Barack Obama

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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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

Earlier Story:

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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.

State of the Union
5:03 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address tonight.
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Updated 10:04 p.m. following address and response.

President Obama's delivery of the annual State of the Union address has concluded. For a full breakdown of his remarks, and those of the Republican response, given by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, check out this post from NPR.

Our earlier story:

President Obama delivers his annual State of the Union address tonight and we'd love for you to join us. 

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President Obama
11:14 am
Tue February 5, 2013

President Obama Speaks On Nation's Finances

President Barack Obama speaks about the nation's finances on Feb. 5, 2013.
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This live event has concluded. Thank you for joining us.

President Obama made a statement on the nation's finances today.

Here's more information from NPR's live blog The Two-Way.

Earlier, we provided live video of the president's remarks. We've since removed the live feed following the conclusion of the president's statement.

6:27 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Live Coverage: Presidential Inauguration 2013

President Barack Obama.
(via White House photographer Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama is inaugurated for his second term today and we have a variety of ways for you to join in wherever you are.

10:06 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Obama Calls On Congress To Raise Debt Ceiling

President Barack Obama.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

In what will could be the final news conference of his first term, President Obama called on Congress to increase the debt ceiling.

Obama used harsh language to describe the tactics Republicans are using to bring about spending cuts, saying that they are "holding a gun to the head of the American people."

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Special Coverage
10:53 am
Mon January 7, 2013

President Obama Makes Cabinet Announcements

President Barack Obama.
(via White House photographer Pete Souza)

President Obama made announcements today on two new members of his cabinet:

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