Two days after the slaying of 20 first-graders at a Connecticut schoolhouse shocked the nation, President Barack Obama climbed a White House stage with an emotional appeal: It was time to fix the nation’s gun laws.
To some partisans, it may sound jarring: President Barack Obama talks about how he and former rival John McCain were simpatico in 2008 while Mitt Romney fondly recalls Bill Clinton’s White House tenure.
The history of Alaska is a story of pioneering, hunting, exploring, discovering, trapping, tramping, painting and preserving in a land that is inspiring but freezing. All that, plus one more activity, performed indoors: lobbying.
President Barack Obama will announce new safety measures for offshore drilling tomorrow as calls increase for him to exert more control over BP Plc ’s efforts to stop its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and repair the damage.
For Barack Obama, the risk of Bill Clinton is worth the reward. Their sometimes awkward relationship will be showcased tonight when the former president takes the stage to place the current president’s name in nomination at the Democratic National Convention.
After four years of partisan battle, President Barack Obama sought to rekindle optimism at the start of his second term, challenging Americans to fight together for the ideals of equality and opportunity on which the nation was founded.
Joe Biden has been relegated to a role at this year’s Democratic convention that gives him less exposure than former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, and even Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.