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Blog Profile / Obama Today


URL :http://blogs.america.gov/obama/
Filed Under:Politics / US Politics
Posts on Regator:255
Posts / Week:1
Archived Since:November 17, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Obama Hires a New Assistant

Last week President Obama named Elizabeth Warren as his new Assistant to the President and Special Adviser to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  In short, Ms. Warren will work to protect American consumers. In her statement on the White House blog Ms. Warren said: “The new consumer bureau is based on [...]

Back to School for the Obama Girls

While their dad gave a back-to-school speech in Pennsylvania, Malia and Sasha Obama headed back to school as well.  Just like students all across the United States, the First Daughters started the new school year on September 7, the day after the American Labor Day holiday.  Malia (age 12) and Sasha (age 9) spent their summer [...]

Obama Gives Second Annual Back-to-School Speech

President Obama delivered a back-to-school speech in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, urging young Americans to commit to their educations and their futures.  He told the students that no matter what obstacles they face, “Nobody gets to write your destiny but you.  Your future is in your hands.  Your life is what you make of it.  And nothing [...]

President Obama Visits Local Family to Discuss U.S. Economy

Yesterday President Obama visited the home of John Nicholas, Nicole Armstrong, and their twins Trevor and Olivia.  John works as an engineer, while Nicole works part-time at a local preschool.  They live in Fairfax, Virginia, which is a suburb of Washington, D.C.  The President’s mission?  To discuss the U.S. economy.  In addition to meeting with the Nicholas/Armstrong [...]

The Obamas Remember September 11th, 2001

Americans across the United States and people around the world took time to remember the September 11 terrorist attacks which occurred nine years ago this past Saturday. President Obama attended a memorial service at the Pentagon. Speaking to the crowd, which included family members of the victims, he said, “The perpetrators of this evil act didn’t [...]

Obama Condemns Proposed Quran Burning

President Obama spoke publicly about the now canceled plans of a Florida pastor and his small congregation to hold a “Burn the Quran” event.  During a television interview that aired across the United States, Obama said about the pastor, “I just hope he understands that what he’s proposing to do is completely contrary to our [...]

The First Lady Plays American Football

First Lady Michelle Obama played American football yesterday with a group of children and some of the National Football League’s (NFL) biggest stars as part of her Let’s Move! campaign to end childhood obesity.   Mrs. Obama ran drills, learned techniques of the game, and caught a touchdown.  It was a collaborative event between Let’s Move! [...]

Obama: “The America I Believe in.”

Yesterday President Obama traveled to Cleveland, Ohio to talk to American citizens about his priorities for the economy.  He spoke about the two initiatives he has recently been promoting: investing in American infrastructure, – roads, bridges, and runways – and the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit for businesses.  Speaking to the crowd, the President said, “Yes, [...]

Dancing at the White House

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted dance students and world famous dancers at the White House yesterday to honor American dancer Judith Jamison. Ms. Jamison, who grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and began to dance at age six, is known for her legendary career as not only a dancer but also a choreographer and Artistic Director of [...]

End of U.S. combat mission in Iraq

The United States has ended its seven-and-a-half-year military operation in Iraq and is shifting to a civilian-led mission to build a partnership with the country that will strengthen its government, industry and people, President Obama told the American people in nationally televised address August 31. “Tonight, I am announcing that the American combat mission in Iraq [...]

Obama marks Katrina anniversary

The Obamas visited New Orleans this past weekend to mark the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a powerful storm that devastated much of the Gulf Coast and killed more than 1800 people. The anniversary also comes after months of cleanup from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “Five years ago, many questioned whether [...]

Salute the troops

Hello again, it’s me, Michelle. Ned and Kirsten have wrapped up their summer internships at America.gov and are headed back to their universities. Didn’t they do a great job blogging about Obama? Back when Barack Obama was running for president, he said he would withdraw combat troops from Iraq. And now, that is becoming a reality. [...]

Dog days of summer

It’s that time of year in Washington—Congress is on recess, the Obamas are on vacation and Bo is on board for some relaxing summer afternoons before the days cool down and the action heats up this fall. As the Obamas enjoy a visit to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts this week, join me in taking a [...]

Obama commemorates Pakistan’s Independence Day, pledges flood recovery support

President Obama’s remarks last week commemorated the 63 years that Pakistan has been an independent nation. However, his words were particularly significant in the wake of the ongoing crisis due to catastrophic flooding in the country. The administration recently committed additional aid to Pakistan, to help it deal with the harsh effects that heavy monsoon [...]

Ask not what your country can do for you

How much would you pay to support President Obama at an event where you could meet him and hear him speak? How about $1,400 (the cost of attending Tuesday’s fundraiser in Seattle, Washington)? What about $30,400 (the suggested ticket price to attend Vogue Editor Anna Wintour’s dinner with Obama last month)? Fundraising is part of the [...]

Obama pays visit to Wisconsin smart-energy manufacturer

Yesterday President Obama made remarks at the ZBB Energy Corporation manufacturing facility, a producer of battery technology and “smart” energy control and management systems in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. The company is currently using Recovery Act State Energy Program loans to expand to three times its current manufacturing ability, and keep workers as well as hiring [...]

Piloting a path for Gulf recovery

The Obamas’ private family vacation to Panama City, Florida over the weekend exemplified the president’s public message: “To the people here in the Gulf, we are going to be standing by your side. And to Americans all across the country, come on down and visit.” President Obama, first lady Michelle and daughter Sasha spent the [...]

Want a glimpse behind the scenes?

Check out pictures of the president watching fireworks over the National Mall, playing basketball on the White House court and signing the hood of a Chevy Volt in a slideshow of photos taken in July and recently updated on the White House Flickr. My favorite is this one of President Obama and Michelle Obama marching [...]

President Obama recognizes the start of Ramadan

The President spoke on the Muslim celebration of the Month of Ramadan on Wednesday, in this release from the White House. President Obama recognized the celebration as a time when Muslims around the world get together as a family, and focus on devotion, reflection, and prayer. “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in [...]

Obama stays true to pledge to end war in Iraq

Last week, President Obama announced that he will fulfill his campaign pledge to end the war in Iraq by the end of the month. Today, he’s meeting with his national security team to discuss U.S. actions in the country, according to the White House schedule. By the end of August, the U.S. military strategy in [...]

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