Obama hosts a wedding
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 24: Chief Official White House photographer for President Barack Obama Pete Souza photographs Obama speaking on the American Jobs Act October 24, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
October 20th, 2013
05:05 PM ET
6 months ago

Obama hosts a wedding

Washington (CNN) - President Obama played wedding host this weekend.

Pete Souza, the Chief Official White House photographer, and Patti Lease were married in the Rose Garden Saturday night, according to a White House official.
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Obama: Let's avoid 'apocalypse'
September 18th, 2013
12:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama: Let's avoid 'apocalypse'

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama again made his case that Congress must pass a budget and not negotiate on the health care law Wednesday, this time to business leaders.

Obama blamed an "ideological faction" of the Republican Party for the "ideological fight" currently underway in Congress over the budget.
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • President Obama
New Jersey energy grid gets an Obama administration lift
August 26th, 2013
02:34 PM ET
1 year ago

New Jersey energy grid gets an Obama administration lift

Secaucus, New Jersey (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie again partnered with the Obama administration Monday in their joint response to superstorm Sandy that hit the East Coast almost one year ago.

Christie and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced their intention to research and develop plans for a new energy grid aimed at taking the New Jersey transit system off the areas' larger grid to protect the state's "critical operations" when larger infrastructure fails, Christie said.
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Obama says no to immigration without citizenship path
July 16th, 2013
07:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama says no to immigration without citizenship path

Updated at 9:52 a.m. ET on 7/17

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday an immigration reform bill without a path to citizenship for those in the United States illegally "does not make sense."

"It does not make sense to me, if we're gonna make this once-in-a-generation effort to finally fix the system, to leave the status of 11 million people or so unresolved," Obama said in an interview with a Telemundo-owned TV station in Denver.
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Filed under: Immigration • Latinos • President Obama • White House
May 24th, 2013
12:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama heckler: 'Don't call it heckling'

Washington (CNN) - She repeatedly interrupted President Barack Obama by screaming during his national security speech Thursday, but don't call her a "heckler."

"I don't call it heckling, I call it speaking out because the president is not implementing policies that we need to see changed," Code Pink Founder Medea Benjamin said on CNN's "Newsroom" Friday.
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Iowa voters say yes to Hillary Clinton
May 24th, 2013
09:37 AM ET
2 years ago

Iowa voters say yes to Hillary Clinton

Washington (CNN) - Hillary Clinton has the early edge in a key battleground state, should she choose to run for president in 2016.

Iowa voters picked her as their choice for commander in chief above top potential Republican contenders including Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, in a new survey released Friday.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Iowa • Joe Biden • Marco Rubio • Polls • Rand Paul
Christie welcomes Obama with open arms
May 24th, 2013
08:28 AM ET
2 years ago

Christie welcomes Obama with open arms

Washington (CNN) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie doesn't have politics on his mind ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to his state next week.

Unsurprisingly the New Jersey firebrand said he is focused on his job as governor and will welcome Obama to the state roughly seven months after superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast.
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Filed under: 2013 • 2016 • Chris Christie • New Jersey • President Obama • Superstorm Sandy
Obama: 'North Korea has failed again'
May 7th, 2013
03:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama: 'North Korea has failed again'

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday nuclear aggression from North Korea has further isolated the region and vowed to use all means to deter further provocations.

"If Pyongyang thought its recent threats would drive a wedge between South Korea and the United States or somehow garner the North international respect, today is further evidence that North Korea has failed again," Obama said during a joint press conference with the two leaders. "The United States and the Republic of Korea are as united as ever ... North Korea is more isolated than ever."
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Filed under: North Korea • President Obama • South Korea
Obama welcomes 'good vibes' in Thailand
November 18th, 2012
11:33 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama welcomes 'good vibes' in Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Sunday he is open to any positive thoughts over the ongoing budget negotiations, whether they come from prayer or vibes.

"I always believe in prayer. I believe in prayer when I go to church back home," Obama said at a press conference in Bangkok. "if a Buddhist monk is wishing me well, I’m going to take whatever good vibes he can give me to try to deal with some challenges back home."
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November 14th, 2012
03:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama: No sign Petraeus scandal hurt national security

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he was unaware of any disclosure of classified information from the scandal engulfing former CIA Director David Petraeus and Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, that could damage national security.

"I have no evidence at this point from what I've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security," Obama said in his first post-election news conference.

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