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44: December, 2011

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 12/26/2011

Obama administration weighing ex-Yemen president Saleh’s request to enter U.S.

Ali Abdullah Saleh, who relinquished power to his vice president Friday, told reporters over the weekend that he was planning to come to the United States to relieve tension after nine people were killed by government forces during mass protests related to the end of Saleh’s 33-year reign

By David Nakamura  |  07:01 AM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 AM ET, 12/26/2011

Photo op with 8-month-old goes awry for Obama

Obama’s visit with Marine family takes surprise twist when he holds their son.

By David Nakamura  |  01:10 AM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 12/24/2011

Obama goes golfing on day one of Hawaii vacation

It didn’t take President Obama long to get back into the, er, swing of things in his native Hawaii on Saturday.

By David Nakamura  |  08:34 PM ET, 12/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 12/23/2011

President Obama makes statement on payroll tax cut extension (Video)

By Natalie Jennings  |  11:54 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 12/23/2011

Obama heads to Hawaii for 10-day vacation, after payroll tax fight

Fresh off his political victory in the payroll tax cut fight, President Obama will head to Hono­lulu for a 10-day vacation with his family.

By David Nakamura  |  11:26 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Obama makes statement on Twitter and at White House for #40dollars campaign on payroll tax cut

Trying to increase public pressure on Republicans to approve an extension of the payroll tax cut, the president spoke this afternoon.

By David Nakamura  |  09:06 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 12/21/2011

President Obama, Bo the dog go Christmas shopping in Alexandria

President Obama found one way to boost consumer spending Wednesday: He went Christmas shopping in Alexandria.

By David Nakamura  |  03:19 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 12/21/2011

White House launches #40dollars Twitter campaign aimed at winning payroll tax debate

Obama aides take to Twitter for latest round in political battle over payroll tax extension.

By David Nakamura  |  08:26 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 12/19/2011

White House: Americans will be ‘justifiably angry’ if House defeats payroll tax cut plan

White House press secretary Jay Carney says Americans will be “justifiably angry” if the House blocks an extension to the payroll tax cut that was passed by the Senate.

By David Nakamura  |  04:48 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 12/17/2011

White House claims victory on payroll tax cut despite Republican provisions

Obama calls Senate’s action a victory for middle- and working-class Americans, despite GOP provisions.

By David Nakamura  |  03:52 PM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Obama to address large Jewish conference in Washington

President Obama will appear at a conference of 6,000 Jewish Americans on Friday at a time when the president is eager to convince Jewish voters that his administration has been a committed ally of Israel.

By David Nakamura  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 12/15/2011

White House stands by story for Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer

Says President Obama’s account of Meyer’s actions was based on “sworn testimony from Sgt. Meyer himself and eyewitness testimony from others present on the scene.”

By David Nakamura  |  03:12 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Obama to announce new minimum wage rules for in-home care givers

The White House is proposing new rules Thursday that would guarantee minimum wage salaries and overtime protection for as many as 1.8 million workers who provide in-home care to the elderly.

By David Nakamura  |  11:15 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 12/15/2011

President Obama to stay in D.C. while Michelle Obama, daughters head to Hawaii

Michelle Obama, daughters leave Friday; president staying behind unless Congress approves spending deal.

By David Nakamura  |  09:10 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Obama’s Fort Bragg Speech: Video, Tweets

Post reporter David Nakamura chronicles president’s address to soldiers as Iraq withdrawal nears completion.

By Natalie Jennings  |  11:29 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Obama’s Fort Bragg speech will mark end of Iraq war and thank troops

As troops complete pullout, U.S. president speaks at military installation that lost hundreds of soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan.

By David Nakamura  |  06:26 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Obama campaign tweaks conservatives to raise cash

By Anne E. Kornblut  |  06:05 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Obama news conference with Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki (Video)

President Obama will host a joint news conference with the Iraqi prime minister at 11:35 a.m. ET.

