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In Springfield, Ill., where he launched his first White House bid, he urged Americans to embrace a more civilized political culture.
Obama’s speech in Springfield, Ill., where he launched his 2008 presidential campaign, starts a week-long trip out of Washington.
It’s not clear though that the era of good feeling between the executive and legislative branches will last.
Juan Manuel Santos described the economic and political progress that his nation has made in recent years.
Speaking of fear at the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama said, “If we let it consume us, the consequences of that fear can be worse than any outside threat.”
The presidents attempts to mediate the fray relationship during his visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore.
Obama used his meeting with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to talk about areas where there seems to be bipartisan support for legislation this year.
Obama has been criticized for his cool relations with Capitol Hill lawmakers, especially Republicans.
Worried about al-Qaeda and the Taliban, American commanders are preparing for a role that could last a generation.