January 20, 2009 "Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America — they will be met," President Barack Obama said in his inaugural address.
December 18, 2008 President-elect Barack Obama defines himself as African-American. His mother is a white American, and his father is a black African. This hits a nerve with some people, who wonder why Obama doesn't use the term biracial to describe his race.
November 24, 2008 President-elect Barack Obama held a news conference Monday in Chicago to announce key economic appointments and discuss his aggressive new financial rescue plan. What do you want to know about Obama's economic recovery plan and the team he's assembled to execute it?
November 20, 2008 According to press reports, President-elect Barack Obama's favorite superheroes are Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian. But what do these picks say about Mr. Obama? We talk to Gabriel Fowler, owner of indie comic book store Desert Island, about what the superheroes could reveal about the next president.
November 13, 2008 As election results were announced on the evening of Nov. 4, people flooded streets across the country, celebrating the election of America's first black president. Now that the initial excitement has died down, guests and callers discuss the realities of racism in America — and what has and hasn't changed.
November 10, 2008 President George W. Bush welcomed President-elect Barack Obama to the White House on Monday. While the two men met to discuss affairs of state, first lady Laura Bush gave Michelle Obama a tour of the second-floor residence of the Executive Mansion.
November 10, 2008 Beginning with the Democratic primary, president-elect Barack Obama's campaign did not waver in its focus on "change." Journalist Ryan Lizza argues that the constancy and simplicity of Obama's message allowed the candidate to turn his vulnerabilities into assets — and outmaneuver both Hillary Clinton and John McCain.