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Thursday, August 08, 2013
President Obama, like his predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, has chafed at the conventions of communicating through the mainstream media. So while he uses print and broadcast every day, he and staff have sought out a host of non-traditional media means for reaching new audiences in new ways.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
President Obama is in California, where he'll visit Marines at Camp Pendleton. On Tuesday, he spoke about housing in Phoenix. Among other items, he talked about winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the companies that guarantee most long-term fixed-rate mortgages in the U.S.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
President Obama flew to Phoenix, scene of some of the worst wreckage in the housing collapse, to talk about how the government can lengthen and strengthen the housing recovery on Friday. He will endorse gradual privatizing of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Saturday, August 03, 2013
President Obama has always been reluctant to talk about the role of race in his life and in American society. Aside from one famous 2008 speech, he had largely avoided the subject. But events this summer have pushed the nation's first black president to open up. And some expect that dialogue to continue.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
On Tuesday, President Obama pitched an idea to lower corporate income tax rates, if Republicans in Congress agree to his jobs bill. It was the latest move in the ongoing match that will culminate with this autumn's budget deadlines.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
President Obama traveled to Tennessee on Tuesday, another event in his recent push to emphasize jobs and the economy.
Monday, July 29, 2013
President Obama met with Attorney General Eric Holder and an array of civil rights leaders and local elected officials on Monday to talk about voter access in coming elections and ways to counter the recent ruling by the Supreme Court that cut a key enforcement provision from the Voting Rights Act.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
President Obama spoke Wednesday in Galesburg, Ill. — the site of a speech eight years ago that set out his vision of the economy and set the stage for his first presidential campaign. This time around, the president talked about where the economy needs to go in the years ahead.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Returning to the Illinois college where he started addressing national issues as a senator eight years ago, President Obama talked of the role government needs to play in sustaining and expanding the economy's recovery on Wednesday.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
If you think deep yellow yolks are an indicator of higher nutritional value in eggs, think again, scientists say. Egg yolks come in a rainbow of colors — from pale white to red orange or pink. They may look strange, but they're still good for you.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Syria's civil war rages, Egypt's leadership churns, and the U.S. seems unable to shape world events. It's not clear how much the U.S. viewpoint matters now in Egypt or elsewhere across the Middle East. Over the last several months, the chaos across the region has been a case study in the limits of American power.
Monday, July 08, 2013
Eliot Spitzer is the latest politician to attempt a second act after a sex scandal drove him from office. A handful of elected officials in the last few years have found that a sex scandal may not be a political death sentence.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
President Obama and his family headed home after a week traveling across Africa.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
President Obama is preparing to conclude his trip to Africa. The last leg of his trip is Tanzania, where he continues to press U.S. companies to invest in Africa. A new initiative is going to try to get rid of the road blocks that slow down trade in Africa.
Monday, July 01, 2013
On Sunday night in Cape Town, South Africa, President Obama gave the keystone speech of his trip across the continent. The event was held at the University of Cape Town. Almost half a century ago, Robert F. Kennedy spoke to the people of Africa from the exact location.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
President Obama gave a speech Sunday at the University of Cape Town where he laid out plans for a new partnership with Africa promoting economic opportunity, health care and electricity access.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
President Obama has decided not to visit the former president in the hospital, out of deference to Nelson Mandela's peace and comfort. The 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader has been hospitalized for three weeks with a lung infection.
Friday, June 28, 2013
While in Senegal on Thursday, President Obama toured the House of Slaves on Goree Island, a site which memorializes the final passage of African slaves to the Americas. At the presidential palace in Dakar, Obama said it's time for the U.S. to benefit from a partnership, and not simply give in the relationship with Africa.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
President Obama began his trip to Africa in Senegal. On Thursday, he met with Senegalese President Macky Sall and toured Goree Island. The UNESCO site was once a point for the Atlantic slave trade and today serves as a place of pilgrimage.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
President Obama leaves Wednesday morning for a week-long tour through three African countries. It's his first extended visit to the continent as president. He'll be making stops in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania.