Post Politics: Obama


Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 04/26/2014

In Malaysia, a chance for Obama to eat ‘not so spicy’ local food

In Malaysia, Obama had a chance to show off his language skills and eat “not so spicy” local food.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  07:19 PM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Michelle Obama changes date of Kansas commencement speech

First lady alters date of graduation speech in Kansas to alleviate concerns from families over tickets

By David Nakamura  |  01:19 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Obama: 8 million have signed up for health care

President Obama announced that the number of people signed up under the health-care law has reached 8 million.

By David Nakamura  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, President Obama

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/21/2014

White House announces itinerary for Obama’s Asia trip

Obama to meet with foreign leaders, promote democratic values on week-long Asia trip.

By David Nakamura  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  asia, Obama

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Sebelius resigning as HHS secretary

The HHS secretary is leaving after nearly five years.

By Tom Hamburger and Sean Sullivan  |  06:54 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama Administration

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/06/2014

Obama to attend Fort Hood memorial service Wednesday

President was already scheduled to be in Texas this week for other events. He also attended a memorial service after a 2009 shooting at the base.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, President Obama

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 04/06/2014

Pfeiffer: White House expressed ‘concerns’ about David Ortiz’s Samsung selfie

Top aide reiterates that the president knew nothing about the Red Sox slugger’s new deal with the mobile phone giant.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:53 AM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Obama: Fort Hood victims are American patriots

President Obama pays tribute to those killed and wounded in Fort Hood rampage.

By David Nakamura  |  03:29 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fort hood, President Obama

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Senate Democrats push for minimum wage vote as GOP senator floats bipartisan deal

Democrats continue to stress “fair shot” messaging, while a key GOP broker suggests she might have a way to raise the minimum wage.

By Ed O'Keefe and Wesley Lowery  |  03:53 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2014, President Obama, Senate Democrats

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Obama touts minimum wage plan at Michigan deli

“If you pay people well, there’s more money in everybody’s pockets, and everybody does better,” Obama said.

By David Nakamura  |  02:31 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, minimum wage

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Lawmakers praise sanctions, say Obama must go further to curb Russian aggression

Some argue Obama must be more heavy-handed in response to Russians.

By Wesley Lowery  |  07:07 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama Administration, Russia, Ukraine

Posted at 10:49 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Under pressure, Obama calls for immigration-enforcement review

After meeting with immigration advocates, Obama asks for review of deportation policies.

By David Nakamura  |  10:49 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration, President Obama

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 03/09/2014

Obamas wrap up getaway in Key Largo

President, first family end 1 1/2 day visit to Florida Keys.

By David Nakamura  |  03:07 PM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 03/08/2014

Palin closes CPAC 2014, praising Cruz, criticizing Obama and GOP establishment

Former GOP vice presidential nominee says Republican establishment needs ‘come to Jesus’ meeting.

By Wesley Lowery  |  07:59 PM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CPAC, CPAC 2014, President Obama, Sarah Palin

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Obama: ‘I’m the champion-in-chief’ on immigration reform

President Obama defended his record on deportations of illegal immigrants during a forum at the Newseum.

By David Nakamura  |  12:19 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Immigration

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Obama administration moves to freeze Russian assets

President Obama steps up sanctions against Russia with executive order to freeze assets.

By David Nakamura  |  08:31 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Ukraine

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 03/05/2014

House GOP leaders want to move quickly on aid package to Ukraine

House Republican leaders want to move quickly on a $1 billion aid package to Ukraine.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:01 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House Republicans, Obama

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Why did Michelle Obama give a Ukrainian pop star the Women of Courage award?

Ruslana Lyzhychko is more than a Eurovision winner: She’s an activist in the Ukrainian revolution.

By Masuma Ahuja  |  06:23 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama, Ukraine

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/03/2014

First lady Michelle Obama and daughters to visit China this month

The first lady and her daughters will focus on education initiatives during China trip.

