Barack Obama

  • In farewell speech, Obama urges Americans to step outside online ‘bubbles’

    In farewell speech, Obama urges Americans to step outside online ‘bubbles’

    Tonight in Chicago, President Obama bid his final goodbye. The 44th president’s political career began in the city, soaring with his election to the Illinois State Senate, and he fittingly addressed a mournful audience in the place he still calls home. “Every day, I have learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man.” —@POTUS… Read More

  • Obama lays out some steps for Trump to tackle criminal justice reform

    Obama lays out some steps for Trump to tackle criminal justice reform

    The United States spends $80 billion annually on incarceration, and has about 2.2 million people behind bars in state and federal prisons and jails. Even though America only makes up 5% of the world’s population, it has the largest prison population in the world. There’s no denying that the criminal justice system in the U.S. needs major reform. As President Barack… Read More

  • Obama announces sanctions for Russian election hacking

    Obama announces sanctions for Russian election hacking

    The Obama administration announced today that it will impose sanctions on Russian intelligence services and officials in response to the hacks of American political institutions during the election season. The sanctions cover nine individuals and organizations in Russia, and will prevent four officials from Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate, or GRU, from traveling to the U.S. Read More

  • Obama defends White House handling of Russian hacking

    Obama defends White House handling of Russian hacking

    In his final press conference of the year, President Barack Obama addressed intelligence community assessments that hackers, associated with the Russian government, tampered with the U.S. election in order to sway the victory to Donald Trump. He defended the White House’s handling of the situation. Read More

  • Obama orders review of Russian election hacking

    Obama orders review of Russian election hacking

    President Obama has ordered intelligence agencies to conduct a complete review of the hacks and leaks that led up to and may have influenced the presidential election, according to White House homeland security and counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco. “The President has directed the Intelligence Community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election… Read More

  • We need new candidates to run for office, and startups can help Crunch Network

    We need new candidates to run for office, and startups can help

    This presidential election pitted two candidates who were the #1 and #2 most disliked candidates, EVER, for president. Why is this happening in our golden age of technology, when information is widespread and organizing easier than ever? Read More

  • White House expands platforms for inclusive entrepreneurship

    White House expands platforms for inclusive entrepreneurship

    The White House announced today new and expanded plans to improve diversity and inclusion within the startup economy, focused on higher education, investment and entrepreneurship. The diversity commitments made by schools, venture capital firms and tech companies represent a passing of the torch from the Obama administration to the private sector, which has been asked to take on the challenge… Read More

  • Hillary Clinton will likely be as pro-innovation as President Obama

    Hillary Clinton will likely be as pro-innovation as President Obama

    Behind the less than enthusiastic embrace is a collective skepticism in the tech industry about Clinton’s pro-innovation credentials. The shade is unwarranted. Read More

  • Obama wants to go to Mars, but will the next administration?

    Obama wants to go to Mars, but will the next administration?

    President Obama released an op-ed on CNN today, praising the accomplishments of NASA to date and encouraging the nation to keep its sights set on Mars. While it was an inspiring endorsement for NASA and space exploration, it comes on the tails of a congressional bill intended to prevent the next presidential administration from changing NASA’s plan to send humans to Mars by the… Read More

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