Amita Kelly

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5 Surprises From President Obama's YouTube Interviews

Friday, January 23, 2015

The White House has been hitting it especially hard on social media these days — it rolled out several previews ahead of President Obama's State of the Union address and an enhanced "river of content" during the speech as well.

But the latest — and splashiestaddition came Thursday, ...


Political Theater, Crazy-Glued GOP Seats And More Congressional Reaction

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

President Obama mentioned Congress 13 times in Tuesday's State of the Union address. He called on Congress to pass a law to ensure women are paid the same as men, to raise the minimum wage, to support the president's plan to make community college free, to help students with loans ...


The State Of The Union Is ... 'Free And Restless'?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Presidents often characterize the state of the union as "strong." Last year, in fact, President Obama remarked: "It is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong."

It seems whatever the crisis du jour is, the State of the Union address is a chance for the president ...


Obama Meets Colbert: 6 Unbuttoned Moments

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

When President Obama sat down with comedian Stephen Colbert Monday, he didn't actually loosen his necktie. But we saw a relaxed president with just two years left on the clock, playing to a receptive audience of nearly 1,500.

Here are some of the more memorable moments from the ...


'I Will Not Sit Idly By' And Other Congressional Tweets On Immigration

Thursday, November 20, 2014

President Obama announced Thursday that he's using executive actions to grant temporary relief to some of the nearly 12 million immigrants living in the United States illegally. There's been debate over how much latitude the president has to act on immigration, but the Obama said he felt ...


A Guide To Third-Party Candidates

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Third-party candidates are often written off as long shots or unrealistic. But this November, observers are expecting them to do better than usual.

Polls show voters are tired of both parties. As NPR's Tamara Keith reports, that could be creating an opening for third-party candidates in statewide elections.



As Syria Grabs Headlines, Congress Tends To Local Business

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The U.S. action against ISIS in Syria is dominating headlines around the globe. President Obama spoke about the mission Tuesday, saying it has bipartisan support from Congress and calling it necessary for the security of the country, and the world.

Members of Congress, meanwhile, are watching from afar ...


Obama Called On Congress In His Speech. How Is It Answering?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

President Obama said Wednesday in a prime-time speech to the nation that America would lead a broad coalition to "take out" the extremist group known as Islamic State. According to the president, he already has the authority to act.

"My administration has also secured bipartisan support for this approach ...


From Statehouse To Big House: A Guide To Governors Gone Bad

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Now that Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell has been found guilty of corruption, fraud and bribery, his name could be added to a long list of top state officials who have had to take the walk from the statehouse to the big house.

McDonnell wept as the guilty verdicts were ...