(CNN) – On the fiftieth anniversary of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Barack Obama will award the honor to a group that includes former President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey, the billionaire media mogul.
First established by President John F. Kennedy, the medals are the highest award given by the government to civilians. Clinton and Oprah are among the sixteen recipients of this year's awards that were announced by the White House on Thursday.
(CNN) – Oprah Winfrey is lending her star power to a rising star in the Democratic Party.
The influential TV personality and media titan will help host a fundraiser for Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who is running in a special election for a U.S. Senate seat.
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (CNN) - Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney sat down to chat with a big supporter of his opponent, President Barack Obama, this weekend: media mogul Oprah Winfrey.
Winfrey interviewed the former Massachusetts governor and his wife, Ann Romney, in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, a campaign source confirmed. The interview was not on camera and is slated to run in Winfrey's "O Magazine."
(CNN)– President Obama chatted with friend and supporter Oprah Winfrey about today’s big revelation, that he is indeed a U.S. citizen.
Obama said he requested and released his long-form birth certificate to “see if we can put this to rest” and turn the conversation back to serious issues, not "carnival barkers who are going around trying to get attention instead of actually solving the problems."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – The President and Mrs. Obama will sit down with Oprah Winfrey for a taping of her talk show April 27th, a White House source confirmed to CNN.
This is the final season for Oprah's popular syndicated show, which she has hosted for 25 years. She famously endorsed then-Senator Obama in his bid for president in 2007 on CNN's "Larry King Live." That was the first time the talk show queen inserted herself into a presidential race. Winfrey went on to campaign for Obama and was very visible at his election night victory rally in Chicago's Grant Park.FULL STORY
(CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to tape an interview appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Friday as part of her signature effort to support military families.
According to the first lady's office, Mrs. Obama will "discuss her plans to launch a comprehensive national campaign…to recognize, honor and provide ways for everyone to step up and answer the call."
President Obama and Oprah Winfrey had dinner Wednesday night in Chicago. (PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images)
(CNN) - When you're the President of the United States, your birthday celebrations don't generally involve a low-key evening alone sulking about the loss of your glory days.
President Obama made that point well last night. After a flight from Washington to Chicago, where he was greeted at O'Hare Airport by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn among others, the President took a traffic-avoiding helicopter ride to a landing zone at Soldier Field home of the Chicago Bears and then a motorcade ride to his own home in Chicago's South Side neighborhood of Hyde Park.
But a little more than an hour later the commander in chief was out on the town for dinner at Graham Elliot, a chic Windy City restaurant that bills itself as the city's first 'bistronomic' restaurant. Bistronomic is a term used to describe an establishment that offers four star cooking in a more casual environment.
Oh, and he dined with Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King.
Obama spent more than three hours inside before emerging before a gathering of about 75 onlookers outside the restaurant. The birthday President gave a wave to the cameras before entering his limousine and motorcading home for the night.
(CNN) - During his search for a successor to fill President Obama's former Senate seat, then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich considered picking talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
In newly- released transcripts of telephone conversations from 2008, introduced into evidence during his trial on Monday, Blagojevich made his case for Winfrey, saying she was "the king maker."
Speaking with his Chief of Staff Richard Harris, Blagojevich continued, "She made Obama."
Harris countered by saying, "So is it that you're tryin' to shed some grace on thee, by picking her?"