January 10, 2012 Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney used his New Hampshire primary victory speech to attack President Obama — with only a glancing nod to his Republican rivals.
January 3, 2012 President Obama is using Iowa's largest newspaper to get his message across as Republicans compete in the Iowa caucuses, the first-in-the-nation nominating contest.
December 7, 2011 There's been quite a response to an earlier NPR story on concerns that the payroll tax holiday is undermining the Social Security program — everything from genteel but firm phone calls from the White House to angry emails from the press secretary of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
October 17, 2011 Think of the past few months as the prologue to the 2012 presidential election story. A new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism reveals which candidates have gotten the most media attention during that time — and whether it's been positive or negative. The results may surprise you.
September 1, 2011 When President Obama unveils his jobs plan to Congress next week, he'll have to balance his desire for spending on programs that might stimulate the economy against the nation's current appetite for cost-cutting. We examine the pros, cons and politics of six proposals that might make Obama's list.
August 29, 2011 It was a big story when former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Republican, endorsed Democrat Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign. So it's news that this weekend Powell said he hasn't decided if he will vote for Obama in 2012.
May 25, 2011 Midwest tornadoes kill 9 people in three states; French Finance Minister decides to run for head of International Monetary Fund; President Obama to speak to British parliament
May 3, 2011 The past 36 hours have provided endless smirks in offices and at home while coworkers, television anchors and maybe even family members mix up President Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden.
March 21, 2011 Obama in Brazil; Haiti election; Wikileaks in Mexico; storm in Los Angeles; sick marathoners
March 4, 2011 During this year's Super Bowl, President Obama created a stir by offering guests at the White House beer that he'd brewed himself. And now the president reportedly plans to have another batch of his homebrew on hand March 17 for St. Patrick's Day.
March 3, 2011 President Obama says that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi must bow to the will of anti-government forces in his country and end his rule. The president also promised U.S. help in coping with refugees fleeing the violence in Libya.
February 28, 2011 States unhappy with the new federal health care law may be able to create their own version of the overahaul in 2014 — not 2017, as the law currently states. President Barack Obama told a gathering of the nation's governors Monday that he's open to amending the law.
January 10, 2011 Nicholas Sarkozy meets Barack Obama at the White House
December 17, 2010 President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan tax bill into law Friday in a Washington ceremony that included members of both parties.
November 10, 2010 A story by the Financial Times about what the former president supposedly said has gotten lots of attention, but isn't true, a spokesman for Bush says.