August 4, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - To mark his birthday Saturday, President Obama stepped off the campaign trail and onto the golf course. Obama celebrated turning 51 with a round of golf under a hot sun at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. He was joined by a group of friends and aides. The president wore tan pants, a white shirt and sunglasses, while his companions, described by a White House aide as personal friends, wore golf shirts and shorts on a sunny, sultry, mid-90s day. Later in the day, the president was to fly to Camp David for a quiet weekend in the pine forests of the Catoctin Mountains.
November 8, 2011 |
Bill Clinton on Tuesday downplayed perceived criticism of President Obama in his newly-released book, saying that his Democratic successor has "done a better job than he's getting credit for. " The former president does say in the book, "Back To Work," that the White House did not always take his advice on issues like the debt ceiling and Democrats' message in the 2010 campaign. But in a pair of interviews he sought to minimize any talk of a rift. "The book lavishly praises the administration's economic policy, its energy policy, its whole thing," Clinton told Ann Curry on NBC's "Today" show.
June 9, 2011 |
Lupe Fiasco has never bitten his tongue about his disdain for modern politics, and his latest single "Words I Never Said," offers a few of his thoughts on the subject. "Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist, Gaza Strip was getting burned, Obama didn't say ?/ That's why I ain't vote for him, next one either," he raps on the controversial track from his latest album, "Lasers. " The rapper has opened himself up to even more scrutiny after appearing on CBS News' "What's Trending.
December 8, 2010 |
On Wednesday, Barack Obama, the president of the United States, will appear on "Mythbusters," the long-running Discovery Channel series that tests the truth of common wisdom, received notions, popular legends and stuff you see in the movies. On a more basic level, it is a show about building and blowing things up, and that, as the president himself will say here, "is always cool. " Obama has been criticized at times for the seeming alacrity with which he will go on television, any old television, but his trip to a comical basic-cable series is not without presidential precedent.
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November 25, 2013 |
President Obama arrived in Los Angeles on Monday evening for a quick trip that includes appearances at three fundraisers and a tour of DreamWorks Animation SKG. Just after 5:30 p.m., the president stepped off Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport, jogged down the stairs and promptly boarded the Marine One helicopter that shuttled him to the Westside. Local televsion news stations showed the president waving as he exited Air Force One. Obama was to appear at two fundraisers Monday night to benefit Democrats running for Congress and the Senate.
July 22, 2013 |
Critics were quick to call President Obama a “race-baiter” after he addressed the nation Friday about Trayvon Martin's killing and what it's like for young black males in this country who, he said, “are painted with a broad brush.” “You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago,” Obama said, reflecting on how he...