April 29, 2011 Natural disasters are no respecters of political parties or any of the other numerous ways humans use to separate themselves from each other. That seems to get largely ignored until calamities strike. Then, state officials who usually pan feds as intrusive welcome help from Washington.
April 29, 2011 President Obama and his aides avoided expressing racial grievance during the 2008 campaign. And in dealing with the birther issue, they have continued that approach, leaving it to others to claim that birtherism has a racial and even racist element to it.
April 29, 2011 Severe storms crashed through six states yesterday, killing more than 300 people. President Obama will visit damaged Alabama. The Endeavour shuttle launches today and President Obama and Rep. Gabby Giffords watch; political unrest in Uganda.
April 28, 2011 President Obama chose officials as part of his national security team who should be easily confirmed by the Senate. They also have a familiar, Bush-era feel.
April 28, 2011 President Obama plans his second presidential visit to Alabama Friday. This time he will view firsthand the widespread tornado damage in the state. Last year, he visited in the state's Gulf Coast in the wake of the BP oil spill. His visits to political red states tend to happen after tragedies.
April 28, 2011 President Obama made light of the birther controversy in his remarks at several New York fundraisers Wednesday, turning it into an opening punchline as he warmed up his audiences while acknowledging the news of the day.
April 27, 2011 President Obama surprised many people Wednesday by releasing a copy of his "long form" birth certificate, his answer once and for all to birthers' charges. It also gave him the chance to assert his focus on real issues like the economy, jobs and gas prices that concern voters and not "silly" ones.
This handout image provided by the White House shows a copy of the long form of President Barack Obama's birth certificate from Hawaii.
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April 27, 2011 With this morning's release of President Obama's "long-form" birth certificate, will those who kept asking questions be satisfied?
April 21, 2011 The president has approved their use and the first mission was to have been flown today, but was canceled because of poor weather, Pentagon officials say.
April 18, 2011 President Obama and Michelle, the First Lady, reported $1.7 million in income for 2010, most of it from continuing royalties from his best-selling books. The Obamas also reported donating 14.2 percent of their income to charity.
April 15, 2011 President Obama said nothing to donors in comments that the White House press operation inadvertently allowed reporters to hear that he hasn't said publicly, White House press secretary Jay Carney said.
April 15, 2011 Donald Trump's 26 percent showing in a GOP survey grew to 37 percent when the pollsters looked at just birthers. And 23 percent of Republicans polled said they would refuse to vote for any candidate who claimed that President Obama was born in the U.S.
April 13, 2011 President Obama is getting conflicting advice on deficit-reduction, with conservatives telling him to focus on cutting entitlements while liberals advise him to raise taxes on upper income taxpayers. Indications are Obama will do both.
April 11, 2011 Blaming the high jobless rate and home foreclosures on President Obama, Mitt Romney said that he was exploring the possibility of a presidential run because the nation needs an experienced businessman like himself at the helm.
April 11, 2011 President Obama's aides are saying that their boss regrets his vote as a senator in 2006 against raising the debt ceiling. Obviously, his vote puts him an awkward position now that he's arguing against lawmakers doing precisely what he did five years ago.
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