Timeline of the Barack Obama presidency (2016)
President of the United States
The following is a timeline of the presidency of Barack Obama, from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. For his time as President-elect, see the Presidential transition of Barack Obama; for a detailed account of his first months in office, see First 100 days of Barack Obama's presidency; and for a complete itinerary of his travels, see List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama.
- January 5 – President Obama announces an executive order on gun control that would require purchased guns to undergo background checks.
- January 7 – President Obama participates in a town hall meeting regarding gun control entitled Guns in America at the George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, organized by CNN and moderated by Anderson Cooper.
- January 12 – President Obama delivers his final State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress.
- January 15 – President Obama holds a live interview with YouTube personalities Adande Thorne, Destin Sandlin and Ingrid Nilsen.
- January 16 – President Obama signs an executive order lifting some of the economic sanctions on Iran.
- January 17 – President Obama delivers a statement on the Iran nuclear deal framework and the release of four Iranian-American prisoners from Iran through prisoner exchange.
- January 19 − President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia discussing the military intervention against ISIL.
- January 20 – President Obama visits Detroit's auto show.
- January 27 – President Obama meets with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the Oval Office.
- February 3 – President Obama visits the Islamic society at a mosque in Baltimore, marking his first visit to a mosque in the United States.
- February 4 − President Obama holds a bilateral meeting and a press conference with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, where Obama announced a $450 million plan to fund Plan Colombia.
- February 4 − President Obama honors the 2015 NBA champion, the Golden State Warriors, at the East Room of the White House.
- February 8 − President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President Sergio Mattarella of Italy.
- February 9 – President Obama releases his final budget proposal for the fiscal year 2017.
- February 10 – President Obama addresses the Illinois General Assembly in the State Capital Building in Springfield, Il and spoke about political gridlock.
- February 13 – President Obama issues a statement on the passing of Supreme court Justice Antonin Scalia
- February 15–16 – President Obama hosts the first special U.S.-ASEAN Leaders Summit, participating with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage, California.
- February 18 – President Obama welcomes the Stanley Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks to the White House.
- February 23 – President Obama unveils his plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Caimanera, Cuba.
- February 24 − President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan to discuss ISIS, the Syrian war and refugees and the reducing of tensions in the Middle East.
- February 24 – President Obama signs H.R. 1428 – Judicial Redress Act of 2015 and H.R. 644 – Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 into law.
- February 29 − President Obama awards a Medal of Honor to SEAL Team Six member Edward Byers for rescuing an American doctor from the Taliban in Afghanistan in December 2012.
- March 10 – The President welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House for a state visit.
- March 10 – The Obamas host a state dinner at the White House for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
- March 15 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Taoiseach of Ireland, Enda Kenny.
- March 16 – President Obama announces Merrick Garland as his nomination to replace the late Antonin Scalia as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
- March 20 – The President and the First Family travel to Havana, Cuba, to underscore the thaw in Cuba–United States relations following a 54-year rift; Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit the country since Calvin Coolidge in 1928.
- March 21 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting and a joint press conference with President Raúl Castro of Cuba at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana.
- March 22 – President Obama addresses the Cuban people on national television from the Gran Teatro de La Habana in Havana, where he also delivered a statement on the Brussels bombings.
- March 22 – The Obamas and President Castro attend an exhibition baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuba national baseball team at Havana's Estadio Latinoamericano to highlight the two countries' cultural relations. The Rays won the game 4–1.
- March 23 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting and a joint press conference with President Mauricio Macri of Argentina at Casa Rosada during a visit to Buenos Aires to discuss improving Argentina–United States relations, following tension in trade and investment between the two countries under Néstor and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's administrations.
- March 31 – President Obama hosts the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., participating with 58 leaders and representatives from around the world to lay out a system of global security against nuclear warfare.
- March 31 – On the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit, President Obama holds a trilateral meeting with Prime Minister Shinzō Abe of Japan and President Park Geun-hye of South Korea to discuss trilateral cooperation amid North Korea's nuclear program.
