Barack Obama

The Rundown
11:42 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Health, Science, Environment Rundown: Spring Fling

Spring is springing.
Credit (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Last week, people all over St. Louis – and all over the Midwest and East Coast, probably – celebrated the official start of spring. They celebrated because the winter has been unusually long and cold and, somehow, darker than usual. And they celebrated with a tinge of worry that the brutal winter could give way to an equally brutal, hot summer.

If that does happen, be prepared for a lot of talk about climate change. 

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National Politics
12:03 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

President Obama On Health Care Rollout: 'We Screwed It Up'

President Barack Obama.
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Updated 2:38 p.m. This event has now concluded. Thank you for joining us.

President Obama held a press conference this afternoon covering a variety of issues, including on the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Obama said about the rollout, "I'm in charge. We screwed it up." For a full recap, see NPR's live blog.

We broadcast the press conference live on our air at 1 p.m. CT. 

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Politics
12:49 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

President Obama Makes Statement, Answers Questions

President Barack Obama speaks at a press conference on October 8, 2013.
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Updated 2:21 p.m. This live event has concluded. Thank you for joining us.

President Obama held a press conference today focused on the federal government shutdown and the debt ceiling. 

NPR's Live Blog The Two-Way has a full round-up and context for the press conference, which lasted over an hour. 

The live event has now ended, so we've removed the live video we provided here. 

Politics
10:55 am
Fri September 20, 2013

President Obama Pressures House GOP In Visit To Mo. Ford Plant

From the President's visit to Knox College a couple months ago.
Screenshot from the White House livestream.

 

 Speaking outside of Kansas City Friday, President Barack Obama called out House Republicans for their vote on a plan to avoid a partial government shutdown. Obama was in Ford Motor's new stamping plant in Liberty, which is located near the company's assembly in Claycomo.

The House voted to keep the federal government running beyond the end of the month. The catch? It also defunds the Affordable Care Act.

In Missouri, the vote fell across party lines with all GOP members voting for it.

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Politics
10:35 am
Fri August 9, 2013

President Obama Holds Press Conference

President Obama speaks with the press on August 9, 2013.
(via White House video stream)

Updated 2:56 p.m. & 3:01 p.m. This event has now concluded. Thank you for joining us.

President Obama held his first "full" press conference since April today.

NPR has a full recap of Obama's remarks on The Two-Way.

We had live video for you here (event has since concluded).

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St. Louis on the Air
5:13 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Why Is Early Childhood Education Important? St. Louis Leaders Weigh In

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During the State of the Union Address in February, President Obama announced a plan for "Preschool for All," which would provide federal funding to states to expand early childhood education. On a recent trip to St. Louis, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan reiterated that early childhood education is a priority for the president.

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Mississippi River Bridge
4:42 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Obama Signs Law Naming 'Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge'

Stan Musial.
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President Barack Obama has signed legislation designating the new Interstate 70 bridge connecting St. Louis and southwestern Illinois over the Mississippi River as the "Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge."

The name is a compromise between Missouri lawmakers who wanted to honor the late St. Louis Cardinals great and Illinois lawmakers who wanted to name the bridge in honor of military veterans.

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Terrorism
10:42 am
Thu May 23, 2013

President Obama Speaks On Drones, Guantanamo

President Obama making an address on counterterrorism policies on May 23, 2013.
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Updated 2:02 p.m.  Thank you for joining us for this live event. It has now concluded.

  • Find analysis and a full recap of the President's remarks on NPR.org.

Earlier Story:

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Politics
4:50 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Former Senior Advisor To Obama, David Axelrod Calls Out 'Snipers' For Not Implementing ACA

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David Axelrod, the former senior advisor to President Obama spoke at Webster University Friday, speaking on a variety of topics, including the Affordable Care Act.

Axelrod was a key advisor to the president during the passage of the Affordable Care Act.Axelrod used his time to take a swipe at states (like Missouri) doing their best to not implement parts of the law.

“There are still many snipers on rooftops trying to make it not work, in the form of Governors and Congressmen," Axelrod said. "But I think it’s important for the country that it succeeds.”

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Obama press conference
8:52 am
Tue April 30, 2013

President Obama Holds Press Conference

President Obama takes questions from reporters during a press conference on April 30, 2013.
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This was an earlier live event. Thanks for joining us, the event has now concluded. Updated 10:45 a.m.

President Obama took questions from reporters this morning and touched on a variety of topics including Syria, immigration, the Boston bombings and health care. For more details, check out NPR's  live blog.

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