IRAQ COMBAT MISSIONS WILL END BY AUGUST 31, 2010

February 27, 2009 Remarks of President Barack Obama - As Prepared for Delivery Responsibly Ending the War in Iraq Camp Lejeune, North Carolina Friday, February 27, 2009 Good morning Marines. Good morning Camp Lejeune. Good morning Jacksonville. Thank you for that outstanding welcome. I want to … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA MEETS WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus met with President Obama for a little more than an hour.  Some CBC members replied positively to a reporters question, that it was "like old home week" meeting with former CBC member President Barack Obama.  The meeting was segmented into various topics from … [Read more...]

STEVIE WONDER HONORED AT THE WHITE HOUSE

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Stevie Wonder, touted by U.S. President Obama as the singer-songwriter who made the "soundtrack of my youth," was given the Gershwin Award at the White House.   Obama, who presented Wonder the Library of Congress's second annual award for lifetime achievement Wednesday … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ADDRESS TO THE JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS

February 24, 2009 Remarks of President Barack Obama - As Prepared for Delivery Address to Joint Session of Congress Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 Madame Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, and the First Lady of the United States: I've come here tonight not only to address the … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA MEETS WITH THE NATIONS GOVERNORS

The nation's governors  welcomed money from President Obama's economic stimulus plan, but said it was only a down payment on improving dire fiscal conditions in their states.    Most also played down criticism of the plan by a handful of Republicans, who have said they may reject some of the … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S WEEKLY ADDRESS

Remarks of President Barack Obama Weekly Address February 21, 2009   Earlier this week, I signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - the most sweeping economic recovery plan in history. Because of this plan, three and a half million Americans will now go to work doing the work … [Read more...]

AOL PEEPS SOME OF EBONY MAGAZINES POWER 150

Exclusive: 1/150th of Ebony's Power 150 Revealed! By Tommy Christopher Feb 20th 2009 7:08PM Filed Under:eBarack Obama, Media, Obama Administration   While I was at the White House today, I befriended April Ryan from American Urban Radio Networks. She was the one sitting in front of me who … [Read more...]

ACCOUNTABILITY FOR MAYORS AND THE STIMULUS FUNDING

President Barack Obama warned the nation's mayors on Friday that he will "call them out" if they waste the money from his massive economic stimulus plan.     "The American people are watching," Obama told a gathering of mayors at the White House. "They need this plan to work. They expect to see … [Read more...]

ARE ATTORNEY GENERAL, ERIC HOLDER’S COMMENTS DIVISIVE OR TRUTH?

(AP) Eric Holder, the nation's first black attorney general, said Wednesday the United States was "a nation of cowards" on matters of race, with most Americans avoiding candid discussions of racial issues.     In a speech to Justice Department employees marking Black History Month, Holder said … [Read more...]

SHOULD SENATOR BURRIS RESIGN?

    By Debra Cassens Weiss A prosecutor in the capital of Illinois is reviewing whether Sen. Roland Burris may have violated perjury laws by giving differing accounts to state lawmakers about his contacts and fund-raising efforts for the state's embattled former governor.     John Schmidt, the … [Read more...]