From the Magic Kingdom to the Apollo Theater, President Barack Obama on Thursday made the case for American tourism and his own re-election bid, mingling his political and economic agendas as he tried to stay ahead of the Republicans chasing after his job.
"I hope you know that the values you cherish, what you stand for, what you believe in, are the things I cherish and I believe in and I'm willing to fight for," Obama said at Daniel, an exclusive Manhattan restaurant, in the first of four glitzy fundraisers. Read More
In an abrupt jolt to the White House, President Barack Obama announced Monday that chief of staff William Daley was quitting and heading home to Chicago, capping a short and rocky tenure that had been expected to last until Election Day in November. Obama budget chief Jack Lew will take over the job. Read More
As Americans watch yet another political drama play out on Capitol Hill — this time over whether to extend the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits — they have a question for Congress: Can't you all just get along? For once?"It's like, 'Kids, kids, kids,'" said Brenda Bissett, a lawyer from Santa Clarita, Calif., as she waited for coffee Wednesday at a Starbucks in downtown Los Angeles. "It's just frustrating that there's no compromise ... I do it all the time." Read More
With the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq in its final days, President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki met at the White House Monday to discuss the next phase of the relationship between their countries. Read More
U.S. authorities have arrested a man wanted in connection with an investigation of a shooting near the White House on Friday night.The U.S. Secret Service said Pennsylvania authorities arrested Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez Wednesday at a hotel in southwest part of the state.
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President Obama courted an influential Hispanic group Monday, seeking to improve relations with a crucial voting bloc that has become increasingly disillusioned by unfulfilled campaign promises amid a record number of deportations. Read More
Sen. Jim DeMint has confirmed that the House will block President Obama from making recess appointments, in the following statement emailed to the Examiner: Read More
A bill to extend the Patriot Act by four years just sailed through the Senate, 72-23 and it will now head back to the House for final approval so that President Obama can sign it before it expires after midnight tonight.
But the bill couldn't pass until Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was allowed a vote on two amendments, both of which were overwhelmingly defeated.
More on Paul's quest, and his floor speech on the Patriot Act, here. Read More
News about President Barack Obama and his birth certificate hit a fever pitch this week when the White House released a full copy of the president’s birth certificate from Hawaii.Now that the document has been released, though, there is a tie between the debate and San Francisco, according to an Associated Press article. The doctor who was reportedly in attendance for the birth of Obama attended medical school at the University of California at San Francisco.Read the full article from The Associated Press below to see who the doctor was. Read More
President Obama authorized a missile attack on Moammar Gadhafi's air-defense systems on Saturday, igniting U.S. involvement in the largest international military offensive in the Middle East since the invasion of Iraq.
"This is not an outcome the U.S. or any of our partners sought," Obama said from Brazil, where he is starting a five-day visit to Latin America. "But we cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people there will be no mercy." Read More