President Barack Obama talks about extending payroll tax cuts on Monday in the White House briefing room.
December 5, 2011 Congressional leaders from both parties say the payroll tax cut is a must-pass measure. It's just not entirely clear how it's going to happen.
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Since the ban on U.S. slaughterhouses in 2006, tens of thousands of unwanted or aging horses were exported to Canada and Mexico for slaughter.
December 2, 2011 President Obama has signed a bill to reopen slaughterhouses for horses. While some animal welfare groups say the facilities are inhumane, others say the alternative is no better.
August 8, 2011 Ari Shapiro, one of our NPR White House correspondents, got to see something interesting Monday, a White House aide toning down President Obama's response to Standard & Poor's downgrade of U.S. debt, prior to the president delivering it, seemingly to make it less divisive.
December 8, 2010 Obama defends tax compromise with GOP; new suicide bombing in Pakistan; Washington Redskins suspend Haynesworth
The Irish Examiner's front page, Nov. 19, 2010.
November 19, 2010 New Zealand mine accident; Obama in Lisbon; Ireland money woes
A U.S. Navy helicopter delivers pallets of supplies to the Carnival cruise ship Splendor off the coast of California.
November 11, 2010 Obama in South Korea; cholera in Haiti; smuggling ring broken in Arizona; disabled cruise ship returning to San Diego
June 7, 2010 You predict what'll Finally Make President Obama Show Some Rage.
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March 3, 2010 A slew of ex-presidents are giving President Obama advice on the Consumer Financial Protection Agency!?!?! Somebody pinch him! This must be a dream. Leave it to Funny or Die to make the reunion possible.
February 16, 2010 Why not attack the policies because you don't think they will work, rather than the people making the argument?
January 22, 2010 A conservative media watchdog site, newsbusters.org, criticized NPR for not reporting on a poll that showed how President Obama had slipped in the polls. The Ombudsman's office looked into this and found something different.
December 30, 2009 As we close-in on the end of 2009, we are thinking about the stories and people that made an impact on us. We've been talking terrorism, President Obama, health care, race relations, immigration and immigration reform, and the political situation ...
December 23, 2009 In case you're not familiar with the multiple Grammy Award-winning group of sisters from Detroit, The Clark Sisters are commonly celebrated as royalty within gospel music (with respect to popularity and musical skill within the genre). Here's a cl...
December 18, 2009 Many listeners think it's disrespectful for NPR to refer to President Obama as 'Mr. Obama' in the second reference. But NPR has a decades-old policy dating back to Gerald Ford to refer to the current president as 'Mr.' or 'the president' in the s...
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September 23, 2009 Today, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) kicked off its 39th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). The event has long been a staple in the life of Washington socialites and a destination point for politically-minded people of color from across t...
July 21, 2009 More on Sen. Jim DeMint's Waterloo allusion...
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