Barrack Obama

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen to host Spotify series

The first two episodes of Renegades: Born in the USA, a conversation recorded in Springsteen's guitar-filled home studio in New Jersey, were made available on Monday (local time).

Spotify has moved aggressively in podcasts over the past three years, and made other programming announcements Monday.

The audio streaming service has already worked with Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground production company, and the former first lady's podcast is the service's most popular original.

Senate intelligence panel rejects Trump wiretap claim

BCThe statement from Republican Senator Richard Burr, Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, dismissed Donald Trump's claim his phones were tapped.

Mr Trump had accused his predecessor Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the presidential race.

Mr Burr joins a cadre of lawmakers who have rejected the allegation.

Obama didn’t hack Trump’s phones, committee says

This is after lawmakers trying to investigate Russia's meddling in the US election say they've continued to see no evidence of President Donald Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor.

The FBI's decision to brief the Senate Judiciary Committee comes after the committee's Chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley, threatened to not schedule a vote for Rod Rosenstein to be deputy attorney general unless his panel got the FBI briefing he and the committee's top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, requested weeks ago.

Barack Obama's kitesurfing adventure with Richard Branson

Before returning to Washington, the former president dove into an aquatic and athletic challenge with his friend, Virgin Group founder and billionaire Richard Branson, while vacationing on the British Virgin Islands with former first lady Michelle Obama.

Now that Obama is free from many Secret Service-imposed restrictions that did not allow him to partake in activities like surfing, Branson offered Obama the chance to learn how to kitesurf.

Trump's @POTUS Twitter account used Obama crowd image

Mr Trump inherited the official presidential account as he was sworn in as America's 45th president.

The original image showed flag-waving crowds in front of the US Capitol.

But it was changed about an hour later, amid claims from Mr Trump's opponents that crowds at his inauguration were not as large as in 2013.

Trump supporters on social media branded claims Mr Trump was trying to make his inauguration appear better-attended "pathetic" and a "non-story".

How White House staff pranked President Obama with snowmen

"There's a whole kind of Chucky element to them. They're a little creepy," he told People Magazine.

When First Lady Michelle joked about putting one in their bedroom Mr Obama said he would move out if he saw one there.

But that didn't stop White House staff having a go at scaring him.

Official White House photographer Pete Souza explained the prank on his Instagram page.

Young Barack Obama struggles with identity in 'Barry' clip

Newcomer Devon Terrell plays young Barack Obama in the film "Barry" from director Vikram Gandhi and writer Adam Mansbach. The movie explores the slice of Obama's life during which he was living in New York City in the '80s and struggling to find his place in the world while attending Columbia University.

Obama: Clinton's ambition might be questioned if she's president

"If and when Hillary is president, what do you think will be the female equivalent of 'you weren't born in this country?'" Samantha Bee, host of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" on TBS (a subsidiary of Time Warner, which also owns CNN), asked Obama.

"That's an interesting question," Obama said, later adding, "I think the equivalent will be, 'She's tired, she's moody, she's being emotional.'"

"There's just something about her?" Bee asked.

US election: Obama calls Trump's election rhetoric 'dangerous'

Speaking at a campaign rally in Miami for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the president said Mr Trump's comments undermined American democracy.

Mr Trump refused in a televised debate to say he would accept the outcome of the election on 8 November.

He later said he would accept a "clear" result but left a challenge open.

US election 2016: Stop whining, Obama tells Donald Trump

He said Mr Trump's attempt to discredit a poll before it has even taken place was "unprecedented" for a US presidential candidate.

Also "unprecedented", said Mr Obama, was the Republican candidate's "flattery" of Russia's president.

Mr Trump is facing sinking poll numbers and accusations of sexual assault.

The businessman-turned-politician has claimed the 8 November election will be "absolutely rigged" for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.