President Barack Obama

VIA WASHINGTON POST: With his health-care overhaul slowly moving through Congress absent Republican support, President Obama turned to a solidly young, liberal audience on Thursday morning, rallying students at the University of Maryland to help him face the “defining struggle of this generation.” “When you’re young, I know this isn’t always an issue that you […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: By Courtland Milloy On several occasions this year, President Obama has expressed with certain bravado a threat to “call out” anyone who would undermine his reform efforts. The problem is that the Ivy League gentleman from Hawaii appears not to have mastered this coarsened art of the streetwise rebuke and, as a […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: President Obama is marking his first anniversary of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks since his election with a national call to public service, a wreath-laying and a solemn moment of silence. The president and first lady Michelle Obama gathered with about 200 White House staffers on the South Lawn at 8:46 a.m. […]

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON – In a speech that drew fire even before he delivered it, President Barack Obama is telling the nation’s schoolchildren he “expects great things from each of you.” “At the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world,” […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who spent part of his August break fishing out West, offered a wry response when asked earlier this week what the administration’s plan is for health care. “Catch more fish,” he e-mailed back. Whether the tongue-in-cheek reply was designed to disguise changes underway inside the […]

VIA CBS NEWS The following are remarks provided by the White House for the president’s eulogy delivered at the funeral of Sen. Edward Kennedy, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Roxbury, Mass. ——————————————————————————– Mrs. Kennedy, Kara, Edward, Patrick, Curran, Caroline, members of the Kennedy family, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Today we say […]

VIA CNN: WASHINGTON (CNN) — The young senator inspired a new generation of voters with his message of change and extended America’s hand to the global community in an effort to promote a different kind of diplomacy. One magazine characterized him as having a “quick charm, the patience to listen, a sure social touch, an […]

VIA CHRISTIAN POST: Despite the efforts of President Obama, the White House and Democratic leaders to change opinions, many pro-life groups are convinced that the health care bill does allow federal funds to cover abortion procedures. Several large pro-life organizations on Monday pointed to a recent article by Factcheck.org entitled, “Abortion: Which Side is Fabricating?” […]

VIA CNN: WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Obama has approved the establishment of a special unit of terrorist interrogators based out of the FBI, senior administration officials said Monday. The move comes in the wake of criticism of questionable CIA interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding and the transfer of detainees to countries where torture is common. […]

VIA CNN: WASHINGTON (CNNMoney.com) — President Obama announced Tuesday that he plans to nominate Ben Bernanke to a second term as head of the Federal Reserve. “Ben Bernanke, has led the Fed through the one of the worst financial crises that this nation and this world have ever faced,” Obama said from Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., […]