June 7th, 2012
08:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama's new hashtag: #dontdoublemyrate

Las Vegas (CNN) - President Barack Obama is trying to use social media to push his proposal to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling at the end of the month.

While speaking to a crowd of 2,500 on the campus of University of Nevada-Las Vegas, he urged students Thursday to put pressure on Congress by writing on members' Facebook walls, and tweeting with the hashtag #dontdoublemy rate.

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Filed under: 2012 • Education • Nevada • President Obama
Obama compares Romney's rhetoric to 'cow pie of distortion'
May 25th, 2012
07:12 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama compares Romney's rhetoric to 'cow pie of distortion'

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – President Barack Obama returned to the politically-important state of Iowa on Thursday for the third time this year for a mixture of official and campaign business.

But in all cases, he took the opportunity to attack his presumed opponent.

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • President Obama
Obama pays house visit to Reno couple
May 11th, 2012
06:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama pays house visit to Reno couple

Reno, Nevada (CNN) - It’s not every day the President of the United States shows up on your doorstep. But that was the case for Paul and Val Keller at their Reno, Nevada, home on Friday.

The reason for the president's visit was to highlight problems with mortgage refinancing and to urge Congress to do more to help homeowners. Many families, like the Kellers, are struggling to refinance their home because they owe more than their home is worth. The Kellers purchased their $168,000 home fourteen years ago, yet now it is only worth $100,000.

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Filed under: 2012 • Nevada • President Obama
Carney backpedals on Gingrich slam
March 13th, 2012
04:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Carney backpedals on Gingrich slam

Washington (CNN) – On Monday White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said any politician who claimed they could guarantee $2.50 a gallon gasoline would be "lying." There is only one Republican presidential candidate – Newt Gingrich – who has made headlines calling for exactly that.

On Tuesday, the president's spokesman walked back the impolitic language.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jay Carney • Newt Gingrich
Hollywood star announced as Obama campaign national co-chair
February 22nd, 2012
10:10 AM ET
2 years ago

Hollywood star announced as Obama campaign national co-chair

(CNN) - The Obama campaign announced its national co-chairs Wednesday, and one Hollywood star made the list. "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria will be one of the 35 national leaders of the campaign.

The star, who has visited the White House on several occasions and been an active supporter of President Barack Obama, joins a group that includes mostly politicians and business leaders.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
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
January 25th, 2012
07:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama shares intense encounter with Arizona governor

Chandler, Arizona (CNN) - When the president arrives in any city, he is usually welcomed by state and local officials at the bottom of the stairs to Air Force One with normal pleasantries and handshakes. But in Phoenix Wednesday, the president had an unusual moment with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.

She and Obama had an intense encounter as the president was getting ready to board his motorcade. Pool reporters noticed the two were interrupting each other and at one point, the governor was pointing her finger at the president as she spoke.

CNN LIVE: Tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the CNN/Republican Party of Florida Debate hosted by Wolf Blitzer and follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate. For real-time coverage of the Florida primary, go to CNNPolitics.com or to the CNN apps or CNN mobile web site.

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Filed under: Arizona • Jan Brewer • President Obama
January 20th, 2012
08:44 AM ET
2 years ago

A night of money in the Big Apple

(CNN) - President Barack Obama spent Thursday night in New York City raising money from lawyers and entertainers in a series of four campaign events.

The president spoke to 160 people in two separate fundraisers at Daniel Restaurant, the Manhattan eatery by renowned chef Daniel Boulud.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama
Obama's 'magical' place for tourism announcement
January 19th, 2012
04:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama's 'magical' place for tourism announcement

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(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.

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Filed under: Florida • President Obama
Michelle Obama joins the Twitterverse
January 12th, 2012
11:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Michelle Obama joins the Twitterverse

(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.

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Filed under: Michelle Obama • Twitter • White House
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