President Obama’s time in the White House may be dwindling down, but the First Family will more than likely end up residing in Washington D.C. following the end of his term. During a meeting in Milwaukee on Thursday, Obama said he and his family will remain in Washington for a few years so that his youngest daughter, Sasha, can complete high school. There’s been a lot of speculation surrounding where the Obamas would live once he was out of office. “We’re going to have to stay a couple of years so Sasha can finish,” he said during the meeting. “Transferring someone in the middle of high school — tough.” Sasha’s older sister, 17-year-old Malia Obama, will be off to college in the fall. President Obama will be the first former president since Woodrow Wilson, who served between the years of 1913 and 1921, to stay in the nation’s capital following his presidency. Read more.
Affordable Care Act Reaches New Milestone
On Thursday, President Obama shared that healthcare enrollment under the ACA has reached a new milestone: 20 million people have registered. “Congressional Republicans have tried and failed to repeal Obamacare about 60 times,” said President Obama. “They have told you what they would replace it with about zero times. If they got their way, 20 million people would have their insurance taken away from them. Twenty million people!” Those who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act include individuals who have Medicaid coverage, adults who are allowed to stay on their parents’ insurance until they are 26 years of age, and people who have gotten private health insurance on exchanges. Back in September, 17.6 million uninsured people got coverage. Read more.
Marvin Gaye to be Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Although soul singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye passed away over 30 years ago, he is still being recognized for his contributions to the music industry. The Songwriters Hall of Fame recently shared that Gaye will be one of their 2016 inductees. “The 2016 roster of Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees is a beautiful mosaic of the best of late 20th Century popular music,” said co-chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. “With creators of Rock & Roll, Soul/R&B, Country and Funk/Dance represented, we are looking forward to an unforgettable and extremely exciting event and evening.” The induction ceremony will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on June 9. Other inductees include Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Chip Taylor, Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. Read more.
Kendrick Lamar Drops Surprise Album
On Thursday night, rapper Kendrick Lamar unexpectedly released a new project titled untitled unmastered. The album, which features 8 songs, includes untitled tracks that he has previously performed on talk shows and at the Grammys. He took to Twitter to spread the word about the project. Mega producer Swizz Beatz’s 5-year-old son Egypt co-produced one of the songs. “This is the best Dad moment everrrrr!!! Congrats to my son Egypt for producing his 1st track on this amazing Kendrick Album,” Beatz wrote in an Instagram post. Read more.
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