Post Politics: President 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 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)
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 12:31 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 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)
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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 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 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)
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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 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 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 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)
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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 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)
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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 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 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 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 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)
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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 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)
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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)
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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)
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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 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 11:25 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 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 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 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