January 12, 2010 |
In a scene from a recent HBO documentary about the Obama campaign, the candidate's chief speechwriter, Jon Favreau , looks exhausted after churning out a victory address following the last Democratic primary. Asked about the tone of the June 3 remarks, he shrugs: "Hope. Change. Y'know. " A year into the Obama presidency, the White House appears to have had enough of that speech, too. The rhetorical crescendo upon which Obama soared into office worked wonders in the campaign.
October 8, 2009
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will donate the $1.4 million cash award that comes with the Nobel Peace Prize to charity. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says it's likely that more than one charity will share the windfall. Gibbs says the president has yet to decide which charities will benefit from the award, announced early Friday morning.
June 4, 2009 |
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia , June 3 -- President Obama began his Middle East trip Wednesday here in "the place where Islam began" as the administration took extraordinary steps to make sure his speech in Cairo on Thursday is heard around the world, including offering instant text-messaging of the address in four languages, creating special links on popular social networking sites, and facilitating its live broadcast on national television networks....
February 3, 2009
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs stressed yesterday that federal, state and local jobs would account for less than 10 percent of the 3 million to 4 million jobs that are projected to be created or saved under the Obama administration's economic stimulus plan. A report last month by White House economists estimated that the stimulus package would generate or preserve 244,000 government jobs at all levels. The record number of appointees George W. Bush nominated from Jan. 20 to April 30, 2001, roughly the first 100 days of his presidency
December 28, 2008
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (WTTG), 9 a.m.: First lady Laura Bush . THIS WEEK (ABC, WJLA), 10 a.m.: Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Robert Gibbs , incoming press secretary for President-elect Barack Obama . FACE THE NATION (CBS, WUSA), 10:30 a . m.: David Axelrod , senior adviser to Obama, and Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn (D). MEET THE PRESS (NBC, WRC)
October 21, 2008
PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 20 -- Sen. Barack Obama will leave the campaign trail for two days later this week, heading for Hawaii to visit his gravely ill grandmother. Obama communications director Robert Gibbs told reporters Monday that Obama is canceling campaign events in Iowa and Wisconsin. He will leave for Hawaii on Thursday afternoon after an event in Indianapolis, then return to the campaign Saturday. Madelyn Dunham "has always been one of the most important people in [Obama's]