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.FULL STORY
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.FULL STORY
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.FULL STORY
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.
(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.FULL STORY
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.FULL STORY
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.
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(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.FULL STORY
(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