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.

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Filed under: Arizona • Jan Brewer • President Obama
January 20th, 2012
08:44 AM ET
3 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
3 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
3 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
Obama's last minute holiday shopping trip
December 21st, 2011
04:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama's last minute holiday shopping trip

(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.

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Filed under: President Obama • Uncategorized • White House
Michelle Obama: 'Jumper-in-Chief'
October 11th, 2011
10:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Michelle Obama: 'Jumper-in-Chief'

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.

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Filed under: Michelle Obama • White House
U.S. representative apologizes for 'tar baby' comment
August 2nd, 2011
01:00 PM ET
3 years ago

U.S. representative apologizes for 'tar baby' comment

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.

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Congressman calls Obama a 'tar baby'
August 1st, 2011
09:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Congressman calls Obama a 'tar baby'

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."

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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • President Obama
June 16th, 2011
08:59 AM ET
3 years ago

Speaker Boehner lights up

(CNN)--Should the White House be off limits to smoking?

Maybe the stress of the last several days got to House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday night when he decided to light up a cigarette on the South Lawn of the White House.

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Filed under: John Boehner • White House
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