By David Nakamura  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  china, Michelle Obama

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Obama holds ‘happy hour with the Democratic Party’

Obama defended Democrats’ values, and cracked jokes, at a party fundraiser Friday.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  06:53 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Obama warns Russia on Ukraine

“There will be costs to any military intervention in Ukraine,” Obama said

By Scott Wilson  |  05:25 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Ukraine

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Pelosi, Boehner agree: Midterm politics will lead to a do-nothing Congress

Pelosi says the GOP wants to head home for the year, Boehner counters that Obama is refusing to work with Republicans

By Wesley Lowery  |  01:28 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Obama

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Bob Corker: Obama’s GOP outreach ‘was optics,’ Senate in ‘death spiral’

Senator who’s long sought to cut deals with Democrats now says he won’t waste his time talking to the president.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:24 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, President Obama, Senate Republicans

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Obama to sign executive order aboard Air Force One

The president is using his executive powers to move forward in areas that do not require congressional approval.

By David Nakamura  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 08:33 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Obama apologizes to art historian for public quip

President Obama personally apologized to an art historian for questioning the value of her degree.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  08:33 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Obama knocks GOP for fighting unionization of Tenn. VW employees

President wades into a fight with Tennessee Republicans concerned about the state’s business-friendly image.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:44 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House Democrats, Obama

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 02/05/2014

White House to unveil ‘climate hubs’ to aid farmers across country

Obama administration will announce the creation of regional hubs to help farmers

By David Nakamura  |  12:01 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  climate change, Obama

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Immigrant-rights group files petition asking Obama to halt deportations

Immigrant-rights groups are frustrated by the Obama administration’s record on deportations.

By David Nakamura  |  01:17 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration, Obama

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Obama, Biden to address House Democrats next week

Their appearances will occur during the House Democratic policy retreat next week.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:31 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, House Democrats, President Obama, Senate Democrats

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Obama to visit Saudi Arabia in March

Obama will make his first visit to Saudi Arabia to try to reassure a U.S. ally

By David Nakamura  |  12:24 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, saudi arabia

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 02/03/2014

OFA launches ad campaign to boost White House wage push

OFA launches ad campaign backing Obama’s minimum wage increase proposal.

By David Nakamura  |  10:35 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  minimum wage, Obama

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 02/02/2014

Paul Ryan: Immigration reform this year ‘clearly in doubt’

Republicans stress a “security first” approach on the Sunday morning talk shows.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:46 AM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration, Obama, Paul Ryan

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 02/02/2014

Paul Ryan: ‘We have an increasingly lawless presidency’

“Presidents don’t write new laws, Congress does,” Ryan said

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:39 AM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Paul Ryan

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Obama hails new private-sector commitment to hiring long-term unemployed

The White House continues post State of the Union push with move to help people out of work for long periods.

By David Nakamura  |  12:26 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Obama, unemployment insurance

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Whom did Obama meet with backstage in Nashville?

Obama met with the family of a slain student, former vice president Al Gore and actress Ashley Judd in Nashville.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  06:46 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Obama, Bill Clinton to meet with Senate Democrats next week

The two presidents will address the senators separately, the aides said.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:02 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Obama takes a shot at a key part of his base -- art history majors

People with training in manufacturing can probably earn more “than they might than [with] an art history degree,” the president said.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  01:33 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 01/30/2014

White House ‘very disappointed’ over expulsion of U.S. journalist from China

Obama administration ramps up pressure on China to lift restrictions on foreign reporters

By David Nakamura  |  12:10 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, china, new york times

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Obama visits GOP stronghold in Wisconsin to promote job-training programs

Obama will visit a GE plant in a GOP stronghold to highlight the need for good job-training programs

By Juliet Eilperin  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Obama to tout economic security proposals Wednesday in Md., Pa.

President Obama will tout proposals aimed at boosting Americans’ economic security Wednesday in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

By Juliet Eilperin and Zachary A. Goldfarb  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 10:50 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Rating Obama’s State of the Union

Leading political analysts rate Obama’s performance in real time, via Twitter

By David Beard  |  10:50 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, State of the Union

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Campaign cash used to pay for some State of the Union guests

In some cases, lawmakers are using money raised for political purposes to pay for their invited guest to travel to Washington. And it’s legal.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:32 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Barack Obama State of the Union 2014, campaign finance, Congress, Democrats, GOP, House, House Republicans, Obama, Obama SOTU 2014, Obama speech, Republicans, Senate, Senate Democrats, SOTU 2014, State of the Union 2014, state of the union address, White House

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/27/2014

White House goes #insideSOTU on Instagram

White House press secretary Jay Carney turned the tables -- er, camera -- on the media Monday.

