September 3, 2012 |
KENNER, La. — President Obama made his first visit Monday to tour the destruction from Hurricane Isaac in southern Louisiana, arriving three days after Republican nominee Mitt Romney made his own trip to the region. Putting his campaign on hold briefly, Obama left a rally in Toledo, Ohio, and flew 2½ hours south to get a briefing from state and local officials and inspect flooding damage in St. John the Baptist Parish. The president canceled a planned rally in Cleveland to make the detour.
April 22, 2013 |
Federal prosecutors announced terrorism charges against the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday, outlining a chilling plot in which the man and his brother allegedly used low-grade but deadly explosives timed to detonate a block apart. As he lay seriously injured in a Boston area hospital, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property, counts that could bring him the death penalty. He made his first...
April 23, 2013 |
Correction: A previous version of the graphic in this article included incorrect data, plotting the benchmark's movement over the two previous days instead of only the day in question. This version has been corrected. A fake tweet about an attack on the White House briefly roiled the financial markets on Tuesday afternoon, sending stocks tumbling within minutes and prompting the FBI and securities regulators to look into the hacking...
May 11, 2013 |
Recent events suggest that the 44th president may not be immune to the phenomenon that historians call the "second-term curse. " Not four months after his ambitious inaugural address, President Obama finds himself struggling to move his legislative agenda through an unbudging Congress. And over the past week, two flaring controversies — one over his administration's handling of the killing of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya , the other over Internal Revenue Service employees...
May 6, 2013 |
First came a fancy dinner in which President Obama treated Republican senators to lobster thermidor and Colorado lamb açaí. Then came phone calls, Oval Office meetings and more dinners. Finally on Monday, Obama took his charm offensive onto the golf course . "Well," White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters, "he's willing to try anything. " With deals on the budget and other pillars of his second-term agenda still elusive, Obama on Monday...
February 10, 2013 |
"Entertainment Tonight" scored one last year. The New York Times did not. "The View" has gotten several. The Washington Post hasn't had one in years. Albuquerque radio station KOB-FM's "Morning Mayhem" crew interviewed him in August. The last time the Wall Street Journal did so was in 2009. America's newspapers have trouble enough these days, what with shrinking ad revenue and straying readers. But the daily print-and-pixel press also hasn't gotten much love lately from the...