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  • Obama outlining mission to fight Islamic militants Play Video

    September 10, 2014 2:08 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address Wednesday outlining an expanded military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm moderate Syrian opposition forces fighting President Bashar Assad. But administration officials say Obama will press... more »
  • Obama to deliver prime-time address on militants

    September 9, 2014 11:09 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address to the nation Wednesday to discuss his plans for expanding U.S. efforts to confront militants in Iraq and Syria. The White House says Obama will speak from the State Floor at 9 p.m. EDT. The White House says he will... more »
  • Michelle Obama to address Dillard graduates

    April 17, 2014 2:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The First Lady of the United States will address 243 graduating students along with their friends and family during Dillard University's 2014 commencement ceremony. The ceremony is set for May 10 at 10 a.m. Michelle Obama studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton and graduated from Harvard... more »
  • Firefighters have trouble finding unidentifiable properties Play Video

    November 21, 2013 9:53 PM

    CENTRAL - Emergency responders say sometimes it is difficult to locate a residence they're called to for help because many homes do not have address in plain view. The problem is increasing in smaller, rural fire districts including Central, St. Amant and St. George in East Baton Rouge Parish.... more »
  • Obama: No ground troops, air campaign in Syria

    September 10, 2013 9:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is pledging that he won't deploy ground combat troops or wage a prolonged air campaign against Syria. In his speech to the nation Tuesday seeking public support for a possible military strike against President Bashar Assad's government, the president also promised he would not pursue... more »
  • Watch the president's LIVE address to the nation HERE

    September 10, 2013 4:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Obama is scheduled to address the nation tonight about a possible U. S. response to Syria using chemical weapons against rebel fights and civilians in its ongoing civil war. The president initially called chemical weapons use a "red line" he warned Syria not to cross. Obama... more »
  • President to address nation after Boston explosions

    April 15, 2013 4:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Obama scheduled a press conference to address the nation after a pair of explosions killed two and injured dozens at the Boston Marathon today. The president is scheduled to speak at 5:10 Central Time, according to the White House. Obama was briefed on Monday's explosions... more »
  • Obama speech sets stage for looming policy fights

    January 21, 2013 6:44 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has prepared a second inaugural address that broadly lays out his vision for the country's future while leaving the details of the policy fights over taxes, guns, immigration and other divisive issues for another day. White House aides say the president will not make a... more »
  • Obama to address nation about school shooting

    December 14, 2012 2:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will speak from the White House briefing room about the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. The president's comments will be at 3:15 EST Friday. They will be his first on the incident, which has left at least 27 people dead, including 18 children.... more »
  • Lawmakers address lead hazards with legislation

    May 29, 2012 8:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Three bills focused on identifying lead contamination in playgrounds, day care centers and schools have been making their way through the Legislature following studies that found hazardous lead levels in several New Orleans parks. The proposals, near final passage, would require new day cares, preschools and certain... more »
  • Romney to address key conservative group at NRA event

    April 13, 2012 6:43 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Mitt Romney's speech to the National Rifle Association is a high-profile chance for the Republican presidential candidate to gain the acceptance of wary conservatives. The address in St. Louis on Friday comes at a moment of heightened concern about gun use. Florida officials recently charged a neighborhood... more »
  • Holden makes State of the City address Play Video

    February 15, 2012 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden made his State of the City address Wednesday afternoon. In his address, Holden laid out his plans for East Baton Rouge Parish, including changes to the sewer system, continuing efforts in regards to the proposed loop, and more Green Light projects done by... more »
  • Mayor Holden to hold "State of the City Address"

    February 15, 2012 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden will address the Rotary Club Wednesday afternoon in his annual "State of the City Address." We'll have updates throughout the day on WBRZ.com and tonight on News 2 at 5pm and 6pm. more »
  • Obama to take on economy in State of the Union

    January 24, 2012 6:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is getting ready to deliver an election-year State of the Union address heavy on economic themes when he addresses a joint session of Congress and millions of television viewers. Obama's annual speech at 9 p.m. comes in the midst of an already heated re-election campaign... more »
  • Obama: State of the Union an economic blueprint

    January 21, 2012 11:24 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says his State of the Union address will be a blueprint for an economy that's "built to last" for the middle class. He says he'll frame Tuesday's night national address to Congress around at least four themes. They are manufacturing, energy, education and what he... more »
  • Job speech on minds in Baton Rouge

    September 8, 2011 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Just hours before President Obama's expected speech on jobs, folks in Baton Rouge weighed in on the issue. "I'm expecting to hear some good news, about unemployment, because I'm unemployed have been for over a year, but I'm a college student so right now I'm just focusing... more »
  • Obama: Challenges are "bigger than party"

    January 25, 2011 5:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - Declaring a new era of shared responsibility, President Barack Obama is imploring Republican and Democratic lawmakers to work with him to revitalize the economy, saying in his State of the Union address the enormity of the challenge is "bigger than party, and bigger than politics." In brief excerpts... more »
  • GOP: Debt burden hinders long-term growth

    January 8, 2011 10:44 AM

    WASHINGTON - Republicans are spotlighting steps being taken by the new GOP House majority, including trimming members' operating budgets and moving to repeal President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The GOP contends the law extending coverage to 30 million uninsured Americans is a budget-busting job-killer. In the weekly GOP... more »
  • Obama: Clear trend of improving economy

    January 8, 2011 10:42 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is talking up the latest economic news as a clear trend toward an improving economy. The president used his weekly radio and Internet address today to press for bipartisan action in the newly divided Congress on measures to spur growth. He presented the December jobs... more »
  • Obama to tackle deficit in State of the Union

    December 23, 2010 11:15 AM

    HONOLULU - The White House says President Barack Obama will use his upcoming State of the Union address to focus on the nation's deficit. Spokesman Robert Gibbs says the president's advisers are looking through the recommendations from Obama's deficit commission, though he didn't say which proposals the president supports. The... more »

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