First on CNN: Obama campaign group helps health insurance sign-up effort
March 20th, 2014
12:37 PM ET
6 years ago

First on CNN: Obama campaign group helps health insurance sign-up effort

Washington (CNN) – The White House is getting some outside help in its final push to encourage enrollment in the Obamacare insurance exchanges before the sign-up period ends on March 31.

Organizing for Action, the political action group that grew out of President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, is releasing a new video on Thursday to go along with a series of tweets by prominent Democrats encouraging enrollment.
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Obama 2014 campaign role: Fundraiser-in-Chief
March 20th, 2014
11:45 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama 2014 campaign role: Fundraiser-in-Chief

Washington (CNN) - With President Barack Obama's approval rating hovering near its all-time lows – and with polls indicating his health care law remains unpopular with many Americans – the President may not be in high demand this year on the campaign trail.

But while there are a number of congressional Democrats facing challenging reelections who aren't screaming for Obama to stump with them, they do look to the President to bring in the bucks. Because when it comes to fundraising, Obama remains the party's top rainmaker.

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Obama announces more Russian sanctions
March 20th, 2014
11:17 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama announces more Russian sanctions

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Thursday announced more sanctions on individuals and one bank in response to Russia's moves to annex the Crimean Peninsula, as well as a new executive order that authorizes possible further sanctions on what he called "key sectors" of the Russian economy.

"We want the Ukrainian people to determine their own destiny and have good relations with the United States, Russia, Europe - anyone they choose," the President  said in calling for continued diplomatic efforts to resolve the ongoing crisis over Russia's moves to annex the Crimean Peninsula.


Filed under: President Obama • Russia • Ukraine
Obama talks health care, ‘Scandal’ and celebrity selfies with Ellen
March 20th, 2014
09:56 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama talks health care, ‘Scandal’ and celebrity selfies with Ellen

(CNN) - With less than two weeks until enrollment closes on Obamacare insurance exchanges, President Obama took his health care pitch to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday, urging moms to get their kids covered and explaining to DeGeneres how different television’s White House is from the real thing.

“If you don’t have health insurance right now, you should go on HealthCare.gov and especially all the moms out there who may have young people - 26, 27 - don’t have health insurance but they think they’re invincible and nothing’s ever going to happen to them,” Obama said in a remote appearance from what the host called the “Ellen Blue Room” at the White House.
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March 20th, 2014
09:23 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama: 'Happy if Scott Brown' moves to Texas

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's weighing in on what could turn into the hottest U.S. Senate battle this year.

When asked during an interview Wednesday with New England Cable News whether former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts - who's taken an important step towards running for the Senate this year in neighboring New Hampshire - is the kind of moderate Republican needed on Capitol Hill, the President said he'll wait to comment until Brown formally announces his candidacy.
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Filed under: 2014 • New Hampshire • President Obama • Scott Brown
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