Read Former President Barack Obama's Tweets

I could not be prouder of the incredible athletes representing @TeamUSA at the Olympics. Their determination and hard work got them this far, and they’re ready to seize this moment. We'll be rooting for them all the way.

Since Bruce @springsteen and I first sat down to record our podcast Renegades: Born in the USA, folks have asked about the stories we told and the people and places that shaped us, and we’re excited for this new book to continue the conversation we started last summer.

As Republican legislatures across the country deliberately try to make it harder to cast a ballot, we need to keep fighting to make sure every citizen has a voice and a vote. The future of our country is at stake.

John Lewis and C.T. Vivian loved this country so much that they risked their lives so that it might live up to its promise. They gave all of themselves to the cause of freedom and justice, and inspired generations to follow their example. Now it’s up to us to continue the work.

For more than nine years, DREAMers have watched courts and politicians debate whether they’ll be allowed to stay in the only country many of them have ever known. It’s long past time for Congress to act and give them the protection and certainty they deserve.

Starting today, working families are getting monthly payments of up to $300 per child thanks to @POTUS' American Rescue Plan. This is an historic step that will help families make ends meet and lift millions of children out of poverty. https://t.co/KSjooLvoq0

With so many folks getting together with family and friends, there’s a lot to celebrate this summer. Here’s a playlist of songs I’ve been listening to lately—it's a mix of old and new, household names and emerging artists, and a whole lot in between.

While we were still in the White House, I began sharing my summer favorites—and now, it’s become a little tradition that I look forward to sharing with you all. So here's this year's offering. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Michelle and I sat down with some terrific young people from @KidsPress to talk about We The People, our latest @Netflix series through Higher Ground. We're hoping these songs teach the next generation about how our government works and what it means to be an active citizen.

If you want to make sure that insiders can’t drown out the voices of ordinary folks, I hope you'll check out @AllOnTheLine's Redistricting U. It's a training designed to help you engage with the map-drawing process in your state. Sign up today: https://t.co/oNdPIERjYU

In the wake of the SCOTUS ruling further weakening the Voting Rights Act, take a look at how one Republican in Michigan was subjected to harsh attacks from within his own party for simply acknowledging the validity of the election results in his state.

The Senator Who Decided to Tell the Truth

A Michigan Republican spent eight months searching for evidence of election fraud, but all he found was lies.

www.theatlantic.com

Happy Fourth of July, and Happy Birthday, Malia! It’s been such a joy to watch you begin to make your own way in the world with poise, grace, and humor. I miss the days when you thought the fireworks were for you.

Libraries are citadels of knowledge and empathy—and they’ve played an extraordinarily important role in my life. I spoke with @SmithsonianSec Bunch about our shared love of books, A Promised Land, and the role storytelling plays in shaping our history.

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