January 30, 2013 10:45 AM
CHICAGO - A 15-year-old majorette who performed at some of President Barack Obama's recent inauguration festivities has been shot to death in Chicago. Police say Hadiya Pendleton was shot in the back Tuesday in a South Side park and died at a city hospital. Authorities say Hadiya was one of... more »
January 25, 2013 1:06 PM
GOP turns to governors in post-2012 review Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. KEN THOMAS Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Looking for a new direction, many Republicans are turning to the states for ideas on how to come back from their 2012 election defeat. Republicans are promoting the tax and... more »
January 1, 2013 10:52 PM
WASHINGTON - Legislation to block the "fiscal cliff" is headed to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature. The bill will avoid, for now, the major tax increases and government spending cuts that had been scheduled to take effect with the new year. Final approval came in the House... more »
December 28, 2012 5:10 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says "the hour for immediate action is here" on a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. The president says he remains "optimistic" that an agreement can be reached in Congress before a looming year-end deadline to avoid tax increases and spending cuts. If Congress can't... more »
December 22, 2012 9:59 AM
HONOLULU - President Barack Obama and his family have arrived in Honolulu to spend Christmas in Hawaii, where the president was born and raised. Air Force One touched down in Honolulu minutes after midnight local time on Saturday. The first family departed the plane and left quickly for their vacation... more »
December 21, 2012 1:12 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has nominated Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state, saying Kerry's entire life "has prepared him for this role." If confirmed, the Massachusetts Democrat would succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Obama's second-term Cabinet. Clinton did not attend the Roosevelt Room... more »
December 11, 2012 10:23 AM
WASHINGTON - The Senate Republican leader is calling on President Barack Obama and Democrats to spell out where they would cut government spending as part of any deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." Sen. Mitch McConnell complained on Tuesday that Obama has spent his time talking about raising tax... more »
December 4, 2012 11:52 AM
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of governors says they sought assurances from President Barack Obama that any cuts in spending to address the looming "fiscal cliff" would not shift the financial burden onto states. They say they want flexibility from the federal government on mandated programs to allow them to... more »
November 28, 2012 1:08 PM
WASHINGTON - An administration official says two of President Barack Obama's top negotiators on the "fiscal cliff" will meet separately on Thursday with leading lawmakers. The sessions are seen as an important step in determining how the government will avoid a year-end package of tax increases and spending cuts that... more »
November 14, 2012 12:58 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all Americans and is calling on congressional Republicans to support an extension of existing tax rates for households earning $250,000 or less. Obama says he is confident that he and Congress can reach an agreement that... more »
November 9, 2012 2:11 PM
WASHINGTON - David Petraeus has resigned as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair. According to his letter of resignation, Petraeus asked President Barack Obama on Thursday to allow him to resign. Obama accepted Petraeus' resignation today, saying the general has 'made our country safer and... more »
November 9, 2012 12:33 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says raising taxes on wealthiest Americans must be part of deficit reduction plan but says he is "open to compromise" and "new ideas." Obama says he will refuse to accept any approach that "isn't balanced." Obama says in his first public comments since the election... more »
November 8, 2012 12:50 PM
RICHMOND, Va. - Officials say about 40 students at a small all-men's college in Virginia shouted racial slurs, threw bottles and set off fireworks outside the Minority Student Union within hours after President Barack Obama's re-election. Hampden-Sydney College President Chris Howard said in an email to parents Thursday that the... more »
November 7, 2012 12:34 PM
CHICAGO - Here is the full text and video of Pres. Barack Obama's victory speech after securing a second term in the 2012 race for the White House.
Thank you so much. Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its... more »
November 7, 2012 8:32 AM
CHICAGO - President Barack Obama has been reelected to another four years in the White House. Obama told supports early this morning that their citizenship doesn't end with their vote and that the "best is yet to come."
Obama also says he wants to meet with Republican rival Mitt... more »
September 27, 2012 9:09 AM
WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney's campaign is keeping up its focus on the national debt -- saying that in the two minutes that it takes to view the Obama campaign's new TV ad, the debt grows by at least $5 million.
