SENATOR TED KENNEDY DIES AT 77

POLITICAL ICON AND OBAMA SUPPORTER, TED KENNEDY DIES AT 77 OF BRAIN CANCER  (CNN) -- Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA GETS TO INSPECT A NASCAR RACE CAR UP CLOSE

Under the Hood of #48 Posted by Jesse Lee Some behind-the-scenes footage of 2008 Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson giving the President a look under the hood of his Chevy, and cracking a few jokes about what it's like to be inside during a race: … [Read more...]

THE FIFTY DOLLAR BET OVER THE OBAMA HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE

Politico There's a friendly wager going on today between W.H. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Urban Radio Network's April Ryan over this question on the president's push for health care reform: Did Gibbs ever say Obama wouldn't personally go somewhere (like Capitol Hill) because he didn't have a … [Read more...]

THE DEBATE OF HEALTH CARE AND INSURANCE REFORM HEATS UP WITHIN THE PRESIDENTS OWN PARTY

The White House  prefers a public plan for Health care reform.  That plan is the Public option, anticipated to cover most Americans with health insurance.    Currently, 46 million Americans are uninsured. Robert Gibbs White House Press Secretary conveys the main focus for health care and insurance … [Read more...]

THE OBAMA FIRST CLASS FOR THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM

U.S. President Barack Obama has awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to 16 people who have made a difference in the nation and the world. They come from diverse backgrounds, but have one trait in common.   The list of recipients includes activists, … [Read more...]

HATE CRIMES AND HEALTHCARE REFORM

The healthcare and insurance reform debate continues with more protests and raucous confrontations at town hall meetings around the country . The White House says misinformation from grassroots organizations is the problem.The keys to healthcare reform according to Democratic lawmakers on the … [Read more...]

JULY UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS IS “EVIDENCE WE HAVE PULLED BACK FROM THE EDGE AND AWAY FROM THE BRINK OF A DEPRESSION”

The White House has a mixed assessment for the July jobless numbers. Officials are "pleased but not satisfied" with the rate. Yet, presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs contends the numbers are "more evidence we have pulled back from the edge and away from the brink of a depression...the pace of job … [Read more...]

DIPLOMACY PREVAILED IN NORTH KOREA WITH PRIVATE CITIZEN BILL CLINTON

President Barack Obama is hailing the return to America of two journalists held by North Korea. Speaking on the White House lawn just before leaving on a trip to Indiana, Obama said the administration is ``extraordinarily relieved'' that the pair has been set free. There was an emotional reunion … [Read more...]

ONE OF MANY BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR HELEN THOMAS CAME TRUE

President Obama made an unannounced visit to the White House briefing room to share a birthday wish with Helen Thomas.  Ironic, they both share the same birthday. And many around Washington sang Happy Birthday to President Obama.  He is 48! If you see him belt it out loud!  Happy Birthday! … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S 48TH BIRTHDAY AND HELEN THOMAS TURNS 89

Today is President Barack Obama's 48th birthday.  The president is working in the Oval Office, but he has no public schedule today.   Also, Helen Thomas, dean of the White House Press Corps turns 89 today.   Like most birthdays in the past, she is at work at the White House.   Presidents Nixon and … [Read more...]