By David Nakamura  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  instagram, Obama, SOTU

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Obama to embark on four-city tour after State of the Union

Obama will travel to four cities this week after his State of the Union speech to highlight his economic message, including Pittsburgh and Milwaukee.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:50 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Holder chides Gates for timing of memoir

Attorney general says former defense secretary should not have released book while Obama is still in office.

By Ernesto Londo o  |  07:11 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric Holder, Obama, Robert Gates

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Obama announces $140 million partnership to launch N.C. manufacturing institute

President tries to push his economic agenda in ways that don’t involve Congress.

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  01:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, jobs, manufacturing, Obama

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Obama honors Miami Heat at the White House

The president welcomes the NBA champions to the White House for the second year in a row.

By David Nakamura  |  04:11 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  miami heat, Obama

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Obama praises Gates, defends administration’s approach to Afghanistan

“What’s important is that we got the policy right, but that this is hard, and it always has been,” the president said.

By Zachary A. Goldfarb and Aaron Blake  |  04:57 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Robert Gates

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 01/07/2014

First lady to do West Coast fundraising swing later this month

Michelle Obama will headline a couple of Democratic fundraisers in San Francisco and LA at the end of the month.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  04:11 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Obama orders military to report next year on changes to curb sexual assaults

Obama offers support for new rules to curb sexual assault in military but stops short of pushing for broader reforms sought by some in Congress.

By David Nakamura  |  11:38 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  military, Obama

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Obama commutes sentences for eight convicted in crack cocaine cases

The pardons are part of the administration’s effort to reduce “unduly harsh sentences” and eliminate overcrowding in prisons.

By David Nakamura  |  02:14 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Rubio: Obama should have pressed Castro on human rights

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) declined to criticize President Obama for shaking hands Tuesday with Cuban President Raul Castro.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:58 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Eulogizing Mandela, Obama celebrates and scolds

Obama finds parallels between this moment in his presidency and Mandela’s many challenges.

By Scott Wilson  |  08:28 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Raul Castro

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Air Force One is a theater for cameos en route to South Africa

Air Force One a place for star turns on the way to Mandela’s service

By Scott Wilson  |  05:24 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Nelson Mandela

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Obama, Raul Castro to share stage at Mandela memorial service

Obama one of six foreign leaders to speak at service for South Africa’s beloved former president

By Scott Wilson  |  03:11 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Obama in Africa

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 12/09/2013

23 members of Congress attending Mandela memorial service in S. Africa

A government aircraft carrying 22 members of the House and one U.S. senator left Andrews Air Force Base on Monday morning for South Africa.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:29 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Nelson Mandela, President Obama

Posted at 08:14 PM ET, 12/07/2013

Obamas, Bushes to travel to South Africa for Mandela funeral

President Obama and his wife, Michelle, will travel to South Africa next week to honor Nelson Mandela, the White House said Friday morning.

By Zachary Goldfarb and Philip Rucker  |  08:14 PM ET, 12/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Obama: ‘Dangerous and growing inequality’ has jeopardized middle class

The president said the country needs to do more to shrink the wage gap and ensure that children born into poverty have a chance to climb the economic ladder.

By Zachary A. Goldfarb  |  12:18 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Politics

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Obama on executive orders to bypass Congress: ‘There is no short-cut to democracy’

President Obama pushed back Monday against supporters who want him to sign more executive orders to overcome opposition to his policies from Republicans in Congress.

By Philip Rucker  |  05:44 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Senior senators signal concern with current Iran talks

Letter of concern comes as President Obama sought to stop senators from considering new sanctions on Iran.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:35 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  iran, Obama, Senate

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Obama dines with De Blasio and donors

Obama in Brooklyn - cheesecake with de Blasio, then to Manhattan for party fundraising

By Scott Wilson  |  07:29 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill de Blasio, Obama fundraising; Bill de Blasio, President Obama

Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Putin: Obama was right to skip summits

By Anne Gearan  |  06:40 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Congress, Fiscal Cliff, Government Shutdown, President Obama, shutdown, White House

Posted at 06:08 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Obama cancels part of Asia trip because of shutdown

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  06:08 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, President Obama, Republican Party, White House

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Obama: GOP holding ‘entire economy hostage’

President Obama defended his health care law Tuesday, while accusing the GOP of holding the economy hostage.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  02:15 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 09/20/2013

First lady: Obama should have been an architect

Michelle Obama revealed Friday President Obama wanted to become an architect.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  03:46 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Obama travels to the heartland to make economic case

The President will tour a Ford plant in Missouri designed to highlight the rebounding U.S. auto industry.

