Barrack Obama

Obama warns of the danger of AI wiping out jobs

In an interview with Wired Magazine, Obama spoke of redesigning the social compact and starting a conversation around fair wages. He cited teachers as being underpaid, and called for a reexamination of what we value, and what we'll pay for.

Obama: Congress made mistake with veto of Saudi 9/11 lawsuits bill

He said the bill would set a "dangerous precedent" for individuals around the world to sue the US government.

Wednesday's vote was the first time Mr Obama's veto power was overruled.

CIA Director John Brennan agreed that the bill carried "grave implications" for national security.

He added: "The downside is potentially huge."

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism (JASTA) legislation opens the door for victims' families to sue any member of the Saudi government suspected of playing a role in the 9/11 attacks.

Congress rejects Obama veto of Saudi 9/11 lawsuits bill

In the first veto override of his presidency, the Senate voted 97-1 and the House of Representatives 348-77, meaning the bill becomes law.

Mr Obama told CNN the lawmakers had made "a mistake".

The president argued the bill could expose US companies, troops and officials to potential lawsuits abroad.

CIA Director John Brennan said the vote carried "grave implications" for national security, adding: "The downside is potentially huge."

Syria conflict: Obama 'deeply concerned' about Aleppo

Medics in the city are struggling to cope with the huge number of casualties caused by the most sustained and intense aerial bombardment in years.

Supplies of medicine and blood are running low, as a three-week siege by the army begins to have an impact.

An air strike on a pumping station has also left many areas without water.

"The planes are not leaving the skies at all," Brita Hagi Hassan, president of the rebel city council, told Reuters news agency. "Life in the city is paralysed."

Obama opens African-American museum in Washington DC

Barack Obama said the $540m (£415m) museum represented a "common journey towards freedom".

The building, designed by British architect David Adjaye, sits on Washington's National Mall.

Mr Obama was joined by his predecessor George W Bush, who signed the bill in 2003 to allow construction to proceed.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr Obama urged African-Americans to "come here and see the power of your own agency".

Obama vetoes 9/11 lawsuit bill

The White House claimed the legislation could expose US diplomats and servicemen to litigation in other countries. Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress say they'll override Obama's veto next week.

Obama has now issued 12 vetoes. If successful, Congress' override would be the first of Obama's presidency.

President Obama should pardon Snowden from espionage act of World War 1

Snowden revelations disclosed that the agency was tapping the phone records of an uncountable number of people. NSA had also tied hands with GCHQ to spy on Israeli drones using open source tools.

Obama: Sexism may be hurting Clinton

"There's a reason why we haven't had a woman president; that we as a society still grapple with what it means to see powerful women," Obama said at a DNC fundraiser in New York City. "And it still troubles us in a lot of ways, unfairly, and that expresses itself in all sorts of ways."

Obama used his short speech at the event to praise Clinton while simultaneously ripping into Republican nominee Donald Trump.

"It's an infomercial. It's a reality show," Obama said of the Manhattan businessman. "This guy is not qualified to be president."

Obama: Would be 'personal insult' to legacy if black voters don't back Clinton

Addressing the Congressional Black Caucus gala for the last time as president, Obama warned that while his name would not be on the ballot in November, all of the progress that the country has made over the last eight years was on the line.

Edward Snowden: Why Obama should pardon me

 The world famous whistle-blower is making his case for a presidential pardon, saying his decision to leak a trove of highly classified National Security Agency documents helped bring about much needed change.

"If not for these disclosures, if not for these revelations, we would be worse off," Snowden toldThe Guardian journalist Ewen MacAskill in a video interview published Tuesday.