shared photos and several hilarious tweets with friends and fans online.
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President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of The Union Address last night (January 28, 2014).
During his speech, Obama identified areas where he felt he and Congress could work in unison while also making note of issues that distinguished the Democrats from the Republicans.
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In illustrating a willingness to act on his own, Obama also announced that he will sign an executive order increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 for new federal contracts and encouraged the private sector to do the same.
[CLICK HERE to view list of minimum wage per state for 2014]
Other items noted during Obama’s annual address include: national defense, budgets, health care, taxation, spending, education, and international policy.
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Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first Black president and an enduring icon of the struggle against racial oppression, died Thursday December 5, 2013 at the age of 95.
Mandela spent 27 years in prison after being convicted of treason by South Africa’s white minority government, only to forge a peaceful end to White rule by negotiating with his captors after his release in 1990.
He led the African National Congress, long a banned liberation movement, to a resounding electoral victory in 1994, the first fully democratic election in the country’s history.
Mr. Mandela served just one term as South Africa’s president and had not been seen in public since 2010, when the nation hosted the soccer World Cup. Continue Reading…
President Barack Obama responded to a disgruntled heckler during a national speech earlier today (May 23, 2013).
The POTUS was repeatedly interrupted by the heckler, whose taunts slowed the delivery of a major national security speech in the Washington, D.C. area.
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The unidentified heckler began shouting at the president toward the tail end of his highly-anticipated address, when he touched upon U.S. policy toward detainees suspected of terrorist acts.
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Obama was forced to pause three separate times and talk over the protester, interrupting the flow of the closing section of the speech at National Defense University.
“I’m about to address it ma’am, but you’ve got to let me speak,” Obama scolded the woman. “Why don’t you sit down and let me tell you exactly what I’d do.”
“Ma’am, let me finish. Let me finish ma’am,” said Obama. “This is part of free speech is you being able to speak but also you listening?
And me being able to speak. All right?”
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