Ari Shapiro

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Obama Group's Climate Push Puts President Under Scrutiny

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Organizing for Action — a group that formed out of President Obama's re-election campaign — has posted five tweets in the past week about climate change using the @BarackObama Twitter account.

OFA's mission is to promote the president's agenda on a wide range of issues, from guns to ...


Is There Really A Second-Term Curse?

Monday, May 20, 2013

The phrase "second term curse" is so familiar that it's become a cliche of American politics. Whether it's President Richard Nixon's resignation or President Bill Clinton's impeachment, presidents tend to have a tough time during the back half of an eight-year presidency.

Nothing on President Obama's plate comes close to ...


Obama U: What Graduation Speeches Say About The President

Friday, May 17, 2013

This weekend, President Obama will give a speech that very likely won't be about the controversies of the moment.

Every year, a few schools get the president of the United States as their commencement speaker. And this Sunday, at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Obama will get an opportunity to take ...


AP Case Adds To Obama Team's Tough Record On Leaks

Friday, May 17, 2013

President Obama had a reputation when he took office as a liberal former constitutional lawyer who had condemned Bush-era national security policies.

But he has proven to be even tougher than President George W. Bush on prosecuting national security leaks. The seizure of Associated Press phone records is ...


Obama Acts To Control 2 Big Controversies

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Democrats Invoke Boston, West To Defend Government's Role

Friday, April 26, 2013

President Obama has spoken at two memorial services in just over a week — one for victims of the Boston Marathon attack and one for those who died in the chemical plant explosions in West, Texas. In both speeches, he focused on victims and survivors.

But other Democrats are using ...


How Obama's Response To Terrorism Has Shifted

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

President Obama's time in office has not been defined by terrorism as President George W. Bush's was. Yet incidents like the one in Boston have been a regular, painful through line of his presidency.

When a new administration walks into the White House, nobody provides a handbook on how to ...


'We Have To Do More': Michelle Obama's Next Four Years

Friday, April 12, 2013

This week marked a new step in Michelle Obama's evolution as first lady. In her hometown of Chicago, she delivered one of the most emotional speeches of her career — about kids dying from gun violence.

"I'm not talking about something that's happening in a war zone halfway around the ...


Will The Future GOP Be More Libertarian?

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Republicans don't often make high-profile speeches at Howard University, one of the country's most prominent historically black schools. But on Wednesday, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will talk to Howard students about how his party can be more inclusive.

Paul believes one answer is libertarianism — and party leaders are starting ...


Why Politicians Want Children To Be Seen And Heard

Monday, April 08, 2013

President Obama will visit Connecticut on Monday to keep pushing for new federal gun laws. The poster children for this campaign are just that — children.

The president has invited kids to the White House to watch him sign new executive orders on guns. And the images of the kids ...


Gay Marriage And The Evolving Language Of Love

Saturday, March 30, 2013

In 1982, advice columnist Dear Abby published a letter from someone who'd just moved from a conservative Midwestern town to bohemian Portland, Ore.

Suddenly the advice seeker was interacting with gay couples and wanted to know: Should a letter be addressed to "Mr. John Doe and Friend?'"

Is ...