In the new ad, President Barack Obama promotes what... more »
July 11, 2012 10:18 AM
HOUSTON - Republican Mitt Romney is telling black voters that he's a better choice than President Barack Obama to help build their neighborhoods and lessen unemployment among African Americans. But Romney was greeted with boos from attendees at the NAACP's annual meeting Wednesday in Houston when he pledged to repeal... more »
July 5, 2012 9:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - To offer a rebuttal to President Barack Obama, Republicans are dispatching Gov. Bobby Jindal to some of the same towns Obama is touring in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Jindal is a potential vice presidential nominee for Republican Mitt Romney. Obama is departing Thursday on a two-day bus tour... more »
June 28, 2012 12:34 PM
NEW YORK - A bid for speed in reporting the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care law has tripped up some news organizations. Both CNN and Fox News Channel incorrectly reported Thursday that the law's central provision, requiring virtually all Americans to have health insurance, had been... more »
March 28, 2012 1:22 PM
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's liberal justices are making clear they will vote to uphold the massive expansion of the Medicaid program for low-income Americans that is part of the health care overhaul. In the finale of three days of arguments over President Barack Obama's health care law, the justices... more »
January 18, 2012 1:20 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House is presenting its case for rejecting a Canadian company's plan to build an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. White House spokesman Jay Carney stopped short of saying a decision had been made. But amid a flurry of reports Wednesday that President Barack Obama would... more »
December 8, 2011 11:04 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is defending his administration's decision to stop plans to allow the Plan B morning-after pill to move onto drugstore shelves next to condoms. Obama says as a father of two daughters, the government should "apply some common sense" to rules when it comes to over-the-counter... more »
November 29, 2011 3:46 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House is refusing to say whether President Barack Obama would sign into law an extension of payroll tax cuts that is not paid for.
Spokesman Jay Carney says Obama would prefer that lawmakers find a way to pay for the cuts and not add to... more »
November 18, 2011 1:03 PM
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Heavy D was remembered with laughter and tears at his funeral on Friday.
Diddy and Usher were among the celebrities in attendance, and the Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a message for his young daughter, which he said was directly from President Barack Obama.
Sharpton... more »
November 16, 2011 5:17 PM
WASHINGTON - Congress has overwhelmingly approved a bill helping government contractors and unemployed veterans, finally giving President Barack Obama the chance to sign the first, tiny shred of his $447 billion jobs bill into law.
The House consented to the popular legislation Wednesday 422-0 as Democrats and Republicans rallied... more »
October 26, 2011 1:02 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Rick Perry now is saying that he has no doubt that President Barack Obama is an American citizen.
The Texas governor made the comment in an interview with Bay News 9's "Political Connections" in Tampa, Fla., and the St. Petersburg Times.
Perry said that he... more »
October 24, 2011 5:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- President Barack Obama announced a plan that could make it easier for some people to refinance their mortgages.
The plan applies to people with federally guaranteed mortgages who are current on their payments. it eases restrictions for people who have little or no equity in their home.... more »
October 24, 2011 3:54 PM
LAS VEGAS - President Barack Obama is offering mortgage relief to struggling homeowners in hard-hit Nevada and around the country - saying he can't wait for an "increasingly dysfunctional Congress" to act.
The president said Monday that "where they won't act, I will." He made the comments in remarks... more »
October 24, 2011 11:12 AM
WASHINGTON - NPR host Michele Norris is temporarily stepping down from the afternoon news show "All Things Considered" because her husband has taken a senior role in President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.
In a note sent to NPR staff Monday and posted on the network's website, Norris says her... more »
October 13, 2011 2:17 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. can support all the allegations of an alleged assassination plot against a Saudi Arabian diplomat and show the world that it was reckless behavior on the part of the Iranian government.
There will not be a dispute over what happened, Obama... more »
September 15, 2011 3:11 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is awarding the military's highest honor to a Marine credited with saving 36 lives during an intense fire-fight in Afghanistan.
Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on 23-year-old Dakota Meyer during a White House ceremony. Meyer saved the lives of three dozen U.S. and... more »
September 12, 2011 1:10 PM
WASHINGTON - A top Republican leader has announced that the House will quickly advance President Barack Obama's request for emergency aid for victims of recent natural disasters like Hurricane Irene.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the president's request for immediate funds needed to avoid a cutoff of emergency help... more »
August 12, 2011 12:23 PM
DENVER - A spaceship Lockheed Martin is building for NASA is being prepared for the next round of tests as engineers attach a tower designed to lift the ship and its astronauts to safety if something goes wrong during launch.
Lockheed Martin said Friday the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle... more »
August 10, 2011 1:16 PM
WASHINGTON - The nation's budget deficit has topped $1 trillion for a third straight year, adding pressure on Congress and the White House to make more progress on a long-term plan to shrink the growing imbalance.
The Treasury Department says the deficit through July totals $1.1 trillion.
Three... more »
August 9, 2011 12:50 PM
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. - President Barack Obama is privately honoring the U.S. forces killed in the costliest attack of the Afghanistan war.
The president is at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, where fallen troops come home.
His trip was unannounced in a measure of security.... more »
August 2, 2011 12:24 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the emergency bill Congress passed to prevent a government default is just the first step to ensuring the country lives within its means.
Speaking in the Rose Garden, Obama says lawmakers still need to find a balanced approach to reducing the deficit that... more »
July 20, 2011 12:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal magistrate has refused to order the White House to provide BP with emails by a former top adviser to President Barack Obama about the administration's response to last summer's massive Gulf oil spill.
A company lawyer said emails by Carol Browner, Obama's former adviser... more »
July 19, 2011 12:46 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says there has been "some progress" in negotiations with bipartisan lawmakers over raising the nation's debt ceiling.
But Obama says lawmakers are nearing the "11th hour" as an Aug. 2 deadline to raise the debt ceiling nears.
He praised a proposal from leaders... more »
July 18, 2011 12:47 PM
WASHINGTON - The leader of the Senate says the chamber will meet every day - including weekends - until Congress sends President Barack Obama legislation to make sure the government doesn't default on its obligations.
Nevada Democrat Harry Reid said there's no more important task than ensuring the U.S.... more »
July 6, 2011 12:49 PM
WASHINGTON - The second-ranking U.S. commander in Afghanistan is providing new details on the planned pullout of U.S. troops this year.
Army Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez told reporters at the Pentagon on Wednesday that by the end of this summer the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment - based in... more »
July 4, 2011 10:58 AM
NEW YORK - Hackers broke into Fox's political Twitter account early Monday, posting updates saying President Barack Obama had been assassinated.
A series of six tweets coming from the FoxNewsPolitics account reported that Obama had been shot to death in Iowa and the shooter was unknown.
In a... more »
May 27, 2011 12:50 PM
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll consider seeking the Republican nomination for president.
The longest serving governor in Texas history reversed course Friday after saying for months he wasn't interesting in running for the White House.
Perry said he will decide whether to enter the... more »
May 16, 2011 12:32 PM
NEW YORK - Donald Trump says he's not running for president.
The reality TV star said in a statement Monday that he won't seek the Republican nomination.
He made his announcement as NBC rolled out its fall lineup.
The network is home to Trump's television show, "The... more »
May 4, 2011 1:02 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - The pick a month ago of Donald Trump to drive the Indy 500 pace car is causing some heat for race officials.
A Facebook page calling on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to dump Trump has more than 10,000 supporters, many objecting to Trump's questioning of whether President... more »
May 4, 2011 12:49 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the White House will not release a photo of Osama bin Laden's body.
Obama made the remarks during an interview Wednesday with CBS' "60 Minutes."
The White House had been weighing the release of a photo, in part to offer proof that... more »
May 3, 2011 1:45 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House says the photograph of a dead Osama bin Laden is "gruesome" and that "it could be inflammatory" if released.
White House press secretary Jay Carney said the White House is mulling whether to make the photo public, but he said officials are concerned about... more »
April 30, 2011 9:10 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says oil companies are profiting from rising pump prices and he wants Congress to end $4 billion in annual tax breaks for the oil and gas industry. "These tax giveaways aren't right," Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday. "They aren't smart.... more »
April 28, 2011 12:37 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. - The two sponsors of a proposal to require presidential candidates to prove their U.S. citizenship before their names can be included on Louisiana's ballot say they won't scrap the bill, even after President Barack Obama released his detailed birth certificate this week.
