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44: September, 2011

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 09/29/2011

White House’s Jay Carney makes wager on Obama jobs bill

White House spokesman Jay Carney says Congress will approve at least portions of the Obama jobs bill. Is his money where his mouth is?

By David Nakamura  |  03:23 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 09/29/2011

Obama pushes back on immigration policy criticism from Latinos

Speaking at a roundtable with Latino reporters, the president said, ‘This notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true.’

By David Nakamura  |  09:52 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 09/28/2011

White House massages Adm. Mullen’s Pakistan allegations

Does the Obama Administration really think that the Haqqani network is “a veritable arm” of Pakistan’s spy service?

By David Nakamura  |  04:52 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Obama talks with Hispanic voters in Internet roundtable (Live Video)

By Rachel Van Dongen  |  11:27 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Obama’s back-to-schools message deemed too political for Florida school district

Though the president might not have intended for his message to be politicized, at least one school district in a key electoral swing state has apparently judged it so.

By David Nakamura  |  10:52 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Obama speaks at Denver high school on education, jobs act (Live video)

resident Obama concludes a three-day trip to Western states Tuesday with a stop at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School.

By Natalie Jennings  |  03:47 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Obama says jobs act will help modernize schools, hire teachers

Obama’s jobs plan includes $30 billion to renovate high schools and community colleges and $30 billion to hire and retain teachers.

By David Nakamura  |  12:50 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Top Obama aide to leave White House for 2012 re-election campaign

Stephanie Cutter,who is the deputy senior adviser to the president, will leave her position at the end of the year and head to the campaign headquarters in Chicago.

By David Nakamura  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Hollywood heckler interrupts Obama fundraiser at House of Blues

When you schedule a political fundraiser at the House of Blues music venue, you probably assume the crowd will be a bit feistier than, say, at a genteel private residence or an upscale restaurant.

By David Nakamura  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 09/26/2011

President Obama takes questions on economy at LinkedIn townhall

Midway through the hour-long session, one man stood up and asked the president if he would ‘please’ raise his taxes.

By David Nakamura  |  03:35 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 09/26/2011

LinkedIn townhall: President Obama talks jobs (Live Video)

The president is expected to discuss his $447 billion American Jobs Act with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and answer questions from the live audience

By Natalie Jennings  |  01:33 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Obama turns to social network LinkedIn to help sell jobs plan

By David Nakamura  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Obama offers pointed critique of Republican values

Republicans might want to turn the 2012 presidential campaign into a referendum on President Obama’s handling of the economy, but he has other ideas.

By David Nakamura  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Lady Gaga attends fundraiser for President Obama

The pop superstar was among about 75 guests at an exclusive San Jose, Calif., fundraising event hosted by Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg.

By David Nakamura  |  03:05 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lady Gaga, President Obama, San Jose fundraiser

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 09/25/2011

Obama to Congressional Black Caucus: ‘March with me’

President Obama called on the Congressional Black Caucus to put aside differences and fall in line behind his jobs proposal Saturday.

By Matt DeLong  |  11:32 AM ET, 09/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 AM ET, 09/25/2011

Obama heads to West Coast for jobs push, campaign fundraising blitz

By David Nakamura  |  12:26 AM ET, 09/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 09/22/2011

Obama to visit Ohio bridge to push jobs plan

Plan to pitch jobs legislation at border of two swing states draws sharp criticism from GOP leadership.

By David Nakamura  |  08:33 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Obama U.N. Speech addresses Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

President Obama will speak at 10 a.m. at the U.N. General Assembly in New York on the lack of progress finding a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

By Natalie Jennings  |  09:43 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Author Ron Suskind defends White House tell-all book on ‘Today’

As the White House pushes back, author Ron Suskind, tells a TV interviewer that his book is “densely sourced, and the analysis is pitch-perfect.”

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  08:38 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Obama invokes new middle-class hero: Warren Buffett’s secretary

He — or she — is destined to be the breakout star of this fall’s budget debate: Warren Buffett’s secretary.

By David Nakamura  |  03:08 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Geithner denies book allegations that he ignored Obama

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner on Monday flatly denied allegations made in a new book that he had essentially ignored an order from President Obama to restructure CitiBank.

By David Nakamura  |  12:28 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Obama unveils debt reduction plan

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:52 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 09/19/2011

President Obama speaks on debt reduction plan

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:43 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Axelrod: Obama in good position for 2012 with liberal base, electorate

The president’s approval ratings are at historic lows, but one of his top advisers says he president remains well-positioned for 2012.

By David Nakamura  |  10:04 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Obama to tout jobs plan on Boehner and McConnell’s home turf

The president will make the Brent Spence Bridge, which connects Ohio with Kentucky, the next stop on his tour to sell the American Jobs Act to the public.