- March 31 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President Xi Jinping of China to discuss "global nuclear security cooperation" amid North Korea's nuclear program, as well as "constructive" cooperation regarding the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
- April 4 – President Obama meets with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to discuss the alliance's involvement in the military intervention against ISIL (particularly in Libya) and the War in Afghanistan, as well as the Syrian refugee crisis.
- April 14 - President Obama and Vice President Biden meet with Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama in the Oval Office.
- April 20 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh to discuss joint action against the nuclear program of Iran and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Syrian and Yemeni crises, as well as to resolve the issue of human rights.
- April 21 – President Obama participates in a summit meeting with the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh to discuss ways of addressing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and other regional conflicts, including the Syrian and Yemeni crises.
- April 22 – The President and the First Lady attend a private lunch with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle in England to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.
- April 22 – President Obama participates in a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street in London, reiterating their campaign for British voters to vote for the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union ahead of the referendum on June 23.
- April 22 – The President and the First Lady attend a dinner hosted by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace in London, where they also greet Prince George of Cambridge.
- April 23 – President Obama participates in a town hall meeting with the British youth at Lindley Hall in London, where he addressed questions regarding political issues like terrorism, trade, and the Northern Ireland peace process, as well as social issues and changes involving LGBT rights, racial inequality (touching on the Black Lives Matter movement), and discrimination towards non-binary gender persons.
- April 24 – During a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Hanover, Germany, President Obama announces plans to increase U.S. military presence in Syria to at least 250 personnel to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and assist local Syrian forces in doing so.
- April 25 – President Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial fair, which he opened as the U.S. was the "partner country" of the fair.
- April 25 – President Obama and Chancellor Merkel participate in a multilateral meeting with other European leaders including British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President François Hollande, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to discuss cooperation in resolving the Syrian and Libyan civil wars and the Ukrainian crisis.
- April 30 – President Obama attends his last White House Correspondents' Dinner.
- May 4 – President Obama visits Flint, Michigan to address the city's water crisis.
- May 7 – President Obama delivers a commencement speech to the 2016 graduating batch of Howard University, urging them to change their country "through action."
- May 13 – President Obama hosts a multilateral meeting and state dinner at the State Dining Room of the White House for the leaders of the five Nordic countries: Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen of Denmark, President Sauli Niinistö of Finland, President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson of Iceland, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven of Sweden. The six leaders discussed humanitarian issues, combating climate change, and the Ukrainian crisis.
- May 15 – President Obama delivers a commencement speech entitled Ignorance is not a Virtue at Rutgers University's 250th anniversary commencement ceremony in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
- May 22 – President Obama arrives in Hanoi for a three-day visit to Vietnam aimed at building stronger economic and defense ties with the country and the Asia-Pacific region.
- May 23 – President Obama announces the full lifting of the 32-year arms embargo on Vietnam.
- May 25 – President Obama attends the 42nd G7 summit in Shima, Japan.
- May 26 – President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe visit one of Japan's holiest Shinto sites, the Ise Grand Shrine and plant trees.
- May 27 – President Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city of Hiroshima following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where he pays his respects along with Prime Minister Abe and meets with survivors at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, calling for the end of nuclear weapons.
- June 2 − President Obama delivers a commencement speech to the graduating class of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado, urging them to reject an "isolationist foreign policy."
- June 7 − President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India.
- June 9 – President Obama meets with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and soon after endorses former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the presidency in the 2016 election.
- June 16 – President Obama travels to Orlando, Florida to meet with survivors and families of those victimized by the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, the 2nd most deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, which occurred four days prior.
- June 17–19 – The Obamas visit the Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico and Yosemite National Park in California's Sierra Nevada mountains to highlight natural conservation, which coincides with the centennial celebrations of the National Park Service.
- June 24 – President Obama announces that the Stonewall Inn in New York City will be designated as the first National Monument dedicated to the LGBT history in the United States.
- June 24 – While delivering his speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, President Obama comments on the United Kingdom's decision to withdraw from the European Union following the result of their nationwide referendum held on June 23, saying that the Special Relationship between the U.S. and the UK is "enduring", UK's membership in NATO is "a vital cornerstone of U.S. foreign, security, and economic policy", and the U.S.' relationship with both the UK and the EU will "remain indispensable".
