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44: January, 2012

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Obama answers State of the Union questions on Google+ and YouTube

Users cast 1.6 million votes to determine which of the questions will be asked of Obama in his first Google+ hangout.

By David Nakamura  |  05:40 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google hangout

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Michelle Obama, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis propose more job protection for military caregivers

The first lady joined Labor Sec. Hilda Solis to push for measures helping spouses, parents and children of service members to care for their loved ones.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  02:29 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 01/27/2012

President Obama talks about Jan Brewer exchange with Diane Sawyer

The president downplayed the exchange between him and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer earlier this week in an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer.

By Natalie Jennings  |  11:50 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, jan bewer

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Obama proposes plan to reduce college costs

The president offered a plan Friday to reduce the costs of higher education by increasing money available in low-interest loans and tying it to college tuition reduction.

By David Nakamura  |  11:13 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college tuition, college costs, student loans

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Why is there no video of Obama-Brewer tiff?

The photograph of their tiff has gone viral, but nobody seems to have caught it on videotape.

By David Nakamura  |  01:09 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer calls Obama ‘thin-skinned’ after airport argument

Arizona governor Jan Brewer says she doesn’t recall wagging her finger at the president during airport confrontation and says the president is ’thin-skinned.’

By David Nakamura  |  12:06 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Obama tangles with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer over immigration book

President Obama is used to tangling with Republicans in Congress. On Wednesday, he sparred with one on the tarmac.

By David Nakamura  |  11:26 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 01/25/2012

2012 State of the Union analysis: Obama on defense issues

President Obama celebrated the military’s accomplishments under his watch.

By Craig Whitlock  |  03:08 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 01/25/2012

2012 State of the Union analysis: Obama on housing

The nation’s housing market has become one of the most persistently difficult challenges facing the White House.

By Zachary A. Goldfarb  |  02:16 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 01/25/2012

State of the Union 2012 analysis: Obama on transportation

If the State of the Union sparks any bipartisanship in this election year, it may come in the form of legislation on transportation.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:35 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 01/25/2012

State of the Union 2012 analysis: Obama on a leaner federal bureaucracy

President Obama jolted thousands of federal employees this month when he vowed to seek congressional authorization to establish a Cabinet-level department responsible for trade and investment.

By Ed O’Keefe  |  12:04 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 01/25/2012

2012 State of the Union analysis: Obama on national security

President Obama devoted scant attention to national security beyond restating policy positions.

By Karen DeYoung  |  11:24 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Obama’s 2012 State of the Union: Energy, environment

Obama sought middle ground on energy and environmental issues Tuesday night.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  08:59 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 01/25/2012

2012 State of the Union analysis: Obama on education

President Obama spoke about the importance of good teachers and said that the government needs to keep them in the classroom while giving them resources and flexibility to do their jobs.

By Lyndsey Layton  |  08:53 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 AM ET, 01/25/2012

After State of the Union, Obama launches three-day tour of battleground states

By David Nakamura  |  05:46 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 PM ET, 01/24/2012

State of the Union address 2012 (live updates)

Live blogging President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  10:38 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 01/24/2012

2012 State of the Union: The aisle hogs

Some members somehow manage to find their way to the coveted center-aisle seats in the House chamber. Year. After. Year.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  07:57 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 01/24/2012

State of the Union 2012: Mitch Daniels’s response full text

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is scheduled to deliver the Republicans’ response to President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight.

By Terri Rupar  |  07:31 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 01/24/2012

What time is the 2012 State of Union? And other information on the President’s speech

President Obama will deliver his third State of the Union address — the 223rd in U.S. history — Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on the House floor.

By Natalie Jennings  |  02:22 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 01/24/2012

White House releases full State of the Union guest list

21 Americans will sit in first lady Michelle Obama’s box during the State of the Union address Tuesday night.

By David Nakamura  |  02:22 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Obama to answer YouTube questions about State of the Union on Google+ network

On Jan. 30, Obama will answer questions submitted through YouTube on the Google+ Hangout section of Google’s social media network.

By David Nakamura  |  09:29 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/21/2012

Obama to call for ‘return to American values’ in State of the Union address

Appeal will be part of president’s State of the Union address Tuesday.

By David Nakamura  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 01/20/2012

State of the Union address: White House mobilizes social media network

A virtual State of the Union address?

By David Nakamura  |  03:14 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Obama jokes with Spike Lee, performs Al Green song at New York City fundraisers

President Obama joked with Spike Lee, and performed an Al Green song at New York City fundraisers.

By David Nakamura  |  10:43 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Obama announces plan to boost international tourism to U.S.

The plans will speed up the visa process for foreign tourists to the United States, focusing on countries such as China and Brazil.

By David Nakamura  |  01:25 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Obama to follow State of the Union speech with election battleground states tour

The president will hit the road after his State of the Union address, stopping throughout territory that could be critical to his re-election.

By David Nakamura  |  03:34 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Obama to accept Democratic nomination at 74,000-seat Charlotte stadium

Obama will accept the nomination for a second term at Charlotte’s 74,000-seat Bank of America Stadium on Sept. 6,

By David Nakamura  |  09:52 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Obama asks Congress for debt limit hike

President Obama formally notified Congress on Thursday of his intent to raise the nation’s debt ceiling by $1.2 trillion, two weeks after he had postponed the request to give lawmakers more time to consider the action.

By David Nakamura  |  03:49 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Michelle Obama joins Twitter, followers flock

You can now follow @MichelleObama on Twitter. The Obama 2012 campaign launched the account Thursday morning with two tweets.

By Natalie Jennings  |  01:03 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Obama gives embattled EPA a pep talk

The president paid a visit Tuesday to employees of the embattled agency, which has been the target of GOP disdain.

By David Nakamura  |  04:44 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Obama fundraising picks up steam as 2012 campaign looms

This week, the president is attending at least five fundraisers, including two Monday night in Washington and three events, including a public concert, in Chicago on Wednesday.

By David Nakamura  |  09:15 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 01/09/2012

President Obama announces William Daley resignation (Video)

President Obama will announced the resignation of White House Chief of Staff William Daley and the appointment Budget Director Jacob Lew Monday at 3 p.m

By Natalie Jennings  |  02:58 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Obama visits consumer watchdog agency, introduces Cordray as new director

The president tells workers that they now have the full tools available under the law to protect ordinary Americans from Wall Street’s financial abuses.

By David Nakamura  |  01:04 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 01/05/2012

President Obama joins Instagram

The Obama campaign joined as @BarackObama, adding the popular iPhone photo-sharing app to its extensive social media repertoire.

By Natalie Jennings  |  12:54 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Richard Cordray appointment: Anatomy of a White House media blitz

The story began with a orchestrated leak from “senior administration officials” in the morning to the Associated Press.

By David Nakamura  |  11:47 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 01/05/2012

President Obama speech at Pentagon on Defense changes (Video, tweets)

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:45 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Obama names Richard Cordray consumer watchdog chief over GOP objections

The president used executive authority to install Richard Cordray as head of a federal consumer watchdog agency.

By David Nakamura and Felicia Sonmez  |  01:50 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Obama resumes jobs tour with stop in Cleveland

President Obama makes his third trip to the critical swing state a day after Republicans held their Iowa caucuses.

By David Nakamura  |  08:10 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Back from vacation, Obama to address Iowa caucus supporters via Internet

After 10-day Hawaiian vacation, president returns to White House to focus on economy and 2012 campaign.

By David Nakamura  |  07:22 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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