Watch Live: President Obama News Conference

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Ahead of another battle over sequestration, President Barack Obama is expected to unveil a proposal of spending cuts and reforms to tax policies today at 1:15.


Watch Live: President Obama and VP Biden Announce New Gun Measures

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

President Obama and Vice President Biden unveil new proposals addressing gun violence. Watch live and Tweet your reactions along with us

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Watch Live: President Obama News Conference

Monday, January 14, 2013

President Obama will host the final press conference of his first term today, weeks after a contentious debt ceiling negotiation. 


Watch Live | President Obama Makes Statement on Fiscal Cliff

Friday, December 28, 2012

Following a meeting with congressional leaders on the so-called fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement at 5:45 p.m.


Watch| NRA Presser After Sandy Hook

Friday, December 21, 2012

The NRA gave its first press conference since the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. on Friday. The group's Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for armed guards at all schools in the country.

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Watch: President Obama on Policy After Newtown

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

President Obama speaks about the policy process the administration will pursue in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. Watch the remarks and read a transcript below.

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Watch: President Obama Addresses Conn. School Shooting

Friday, December 14, 2012

President Barack Obama delivered a statement about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday. Watch the video and read the remarks.

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Fiscal Cliff Cuts Would be Deepest for New York's Disadvantaged

Thursday, December 06, 2012

New York stands to take a $600 million hit in 2013 if Congress fails to avert automatic spending cuts slated for January, which would fall disproportionately on poor and middle-income New Yorkers, according to a new study. 

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Explainer: How the GOP is Losing the Middle Ground

Monday, December 03, 2012

Despite all the talk of minority voters and demographic segments, there are signs Republicans are losing the political middle.

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Christie and Cuomo’s Dueling Visions for Post-Sandy Rebuilding

Friday, November 23, 2012

In New Jersey, it’s a nostalgia-infused recovery. In New York, it’s a campaign for a new age.

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5 Things We Learned From Obama’s First-in-Five-Months Press Conference

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Until Wednesday, President Obama hadn't faced questions from a room full of reporters since June. What did they want to know?


Watch: President Obama News Conference

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

President Obama will hold his first news conference since before the election today at 1:30 pm in the White House briefing room. 

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WATCH | President Obama Addresses 'Fiscal Cliff'

Friday, November 09, 2012

At 1 p.m. Friday afternoon, President Obama will make his first comments on economic policy since the election. The president is expected to address the "fiscal cliff" the nation will face in January.


Christie: I Didn't 'Embrace' President Obama

Wednesday, November 07, 2012


Governor Chris Christie said Wednesday he'd worked "very hard" for Mitt Romney and the Republican ticket and argued he didn't "embrace" President Barack Obama.  Christie has been under fire from some conservative commentators for overly-effusive praise of the President in the wake of storm Sandy.


Election Night Call-In

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Join Brian Lehrer's (Mostly) Swing State Radio Network on this Election Night. Listeners call in to 646-829-3980 as polls close around the country. 

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Why Obama Won: Explaining the Patchwork Vote

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

How did Obama win? In part, by capitalizing on a powerful set of issues in the Democrats favor in 2012.

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Problems Plague Polls in NJ, NY

Monday, November 05, 2012

Election day is over but the official counting continues in New York and New Jersey due to Sandy-related voting complications. Voters faced hour-long lines, new poll sites and — at least in New York City — the first presidential election with new electronic voting machines

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Opinion: A Guide to Handicapping the 2012 Election

Monday, November 05, 2012

My advice is to not look at individual polls when trying to predict the outcome of a presidential election. Instead, here are several indicators that have proven helpful — and more accurate. 


Opinion: Wake Me Up When This Election Is Over

Monday, November 05, 2012

Normally, I’d be looking forward to the post-election period, where there is usually a bit of a break from the really nasty partisan garbage that peaks around Election Day. But now I just want it to be over.

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