- June 29 – President Obama participates in the North American Leaders' Summit in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico.
- June 29 – President Obama addresses the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa to commit to Canada–United States relations.
- July 7–9 – President Obama participates in the 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland that focuses on strengthening defense cooperation to protect Eastern Europe from Russian aggression on Ukraine, confronting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the European migrant crisis, and the United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union. He also announces that around 1,000 extra troops will be deployed to Poland to bolster NATO's eastern flank.
- July 7 – In Warsaw, President Obama comments on the American public reaction to the shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota, cases which have led to protests in the United States and allegations of racial injustice and profiling by police.
- July 8 – In Warsaw, President Obama comments on the shooting of Dallas police officers in the aftermath of the fatal shootings of Sterling and Castile, the deadliest single incident in the history of U.S. law enforcement since the September 11, 2001 attacks He calls the event "a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement," and orders all U.S. flags to be flown in half-staff for five days in honor of the five victims.
- July 22 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting and a press conference with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico.
- July 27 – President Obama is a keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
- August 2 – The President welcomes Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to the White House for a state visit; the Obamas host a state dinner at the White House for Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
- August 6 – President Obama begins his vacation of the island of Martha's Vineyard for the 6th and final time during his presidency.
- August 21 – President Obama and his family return to the White House after a 16-day vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.
- August 23 – President Obama visits Baton Rouge to survey the damage and to comfort the victims of flood destruction in 20 Louisiana parishes.
- August 31 – President Obama leaves on his final trip to Asia as President. He visits Midway Atoll, China and Laos.
- September 4 − President Obama participates in the 2016 G-20 Hangzhou summit in Hangzhou, China.
- September 6 − President Obama participates in the Eleventh East Asia Summit in Vientiane, Laos.
- September 19 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Premier Li Keqiang of China.
- September 19 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia.
- September 20 – President Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly.
- September 24 – President Obama dedicates the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington D.C.
- September 28 – President Obama experiences the first veto override of his administration. In a bipartisan vote, both houses of Congress override Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. The legislation allows families of the victims of the September 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the attacks.
- September 30 – President Obama gave a eulogy at the funeral for former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres.
- October 18 – The President welcomes Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to the White House for a state visit.
- October 18 – The Obamas host a state dinner at the White House for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
- November 8 – The 58th quadrennial presidential election occurs. Republican nominee Businessman Donald Trump of New York wins the 2016 presidential election against Democratic nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of New York. Therefore, Donald Trump becomes President-elect. The Republicans retain their majority in the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate.
- November 9 – President Obama calls President-elect Donald Trump in the early morning hours to congratulate him on his victory.
- November 10 – President Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump at the Oval Office to discuss the transition of power between the presidents. President Obama states the meeting was "excellent," and President-elect Trump says the meeting was supposed to last around 10–15 minutes, but went on to be around 90 minutes.
- November 14 – President Obama holds his first news conference since the election of Donald Trump and encourages Americans to give him some time to get adjusted to the responsibilities of the position as President.
- November 15 – President Obama travels to Athens, Greece, the first stop on his final international trip as president.
- November 16 – President Obama tours the Acropolis of Athens and the Parthenon, on the second day of his official visit to Greece.
- November 20 – President Obama attends the APEC economic summit in Lima, Peru.
- November 26 – President Obama releases a statement on the death of Fidel Castro saying in part, "History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him. "
- December 2 – President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Secretary-General-designate António Guterres of the United Nations.
- December 6 – President Obama gives his last national security speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. In the speech, the President says that the danger of terrorism is a long-term issue, saying "the threat will endure".
- December 7 – President Obama notes the 75th anniversary of the World War II Pearl Harbor Attack.
- December 14 – President Obama signs the 21st Century Cures Act, a bipartisan bill to expand funding for medical research.
- December 15 – President Obama signs the Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act of 2016, which makes it illegal to use a bot to purchase tickets online.
- December 16 – President Obama holds his final press conference of 2016.
- December 16 – President Obama and his family travel to Hawaii on Air Force One for their annual holiday vacation.
- December 23 – President Obama signs into law the annual defense spending bill which would increase military pay and require all new recruits to be issued athletic shoes made in the United States.