By Philip Rucker  |  09:21 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown, Obama

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Obama cancels California trip to work on Syria

The president won't be headed to the Golden State next week.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:25 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Obama calling lawmakers from Russia to back Syria strike, adviser says

President Obama plans to call lawmakers back in Washington from the G-20 summit to urge them to vote to authorize a military strike in Syria.

By Philip Rucker and Ed O'Keefe  |  10:42 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 08/30/2013

White House lays out Obama’s itinerary for first trip to Sweden

President Obama will pay respects to Holocaust humanitarian Raoul Wallenberg and visit the Royal Institute of Technology during his first trip to Sweden next week.

By David Nakamura  |  06:21 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, sweden

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Half of Americans oppose broad military action in Syria, poll finds

Public tilts in favor of limited missile strikes, but wants congressional approval before taking action.

By Scott Clement  |  09:23 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Polls, Syria

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Obama: Law schools should think about being 'two years instead of three'

The president suggested cutting law school down by a third on his college affordability bus tour

By Ruth Tam  |  02:06 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Obama's words of advice to the young: Only grownups need bucket lists

"When you get to be 52, then you might start wanting to draw one up."

By Juliet Eilperin  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 08/21/2013

Obama endorses Cory Booker for Senate

Obama endorsed Newark mayor Cory Booker for Senate Wednesday.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:53 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013, President Obama

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Obama calls national security meeting on aid to Egypt

A White House spokesman said he does not anticipate any major announcement about U.S. aid to Egypt.

By Philip Rucker  |  02:10 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama egypt; egypt aid; national security council

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Pop music album inspired by Michelle Obama's Let's Move!

The first lady is using popular music to inspire young people to take care of their bodies.

By Ruth Tam  |  02:48 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Rubio warns that Obama could expand deferred deportation to cover millions more immigrants

The Florida senator says that Obama could defer deportations for millions more undocumented workers if Congress doesn't act.

By David Nakamura  |  10:45 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration, President Obama, rubio

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Rep. Farenthold says House could impeach Obama

The Republican congressman expressed disappointment over the outcome of Obama's birth certificate scandal.

By Ruth Tam  |  01:18 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 08/09/2013

WATCH: Which U.S. president took the most vacation time?

In Play breaks down presidential time off by the numbers

By Ruth Tam  |  12:40 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 05:50 AM ET, 08/07/2013

Obama's top five zingers on 'The Tonight Show'

The president cracked wise on everything from his bromance with McCain and his supposed love of broccoli.

By Ruth Tam  |  05:50 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 09:29 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Obama 'frustrated' by Russia's decision to grant Snowden asylum

The president said he would attend the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg despite Russia's tendency to "slip back into Cold War thinking."

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  09:29 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Obama to address housing in online chat

The president will address questions from homeowners, renters and perspective buyers in a live online discussion.

By Ruth Tam  |  12:30 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, White House

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Obama to appear on 'The Tonight Show' Tuesday

It will be Obama's sixth appearance with Leno, and his fourth since becoming president.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  01:51 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 07/31/2013

House Democrats share birthday cake with Obama

The dark-chocolate dessert was presented during a closed-door meeting with House Democrats.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:41 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, President Obama, White House

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 07/24/2013

White House photographer debuts Instagram account

White House photographer debuts new Instagram account

By Ruth Tam  |  01:56 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, White House

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 07/24/2013

In Knox College speech, Obama lays out policy agenda for 2nd term

Returning to the site of his first major economic address as a senator in 2005, President Obama outlined his top economic policy priorities for the remainder of his second term.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  01:29 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Speaking to Latinos in New Orleans, first lady pitches Obamacare

On Tuesday Michelle Obama made a new pitch to Latinos: sign up for health insurance this fall.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  05:00 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 07/22/2013

OFA's effectiveness contingent on 'Action August'

Organizing For Action is launching a major advocacy push in August for Obama's health-care law and immigration reform initiative.

