Janet Yellen, vice chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, is under consideration to become the first woman to lead the Fed. President Obama reportedly is likely to choose between Yellen and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers. Franck Robichon/EPA/Landov hide caption

toggle caption Franck Robichon/EPA/Landov

Secretary of State John Kerry leaves the West Wing of the White House with chief negotiators, Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (back to camera), Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat (right) and others, after a meeting with President Obama on Tuesday. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images

President Obama will take a swing at changing the dynamics in Washington's fiscal debates in a series of speeches about the economy. But his odds of striking out are high. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP

President Obama tackled race head-on in his first on-camera response to George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

toggle caption Carolyn Kaster/AP

President Obama during his appearance at the White House on Friday. Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images

How President Obama 'Showed His Brother Card'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/203707299/203695642" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President Obama at the White House on Friday, as he spoke about the death of Trayvon Martin and the national discussion that the case has generated. Larry Downing /Reuters /Landov hide caption

toggle caption Larry Downing /Reuters /Landov

President Obama's July 19, 2013, comments on Trayvon Martin and race relations

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/203660128/203679267" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

President Obama has enough problems with Congress without waving the red cape of a presidential amnesty to immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Univision screen shot hide caption

toggle caption Univision screen shot

The Affordable Care Act's foes have long had a simpler message than its supporters. The postponement of the law's employer mandate continues that trend. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

toggle caption J. Scott Applewhite/AP

A Meeting Of Great Minds: During his 1966 visit to South Africa, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy met with anti-apartheid activist Chief Luthuli and later spoke publicly about their meeting. Because of a government ban on media coverage of Luthuli, it was the first news many had of their leader in more than five years. Shoreline Productions hide caption

toggle caption Shoreline Productions