President Obama's press conference today, coming just a few months before high-stakes midterm elections, was meant to focus on the economy. Yet with tomorrow's September 11 anniversary, and a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment around the country, the conversation also touched on the planned Islamic center near Ground Zero, a possible Quran-burning preacher in Florida, and religious tolerance...read more...
Five years ago today, Hurricane Katrina roared through the Gulf Coast region, flooding 80 percent of New Orleans, killing more than 1,800 people along the Gulf, and leaving 770,000 homeless survivors. To mark this anniversary, President Barack Obama visited the area to underscore what his administration has done for the city -- and the vast rebuilding work that remains... Here's what you had to say: Kim commented via Facebook: "I just can't believe it has been five years." Lakesha wrote via Facebook: "I'm glad to see that this issue is important!"read more...
President Obama honored Super Bowl champs, the New Orleans Saints, with a Southern-style celebration complete with shrimp po-boys and shouts of "Who dat?" at the White House. To celebrate the occasion, Saints quarterback Drew Brees presented Obama with a No. 44 Saints jersey.read more...
President Obama brought his youngest daughter Sasha to watch an WNBA game last night. The Washington Mystics took on the Tulsa Shock as Obama, his daughter and her friend sat courtside. He is the first President to attend a WNBA game. Earlier in the day, the President played basketball against a team of Army soldiers at Fort McNair in D.C.read more...