By Ruth Tam  |  06:08 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Organizing for Action, President Obama, White House

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me'

The president spoke in deeply personal terms Friday about the Trayvon Martin case.

By Aaron Blake and Juliet Eilperin  |  02:04 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Obama, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Obama to tout Affordable Care Act on Thursday

With concerns mounting about the viability of his signature health-care law, President Obama will highlight some of the more popular aspects of the Affordable Care Act.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  03:57 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, President Obama, Republicans

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Michelle Obama jokes: White House 'a really nice prison'

Obama and Bush commiserated on how hard it is to talk about substantive issues when people are focused on your hairstyle.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama, obamainafrica

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Obama, Bush to meet at embassy event in Tanzania

By David Nakamura  |  08:48 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama in Africa, obamainafrica

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 06/29/2013

Obama pushes House GOP on immigration reform

In South Africa, the president urges Republicans to pass legislation before the August recess.

By David Nakamura  |  07:56 AM ET, 06/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Immigration, Obama

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Obama nominates Ron Binz to head Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Binz is a strong proponent of renewable energy and former Colorado utility regulator.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Obamas visit Door of No Return, where slaves once left Africa

It was a brief moment, but a symbolically powerful one.

By David Nakamura  |  12:08 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama in Africa, obamainafrica

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Michelle Obama posts first Instagram in Africa

For President Obama's trip to Africa, both the White House and the first lady have joined Instagram.

By Rachel Weiner  |  09:29 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama in Africa, obamainafrica

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Christie spreads bipartisan gospel in D.C.

At a volunteerism conference, Gov. Christie decried partisan politics and explained his post-storm support of President Obama.

By Ruth Tam  |  07:38 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Obama taps Furman for top economic post

By Philip Rucker  |  06:03 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cabinet, council of economic advisers, jason furman, President Obama

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Barton Gellman's prescient story from Obama's first day

By David Beard  |  11:40 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NSA, President Obama, PRISM

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Obama spots Claire Danes in N.C. crowd, kisses her on cheek

Following his address, Obama spotted Danes on the rope line, and he kissed her on the cheek, according to two reporters who were at the scene.

By Philip Rucker  |  05:02 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Obama expected to name three nominees to D.C. Circuit Tuesday

President Obama will nominate two female lawyers and an African-American federal judge to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, according to a White House official.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  05:57 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 06/02/2013

McCain: 'Tough' for Holder to decide whether he can 'still effectively serve'

Holder faces more heat from Republicans.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:24 AM ET, 06/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama administration

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Obama heads to Baltimore to focus on jobs

Short President Obama is visiting Baltimore to promote his strategy for boosting job growth and the economy.

By David Nakamura  |  07:57 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama baltimore, obama travel, President Obama, White House

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Obama: 'No apologies' for leaks investigation

The president says gathering journalist phone records are part of protecting U.S. national security interests

By Scott Wilson  |  03:05 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP phone records, Eric H. Holder Jr., Justice Department, President Obama

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Morehouse restores Obama critic's graduation speaking role

Morehouse College has decided to let Obama critic Kevin Johnson serve as its baccalaureate speaker

By Juliet Eilperin  |  03:38 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Obama: GOP 'hyper-partisanship' is stalling second-term agenda

Obama told the crowd of Democratic donors that his second-term agenda has been blocked by "hyper-partisanship" in Washington.

By David Nakamura  |  05:34 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Congress, President Obama, Republicans

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 05/11/2013

Obama honors law-enforcement officers and pitches gun control

President paid tribute Saturday to the nation's law enforcement personnel and urged lawmakers to take steps to reduce gun violence.

By Philip Rucker  |  01:30 PM ET, 05/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, President Obama

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 05/10/2013

Obama to give health-care speech Friday pegged to Mother's Day

President plans to deliver a speech Friday afternoon about how the Affordable Care Act will benefit women and their families.

By Philip Rucker  |  08:02 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Obama advisers host White House meeting on sexual assault in the military

Jarrett and Tchen hosted lawmakers two days after the Pentagon reported a 35 percent rise in the number of military members victimized by sexual assault and related crimes over the past two years.