By Natalie Jennings  |  11:09 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 12/09/2011

White House to Rick Perry: We won’t respond to ‘struggling ... campaigns’

Faced with an attack by Gov. Rick Perry, the White House is striking back with perhaps the most stinging type of rebuke: the silent treatment

By David Nakamura  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Obama fires back at Romney for his “appeasement” comment

The president took a few questions, one of them whether appeasement was the right way to characterize his foreign policy. Obama needed few words to answer.

By Scott Wilson  |  12:19 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Obama to address troops in Ft. Bragg to mark U.S. withdrawal from Iraq

The president will participate in a series of events next week to honor troops returning from Iraq as the United States withdraws all remaining forces by the end of the year.

By David Nakamura  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Obama warns Congress not to attach payroll tax cut approval to Keystone Pipeline

President Obama warned Congress on Wednesday not to tie approval of a payroll tax to other sensitive measures such as the Keystone Pipeline project, which his administration delayed last month.

By David Nakamura  |  05:10 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Obama’s annual Hawaiian vacation scheduling blues

By David Nakamura  |  02:33 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Boehner presses White House to approve Keystone Pipeline

That project would pipe oil from Canada through the United States.

By David Nakamura  |  01:46 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Lady Gaga visits the White House to discuss bullying prevention

Pop superstar Lady Gaga visited the White House Tuesday to discuss anti-bullying initiatives with member of the Obama administration.

By Beth Marlowe  |  03:33 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 12/06/2011

President Obama makes economic speech in Osawatomie, Kan. (Video)

By Natalie Jennings  |  01:25 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 12/06/2011

AFSCME votes to endorse Obama for reelection

By Peter Wallsten  |  12:40 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Obama orders U.S. diplomats to increase efforts to fight LGBT discrimination abroad

Directive orders those agencies to step up efforts to combat the criminalization of homosexuality in other countries.

By Scott Wilson  |  11:42 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Obama invokes Theodore Roosevelt against GOP

President to speak in Osawatomie, Kan., where in 1910 Theodore Roosevelt unveiled a new, progressive agenda.

By David Nakamura  |  06:10 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Ticktock: White House countdown clock marks time left until taxes go up

The White House unveiled a digital countdown clock marking the time left until a payroll tax holiday expires at year’s end.

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

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 12/05/2011

President Obama makes remarks on payroll tax cut extension

By Natalie Jennings  |  01:23 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Jennifer Palmieri tapped for White House communications post

The veteran Democratic operative is perhaps best known for her extensive work for Elizabeth Edwards, whom she helped during the rough, final years of her life.

By Anne E. Kornblut  |  11:18 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Bill Clinton again relishes presidential spotlight in appearance with Obama

President Obama tapped the popular ex-president to help him unveil his latest initiative to create jobs.

By David Nakamura  |  04:19 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Say what? White House spokesman Carney dismisses GOP plan as ‘gorilla dust’

By David Nakamura  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011

President Obama calls on Bill Clinton to help unveil energy efficiency program for office buildings

The president will announce Friday a partnership with private companies to invest $4 billion toward making federal government and commercial office buildings more energy-efficient, a program the administration predicted could create tens of thousands of jobs

By David Nakamura  |  12:00 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Obama to light National Christmas Tree on Ellipse

Festivities will start at 4:30 p.m. today, with a program hosted by Carson Daly, and featuring musicians Will.i.am and OneRepublic, among others.

By David Nakamura  |  09:37 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Obama keeps pressure on Congress for extension of payroll tax cut

President suggests GOP rivals’ core values do not square with those of ordinary Americans.

By David Nakamura  |  04:23 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 11/30/2011

President Obama urges payroll tax cut extension in Scranton, Pa. speech

President will talk about jobs and the economy at 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, in one of the most important battleground states for his re-election campaign.

By Natalie Jennings  |  02:20 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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