April 25, 2013 Most of the 14 killed in the April 17 explosion were first responders trying to put out the fire and save lives.
January 29, 2013 The president endorsed the proposals unveiled Monday by a bipartisan group of senators. He called for a path to citizenship for the more than 11 million illegal immigrants. But he avoided issues such as how long those in the country illegally could be forced to wait before applying for citizenship.
January 13, 2013 A French soldier and 17 Islamist rebels were killed in the raid to rescue a French hostage in Somalia, who is also believed to have died. The president's acknowledgment of the U.S. role in the raid came the same day as France said the U.S. provided "communications and transport" support for the ongoing French military action against Islamist rebels in Mali.
December 9, 2012 The closed-door meeting between the two men may be the first positive signs in days that negotiations may be moving forward. Meanwhile, a top Republican said Senate Republicans could agree to higher taxes on the richest Americans if it meant getting a chance to overhaul entitlement programs.
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
November 19, 2010 New Zealand mine accident; Obama in Lisbon; Ireland money woes
November 11, 2010 Obama in South Korea; cholera in Haiti; smuggling ring broken in Arizona; disabled cruise ship returning to San Diego
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.