By Scott Wilson  |  01:42 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Military, President Obama, Sexual assault

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Obama to meet with South Korean leader

North Korea expected to be main issue in Obama's meeting with South Korean president

By Scott Wilson  |  06:02 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  North Korea, President Obama, South Korea

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 05/06/2013

Obama to launch campaign-style jobs tour in Austin

The "Middle Class Jobs

By Philip Rucker  |  09:13 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Obama 'comfortable' with morning-after pill decision

Obama supports FDA decision on emergency contraceptive

By Scott Wilson  |  07:35 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning-After pill, President Obama

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Morehouse faces controversy over Obama critic's role in graduation ceremonies

Morehouse College's president has come under fire for his handing of an Obama critic's speaking role at graduation.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama Cabinet

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Obama campaign wins Webby award

The president's 2012 campaign won "breakout of the year."

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:13 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/25/2013

White House chief of staff meets with Senate Republicans on budget deal

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough met Thursday with about a dozen Senate Republicans in hopes of charting a path toward a potential budget deal, but aides cautioned that the session was mostly informational and unlikely to produce significant progress.

By Lori Montgomery  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, President Obama, sequester, White House

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Why did Obama serve fish Tuesday night? For the halibut.

President Obama served halibut to women senators as a thank-you to Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  03:13 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Obama to dine with Democratic senators on Wednesday

President Obama's dinner with Democrats, just weeks after two recent dinners he held with a dozen Republican senators each, comes as he is promoting his budget, which angered some Democratic lawmakers because of his offer to trim Social Security benefits.

By Philip Rucker  |  06:38 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, President Obama

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Obama calls Boston bombing 'an act of terrorism'

Obama calls Monday's Boston bombing "an act of terrorism."

By Juliet Eilperin  |  11:55 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Obama's proposed budget angers liberals

President Obama is attempting to compromise with Republicans by introducing a budget that includes significant cuts to Medicare and Social Security, is an attempt to compromise with Republicans. So far, the plan has succeeded in angering liberals.

By Rachel Weiner  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Poll: Obama more popular than Jindal in Louisiana

The poll shows 43 percent approve of Obama, while just 38 percent approve of Jindal.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:36 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, President Obama

Posted at 10:57 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Obama to declare five national monuments Monday, sources say

Obama will designate five national monuments Monday, sources say.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:57 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Even the leader of the free world has car trouble

Obama's presidential limo broke down in Israel, and the Secret Service doesn't know why.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  06:13 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Israel, President Obama

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Obama hosts climate and energy planning session at White House

President Obama is turning his focus to climate change and energy issues, meeting this week with business leaders from the clean energy sector and planning a visit next week to an energy laboratory in Illinois.

By Gene Fynes  |  01:09 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, President Obama

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Paul Ryan gets a call from Obama

House Budget Committee chairman and former GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan told reporters Wednesday that he had received a call from the president this week.

By Lori Montgomery  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, President Obama, sequester, White House

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Obama campaign veterans launch effort to turn Lone Star State blue

Veterans from President Obama's campaign have formed a group dedicated to raising money and registering voters to help turn the Lone Star State blue.

By David Nakamura  |  01:15 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Obama trying to 'scare' Americans, Jindal says

A trio of Republican governors said Monday that President Obama is trying to scare the American people about the impact of the deep federal spending cuts set to begin this week, and continued urging him to pursue alternate spending reductions.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:53 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, President Obama, sequester

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Obama to governors: Keep pressing Congress

"At some point we've got to do some governing," Obama said of Congress.

By Natalie Jennings  |  01:02 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, sequester

Posted at 08:18 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Japanese prime minister presents Obama with special golf putter

Japanese leader says his grandfather played golf with Eisenhower.

By David Nakamura  |  08:18 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Obama

Posted at 10:22 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Obama says he has a year to get stuff done

In interviews to eight local television affiliates, Obama discusses policy, economy and golf.

By David Nakamura  |  10:22 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congressional Republicans, President Obama

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 02/02/2013

White House posts photo of Obama skeet shooting

After he recently claimed to shoot at Camp David “all the time,” a barrage of questions ensued.

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  11:10 AM ET, 02/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, obama, skeet shooting

Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 01/23/2013

NRA's Wayne LaPierre: Obama 'made a mockery' of Constitution

NRA's Wayne LaPierre responds to Obama's inauguration address.

