POLITICS 08/04/2018 03:39 pm ET The state that he represented in the Senate is now commemorating “Barack Obama Day” for the first time. By Samantha Tomaszewski Maybe Barack Obama should eat a few extra almonds tonight. The former U.S. president turned 57 on Saturday — and had a big reason to celebrate. This year marks the first “Barack Obama Day” in the state of Illinois. The Illinois General Assembly unanimously passed the commemorative holiday earlier this year. The act reads: “August 4th of each year is designated as Barack Obama Day, to be observed throughout the State as a day set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who began his career serving the People of Illinois in both the Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate, and dedicated his life to protecting the rights of Americans and building bridges across communities.” A proposal for the state holiday was … [Read more...] about Barack Obama’s Birthday Officially Celebrated As A Holiday In Illinois
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Driving the Day Good Monday morning. Happy New Year’s Day, observed. Eighteen days until Inauguration Day. BREAKING IN PLAYBOOK -- FORMER GEORGIA GOV. SONNY PERDUE is the leading candidate to be tapped as Donald Trump’s secretary of agriculture. Perdue has won statewide office twice, theoretically making his confirmation easier. Agriculture and veterans affairs are the two cabinet posts that Trump has not yet filled. Of course, as we’ve now learned, Trump sometimes changes his mind. Nothing is official until it’s announced.Story Continued Below Listen to Playbook in 90 Seconds http://bit.ly/2hH1LPi … Subscribe on iTunes http://apple.co/2eX6Eay … Visit the online home of Playbook http://politi.co/2f51Jnf **SUBSCRIBE to Playbook: http://politi.co/1M75UbXTRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT ELECT MIKE PENCE are in New York today, and will hold meetings at Trump Tower. BULLETINS: 3:37 a.m. -- “BEIRUT (AP) - The Islamic State group claims responsibility for … [Read more...] about BREAKING IN PLAYBOOK: SONNY PERDUE is Trump’s leading pick for Ag secy — TRUMP returns to NYC, holding meetings at TRUMP TOWER — VOX will interview Barack Obama Jan. 6 — B’DAY: Mike Zapler
After running the country for eight years, former President Barack Obama definitely deserves a break. But you might not expect to see the 44th president taking that break on one of your favorite apps. On Wednesday night, users of the game app HQ Trivia were surprised to see a user named “Obama,” complete with Barack Obama’s picture as one of the 91 winners of the game. Disappointingly, Obama's former communications director told PEOPLE he was not playing the game at the time, as he was busy celebrating Michelle's birthday. "President Obama is as competitive a trivia player as anybody, but he was celebrating his wife’s birthday last night with dinner and a play. In other words, not exactly the most conducive environment for gaming on a phone,” Katie Hill said. Related: Michelle and Malia Obama Just Took the Ultimate Mother-daughter Vacation But even if the winning user wasn't THE Barack Obama, it definitely makes you wonder if he is playing under a … [Read more...] about Why rumors are spreading that Barack Obama plays HQ Trivia in his free time
Did Barack Obama celebrate wife Michelle Obama’s 54th birthday by winning a little extra spending money? During Wednesday night’s 9 p.m. HQ Trivia game, the nation’s 44th president appeared to split a cash prize of $2,000 with 90 other people. At the end of the evening’s game — where thousands of users from all around the world competed against one another by attempting to correctly answer 12 increasingly difficult trivia questions — an HQ user going by the name of “Obama” who used the same smiling photo the former president uses as his social media profile picture popped up on the screen as one of the night’s 91 winners who was taking home a cash prize of $21.98. A chap named Obama just won HQ pic.twitter.com/SnHSDwDj1O— Sarah Begley (@SCBegley) January 18, 2018 While a rep for Obama did not immediately respond to People’s request for comment, social media didn’t waste any time before celebrating … [Read more...] about Did Barack Obama win HQ Trivia last night — on Michelle’s birthday?
Michelle Obama is getting spoiled by her “biggest fan” on her 54th birthday — a.k.a. her husband, Barack Obama. The former first lady took to her Instagram on Wednesday to show off the beautiful flowers and card she received from her husband. “Thank you @BarackObama for the beautiful flowers waiting for me in the office this morning,” Mrs. Obama wrote. “You’re my best friend, biggest fan, and getting notes and flowers from you will never get old.” The card was addressed to “Miche” and signed, “Happy birthday, B.” Mrs. Obama also thanked the rest of her fans for all the birthday messages. “And to the many people from around the country who sent cards and posted on social media, you have no idea how much we love hearing from you,” she added. “I know birthdays can sometimes be bittersweet (54!), but your messages of hope, generosity, and warmth have always reminded me how lucky and blessed we … [Read more...] about Barack Obama’s birthday gift and message to wife ‘Miche’ will make you swoon