(CNN) - President Barack Obama will put 5% of his paycheck back into the federal government's coffers in a show of unity with furloughed federal workers, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday.
Obama, whose $400,000 annual salary is set in law and can't officially be changed, will write a check made out to the U.S. treasury every month beginning in April. Since the mandatory across-the-board spending cuts went into effect March 1, his payment for last month will be paid retroactively.
White House (CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama will appear again on "Live with Kelly and Michael" in a segment scheduled to air this Friday.
Obama will tape the interview on Wednesday in New York, co-host Kelly Ripa announced on Monday's show which airs on various local stations.
Las Vegas (CNN) – For the second day in a row, President Barack Obama took an afternoon break from preparing for Wednesday night’s debate with a field trip. Tuesday's trip was a visit to the Hoover Dam.
The president’s motorcade drove 30 minutes to Boulder City, Nevada, where he stopped at the site of a heliport overlooking the Hoover Dam and the Colorado River BridgeFULL STORY
Henderson, Nevada (CNN) – President Barack Obama took a break Monday from his debate prep for a thank-you stop at one of his local campaign offices.
While visiting the South Henderson Obama for America office, he sat down to make calls to several campaign workers to thank them for their work. When asked how he was enjoying his debate preparation time in Las Vegas, he responded, "Basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. It's a drag," he joked. "They're making me do my homework."
Las Vegas (CNN) – President Barack Obama began his three-day debate preparation cram session by rallying voters at an outdoor event at a Las Vegas high school.
The president continued his campaign theme to create jobs, a key issue in the state of Nevada.
Iowa City, Iowa (CNN) - On the first day of campaigning after his speech to the Democratic National Convention, President Obama attempted to keep the post-convention momentum going with a rally on the campus of the University of Iowa.
He continued to push his economic message of what he calls "two fundamentally different visions" for the middle class.
White House (CNN) - President Barack Obama called the members of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover team on Monday to congratulate them on the rover’s recent landing on Mars, but he also asked for a heads up if they find any signs of life.
“If in fact, you do make contact with Martians please let me know right away,” the president joked. “Because I've got a lot of other things on my plate but I suspect that that will go to the top of the list – even if they're just microbes, it will be pretty exciting.”FULL STORY
Colorado Springs, Colorado (CNN) - President Barack Obama continued to show his Olympic spirit with an unannounced stop at the U.S. Olympic Training Facility here on Thursday, where he said he “couldn’t be prouder” of all U.S. Olympic and Paralympics athletes.
He also took time out to congratulate the U.S. women’s soccer and water polo teams for their gold medals.FULL STORY
OAKLAND, California (CNN) – After taking a break from his re-election bid after last week’s Colorado movie theater shooting, President Barack Obama eased back to the campaign trail Monday by holding several fundraisers in California.
He began his first fundraising remarks by mentioning his trip to Aurora, Colorado, on Sunday to comfort the victims’ families.
Reno, Nevada (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Monday continued to honor the victims from the military in last week’s movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
The president began his remarks at the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars convention paying tribute to four of the 12 victims who were either serving or had served in uniform.FULL STORY