- December 27 – President Obama visits the USS Arizona Memorial with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe to honor the 2,403 Americans who died on December 7, 1941.
- Friedman, Megan. "President Obama cries during Gun Control speech". esquire.com. Esquire. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- "Obama urges background checks, slams NRA at gun violence town hall". CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Associated Press. January 7, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
- Collinson, Stephen (January 13, 2016). "State of the Union: Barack Obama to sell optimism to nervous nation". CNN. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
- "Remarks of President Barack Obama – State of the Union Address As Delivered". whitehouse.com. The White House. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
- Jamieson, Amber (January 15, 2016). "Obama talks Trump, Star Wars and Kendrick Lamar in YouTube interview". The Guardian. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
- "President Obama Signs Executive Order Lifting Some US Economic Sanctions on Iran". KTLA. Tribune Broadcasting. January 16, 2016. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
- Krieg, Gregory (January 17, 2016). "Obama hails Iran nuclear agreement progress, prisoner release". CNN. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
- "President Obama on release of Americans held in Iran". WJW. Tribune Broadcasting. January 17, 2016. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
- Daniel, Zoe (January 20, 2016). "Malcolm Turnbull and Barack Obama hold White House talks; PM urges powerbrokers to back TPP". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
- Hyde, Justin. "It's Obama's Auto Industry—But Not For Much Longer". yahoo.com. Yahoo.com. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
- Gass, Nick; Collins, Eliza (January 27, 2016). "Sanders: Obama has been 'even-handed' in Dem race". Politico. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
- Fritze, John; Duncan, Ian (February 3, 2016). "President Obama at Maryland mosque: 'You fit in here'". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
- "Obama presents $450-M plan to fund Colombia peace". Manila Bulletin. Agence France-Presse. February 5, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
- Dowd, Katie (February 4, 2016). "Golden State Warriors meet President Obama at the White House". SF Gate. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
- Thomas, Charles. "President Obama addresses Illinois Legislature in Sprinfield". abc7chicago.com. ABC7 Chicago.
- "Video and text of President Obamas statement on Scalias death/". nytimes.com. New York Times. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
- Parsons, Christi; Memoli, Michael A. (February 16, 2016). "Barack Obama uses ASEAN meeting to refocus US foreign policy". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
- Lazerus, Mark. "Obama welcomes BlackHawks for the third time". chicago.suntimes.com. Chicago Sun Times. Archived from the original on February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- Savage, Charlie; Davis, Julie Hirschfeld (February 23, 2016). "Obama Sends Congress a Plan to Close Guantánamo". The New York Times. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
- Freking, Kevin. "Obama Sounds Cautious Note About Pending Syrian Cease-Fire". abcnews.go.com. ABC News. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
- "A SEAL Medal of Honor". Wall Street Journal. February 9, 2016. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
- "Obama to pick Merrick Garland for Supreme Court: Reports". CNBC. March 16, 2016. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
- "President Obama travels to Cuba today for historic visit". WGN-TV. Associated Press. March 20, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
- Lederman, Josh (March 21, 2016). "President Obama, Raul Castro tussle over human rights". The Boston Globe. Associated Press. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
- Usborne, David (March 23, 2016). "Barack Obama calls on Cuba to embrace democracy and roll back political repression". The Independent. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
- Lederman, Josh; Caldwell, Alicia C. (March 22, 2016). "Obama pledges US support to Belgium after attacks". The Seattle Times. Associated Press. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
- "Rays beat Cuban team with Barack Obama, Raul Castro in attendance". ESPN. March 22, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
- "Remarks by President Obama and President Macri of Argentina in Joint Press Conference". White House Office of the Press Secretary. March 23, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
- "Barack Obama's final attempt to safeguard nuclear stockpiles". The Economist. April 2, 2016. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
- Kobayashi, Kakumi (April 3, 2016). "Trilateral summit tightens Asian leaders' resolve against North Korea". The Japan Times. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
- "Barack Obama, Xi Jinping meet on sidelines of nuclear summit". Deutsche Welle. March 31, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
- "Obama, NATO chief discuss Islamic State, Libya". Reuters. April 4, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
- Readout of the President and Vice President's Meeting with Prime Minister Edi Rama of Albania, The White House
- "Barack Obama holds talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman". BBC News. April 20, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
- Rampton, Robert (April 21, 2016). "US President Barack Obama and Saudi King Salman discuss 'provocative' Iran". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
- Hassan, Rashid (April 22, 2016). "Obama visit brings greater consensus for Gulf nations, US". Arab News. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
- Saenz, Arlette (April 22, 2016). "President Obama Has Lunch With Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle". ABC News. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
- Heffer, Greg (April 22, 2016). "Obama arrives in Downing Street… leaving 9-tonne 'The Beast' to do a 3-point turn". Daily Express. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
- Nelson, Kate (April 18, 2016). "Barack Obama London visit: President to dine with Wills and Kate this Friday". London24. Archant. Archived from the original on April 19, 2016. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
- "Barack Obama jokes that Prince George's pyjamas greeting was 'slap in the face'". Craven Herald & Pioneer. April 30, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
- "President Obama urges next generation of Northern Ireland leaders to forge 'new identity'". BBC News. April 23, 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
- Liptak, Kevin (April 23, 2016). "Obama questioned on LGBT rights, Black Lives Matter in London". CNN. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
- Jaffe, Greg (April 23, 2016). "Obama hears youth leaders' concerns about LGBT rights, Brexit at British town hall". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
- Starr, Barbara; Liptak, Kevin (April 25, 2016). "Obama announces an additional 250 special operations forces to Syria". CNN. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
- Shear, Michael D. (April 25, 2016). "U.S. to Increase Military Presence in Syria, Obama Says". The New York Times. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
- Fell, Jade (April 25, 2016). "US President Barack Obama opens Hannover Messe 2016". Engineering & Technology. Institution of Engineering and Technology. Archived from the original on April 26, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
- "Obama urges European allies to step up fight against IS". Hong Kong Economic Journal. April 26, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
- White, Daniel (April 30, 2016). "President Obama Gives His Last White House Correspondents' Dinner Speech". Time. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
- Korte, Gregory (May 4, 2016). "Obama drinks Flint water as he urges children to be tested for lead". USA Today. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
- Lartey, Jamiles (May 7, 2016). "Obama tells Howard University students to change US through action". The Guardian. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
- "Obama toasts Nordic nations after Russia-focused summit". Channel NewsAsia. Mediacorp. Reuters. May 13, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
- Helmore, Edward (May 15, 2016). "Obama delivers commencement speech at Rutgers: 'Ignorance is not a virtue'". The Guardian. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
- Son, Truong (May 23, 2016). "US President Obama arrives in Hanoi to strengthen economic, security ties". Thanh Niên. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
- "Obama looks to boost economic ties with trip to Vietnam". PBS NewsHour. May 21, 2016. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
- "Obama lifts US embargo on lethal arms sales to Vietnam". BBC News. May 23, 2016. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
- Kepnes, Jeff (May 25, 2016). "Obama apologizes for Okinawa incident". CNN.
- Saenz, Arlette; McBride, Brian (May 26, 2016). "President Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Visit Holy Site After Awkward Encounter". ABC News. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
- Johnston, Eric; Mie, Ayako (May 27, 2016). "Obama makes history, confronts past in Hiroshima". The Japan Times. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
- Nakamura, David (May 27, 2016). "In Hiroshima 71 years after first atomic strike, Obama calls for end of nuclear weapons". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
- Frank, John (June 2, 2016). "President Obama addresses Air Force Academy graduates". The Denver Post. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
- Smilowitz, Elliot (June 9, 2016). "Obama endorses Clinton for president: 'I'm with her'". TheHill. Retrieved June 9, 2016.
- "President Obama meets with victims' families, survivors in Orlando". wesh.com. June 16, 2016.
