August 23, 2013 President Obama cast aside his usual caution while speaking at a town hall-style meeting in Binghamton, N.Y., on Friday. "I'm in my second term, so I can say it," he said, before suggesting law schools shave a year off their programs.
August 23, 2013 Antoinette Tuff had both courage and heart, President Obama says of the woman who persuaded a young man to lay down his weapons after he entered a Georgia elementary school this week. He's planning to invite her to the White House.
August 23, 2013 Reports about the use of chemical weapons near Damascus are "very troublesome," the president tells CNN. For the U.S., "core national interests" are now at stake: Syria's weapons of mass destruction must not be allowed to spread. But military action also requires international support, Obama says.
August 23, 2013 Obama and Biden will be making yet another visit to Scranton on Friday. The northeastern Pennsylvania city has become a must-stop for politicians trying to connect with working-class voters.
August 22, 2013 President Obama's big idea of linking federal financial aid to a new college ratings system — based on metrics like student debt levels — would require congressional action. That means it would have to make it through the GOP-led House, where Obama's initiatives don't have a great track record.
August 20, 2013 President Obama is scheduled to address the college affordability crisis in a two-day, campaign-style bus tour. Will he talk about the complex reasons behind rising costs?
August 15, 2013 Much is being made of former presidential "body man" Reggie Love's account of spending some time that day playing cards with the president. Another man who was there then says Obama was in the Situation Room while Navy SEALs were on their mission.
August 15, 2013 While the president did not say the U.S. will cut off aid to Egypt, he did say that joint military exercises scheduled for September have been canceled. He called on Egypt's leaders to lift a state of emergency and to take steps to stop the violence and respect human rights.
August 13, 2013 The fallout continues from Saturday's performance, during which the clown in the "Obama" mask and others mocked the president. Politicians from both sides of the aisle have condemned the act. Rush Limbaugh, meanwhile, puts part of the blame on the president.
August 12, 2013 At the Missouri State Fair, a crowd was worked up by the sight of "Obama" being chased by a raging bull. It felt "like some kind of Klan rally," a spectator says. Fair officials have apologized, and politicians from both sides of the aisle have condemned the performance.
August 9, 2013 Heading into Friday's news conference, President Obama had a delicate balancing act before him: how to acknowledge the widespread concerns about National Security Agency surveillance without legitimizing the actions of leaker Edward Snowden.
August 9, 2013 The president is expected to get questioned about "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden, U.S. spying programs, relations with Russia, the economy and other issues. It will be his first major give-and-take with the press corps since late April.
August 7, 2013 The speech will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights' movement March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Martin Luther King delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech.
August 7, 2013 The U.S. objects to Russia's granting of temporary asylum to "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden. Obama will still attend a summit of world leaders in St. Petersburg next month, but he will not have a separate summit with the Russian leader.