May 11, 2011 The wire service's poll, taken after U.S. commandos killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, puts the president's approval rating at 60% — up from 53 percent in March. Other polls give the president slightly lower readings.
May 5, 2011 Marking Osama bin Laden's death where the terrorist inflicted his greatest damage, the president paid his respects by laying a wreath at ground zero in honor of the nearly 2,800 victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
May 5, 2011 Administration officials have publicly said the SEAL team's members were engaged in a firefight through most of the 40 minutes they were there. They now say one man fired at the commandos. Others were killed as they resisted; before they could shoot.
May 4, 2011 In the first few hours after the world learned that Osama bin Laden was dead, most news reports said he had been involved in the firefight and at least implied that he was armed when he died. Read what officials said.
May 3, 2011 In a national survey Monday, 56% said they approve of the way the president is handling his job and 38% said they disapprove. In a Pew poll last month, 47% approved and 45% disapproved.
May 2, 2011 At the White House, the president told a bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers that he hopes the bringing to justice of al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden draws Republicans and Democrats closer together.
May 2, 2011 President Obama addressed the nation late Sunday night to announce that U.S. personnel had killed the al-Qaida leader during a raid on a compound in Pakistan.
April 27, 2011 "We do not have time for this kind of silliness," the president says of the so-called birthers movement that has been questioning — even though officials in Hawaii long ago offered evidence of the president's birth there in 1961 — where he was born.
April 21, 2011 A few minutes into Mr. Obama's comments at a San Francisco fundraiser, a woman stood up and said, "We wrote a song for you, Mr. President." Then the group at table began to sing. As they did, they held up signs that said "Free Bradley Manning."
April 21, 2011 Viewed quarterly, his current rating is above those of Reagan, Carter and Clinton at the same points in their presidencies. It's below those of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon and both Bushes