Republicans Rep. Alan... more »
April 28, 2011 12:22 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Alabama on Friday to view damage from the deadliest tornadoes in nearly 40 years and meet families devastated by the storms.
The Southeast has been hit by dozens of tornadoes in recent days, killing more than 200... more »
April 26, 2011 12:35 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is urging congressional leaders to take steps to repeal oil industry tax breaks, reiterating a call he made in his 2012 budget proposal earlier this year.
The president wrote a letter to the bipartisan congressional leadership on Tuesday, a day after Republican House Speaker... more »
April 20, 2011 12:21 PM
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook users are deluging President Barack Obama with questions as he readies for a town hall meeting at the Silicon Valley headquarters of the social media giant.
More than 36,000 users of the site have said they will virtually attend the Wednesday afternoon meeting that will... more »
April 15, 2011 1:36 PM
WASHINGTON - The House has passed a Republican budget blueprint proposing to fundamentally overhaul Medicare for future beneficiaries while combating out-of-control budget deficits.
It would impose sharp spending cuts on social safety net programs like food stamps and Medicaid.
The GOP proposal passed 235-193, with every Democrat voting... more »
April 6, 2011 1:36 PM
WASHINGTON - The Senate's second ranking Democrat said Wednesday that negotiators on the budget are making progress but that conservative GOP policy prescriptions remain obstacles as they scramble to avert a government shutdown this weekend.
"I feel better today than I did yesterday," said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. "There's... more »
April 6, 2011 12:27 PM
NEW YORK - Glenn Beck is leaving his Fox News Channel show later this year.
The network and Beck's company, Mercury Radio Arts, announced the departure on Wednesday.
Fox and the company said they will work together to create other projects for Fox News television and digital.
... more »
March 30, 2011 1:11 PM
WASHINGTON - House Republicans want the IRS to investigate whether AARP's lucrative insurance business violates its status as a tax-exempt organization.
The seniors lobby pushed for President Barack Obama's health care law, which was solidly opposed by Republicans.
On Wednesday, three senior GOP lawmakers released a report estimating... more »
March 22, 2011 1:20 PM
WASHINGTON - The on-scene commander of the international coalition for Libya is confirming that civilians are under attack by government forces in Misrata, the North Africa nation's third largest city.
U.S. Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear told Pentagon reporters Tuesday that the coalition is "considering all options" in light... more »
March 4, 2011 12:38 PM
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA is moving up the unveiling of the first humanoid robot in space.
Space station astronaut Catherine Coleman said Friday everyone wants to get R2, the robot, out as soon as possible.
R2 flew to the International Space Station aboard Discovery.
In a... more »
February 28, 2011 1:02 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is offering to let states unhappy with his health care overhaul design their own plans as long as they fulfill the goals of his landmark law.
The law already allows states to submit their own plans, but not until 2017.
A White... more »
February 23, 2011 12:44 PM
WASHINGTON - Some Americans who want to leave Libya will apparently need some help.
U.S. officials say some Americans are trapped in Libya outside of the capital and want to leave.
The Obama administration says it's working with other countries to get them out.
State Department spokesman... more »
February 16, 2011 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama wants a civil and reasonable discussion with Republicans as he negotiates reductions in Social Security and Medicare spending.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday that making needed changes in the two massive programs will require compromise.
He would... more »
February 10, 2011 12:58 PM
MARQUETTE, Mich. - President Barack Obama says tomorrow's economy can't thrive on yesterday's infrastructure and that it's time for virtually every corner of the country to have high-speed Internet access.
Obama visited Marquette, Mich., a university town of 20,000 overlooking Lake Superior on Thursday.
He saw high-tech wireless... more »
January 24, 2011 1:08 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is condemning an explosion that killed at least 35 people at Moscow's busiest airport, calling it "an outrageous act of terrorism against the Russian people."
Russia's president, Dmitry Medvedev, said it looked like a terror attack.
