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  • Obama California-bound for speech, fundraisers

    May 7, 2014 2:14 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - President Barack Obama is set to come to California for a series of fundraisers and a speech at a Holocaust history foundation. The president is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. From there he'll attend a fundraiser for Democratic... more »
  • 'Duck Dynasty' takes over State of the Union

    January 28, 2014 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As one journalist put it, the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night was the collision of pop culture and political life as Louisiana reality star Willie Robertson and his wife attended as guests of lawmakers. Robertson is part of the Duck Dynasty gang and became... more »
  • Obama: King's dream partly met, still unfulfilled

    August 28, 2013 2:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is claiming his place in Martin Luther King's 50-year-old dream, holding himself up as a symbol of the change King envisioned. But he also pointed to the nation's lingering economic disparities as evidence that King's hopes remain unfulfilled. Obama spoke at Lincoln Memorial Wednesday on... more »
  • Obama holds Martin Luther King as personal hero

    August 27, 2013 1:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama was 2 years old and growing up in Hawaii when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Fifty years later, the nation's first black president will stand as the most high-profile example of the racial... more »
  • Senator calls colleagues racist, dodges questions Play Video

    May 29, 2013 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republicans and Gov. Bobby Jindal called for a New Orleans state senator to apologize for her recent accusations that opposition to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act was based in racism. Senator Karen Carter-Peterson said Monday her colleagues in the Senate opposed President Obama's reform... more »
  • Obama: New guidelines in place for drone strikes

    May 23, 2013 2:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he has signed new policy guidelines to oversee when the U.S. can use drone strikes against suspected terrorists. Obama says clear guidelines, oversight and accountability are spelled out in "policy guidance" he signed Wednesday. He says Thursday in a national security speech that the... more »
  • Dalai Lama kicks off New Orleans visit

    May 17, 2013 9:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Dalai Lama kicks off his visit to New Orleans with a series of speeches Friday at the city's convention center. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader arrived Thursday. On Saturday, he is scheduled to speak at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena and deliver Tulane University's... more »
  • Gay activists laud Obama speech, now want action

    January 23, 2013 6:41 AM

    NEW YORK - President Barack Obama's emphatic gay-rights advocacy in his inaugural address thrilled many activists. Yet almost immediately came the questions and suggestions as to what steps should be taken next. Items on the activists' wish list include appointment of America's first openly gay Cabinet member, steps to... 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 »
  • Tearful Obama calls for action after shooting

    December 14, 2012 2:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - As a father, President Barack Obama says, he's grieving for the victims of today's school shooting in Connecticut. His remarks to the nation from the White House today were emotional ones, as Obama wiped his eyes and had to pause for several seconds to keep his composure. He... more »
  • Pres. Barack Obama's victory speech Play Video

    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 »
  • Obama says in victory speech he wants to work with GOP

    November 7, 2012 1:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is sounding a conciliatory tone after his re-election victory, saying he has learned from those who supported him and those who opposed him. And he says he returns to Washington "more determined" and "more inspired." He said he's hoping to work with Republicans to solve... more »
  • Pastor sues to block N.O. street preaching limits

    September 20, 2012 1:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A street preacher is suing to block New Orleans city officials from enforcing an ordinance that restricts religious or political speech on Bourbon Street after dark. The federal lawsuit filed Thursday by New Orleans pastor Paul Gros claims the city's "aggressive solicitation" ordinance sets unconstitutional limits on... more »
  • Romney defends Afghanistan omission

    September 6, 2012 4:10 PM

    CONCORD, N.H. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is defending his decision not to discuss the Afghanistan war in his convention speech. And he says President Barack Obama should use his convention speech to "report on the promises he made." Romney on Thursday visited veterans in New Hampshire. Asked why... more »
  • Obama reaches convention city, shifts speech plan

    September 5, 2012 3:53 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - President Barack Obama has arrived in Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention and a high-stakes chance to make a case for re-election. Air Force One touched down Wednesday afternoon, hours after disappointed Democrats announced they had to abruptly change their plans. Obama will no longer deliver... more »
  • Biden rebuts Romney speech to NAACP

    July 12, 2012 2:24 PM

    HOUSTON - The day after hearing from Mitt Romney that he would serve African-Americans better than Barack Obama can, the NAACP has heard a rebuttal of sorts today from Vice President Joe Biden. He told the group's annual convention in Houston that Romney's agenda would hurt -- and not help... more »
  • Tim Tebow to deliver Easter speech at Texas church

    April 6, 2012 4:24 PM

    GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) - A central Texas church spokeswoman says New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is set to speak to an expected 20,000 people on Easter Sunday. Tebow is scheduled to address the Celebration Church in Georgetown, north of Austin. Church spokeswoman Tara (TAH'-ra) Wall tells The Associated Press... 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's goal: Getting jobs, putting GOP on spot

    September 8, 2011 2:27 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama goes before a skeptical Congress today with an economic plan aimed at creating jobs urgently and forcing Republicans to own the problem with him. The underlying political strategy is that if Obama can't get his ideas passed heading into his re-election year, he at least hopes... more »
  • AP: Obama to give major jobs speech

    August 17, 2011 5:06 AM

    WASHINGTON- A senior administration official tells The Associated Press that President Barack Obama will give a major speech in early September to unveil new ideas for speeding up job growth and helping the struggling poor and middle class. The president's plan is likely to contain tax cuts, jobs-boosting infrastructure ideas... more »
  • Budget is focus as La. legislative session begins

    April 25, 2011 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal offered few details about his budget recommendations and didn't weigh in on the most controversial proposals facing lawmakers as he spoke to them on the opening day of their regular session. Instead Monday, Jindal gave a vigorous defense of his opposition to tax... more »
  • Locals react to President's speech

    June 15, 2010 11:03 PM

    Tuesday night’s speech from President Obama left some feeling unsure about the future of the current oil spill situation in the Gulf. News 2 spoke with people watching the President from Jones Creek Oyster Bar in Baton Rouge. For most we talked to, repercussions of the President’s actions may be... more »
  • Obama to visit the Gulf again

    June 14, 2010 5:45 AM

    President Barack Obama is headed to the Gulf Coast today for the fourth time to see the oil disaster firsthand. Obama is expected to deliver an Oval Office address tomorrow night about the spill and meet with BP's chairman on Wednesday to discuss damage claims. Meanwhile, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy... more »
  • Community Reacts To President Obama's School Speech

    September 7, 2009 2:24 PM

    President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a speech to the nation's youth at 11am Tuesday morning. But some people in Baton Rouge aren't happy about it. The White House posted the President's remarks online earlier today. The President will ask students to make the most of their education.... more »
  • Presidential speech sparks outrage

    September 4, 2009 10:06 AM

    Critics are blasting President Barack Obama's back-to-school address scheduled for next week. Some say it's an effort to force a political agenda on children. Obama plans to speak directly to students Tuesday about the need to work hard and stay in school. His address will be shown live on... more »

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