By Desikan Thirunarayanapuram  |  12:07 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NRA, Obama, Wayne LaPierre

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Teachers unions support Obama's school safety initiatives

The nation's two main teachers unions, representing about 4.5 million educators and school personnel, support Obama's initiatives regarding school safety.

By Lyndsey Layton  |  01:45 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, gun control, Guns, Lyndsey Layton, obama

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 01/14/2013

In four short years, how the world changed

As President Obama prepares to shoulder whatever comes next, we look back on 10 trials of one presidential term.

By Marc Fisher  |  04:34 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration, obama

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Obama holding news conference to push Congress on debt ceiling

President Obama will use his last news conference of his first term Monday to call on Congress to raise the debt ceiling, a White House official says.

By Philip Rucker  |  09:35 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, debt ceiling, obama, White House

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Senate Democrats to Obama: Bypass Congress on debt limit 'if necessary'

Senate Democratic leaders encourage President Obama to bypass Congress if necessary to prevent the nation from defaulting if lawmakers do no raise the debt ceiling.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, debt ceiling, Fiscal Cliff, obama, senate

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 01/01/2013

77 percent will pay more in 2013 under deal

Average American would pay $680 more in taxes under deal

By Michelle Gaps  |  01:56 PM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  biden, Congress, Fiscal Cliff, john boehner, mcconnell, obama, senate

Posted at 09:58 PM ET, 12/30/2012

No public events for Obama on Monday

The president has nothing on the schedule for now.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:58 PM ET, 12/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, obama

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Boehner spokesman: 'Reid should talk less and legislate more'

The war of words has heated up on Capitol Hill as the fiscal cliff approaches.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  11:25 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, obama; president obama; obama news conference; press conference obama; obama press conference; press conference; obama news; obama speaking; obama petraeus; barack obama; petraeus; obama fiscal cliff;

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 11/14/2012

The threat of the fiscal cliff' and the Bush tax cuts

The threat of the fiscal cliff' and the Bush tax cuts

By Michelle Gaps  |  02:06 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama; wonkblog; fiscal cliff

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Conservative bloggers as combative as ever after Obama win

Despite Obama's big electoral map victory, conservative bloggers are as combative as ever.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  07:22 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative bloggers; republicans; romney; obama; election 2012

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Vote for your favorite Election Day cartoon

Over at Comic Riffs, we’re asking you to cast (yet another) ballot: What’s your favorite Election Day cartoon?

By goldsteinj  |  05:46 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, cartoons, election 2012, mitt romney

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 11/03/2012

In Ohio, at least 1.6 million cast early votes

That’s on track to top figures from four years ago, and the secretary of state said voting has gone “smoothly.”

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:14 PM ET, 11/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  early voting, lima ohio, obama ohio, ohio, ohio early vote, romney ohio

Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 09/17/2012

New poll finds Warren slightly ahead of Brown in Mass. Senate race

New poll finds Warren slightly ahead of Brown in Mass. Senate race

By Karen Tumulty  |  11:10 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Senate race, Scott Brown

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Mitt Romney continues attack on Obama’s foreign policy

Mitt Romney casts Obama as weak on foreign policy

By Philip Rucker  |  12:58 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, election 2012, Mitt Romney, U.S. foreign policy

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/09/2012

Obama gets a lift … literally

President Obama got a big bear hug from a fan during a campaign stop in Florida.

By Matt DeLong  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2012; ep, Florida, obama, Scott Van Duzer

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 09/01/2012

White House releases its beer recipe

Short summary of story

By Terri Rupar  |  02:05 PM ET, 09/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obama, white house, white house beer

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 07/15/2012

Obama campaign to Romney on Bain attacks: Stop whining

Obama campaign advisers say Mitt Romney will not get an apology for Bain attacks.

By Ellen Nakashima  |  01:22 PM ET, 07/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bain, Romney, Obama, felon

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Obama calls Romney to congratulate him on securing GOP nomination

“President Obama said that he looked forward to an important and healthy debate about America’s future.”

By David Nakamura and Felicia Sonmez  |  03:30 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 05/21/2012

President Obama’s schedule for May 21: NATO summit and a visit to Joplin

Here’s your look at President Obama’s schedule for May 21, from the White House Press office.

