Mother nature waits for no one, not even the president
January 26th, 2011
07:43 PM ET
3 years ago

Mother nature waits for no one, not even the president

Washington (CNN) - President Obama learned that even presidential motorcades can get stuck in snowy Washington, D.C. traffic.

After a day trip to Wisconsin Wednesday following his State of the Union Address, President Obama returned to a sleeting and snowing Washington, D.C. What is usually a 10-minute or less helicopter ride aboard Marine One from Joint Base Andrews, formerly known as Andrews Air Force Base, turned into a nearly one hour motorcade ride from the base where Air Force One landed, to the White House, according to pool reports.

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Obama reflecting after shootings
January 10th, 2011
02:04 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama reflecting after shootings

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WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama spoke about the shootings in Tucson, Arizona again on Monday saying he was reflecting about what happened not only as the commander-in-chief but also as a father.

"Right now, the main thing we're doing is to offer our thoughts and prayers to those who have been impacted, making sure that we're joining together and pulling together as a country," said Obama, "and, as President of the United States, but also as a father, obviously, I'm spending a lot of time just thinking about the families and reaching out to them."
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • President Obama
President Obama supportive of second chance for Michael Vick
December 27th, 2010
07:43 PM ET
4 years ago

President Obama supportive of second chance for Michael Vick

Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN) – President Obama believes in second chances. The president recently called Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeff Lurie and, during the conversation, the two discussed Michael Vick and the fresh start the quarterback has received while at the team, according to the White House.

“He of course condemns the crimes that Michael Vick was convicted of,” said White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton, “but, as he's said previously, he does think that individuals who have paid for their crimes should have an opportunity to contribute to society again.”
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First family's Christmas dinner menu
December 24th, 2010
03:24 PM ET
4 years ago

First family's Christmas dinner menu

HONOLULU (CNN) - The first family may be enjoying an ocean side view on their holiday vacation in Hawaii, but for Christmas dinner they'll be eating something a little more land based.

The Obamas plan to have steak, roasted potatoes, green beans and of course, one of the president's favorite desserts - pie, all prepared by White House Chef Sam Kass. No word from the White House on what kind of pie will be available.


Filed under: President Obama
December 4th, 2010
11:04 AM ET
4 years ago

Week at the White House rewind

Washington (CNN) - Here's a quick look at what happened at the White House this week.


Filed under: President Obama • White House
November 1st, 2010
06:50 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama dials off of 'enemies' as Boehner tees up

Washington (CNN) - President Obama appeared to be walking back his comments in a recent radio interview where he said Latino American voters should "punish our enemies" by turning out to vote in the midterm election.

In an interview with radio host Michael Baisden on Monday, President Obama admitted to using the wrong word choice. "I probably should have used the word "opponents" instead of enemies. Now the Republicans are saying that I'm calling them enemies."
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Filed under: 2010 • John Boehner • President Obama
October 13th, 2010
12:49 PM ET
4 years ago

WH Dispatch: Obama on Chilean Miners

Washington 12:34 p.m. - President Obama watched as the first of the trapped Chilean miners were rescued Tuesday night and found the story "inspirational," according to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

Gibbs quoted the President as saying the rescue was "a story with a happy ending" and he is "enormously proud" of the efforts of the American companies and federal agencies who assisted the Chilean government in the rescue efforts.
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October 12th, 2010
01:17 PM ET
4 years ago

WH Dispatch: Clooney to the Oval

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Washington (CNN) - Actor George Clooney is coming to the White House on Tuesday to meet with President Obama to discuss the on-going crisis in Sudan.
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Filed under: Africa • Sudan • White House Dispatch
October 12th, 2010
11:27 AM ET
4 years ago

Oil moratorium could be lifted soon

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Washington (CNN) – White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs just wrapped up his morning gaggle with reporters on Tuesday where he announced that the administration is close to lifting the moratorium on off shore oil drilling.
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Filed under: Energy • Environmental policy • issues • White House Dispatch
September 17th, 2010
11:32 AM ET
4 years ago

Mrs. Obama hosts food event for world leaders

Mrs. Obama will host a Farm-to-Table luncheon on Friday for the spouses of visiting world leaders.
Mrs. Obama will host a Farm-to-Table luncheon on Friday for the spouses of visiting world leaders.

Washington (CNN) - First Lady Michelle Obama is putting her food where her mouth is, so to speak, at next week's United Nations General Assembly.

Mrs. Obama will host a Farm-to-Table luncheon on Friday for the spouses of visiting world leaders at a local New York farm to highlight one of her signature causes: nutrition. During the luncheon, Mrs. Obama and the other "first spouses" will tour the farm and the education center that is attached to it.

In Pocantico Hills, New York the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a non-profit farm and education center on about 80 acres and farms four seasons of the year. It's initiatives focus on health and sustainability. The facility also has a restaurant called Blue Hill at Stone Barns where the luncheon will be held.

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