Obama set to rake in millions, despite criticism of fundraising during tumult
July 22nd, 2014
08:31 AM ET
4 hours ago

Obama set to rake in millions, despite criticism of fundraising during tumult

Seattle (CNN) – Republicans and some political pundits have taken sharp aim at President Barack Obama for maintaining his fundraising schedule amid a period of global unrest.

Not among those complaining? Democrats who stand to benefit from the millions of dollars in campaign cash Obama will help pull in this week during a three-day West Coast swing, bringing him into the homes of entertainment and real estate bigwigs in Seattle, the Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.

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Obama offers rules for success as he expands program for young minority men
July 21st, 2014
01:19 PM ET
1 day ago

Obama offers rules for success as he expands program for young minority men

Washington (CNN) - Setting daily goals. Keeping an open mind. Separating honest criticism from blind "hating."

Those were a few pieces of advice President Barack Obama offered young men of color on Monday as he announced an expansion of his program meant to improve the future prospects of African-American and Hispanic boys.

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Filed under: President Obama
June 27th, 2014
12:33 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Obama’s ‘day in life’ offers opening to tout message and slam Republicans

Minneapolis (CNN) - Presidents don’t usually get to grab cheeseburgers at the corner dive.

But the normal restrictions placed on a commanders-in-chief don’t seem to hinder President Barack Obama recently, who’s continuing his effort to poke through the bubble and experience life as average Americans do – or at least an approximation of it.

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Filed under: Minnesota • President Obama • Uncategorized
Biden touts modest finances as Clinton wealth controversy swirls
June 23rd, 2014
11:36 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Biden touts modest finances as Clinton wealth controversy swirls

Washington (CNN) - He's long joked about his modest financial standing, but on Monday Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged he's come a long way since being listed among the poorest members of Congress.

The vice president's comments came a day after Hillary Clinton rekindled debate over her and her husband's wealth by making a comparison to other wealthy people who the former secretary of state said were "truly well off." Biden's comments seemed to contrast his modest finances with those of Clinton, who could be a rival on the presidential campaign trail if both decide to run for the White House again in 2016.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden
Biden heading to Central America to address flood of immigrant kids
June 15th, 2014
06:31 PM ET
1 month ago

Biden heading to Central America to address flood of immigrant kids

Palm Springs, Calif. (CNN) — Vice President Joe Biden will visit Guatemala this week to discuss a recent rash of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. Southern border from three Central American nations.

Senior administration officials said Biden would meet with Guatemala’s president along with the president of El Salvador and a senior official within Honduras’ government to broach the matter of young children being sent to the United States as a way to flee unrest in those three nations.

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Filed under: Joe Biden
June 14th, 2014
04:13 PM ET
1 month ago

Climate change deniers ‘serious threat’ to future, Obama says

Anaheim, California (CNN) — Describing lawmakers and pundits who deny manmade climate change as a “fairly serious threat to everybody’s future,” President Obama on Saturday called for less debate and more action in combating warming trends.

Delivering the address at University of California Irvine’s commencement, Obama underscored the view of some scientists that the effects of climate change are already being felt nationwide and said he was allocating new funds for communities recovering from natural disasters.
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Obama makes a Starbucks run
June 9th, 2014
03:27 PM ET
1 month ago

Obama makes a Starbucks run

Washington (CNN) - The afternoon coffee run – it's a must for office workers worldwide, including, apparently, President Barack Obama.

At around 2:30 p.m. ET on Monday, the commander-in-chief – with little warning to his aides, security detail or the press that follow him everywhere – burst the White House bubble and walked a block to the nearest Starbucks.

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Filed under: Denis McDonough • President Obama
June 4th, 2014
02:28 PM ET
2 months ago

Obama’s gym routine revealed – though security wasn’t at risk

Washington (CNN) - A grimacing President Barack Obama, photographed at his hotel gym in Poland lifting free weights and working out on an elliptical, wasn’t in any danger from the sneaky photographer, the Secret Service said Wednesday.

An official with the agency said pictures and video of Obama working out at the Marriott Hotel Warsaw did not constitute a security breach, since all people entering and exiting his hotel would have been screened for potentially dangerous items.

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Filed under: Poland • President Obama
Obama revamps his foreign policy baseball metaphor
May 29th, 2014
08:50 AM ET
2 months ago

Obama revamps his foreign policy baseball metaphor

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama is retooling the foreign policy metaphor that caused his critics to claim he was taking a passive stance abroad.

Instead of hitting singles and doubles, Obama now says he’s focused on swinging at the right pitch.

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Filed under: 2016 • Foreign Policy • President Obama
White House wants to take on sports concussions in kids
May 16th, 2014
03:12 PM ET
2 months ago

White House wants to take on sports concussions in kids

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama is taking on an issue causing alarm at schools and kitchen tables across the country: the increasing rate of concussions in young athletes.

The White House said on Friday that Obama would host a “safe sports” summit convening coaches and experts in the coming weeks, where he’ll announce vows from public and private partners to raise awareness of brain and head injuries in kids’ sports.

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Filed under: President Obama • White House
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