(CNN) – What better place to talk about the increasing tourism in the United States than on Walt Disney World’s Main Street USA?
With Cinderella’s castle as a backdrop, President Barack Obama announced a new strategy to increase tourism to the United States. Hoping it will bring much-needed money and jobs; the president’s plan is set to make it easier for travelers from emerging countries to visit the many iconic sites across the US.FULL STORY
(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama has officially joined the millions of people around the world who tweet.
Her handle, @MichelleObama, will be managed day-to-day by the Obama 2012 campaign, and like her husband's account, most of her tweets will be generated by the campaign staff. The tweets she personally sends will be signed with a "-mo" at the end.FULL STORY
(CNN) - With Christmas only four days away, President Barack Obama did some last-minute holiday shopping, escaping the legislative stalemate in Congress over the payroll tax extensions.
The president took first dog Bo with him to visit an Alexandria, Virginia shopping center.FULL STORY
White House (CNN) – Jumping with excitement, First Lady Michelle Obama and hundreds of local school children attempted to make their way into the next edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.
Mrs. Obama, also known today as the "Jumper-in-Chief", led 400 kids from schools in the DC area ages 8-14, to break the record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. She kicked the challenge off at 3:00 p.m, on the South Lawn of the White House with one minute of continuous jumping jacks.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - A member of Congress has apologized after saying that being associated with President Barack Obama would be similar to touching a "tar baby."
Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado, sent a letter to Obama "apologizing for using a term some find insensitive," he said in a statement Monday.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – In the heat of the political debate over the debt ceiling last week, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado) may have crossed the line when he said that being associated with President Obama would be similar to touching a "tar baby".
"Even if some people say, well the Republicans should have done this or they should have done that, they will hold the president responsible," said Lamborn said Friday during an interview on a Denver radio station. "Now I don't want to even have to be associated with him. It's like touching a tar baby and you get, you get it, you know… you are stuck and you are part of the problem now and you can't get away."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - As the Mississippi River rises in Memphis, one group of students and teachers are distracted by some good news.
Their school, Booker T. Washington High School in inner-city Memphis, has won the White House's Race to the Top Commencement Challenge, the White House announced on Tuesday.
Washington (CNN) – The Obama family plans to attend the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour later this month.
According to a senior administration official, President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha will watch the launch in person on Friday, April 29th at Cape Canaveral, Florida.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Starting Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, plan to visit four states in two days to raise public awareness of the needs of families of military service members.
The tour marks the launch of "Joining Forces," a new initiative to encourage institutions, businesses and individuals to do more to help military families. Obama and Biden are scheduled to make stops in North Carolina, Texas, Colorado, and Ohio.
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