Obama flies west to find gold
May 23rd, 2012
03:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama flies west to find gold

Colorado Springs, Colorado (CNN) – As part of the race to collect campaign cash, President Barack Obama is expected to raise nearly $3.5 million dollars during his visit to Colorado and California this week.

After delivering the commencement address at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Wednesday, the president traveled to Denver, Colorado, where he will attend a reception at the Hyatt Regency.
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Filed under: 2012 • California • Colorado • President Obama
Obama talks economy in Tuesday visit to Albany complex
May 4th, 2012
09:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama talks economy in Tuesday visit to Albany complex

Washington (CNN) – On the heels of disappointing jobs numbers, the White House says President Barack Obama will travel Tuesday to Albany, New York, where he'll deliver remarks on the economy.

The president is scheduled to visit the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s (CNSE) NanoTech Complex, according to a senior administration official.
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Filed under: 2012 • New York • President Obama
Government official acknowledges past Secret Service misconduct
April 26th, 2012
11:29 AM ET
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Government official acknowledges past Secret Service misconduct

Washington (CNN) - With more reports surfacing of misconduct by Secret Service personnel and other federal law enforcement officers during overseas trips, a U.S. government official familiar with the Secret Service acknowledged missteps by Secret Service agents in the past, but was quick to defend the government’s internal review process.

"We have had employees that have engaged in misconduct," the official told CNN. "People make mistakes."

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Blasts, Secret Service incident overshadow start of Colombia summit
April 14th, 2012
01:00 PM ET
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Blasts, Secret Service incident overshadow start of Colombia summit

Cartagena, Colombia (CNN) - The United States has "never been more excited" to work as equal partners with countries in Latin America, President Barack Obama said Saturday at the Summit of the Americas.

Such promises by U.S. presidents - Obama included - have been made before, but the remarks was nonetheless applauded by an audience of business leaders.

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Filed under: President Obama • Trade
Obama to announce housing support plan at news conference
March 6th, 2012
08:58 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama to announce housing support plan at news conference

(CNN) - President Obama will announce Tuesday a plan to help those hard-hit by the housing crisis, a White House official said.

"Today, the president is announcing two steps the administration is taking to support homeowners and their families - providing relief for service members and veterans, including those wrongfully foreclosed upon or denied a lower interest rate on their mortgages, and reducing fees for FHA borrowers looking to refinance," the official said. Obama will make the announcement at an afternoon news conference.

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Filed under: Economy • President Obama
High gas prices fuel calls for tapping oil reserve
February 27th, 2012
03:37 PM ET
2 years ago

High gas prices fuel calls for tapping oil reserve

Washington (CNN) - While high gas prices are draining the wallets of American motorists, they're also driving heated debate over opening the spigot on the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

President Barack Obama has not said which way he's leaning but in remarks to the National Governors Association on Monday in Washington, he touched on the subject while talking about the need to keep the economic recovery moving forward.

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Filed under: Energy • President Obama
Obama's West Coast gold rush raises questions about big money
February 17th, 2012
06:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama's West Coast gold rush raises questions about big money

Everett, Washington (CNN) – In sports terms, President Obama's West Coast fund raising blitz was mostly for the skybox and courtside crowd. Events in San Francisco were held at lavish estates with majestic views.

The invite lists were as impressive. Celebrities like George Clooney, Jack Black and Jim Belushi rubbed shoulders with the president.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama • Washington
February 13th, 2012
01:41 PM ET
2 years ago

As campaign heats up, Michelle Obama settles into first lady role

Washington (CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama is a popular American political figure, even more so than her husband. Her name, face and stories of her influence behind the scenes are a constant in the media, and sometimes in not so flattering words and images.

In books, she is portrayed as battling with White House insiders. In magazines, she has been satirized as a militant activist. On TV, she responds to those who see her as an "angry black woman."

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Filed under: 2012 • Michelle Obama • President Obama
White House may compromise on contraception rule, source says
February 10th, 2012
08:23 AM ET
2 years ago

White House may compromise on contraception rule, source says

WASHINGTON (CNN) – The White House probably will announce a compromise Friday on a controversial rule requiring religiously affiliated employers to provide full contraception coverage to women, an administration source said.

News of the possible compromise comes after days of escalating partisan and ideological rhetoric over the pending rule, which many Catholic leaders and other religious groups oppose. The rule would apply to institutions such as hospitals and colleges.

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Filed under: President Obama • White House
Obama hosts Google 'hangout'
January 30th, 2012
08:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama hosts Google 'hangout'

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Washington (CNN) - While reaching out to supporters through one of the latest high-tech means, President Obama expanded his social media experience by holding a Google+ video chat room interview on Monday afternoon.

In an election year, it's probably not good politics to talk about what you look forward to doing after your time in the White House, but that's exactly what President Obama did when asked about the frustrations of living in the security bubble.

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Filed under: Google • President Obama • White House
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