Barack Obama

Libya
9:43 am
Wed September 12, 2012

President Obama speaks on Libya consulate attack

President Obama speaks about the attack on the US consulate in Libya on Sept. 12, 2012. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accompanied Obama for the statement.
(via WhiteHouse.gov video/ screen capture)

Thank you for joining us here for this earlier live event. Archive video of Obama's remarks are below.

Will be updated.

President Obama spoke this morning about the events in Libya that left the US Ambassador to Libya dead along with three other Americans.

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It's All Politics
7:17 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Fact Checkers Ding Obama And Biden For Some Spinning

Vice President Biden and President Obama wave to the delegates Thursday night at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 8:52 am

"We heard some facts being spun" Thursday night when President Obama and Vice President Biden gave their acceptance speeches at the Democratic National Convention, report the watchdogs at FactCheck.org.

They and other independent fact checkers have compiled, just as they did at last week's Republican National Convention, a list of those things said by the two parties' standard bearers that don't quite add up or may give misleading impressions.

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The Salt
3:23 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Home brew petitioners to POTUS: Release the beer recipe

President Barack Obama enjoys a beer at The Pump House in Cedar Falls, Iowa, this month, but would you like to know what's in his homebrew? There's a petition for that.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 10:02 am

There's a little-known part of the White House website that allows average citizens to create online petitions. And in amongst the weighty requests to end police brutality and allow prescription drugs to be imported, a little item caught our eye: "Release the recipe for the Honey Ale home brewed at the White House."

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Morning round-up
9:17 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Morning headlines: Monday, July 23, 2012

(via Flickr/Indofunk Satish)

Missouri bishops urge voters to approve proposed public prayer amendment

The proposed amendment will appear on Missouri's Aug. 7 statewide ballot. It asserts the right in Missouri to pray in public places as long as doing so does not disturb the peace. It also says that students may express their religious beliefs and cannot be compelled to participate in assignments that violate those beliefs. 

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Contraceptive coverage
11:05 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Nixon vetoes contraception coverage bill

(via Flickr/brains the head)

Updated 5:06 p.m. with comments from Mo. House Speaker Pro-tem Shane Schoeller and from Planned Parenthood.

Updated 12:38 p.m. with response from Archdiocese of St. Louis

Updated 11:58 a.m. with full remarks from Nixon.

Governor Jay Nixon (D) has vetoed a bill designed to thwart President Obama’s contraceptive mandate in Missouri.

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Young illegal immigrants
5:18 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Mo. officials react to Pres. Obama's executive order on immigration

A group of young people attended a pro-immigration rally at the Mo. Capitol on March 6th, 2012.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri officials are both praising and condemning President Obama’s executive order today that halts deportation of teenage and young adult illegal immigrants.

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Joplin commencement
6:41 am
Tue May 22, 2012

In Joplin, President Obama urges students to 'pay it forward'

President Barack Obama gives the commencement address for Joplin High School in Joplin, Mo. on May 21, 2012.
(Screen capture of YouTube Video/WhiteHouse)

KSMU's Missy Shelton contributed reporting for this story.

A commencement address from President Barack Obama capped a difficult year for the Joplin High School class of 2012.

An EF-5 tornado struck the southwestern Missouri town a year ago today, killing 161 people and injuring hundreds more. The storm destroyed five school buildings, including the high school. Students attended their senior year classes in a converted big box store.

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Contraception
10:45 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Mo. lawmakers face contraception issue on last day

(via Flickr/brains the head)

Missouri senators have passed legislation specifically allowing employers to refuse, on religious ground, to provide health insurance that covers contraception, sterilization or abortion.

The Senate's 28-6 vote Friday moved the bill to the Missouri House, where it was passed during mid-afternoon.

President Obama / Afghanistan
5:41 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

President Obama speaks to the nation from Afghanistan

(via White House photographer Pete Souza)

Thank you for joining us this evening for this previously scheduled event.

See NPR's The Two-Way for a live blog of the address.

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Barack Obama
11:35 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Press Conference with President Obama

President Barack Obama talks with White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler in the Oval Office, Jan. 18, 2012.
(Official White House Photo/Pete Souza)

Thank you for joining us for this event earlier today.

For a round up of President Obama's comments here's a live blog of the press conference from NPR's "The Two-Way."

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