By Natalie Jennings  |  08:41 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Obama may clarify position on same-sex marriage in interview today

The president has been under intense pressure on the issue since Sunday, when Vice President Biden said he was “absolutely comfortable” with it.

By Peter Wallsten  |  01:20 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 10:41 PM ET, 05/05/2012

Obama re-election campaign kickoff: A lot of excitement among supporters, and some nerves, too

As the president moves his re-election campaign into high gear, supporters say they’re ready to be excited again — but they’re nervous, too

By Amy Gardner  |  10:41 PM ET, 05/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Bin Laden anniversary: Biden called Obama’s approach ‘naive’ in 2007 during primary campaign

Mitt Romney was not the only critic of Obama’s Pakistan policy in 2007 Joe Biden called it “naive.”

By Karen Tumulty  |  04:53 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Joe Biden, Osama bin Laden, President Obama

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Romney aide: Obama’s campaign like ‘gyrating, intermittent lawn sprinklers’

The memo from Mitt Romney’s campaign manager comes as the former Mass. governor kicks off a campaign swing at an Ohio university.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:20 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, presidential election

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Analysis: What issues are Obama and Romney tweeting about?

We analyzed the candidates’ past 200 tweets to determine what subjects they’re tweeting about the most.

By Mark S. Luckie  |  04:06 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Twitter

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Romney backs extension of low student loan interest rate

Announcement comes as a report shows half of recent graduates are jobless or underemployed.

By Felicia Sonmez and Rosalind S. Helderman  |  02:46 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Romney says Obama is ‘a president who by his own measure has failed’

On the eve of the Keystone State’s GOP primary, Romney delivered a withering critique of Obama’s leadership on energy and the economy

By Felicia Sonmez  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  election-2012 | Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Obama campaign returns money raised by supporter accused of fraud

The $50,000 was raised by a New York supporter who was accused in court fraud and other wrongdoing, officials said Friday.

By Dan Eggen  |  06:17 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Campaign Finance

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Obama heads to N.C., Colorado, Iowa to push for low student loan rates

President Obama will travel to college campuses in North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa to pressure Congress to keep student loan rates down.

By Amy Gardner  |  10:52 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Mitt Romney responds to Obama’s ‘silver spoon’ swipe

Romney accused the president of “attacking people” when he should be “attacking problems.”

By Philip Rucker  |  10:42 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Jim Webb: Health-care law represents a leadership failure for Obama

The Democratic senator from Virginia says president’s credibility was damaged by the way it was handled.

By Karen Tumulty  |  11:58 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Health care

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/17/2012

What will the president pay next Tax Day? (Tuesday’s Trail Mix video)

TRAIL MIX VIDEO | On Tax Day we take a look at Obama’s tax rate versus Romney’s.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trail Mix, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Congress and the campaign game (Monday’s Trail Mix video)

TRAIL MIX VIDEO | The Keystone pipeline takes center stage on Capitol Hill again as Congress reconvenes.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  09:08 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trail Mix, Economy, Congressional races, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 04/15/2012

Mitt Romney camp pounces on Axelrod for comments on economy

Mitt Romney’s camp seized on an interview in which Obama senior adviser David Axelrod appeared to suggest that the country’s economic recovery is not on the right path.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  11:53 AM ET, 04/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Obama: ‘No tougher job than being a mom’

President Obama distanced himself Thursday from remarks by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen, who created a firestorm when she belittled Ann Romney’s past as a stay-at-home mom.

By David Nakamura  |  05:52 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 09:38 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Obama to Romney: Release more tax returns

The president and his top aides took aim at Mitt Romney Thursday

By Philip Rucker  |  09:38 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, President Obama, presidential election, campaign finance

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/15/2012

One Illinois Republican voter’s journey to a presidential pick

Richard Waddell, a retired engineer and salesman of industrial storage equipment, is a former Romney supporter, who considered switching to the Gingrich camp for a while before going with his son’s pick — Santorum.

By Paul Kane  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Illinois Republican primary, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Barack Obama

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Obama calls Sandra Fluke, Georgetown law student assailed by Rush Limbaugh

President Obama today called the Georgetown University law student assailed by Rush Limbaugh over her testimony at a hearing on contraception.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:55 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sandra Fluke, Rush Limbaugh, Contraception, Birth Control, Health Care, President Obama