By David Nakamura  |  09:11 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 09/15/2011

James Carville to Obama: Fire your staff

President Obama needs to fire a lot of people. That’s the conclusion of longtime Democratic strategist and TV pundit James Carville, who unloaded on the president Thursday for failing to change his White House team despite months of lagging poll numbers and stagnant economic indicators.

By Peter Wallsten  |  07:29 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Biden visits N.C. for campaign fundraiser a day after Obama

A day after President Obama rallied a crowd at North Carolina State University, Vice President Biden attended a Raleigh fundraiser, evidence that the Obama team intends to compete strongly in the state during the 2012 election.

By David Nakamura  |  01:21 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 09/15/2011

Obama has beer with Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, sparking debate between critics, reporters

President Obama shared a beer with a Medal of Honor recipient — and it led to some lively dialogue between presidential critics and reporters.

By David Nakamura  |  09:34 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Obama to push jobs plan in Boehner’s home state of Ohio

President Obama will continue to push his $447 billion jobs plan Tuesday when he travels to Columbus, Ohio, to highlight a proposed $30 billion investment to modernize schools and hire and retain teachers.

By David Nakamura  |  07:16 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Obama proposes raising taxes on the wealthy to pay for $447 billion jobs bill

President Obama would fund his $447 billion plan to create jobs largely by raising taxes on wealthier families, White House aides said Monday after the president again called on Congress to support the package.

By David Nakamura  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 09/11/2011

White House: Obama to send jobs bill to Congress on Monday

President Obama plans to send the American Jobs Act, his $447 billion plan to jump-start the economy, to Congress on Monday evening, a White House official said Sunday.

By David Nakamura  |  07:17 PM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Obama rallies Richmond students to tell Congress to act on jobs plan

A day after imploring Congress to pass his jobs bill, President Obama launched a strategic campaign to win public support with an impassioned call to thousands of college students to help him convince Congress that “the time for action is now.”

By David Nakamura  |  12:55 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Obama, the spammer-in-chief, strikes again after jobs speech

The president, whose official campaign Twitter account blasted out 100 messages in a single afternoon in late July, did it again Thursday night.

By David Nakamura  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Obama’s strategy is to paint Republicans as doing nothing

President Obama’s jobs speech before Congress on Thursday evening is the first step in a fall campaign by the White House to force congressional Republicans to the bargaining table or risk being painted as a party that is doing nothing to help struggling Americans, according to Democratic sources.

By David Nakamura  |  06:30 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Obama invites big business leaders, small entrepreneurs to watch jobs speech

By David Nakamura  |  04:34 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Who’s down on President Obama? Pretty much everyone

It’s not just House Republicans who are dumping on President Obama, even his liberal base is letting its frustration with the president show.

By David Nakamura  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Obama calls rival Perry over Texas wildfires

Who says the president isn’t playing nice with his Republican rivals?

By David Nakamura  |  07:46 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Teamsters’ Hoffa stands by Labor Day remarks about tea party

Tea party groups called on him to apologize, but Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa Jr. is doubling down.

By David Nakamura  |  03:56 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Obama’s helicopter to Camp David diverted by bad weather

By David Nakamura  |  05:49 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 09/02/2011

August jobs report is more bad news for Obama

New data released Friday that showed job growth at a standstill last month signaled more bad news for President Obama as he prepares to deliver a high-stakes speech to Congress on boosting the economy next week

By David Nakamura  |  11:22 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Obama speech sets high stakes for country, drawing comparison to Carter address

An embattled president in his third year. A nation in doubt. A big speech to the nation. President Obama in September 2011? Yes, but also President Jimmy Carter in 1979.

By David Nakamura  |  08:47 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 09/02/2011

What is the most important thing our political leaders need to know about the unemployment problem?

As Obama, Boehner, Romney and others prepare to unveil their jobs plans, we want to hear from the jobless themselves.

By Brian M. Rosenthal  |  08:42 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Obama will address Congress at 7 p.m. next Thursday

President Obama will address a joint session of Congress at 7 p.m. Thursday to lay out his plans to create jobs to help boost the economy.

By David Nakamura  |  06:09 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Obama jobs speech schedule clash dismissed as ‘sideshow’ by White House

First, President Obama changed the time for his big jobs speech.

By David Nakamura  |  11:55 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Obama’s 2012 campaign ‘frustrated’ over fight with Republicans

That lone word on the subject line of the e-mail President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign sent to supporters late Wednesday night said it all.

By David Nakamura  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Obama relents on jobs speech to Congress, moves address to Sept. 8

President Obama bowed to the objections of congressional Republicans late Wednesday, pushing back his address to a joint session of Congress to Sept. 8.

By David Nakamura and Felicia Sonmez  |  06:03 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Obama calls on Congress to approve highway funding bill

This month, a Congressional impasse shut down parts of the nation’s airline transportation system. Next month, it could be highways and other mass transit projects.

By David Nakamura  |  08:54 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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