40 Of The Most Powerful Obama Moments Of 2015
"That's the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want." —Barack Obama
Singing "Amazing Grace" during the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.
Hosting the first-ever White House "camp-out."
Marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights protests.
Doing a traditional Yup'ik dance in Dillingham, Alaska.
Getting a good laugh during Halloween at the White House.
Taking a selfie with the United States Women's National Soccer Team.
Meeting the winners of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) competitions from across the country.
Telling a good joke at the White House Correspondents' Association Gala.
Awaiting the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan for a state dinner at the White House.
Awarding the Medal of Honor to retired U.S. Army Captain Florent "Flo" Groberg.
The late-night television appearances.
Obama talks with Jimmy Kimmel during a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 12 (left) and joins David Letterman on the Late Show With David Letterman in New York on May 4 (right).
Applauding the three heroes who overpowered a gunman on a Paris-bound train.
Signing the the Every Student Succeeds Act into law.
Delivering the commencement speech at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation.
Enjoying a beer on the morning of the G7 summit.
Visiting the Sweet Darlings ice cream shop in Seward, Alaska.
Addressing the Young African Leaders Initiative Summit.
Visiting the people of New Orleans, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.
Visiting the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington.
Planting trees at Raj Ghat, the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial.
Discussing clean-energy jobs at Hill Air Force Base in Utah.
Catching salmon with the with fishermen of Dillingham, Alaska.
Pardoning one lucky turkey on Thanksgiving.
Serving Thanksgiving meals to the homeless and at-risk veterans of Washington, D.C.
Lighting his Christmas tree with Miss Piggy and Santa.
Catching the Chicago Bulls play the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Honoring the San Francisco Giants as the 2014 World Series champions.
Announcing the "Let Girls Learn" initiative.
Dancing with Michelle at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 45th Phoenix Awards Dinner.
Delivering the State of the Union speech before members of Congress.
Signing the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act into law.
Addressing the historic World Climate Change Conference 2015.
Meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the United Nations General Assembly.
Paying respect to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Addressing the nation from the Oval Office after the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.
Consoling Vice President Joe Biden during funeral services for Biden's son, Beau Biden.
Addressing the nation after the tragic shootings at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Joining Pope Francis on his first visit to the United States.
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly.
Hanging with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the G7 summit.
Cheers to four more years! (JK, get some rest, man.)
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