Barack Obama Pictures

Vox Interviews President Obama on Affordable Care Act

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, is interviewed by Ezra Klein, center, and Sarah Kliff, left, on Vox at the Blair House on January 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. During the course of the interview he defended the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and challenged the GOP-led Congress to come up with a better plan.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter And General Dunford Hosts Armed Forces Full Honor Review Farewell Ceremony For Obama

US President Barack Obama participates in his Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell ceremony at Conmy Hall, January 4, 2017 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. President Obama will end his eight year term as U.S. President on January 20th when President elect Donald Trump is sworn in as the nation's 45th president.

President Obama Meets With Combatant Commanders And Joint Chiefs Of Staff

US President Barack Obama(center R) meets with Military Combatant Commanders and Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, January 4, 2017.

President Obama Meets With Democratic Lawmakers On Capitol Hill

U.S. President Barack Obama, accompanied by Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), arrives on Capitol Hill, January 4, 2017. Obama met with Democrats to discuss strategies to protect the Affordable Care Act.

Democratic Leaders Discuss The Affordable Care Act Following Meeting With President Obama

US President Barack Obama arrives for a meeting with the House and Senate Democratic Caucuses to discuss the Affordable Care Act at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 4, 2017.

President Obama Meets With Japanese P.M. Shinzo Abe in Hawaii

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam's Kilo Pier on December 27, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Abe is the first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor with a U.S. president and the first to visit the USS Arizona Memorial.

US President Barack Obama Plays Golf in Hawaii

US President Barack Obama putts on the 18th green at the Kapolei Golf Club in Kapolei on December 21, 2016 during his annual Christmas vacation in Hawaii.

The First Family Departs From the White House for the Holidays in Hawaii

U.S. President Barack Obama and his daughter Sasha depart the White House before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn December 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. The first family is traveling to Hawaii to spend the Christmas and New Year holidays.

President Obama Holds a Year-End Press Conference at the White House

A reporter holds up a sign to ask a question, as US President Barack Obama holds a year-end press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, December 16, 2016..Obama on Friday warned his successor Donald Trump against antagonizing China by reaching out to Taiwan, saying he could risk a "very significant" response if he upends decades of diplomatic tradition.

President Obama Speaks At My Brother's Keeper Summit At The White House

US President Barack Obama speaks during the annual My Brother's Keeper event at the White House, December 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. President Obama launched the My Brother's Keeper initiative three years ago to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.

President Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Act

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks before signing the 21st Century Cures Act into law at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building December 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. The legislation eases the development and approval of experimental treatments and reforms federal policy on mental health care.

President Obama at MacDill Air Force Base to Speak on Counterterrorism

US President Barack Obama speaks on counterterrorism at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida on December 6, 2016.

President Barack Obama Delivers Remarks at Kennedy Center Honors Reception

President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony for the 2016 Kennedy Center honorees December 4, 2016 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. The honorees include Eagles band members, actor Al Pacino and singer James Taylor.

39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

2016 Kennedy Center Honorees pianist Martha Argerich, singer James Taylor, singer Mavis Staples, first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama attend the Kennedy Center Honors show December 4, 2016 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The honorees include the band The Eagles, singer Mavis Staples, actor Al Pacino, singer James Taylor and pianist Martha Argerich.

President Obama United Nations Secretary-General-Designate Guterres At The White House

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with United Nations Secretary-General-designate Antonio Guterres (L) in the Oval Office December 2, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. Guterres, a former prime minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, will succeed Ban Ki-moon to be the next U.N. chief on January 1, 2017.

President and Mrs. Obama Attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers opening remarks during the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse December 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. This year is the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

President Obama Pardons National Thanksgiving Turkey

The National Thanksgiving Turkey, 'Tot,' flaps its wings after being pardoned by U.S. President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House November 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. The President celebrated the 69th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation. Hatched and raised in Iowa, the 2016 National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate will retire to 'Gobblers Rest' at Virginia Tech.

Obama Honors 21 Americans With Presidential Medal of Freedom

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a Presidential Medal of Freedom presentation ceremony at East Room of the White House November 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor for civilians in the United States of America.

President Obama Visits Peru to Attend the APEC Summit

US President Barack Obama gestures during a meeting with students at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Lima on November 19, 2016..Obama faced tough questions about Donald Trump's victory on the last foreign visit of his presidency, to a summit of Pacific leaders that has been upended by the US election and concerns about China's rise.

President Obama Departs After Meeting European Leaders

U.S. President Barack Obama boards Air Force One as he departs following talks with European leaders on November 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Obama is on his last trip to Europe as U.S. President.

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Barack Obama Quotes

The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on.
That's the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.
We want everybody to act like adults, quit playing games, realize that it's not just my way or the highway.
No party has a monopoly on wisdom. No democracy works without compromise. But when Governor Romney and his allies in Congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficit by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy - well, you do the math. I refuse to go along with that. And as long as I'm President, I never will.
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