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Watch Barack Obama’s Online Address to 2020’s Black Graduates

Vincent Thian/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.As the pandemic cancels in-person graduation ceremonies at high schools and colleges around the country, institutions have turned to virtual commencements to honor the class of 2020. On a two hour live-streamed event hosted by actor and comedian Kevin Hart,…

“Obamagate” Is Trump’s Latest Lie to Smear Joe Biden

Michael Flynn arrives at US District Court for sentencing on Dec. 18, 2018.Alex Edelman/CNP via ZUMA Wire For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.The Trump White House has released a list of officials in President Barack Obama’s administration who “may have received” access to National Security Agency reports…

In Leaked Audio, Barack Obama Warns That Donald Trump Is Corrupting the “Rule of Law”

Andreas Gebert/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Former President Barack Obama said Friday that the Department of Justice’s decision to drop charges against former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn means that the “basic understanding of rule of law is at risk.” The comments were made in…

Barack Obama Endorses Joe Biden for President

Jerome Delay/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, making the case in a video message posted to social media that his former vice president is the leader this moment of crisis demands. “Joe has the character and the experience…