- Harris, Gardiner (June 17, 2016). "President Obama and Family Tour 'Cool' Carlsbad Caverns". The New York Times. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
- Hetter, Katia; Liptak, Kevin (June 24, 2016). "Obama names first national monument to LGBT rights". CNN. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
- Berenson, Tessa (June 25, 2016). "Obama: Brexit Won't Affect 'Special Relationship' Between U.K. and U.S." Time. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
- Garcia, Feliks (June 25, 2016). "Barack Obama weighs in on Brexit vote amid global panic: 'UK and US will remain indispensable partners'". The Independent. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
- Boutilier, Alex (July 9, 2016). "Climate deal caps North American leaders' summit". Toronto Star. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
- Campion-Smith, Bruce (June 29, 2016). "Barack Obama brings down the House with final act in Canada". Toronto Star. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
- "NATO Vows To Bolster Defenses Bordering Russia". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. July 8, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
- Shuster, Simon (July 6, 2016). "Brexit and Russia Make President Obama's Last NATO Summit His Toughest Ever". Time. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
- Borger, Julian (July 8, 2016). "Nato summit: US says it will deploy 1,000 extra troops to Poland". The Guardian. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
- Kelly, Nora (July 7, 2016). "President Obama: 'This Is an American Issue That We Should All Care About'". The Atlantic. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
- Liptak, Kevin (July 8, 2016). "Obama on Dallas: 'Vicious, calculated, despicable attack on law enforcement'". CNN. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
- "Flags Ordered to Half-Staff in Honor of Slain Dallas Officers". KXAS-TV. NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. July 8, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
- Los Angeles Times, Staff (July 27, 2016). "Transcript: President Obama's Democratic National Convention speech". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
- Harris, Gardiner (August 6, 2016). "Obama Arrives in Martha's Vineyard for Two-Week Vacation". The New York Times. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
- Brown, Sara (August 21, 2016). "President Obama on Martha's Vineyard 2016". Vineyard Gazette. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
- Robertson, Campbell; Shea, Michael D. (August 23, 2016). "Obama Visits Louisiana Flood Victims, but Some Are Busy Just Hanging On". The New York Times. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
- Shear, Michael D. (August 31, 2016). "Obama Begins His Final Asia Trip as President". The New York Times. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
- Winslow, Olivia (September 24, 2016). "Obama dedicates African-American history museum". Newsday. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
- Steinhauer, Jennifer (September 28, 2016). "Congress Votes to Override Obama Veto on 9/11 Victims Bill". New York Times. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
- White, Daniel (September 30, 2016). "Read President Obama's Moving Eulogy for Shimon Peres". Time. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
- Collinson, Stephen (November 14, 2016). "Obama urges Americans to give Trump a chance". CNN. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
- Korte, Gregory (November 15, 2016). "Obama arrives in Athens, bringing a message from Trump". USA Today. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
- Staff, Reporter (November 16, 2016). "President Obama Tours Acropolis in Democracy's Birthplace". NBC News. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
- Superville, Darlene (November 20, 2016). "Obama and Putin speak at economic summit in Peru". PBS Newshour. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
- "Statement by the President on the Passing of Fidel Castro". The White House. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
- Liptak, Kevin (December 6, 2016). "Obama touts counterterror legacy, admits "threat will endure"". CNN. Cable News Network. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
- "President Obama marks 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack". CNN. December 7, 2016.
- Reilly, Katie (December 14, 2016). "Watch Live: President Obama Signs the 21st Century Cures Act". Time. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
- Austin, Grant (December 15, 2016). "President Obama Signs Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act of 2016". By The Wavs. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
- McCarthy, Tom (December 16, 2016). "Obama press conference: Russia hacks, US election, China and Syria addressed – live". The Guardian. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
- D’Angelo, Chris (December 16, 2016). "Bound For Hawaii, Obama Wishes America 'Mele Kalikimaka'". The Huffington Post. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
- Stephenson, Emily (December 23, 2016). "Obama signs US defense spending bill, criticizes Guantanamo policy". Bangor Daily News. Reuters. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
- Lederman, Josh (December 27, 2016). "At Pearl Harbor, US, Japan look to move past legacy of war". WSB-TV. Associated Press. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
- Timeline of the Barack Obama presidency, for an index of the Obama presidency timeline articles
|U.S. presidential administration timelines|
Obama presidency (2015)
|Obama presidency (2016)||Succeeded by|
Obama presidency (2017)