Obama brings Medicare duel to Granite State
August 18th, 2012
03:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama brings Medicare duel to Granite State

Windham, New Hampshire (CNN) - Following a week of dueling Medicare ads, President Barack Obama traveled to the swing state of New Hampshire Saturday to drive home the point that he and his Republican challengers have very different views on how to save the health care program.

"You'd think they'd avoid talking about Medicare given the fact that both of them have proposed to voucherize the Medicare system, but I guess they figure the best defense is to try to go on offense," he said.
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Easter at the White House
April 8th, 2012
02:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Easter at the White House

Washington (CNN) - The Obama family decided to keep it local Sunday morning, walking just across Lafayette Park to St. John’s Episcopal Church for Easter services.

“Happy Easter, everybody,” the president said on the way to church, holding hands with his younger daughter Sasha as he walked by the press pool.

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First lady to attend Olympic Games opening
March 13th, 2012
09:52 AM ET
3 years ago

First lady to attend Olympic Games opening

Washington (CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama will lead the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics, an administration official said Tuesday.

Obama will announce her upcoming trip at an event later Tuesday with Samantha Cameron, the wife of visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Filed under: Michelle Obama • Olympics • United Kingdom
May 25th, 2009
02:51 PM ET
5 years ago

WH places wreaths at Confederate, African-American memorials

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Following controversy over President Obama's decision to continue a presidential tradition of honoring Confederate war dead on Memorial Day, the White House confirmed Monday that a wreath will now also be placed at a monument to African-American Civil War dead.

Critics had called for an end to the longtime presidential practice of laying a wreath at the Confederate memorial. Last week, in a letter to Obama over the issue, roughly five dozen professors called the tradition offensive to African-Americans. In recent days, some observers had suggested the addition of the African-American memorial as a possible compromise.

On Monday morning, the president visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. A wreath was placed there, as well as four other sites honoring American war dead: the mast of the USS Maine; the Spanish American War Memorial; the Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery; and the African-American Civil War Memorial in Washington, DC.


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