A living history lesson from Selma, Alabama

Obama had said he was taking his daughters to Selma to "remind them of their own obligations."

A living history lesson from Selma, Alabama

In four minutes, President Barack Obama gave his daughters a living history lesson on the civil rights movement. Obama paid tribute Saturday to civil rights legends sung and unsung by leading a symbolic march across an Alabama bridge where throngs who protested their lack of voting rights 50 years ago were beaten by police on […]

Obama goes to Silicon Valley to focus on cybersecurity

Obama goes to Silicon Valley to focus on cybersecurity

Responding to unprecedented data breaches and cyberattacks, President Barack Obama is trying to spark alliances between policymakers who want to regulate the online world and tech innovators who traditionally shun Beltway bureaucracies. In California’s Silicon Valley on Friday, Obama was participating in a White House summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection, joining hundreds of administration […]

Obama heads into enemy territory

Obama heads into enemy territory

President Barack Obama likes to say there are no red states or blue states, just the United States of America. Yet his first two stops on the traditional sell-the-speech tour after giving the annual State of the Union address were in … Republican “red” states. The White House says the president’s travel itinerary was not […]

Some Q&A on the State of the Union

Anyone who has closely followed President Barack Obama since 2015 opened might wonder what he has left to say Tuesday night when he delivers the annual State of the Union address.

In a bid to generate excitement for the agenda-setting speech, Obama broke with tradition this month and began unveiling proposals from the address before he formally announces them to a joint session of Congress and a nationally televised audience. Those details usually remain closely held until the day of the speech.

Obama on the defensive over immigration

Obama on the defensive over immigration

President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. In an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Obama said it was important that he act unilaterally to prioritize the deportation of criminals and recent arrivals and […]

Does Hillary Clinton smell like a new car?

Does Hillary Clinton smell like a new car?

President Barack Obama says voters want a “new car smell” in the 2016 White House race and that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be “a great president.” But would Clinton pass that particular smell test? In a nationally televised interview broadcast Sunday, Obama seemed to suggest that any Democrat other than him would provide the turn […]

Obama campaigning in Maine in governor’s race

Obama campaigning in Maine in governor’s race

President Barack Obama is heading to Maine to rally votes for the Democratic candidate for governor, the latest in a burst of campaign appearances Obama is making before next week’s midterm elections after months of sitting on the sidelines because of his low approval ratings and unpopularity in some states. Obama is headlining a rally […]

Obama wraps up California campaign fundraising trip

This fourth California fundraiser in three days was closed to media coverage

Obama wraps up California campaign fundraising trip

President Barack Obama on Saturday wrapped up a week that saw him raise campaign money for Democrats on both coasts. Obama attended a “round table” discussion at the home of Democratic donor and Zynga founder Mark Pincus and his wife, Ali, with about 25 supporters who paid up to $32,400 for the privilege, according to […]

Obama raising money for Democrats in California

Even though some Democrats now shy away from the President, they want money

Obama raising money for Democrats in California

President Barack Obama is on a three-day fundraising swing through California and what he says at some of his stops will be anybody’s guess. Two of the four events he’s attending in Los Angeles and San Francisco are closed-door. No media allowed in. The California events cap a week in which Obama flew from coast […]

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