A state news agency says the blast... more »
January 19, 2011 5:15 PM
WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House has voted to repeal the health care law President Barack Obama signed last year. The 245-189 vote marks the fulfillment of a promise many Republicans made in last fall's political campaigns. The measure has little or no chance of passing the Senate, where Democratic supporters... more »
January 11, 2011 1:24 PM
WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner has invited President Barack Obama to deliver the State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 25, the first opportunity for the president to address the full assembly of lawmakers under new divided government. The address is typically an... more »
December 22, 2010 10:38 AM
WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama says valor and sacrifice in the armed forces are no longer defined by sexual orientation. Obama spoke Wednesday morning at the Interior Department, where he signed a landmark law ordering America's armed services to let gay men and women serve openly for the first time. Surrounded... more »
December 17, 2010 12:56 PM
PHILADELPHIA - A career burglar from Pennsylvania is accused of writing a prison letter in which he threatened to kill President Barack Obama and eat his flesh.
Secret Service agents say 32-year-old Gregory Dale Brockman also threatened first lady Michelle Obama and former President George W. Bush.
Brockman... more »
December 16, 2010 4:27 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is making a statement Thursday morning about the latest assessment on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Obama already has met with his national security team about the report, which is said to show areas of progress in the Afghan war. Earlier in the morning, Obama will travel... more »
December 14, 2010 1:35 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House says a yearlong review of the Afghanistan war will show that the U.S. can begin withdrawing troops in July.
President Barack Obama and his top national security officials met for nearly two hours Tuesday to review the report.
The president will speak about... more »
December 5, 2010 9:20 AM
WASHINGTON - The Senate Republican leader says it's become clear now that taxes will not be raised for anyone during the current economic downturn. Sen. Mitch McConnell's assessment comes a day after Senate Republicans voted down Democratic efforts to limit any extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for the top-earning... more »
December 2, 2010 12:55 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he is optimistic that Democrats and Republicans will come to agreements on several issues in the coming weeks. Obama says the most important issue lawmakers must resolve is making sure taxes don't increase for middle-class families when Bush-era tax cuts expire at the end... more »
November 25, 2010 11:18 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has called 10 members of the armed services stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan to wish them and their families a happy Thanksgiving. The White House says Obama thanked two each from the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy for their service and... more »
November 5, 2010 12:31 PM
WASHINGTON - Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will try to keep her Democratic leadership post despite massive election losses that cost her party the House majority.
The nation's first female speaker became a strong ally of President Barack Obama on issues such as health care.
But dozens of... more »
November 4, 2010 5:28 AM
NEW ORLEANS - President Barack Obama's task force on the restoration of the Gulf Coast is set to begin meeting to look at how the region can be fixed after the BP oil spill. The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force will have its first public meeting in Pensacola, Fla.,... more »
October 29, 2010 3:34 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the terror probe into suspicious packages believed to be linked to a plot by Yemen's al-Qaida branch is a "credible terrorist threat." The president spoke at the White House. He was first briefed about the terror probe Thursday night. Authorities are investigating a... more »
October 13, 2010 1:12 PM
President Barack Obama says the resolve of Chilean people has inspired the world as efforts to rescue 33 trapped miners unfold.
Obama says the rescue has captivated the world and he expressed hope that the miners who remain underground will be brought out soon.
He says the rescue... more »
October 11, 2010 1:23 PM
There's still the matter of money.
But it looks increasingly likely that NASA will get an extra space shuttle flight.
President Barack Obama signed the NASA 2010 Authorization Act into law Monday, following last week's approval by Congress.
The measure directs NASA to move forward with an... more »
October 4, 2010 2:38 PM
Hoping to overcome President Barack Obama's recent endorsement of his opponent, U.S. Rep. Ahn "Joseph" Cao is accusing Obama of failing to properly check out the people he's endorsing. Cao is a Vietnamese-American Republican in a mostly black, Democratic district where President Barack Obama is popular. Cao's statment notes past... more »
September 27, 2010 11:34 AM
The Obama administration has told an appeals court that a judge's order halting federal funding of stem cell research would result in destruction of valuable biological materials and set back taxpayer-funded work.
