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Obama Visits Mandela’s Robben Island Cell

Obama Visits Mandela’s Robben Island Cell

iStockphoto(CAPE TOWN, South Africa) — On Sunday, with the world’s eyes on the ailing Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked in the footsteps of the man he’s called his personal hero.
Touring the prison on Robben Island, Obama stood alone …

Obama Toasts Mandela, ‘The Master of His Fate’

Obama Toasts Mandela, ‘The Master of His Fate’

JUDA NGWENYA/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Speaking at an official dinner in Pretoria Saturday night, President Obama offered a moving toast to Nelson Mandela, “a man who has always been the master of his fate, who taught us that we…

Obama to Meet With Mandela Family

Obama to Meet With Mandela Family

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(PRETORIA, South Africa) — President Obama will not visit the hospital to meet with ailing civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, the White House announced Saturday.
“Out of deference to Nelson Mandela’s …

Obama Urges Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Obama Urges Congress to Pass Immigration Reform

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — As the Senate is poised to make a key vote on an immigration compromise Monday, President Obama pressed Congress Saturday to pass immigration reform.
“The United States Senate is debating a …

Syria Crisis to Top G-8 Summit Agenda

Syria Crisis to Top G-8 Summit Agenda

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(COUNTY FERMANAGH, Northern Ireland) — The civil war in Syria is expected to dominate much of the discussion as President Obama sits down Monday with the Group of Eight leaders in Northern Ireland, just days after the White House c…

Obama Honors Fallen Troops, Looks to the War’s End on Memorial Day

Obama Honors Fallen Troops, Looks to the War’s End on Memorial Day

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In a solemn ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, President Obama today called on Americans to never forget the sacrifice of soldiers who served in harm’s way and died for their fellow countrymen.
“America s…

Obama: Country Will Be ‘Shelter from the Storm’ for Oklahoma

Obama: Country Will Be ‘Shelter from the Storm’ for Oklahoma

Oklahoma Cty Sheriff(MOORE, Okla.) — Standing in front of the rubble of Plaza Towers Elementary School, which was destroyed by last week’s tornado, President Obama offered words of support to the community of Moore, Okla., saying that people acr…

Sen. Rand Paul: Drones, Scandals Threaten Obama’s ‘Moral Authority’

Sen. Rand Paul: Drones, Scandals Threaten Obama’s ‘Moral Authority’

ABC(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said on ABC’s This Week that the recent controversies engulfing the White House over the IRS, reporter leak investigations, and Benghazi have threatened President Obama’s “moral authority to l…

Did Obama Forget to Salute?

Did Obama Forget to Salute?

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The president may have forgotten to do something as he boarded Marine One Friday morning.
On his way to the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Md., President Obama didn’t return the salute of t…

Obama Strikes Personal Tone in Commencement Speech on Race, Manhood

Obama Strikes Personal Tone in Commencement Speech on Race, Manhood

Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post(ATLANTA) — President Obama said Sunday that he is motivated by the knowledge that “but for the grace of God … I might have been in prison,” in a commencement address at historically black Morehouse Co…

Michelle Obama Makes Light of President’s Failures in Graduation Speech

Michelle Obama Makes Light of President’s Failures in Graduation Speech

iStockphoto(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Delivering her only speech at a high school graduation this year, first lady Michelle Obama joked about the failures her husband, President Obama, has encountered in life as she told a graduating class of high school se…

Obama to Start ‘Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tours’

Obama to Start ‘Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tours’

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will kick off a series of Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tours with a trip Thursday to Austin, Texas, a White House spokesman announced Sunday.
“In his State of the Union, the presid…

Obama Gives Commencement Address at Ohio State University

Obama Gives Commencement Address at Ohio State University

iStockphoto(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — In his first commencement address of this year’s graduation season, President Obama encouraged more than 10,000  graduates gathered at Ohio State University to pay heed to their duty as citizens and become acti…

What Obama Can Achieve in Mexico

What Obama Can Achieve in Mexico

YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) — President Barack Obama arrives in Mexico on Thursday afternoon for a 24-hour trip in which he is expected to meet with Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, to talk about trade, security and immigra…

Obama Mixes Serious Tone with Humor at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Obama Mixes Serious Tone with Humor at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) –Amid the glitz and glamour, humor and levity normally surrounding the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama injected a somber tone to the annual soiree as he invoked the memories of …

White House Likes Reid’s Plan to Delay Sequester Cuts

White House Likes Reid’s Plan to Delay Sequester Cuts

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — With the effect of across-the-board spending cuts rippling throughout the country, the White House said Wednesday President Obama supports Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s proposed plan t…

Dan Pfeiffer: President Obama Won’t Enact ‘Romney Economic Plan’

Dan Pfeiffer: President Obama Won’t Enact ‘Romney Economic Plan’

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINTON) — Reacting to an early rejection of the expected details of the White House’s budget proposal by Speaker John Boehner, President Obama’s senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer pushed back this morni…

President Obama Plays Golf for Second Weekend in a Row

President Obama Plays Golf for Second Weekend in a Row

iStockphoto(WASHINGTON) — President Obama went out for a round of golf Saturday afternoon, his second weekend in a row to hit the links at a course at Joint Base Andrews.
The president golfed with White House aides Marvin Nicholson, Joe Paulsen, and M…

President Obama Attends Easter Service at St. Johns

President Obama Attends Easter Service at St. Johns

Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Dressed in their Easter Sunday best, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Malia and Sasha, attended an Easter Sunday service at St. John’s Episcopal…

Obama Stops by Marquette-Syracuse Basketball Game

Obama Stops by Marquette-Syracuse Basketball Game

Pete Souza/White House via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama caught a little bit of hoops fever Saturday afternoon, stopping by the Marquette-Syracuse NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game at the Verizon Center.The basketball-lo…

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