Barack Obama

  • Obama unveils new college affordability plan

    8/22/13 8:39 AM

    President Obama will embark on a two day bus tour today through New York and Pennsylvania to unveil his new college ranking system that factors in affordability.


  • Federal worker pay increase proposal due by Aug. 31

    8/21/13 11:31 AM

    President Barack Obama has about 10 days to send a proposed pay increase for federal workers to Congress, but workers may get a larger pay bump if he fails to do so.

  • Military aid to Egypt may be cut off

    8/20/13 6:23 PM

    The Obama administration moved closer to a decision Tuesday on continuing or curtailing $1.5 billion in annual U.S. aid to Egypt amid the crackdown by military authorities there on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

  • Sunny, Obama family's second dog, welcomed to White House

    8/20/13 1:12 PM

    According to the White House Blog, The First Family has just welcomed a new puppy. Sunny was born in June 2012, and arrived at the White House on Monday. She is also a Portuguese Water Dog, and "full of energy and very affectionate."

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    8/19/13 5:21 PM Comment


  • Obama golfs with Larry David on last vacation day

    8/17/13 9:47 PM

    President Barack Obama is wrapping up his Martha's Vineyard vacation by playing golf with comedian Larry David, former U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk and businessman Glenn Hutchins, a part owner of the Boston Celtics.

  • Inside Washington Aug. 18, 2013

    8/16/13 2:57 PM

    This week on Inside Washington: The bloody crisis in Egypt and President Obama’s response. How much leverage does the U.S. have in this situation?

  • Violence in Egypt: President Obama cancels military exercise, calls for calm

    8/15/13 12:28 PM

    President Barack Obama says that the people of Egypt "deserve better" than the rampant, bloody violence that has ravaged the nation over the past 48 hours.

  • President Obama's ambulance runs out of gas, sparks criticism

    8/13/13 11:29 PM

    The president's Medic 1 ambulance, which tails behind him in case of an emergency, ran out of gas on August 8. Fire officials say that the crew did not fill up the tank that day; other sources say the fuel gauge had been broken for months and not repaired.

  • Obama mask clown at Missouri rodeo leads to resignation

    8/13/13 12:58 PM

    The president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association has resigned after getting flak about a State Fair event in which a rodeo clown riled up the crowd as a bull chased a masked man imitating President Barack Obama.

  • Inside Washington Aug. 11, 2013

    8/11/13 12:10 AM

    This week on Inside Washington: The Washington Post sold, another victim of the changing media universe.

  • Obama pledges 'appropriate reforms' to NSA surveillance

    8/9/13 11:28 PM

    In the midst of announcing a new four-point policy to increase transparency about government surveillance, President Barack Obama said Friday that NSA leaker Edward Snowden should have pursued other ways to question government actions.

  • Obama calls George W. Bush to wish him well

    8/8/13 1:35 PM

    President Barack Obama has called his predecessor, former President George W. Bush, to wish him well as he recovers from a heart procedure to ease a blocked artery.

  • Barack Obama cancels meeting with Vladimir Putin amid Edward Snowden tension

    8/7/13 11:14 PM

    In a rare diplomatic snub, President Barack Obama is canceling plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month.

  • Obama's birthday: Obama turns 52 on Aug. 4, 2013

    7/31/13 11:34 AM

    The president received a birthday cake from House Democrats on Wednesday. The president turns 52 on Sunday.

  • Obama proposes 'grand bargain' for jobs

    7/30/13 5:10 PM

    Obama says money that comes from changing the tax system and closing loopholes can be spent on road and bridge-building projects to create construction jobs, or to help community colleges provide better skills training.

  • Inside Washington July 28, 2013

    7/26/13 4:48 PM

    This week on Inside Washington: President Obama mounts a new campaign to keep the economy moving. Republicans respond with a yawn and a, “What’s new?”

  • Caroline Kennedy appointed as ambassador to Japan

    7/24/13 7:05 PM

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated former first daughter Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Japan, offering the most famous living member of a prominent American family a new role of service to country.

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