A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals in Washington is considering whether to throw out a... more »
September 27, 2010 5:36 AM
A federal panel appointed by President Barack Obama starts its investigation into how well the White House reacted to the Gulf oil spill disaster. The two-day meeting of the presidential oil spill commission will look at the controversial use of chemical dispersants, a moratorium on deep-water drilling and Obama's plans... more »
September 20, 2010 3:49 PM
If Congress allows any of the Bush-era tax cuts to expire, Louisiana's state coffers will take a hit.
That's because Louisiana's tax code is tied to the federal tax laws. Louisiana lets its taxpayers deduct the amount of federal taxes paid from their state liability.
The federal tax... more »
September 17, 2010 1:09 PM
President Barack Obama has named Wall Street critic Elizabeth Warren to help oversee creation of a new agency to look out for the interests of consumers in their dealings with banks, mortgage companies and other financial institutions.
Obama says the agency was Warren's idea so it only makes sense... more »
September 17, 2010 11:21 AM
Poverty is rising, and net worth is dropping in the United States. The Census Bureau confirms the nation's poverty rate climbed to 14.3 percent in 2009. 43.6 million do not make enough. The Bureau said 1 in 7 live in poverty, the most since record keeping began 51 years ago.... more »
September 8, 2010 1:10 PM
President Barack Obama says it's time to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class - but the nation can't afford the Republican approach of extending tax cuts for the wealthy as well.
In remarks he's prepared for a speech in Ohio, Obama directly addresses House Minority Leader John... more »
September 7, 2010 11:49 AM
The White House says President Barack Obama will mark the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the Pentagon.
Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs says Vice President Joe Biden will travel to New York for Saturday's anniversary.
First Lady Michelle Obama will join former first lady Laura Bush... more »
August 31, 2010 11:09 AM
As he prepares to herald the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, President Barack Obama has spoken by phone to former President George W. Bush.
Aides say Obama placed the call from Air Force One Tuesday as he flew to Fort Bliss in Texas to speak to... more »
August 27, 2010 12:40 PM
President Barack Obama will use the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to reaffirm his commitment to the Gulf Coast amid lingering questions over his administration's response to the BP oil spill.
Obama ends his Martha's Vineyard vacation Sunday and heads to New Orleans, five years to the day from... more »
August 23, 2010 12:29 PM
Lady Gaga has surpassed Britney Spears as the most followed person on Twitter - for now.
She has more than 5.7 million followers.
She overtook Spears over the weekend and posted a video late Saturday on YouTube.
Gaga called her fans her "little monsters" as she thanked... more »
August 18, 2010 8:13 AM
Louisiana's lieutenant governor says President Barack Obama's continued moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is an attempt to move the United States toward alternative energy at a high economic cost to the state. During a hearing before the state's two U.S. senators, Republican David Vitter and Democrat... more »
August 13, 2010 5:44 PM
It's called the Edujobs bill. President Barack Obama signed it earlier this week. Louisiana could receive $147 million dollars from the $10 billion dollar plan. The money is supposed to help save jobs and give raises within local school systems. Some Baton Rouge area leaders say the application for the... more »
August 12, 2010 5:12 AM
Lt. Gov. Scott Angelle has invited President Barack Obama to attend the 75th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival next month to show support for hardworking Americans. Angelle notes that the Gulf oil spill has spawned widespread "misperceptions that are negatively affecting the (state's seafood) industry." He says the festival... more »
August 9, 2010 9:12 AM
The New Orleans Saints have come marching in to the White House. President Barack Obama welcomed the Super Bowl champions in an East Room ceremony where he congratulated the players, owner and coaches. He said the team lifted up "the hopes and the dreams of a shattered city" in the... more »
August 9, 2010 5:44 AM
Seafood industry representatives are in Washington to help boost Gulf seafood confidence. Today the seafood representatives have an appearance planned with President Barack Obama and members of the New Orleans Saints. One member of the delegation is making plans to create a 30-foot-long po' boy for officials in Washington. The... more »
August 4, 2010 1:07 PM
Government officials are defending the credibility of a new report that much of the oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico is gone.
Nearly three-quarters of the oil has been collected, dispersed, evaporated or dissolved, according to a report by the Interior Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric... more »