Obama targets fradulent loan marketing aimed at military
April 27th, 2012
11:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama targets fradulent loan marketing aimed at military

(CNN) - President Barack Obama wants to crack down on for profit colleges his administration says deceptively recruit post-9/11 veterans with false promises of lucrative careers.

The president will travel to Ft. Stewart in Georgia Friday where he will unveil a new executive order aimed at forcing schools to be more transparent in their recruitment and marketing efforts.

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Filed under: Military • President Obama
Obama makes cover of Rolling Stone
April 25th, 2012
02:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama makes cover of Rolling Stone

(CNN) - Seemingly continuing his attempt this week to resonate with younger voters, President Obama professed his admiration for comedian Jon Stewart and the television show Homeland in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine hitting newsstands later this week.

The interview's release comes at the end of Obama’s two day trip to three colleges, during which he pressed Congress to stem off an expected increase in student loan interest rates. The president also appeared on comedian Jimmy Fallon’s show and participated in a sketch with the popular late night talk show host. It all appears to be an effort to drum up support with younger voters, a demographic that were among the president’s most fervent supporters in 2008.

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Obama to award Medal of Freedom to Holocaust resistance figure
Jan Karski (pictured in 2000)
April 23rd, 2012
11:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama to award Medal of Freedom to Holocaust resistance figure

(CNN) - Speaking at the United States Holocaust Museum, President Obama announced on Monday he will award a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jan Karski, the former Polish officer who escaped Nazi imprisonment and provided first-hand accounts to the Western Allies of atrocities he witnessed in Warsaw.

“We must tell our children about how this evil was allowed to happen-because so many people succumbed to their darkest instincts; because so many others stood silent. But let us also tell our children about the Righteous Among the Nations. Among them was Jan Karski–a young Polish Catholic-who witnessed Jews being put on cattle cars, who saw the killings, and who told the truth, all the way to President Roosevelt himself,” Obama said in remarks observing Holocaust Remembrance day.

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Filed under: President Obama • Washington D.C.
Obama to talk student loans with Jimmy Fallon
April 20th, 2012
10:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama to talk student loans with Jimmy Fallon

(CNN) – President Obama is heading back to late night television next week, set to appear on comedian Jimmy Fallon's show as part of a week-long push to pressure congressional Republicans to renew a measure keeping student loan rates at 3.4 percent.

News of Obama's appearance on the popular late night comedy show came via Twitter from both Fallon himself and White House Communications Director Dan Pfieffer Friday morning. It is the president's first appearance on the show, though First Lady Michelle Obama was a guest in February.

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Filed under: 2012 • Education • Jimmy Fallon • President Obama
Obama raises cash, touts auto bailout in Michigan stop
April 18th, 2012
07:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama raises cash, touts auto bailout in Michigan stop

Dearborn, Michigan (CNN) – On a stage adorned by some of the American car industry's most historic artifacts, President Barack Obama on Wednesday vigorously defended his 2009 authorization of the massive auto bailout and indirectly jabbed at his all-but-certain GOP rival for opposing the plan.

"Change is the decision we made to rescue the American auto industry from collapse when some politicians said, 'Let Detroit go bankrupt,'" Obama told an enthusiastic crowd of 600 supporters at the Henry Ford Museum just west of Detroit – a city with an identity and economy that has long been intertwined with the auto industry's biggest names.
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Obama to raise campaign cash in Michigan, once Romney's home turf
April 18th, 2012
09:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama to raise campaign cash in Michigan, once Romney's home turf

(CNN) – President Barack Obama returns to the fundraising circuit Wednesday after a weeklong hiatus to raise campaign cash in Michigan – the birth place of his all but certain GOP rival, Mitt Romney.

The president is expected to attend two events in the Detroit area Wednesday evening, according to an Obama campaign official. The first will be held at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, where 600 people, who have each paid at least $250, will be on hand.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Obama keeps message on economy during Florida stop
April 13th, 2012
02:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama keeps message on economy during Florida stop

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Touching down in the key campaign state of Florida for the second time this week, President Obama pledged to further promote trade with Latin America and unveiled a new federal program to aide small businesses exporting south of the border.

“In Latin America alone in the last decade, tens of millions of people have stepped into the middle class,” Obama said to a group of small business owners at the Port of Tampa. “That means they have more money to spend, we want them to spend more money on American-made goods. “

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Filed under: Florida • President Obama
April 9th, 2012
12:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama gives high-fives, does pushups at Easter Egg Roll

(CNN) – With the Easter Bunny at his side, President Barack Obama kicked off the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll Monday while receiving a warning from the first lady not to get too competitive.

"I think the president is going to try to beat a three-year old," Michelle Obama said as the president shrugged his shoulders. "I hope he does not."

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Filed under: Michelle Obama • President Obama • White House
Obama to hit Ryan’s budget plan
April 2nd, 2012
02:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama to hit Ryan’s budget plan

(CNN) – President Obama is set to hit back against Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal Tuesday, less than a week after the controversial measure was approved by the House of Representatives largely along partisan lines.

According to senior administration officials, the president’s remarks at an Associated Press luncheon in Washington will echo the themes of economic fairness and shared responsibility the president advanced during a speech in Osawatomie, Kansas last fall and again at the State of the Union in January.

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Filed under: Budget • Congress • House • Paul Ryan • President Obama
Hillary Clinton on the sidelines in 2012
April 2nd, 2012
01:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Hillary Clinton on the sidelines in 2012

(CNN) – She proved to be an important ally for President Obama on the campaign trail in 2008, but don’t bet on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton making a return appearance to the stump this time around.

A senior administration official said Monday Clinton would be sitting out the 2012 election, as has been customary for past secretary of states during the campaign season. The position is an apolitical one, the senior administration official explained, and dispatching Clinton on the campaign trail would compromise that.

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Filed under: 2012 • Hillary Clinton • President Obama
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