(15) Facebook. Barack Obama. President Barack Obama's official portrait to be hung in the Smithsonian museum. Homer Simpson disappearing in Obama's Smithsonian portrait. Obama Has More Species Named After Him Than Any Other US President. With Obama's presidency drawing to a close after eight years, his administration will be remembered for many things.
The nature of his legacy will probably be a pick 'n' mix of different policies and blunders, depending on where you stand on the political spectrum. But if there’s one group that seems to have had a happy few years under Obama, it's biologists. As a testament to this, scientists have named nine different animals after him, as Science Magazine points out. Coming in a close second in this competition is the noted conservationist Teddy Roosevelt, with seven species named after him. Here are all the Obama-related species: Tosanoides obama. Beyond the realm of individual homages, the 44th president of the US has also protected more natural habitat than any president in American history, placing about 222 million hectares (550 million acres) of land under protection. President Obama Exit interview...thoughtful.
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President, thank you for doing this. As we're walking towards your office I have to think you're going to miss this short commute. BARACK OBAMA: [laughs] I am, it's one of the biggest benefits of being president that you really don't think about until you get here. I have never had to travel more than thirty seconds from home to office, and it's because of that that I've been able to maintain, you know, really a family life that has nurtured and sustained me during this time. STEPHANOPOULOS: How long did it take for the White House to feel like home though? THE List of 371 Obama Accomplishments so far, With Citations. I know it is hard to believe now, but it wasn’t that long ago that we had a perfectly sane, competent and adult presence in the White House.
It’s only been a little over four months since that was the case, although there are times when it seems like it’s been years since then. Most of our presidents have been good for America, although most of those who haven’t have been Republican, which should shock no one. Go ahead and look it up. 10 EPIC President Obama Accomplishments. Pete Souza: photographing the real Barack Obama. It was a tale of two Americas.
In Las Vegas the casinos were humming with a hell-yes tide that was about to sweep the manic Donald Trump to his most pumped-up victory yet. In Washington DC, civilisation still existed. In the week Trump’s xenophobic bid to be the Republican presidential candidate began to look unstoppable, the man whose Americanness he has questioned was meeting 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin.
In Pete Souza’s official White House photograph of their get-together, President Barack Obama cracks a delicious smile as the first lady dances with McLaurin, who was invited to visit the White House in recognition of community work she has done for decades in the US capital. The meeting was also a celebration of Black History Month – and Souza’s picture manages to be both intimate and historic. In a moving monochrome image, Souza showed three-year-old Clark Reynolds looking up in awe as Obama touches him on the cheek. Obama, too, projects absolute ease in the presidency. Obama’s Life in 10 Photos That Will Make You Miss Him. **FILE ** This photo provided by the presidential campaign of Sen.
Barack Obama, D-Ill., shows Obama in 1979 during his high school graduation in Hawaii with his grandmother Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham. Sen. Obama says his grandmother died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Obama Presidential Campaign) ** FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES** Let’s share this to show our support for our dearest president, Obama. Yes We Can: People Share Their Most Memorable Moments from the Obama Presidency. Not forgetting Nagasaki: Obama’s gift of origami cranes：The Asahi Shimbun. Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue received a surprise gift from outgoing U.S.
Ambassador Caroline Kennedy--two origami paper cranes folded by U.S. President Barack Obama. Taue visited the U.S. The nine most touching photos from Barack Obama's eight years as president. Official White House photographer Pete Souza is charged with documenting Barack Obama's two terms in office.
Thanks to the rise of social media networks since Obama became president, people around the world have been privy to some of the funniest and most intimate moments of life in the Oval Office and beyond. Souza's Instagram feed has been a joy to behold. His photos manage to capture the president acting, well, like a human being, rather than posing for official pictures. Just looking at a few of his recent shots, the president's goofier side shines through: For our money, though, here are nine of the most special moments Souza has preserved a record of. Picture: Pete Souza/The White House Our favourite, though? Giving thanks for the Barack Obama we had — and imagining the one who could have done so much more. With Donald Trump representing a frightening unknown future, more akin to foreign authoritarian leaders like Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Ergodan of Turkey and Abdel Fattah el-Sis of Egypt than anything in American history, Barack Obama looks better all the time — a fact reflected in his approval ratings.
But there’s a good argument to be made that a more forceful, more boldly progressive Obama could prevented this outcome. Not a radically different person, just one more comfortable with the sort of direct confrontation that was central to the teachings of Saul Alinsky, whom he was tarred with anyway.