Barack Obama

President Obama on Jobs
5:45 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

NPR Special Coverage: President Obama speaks on jobs

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

Thank you for joining us for this event.

President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress about his plans for boosting job growth.

See NPR's "The Two-Way" for online coverage regarding the President's remarks.

Blunt and McCaskill
12:14 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Mo. senators weigh in on President’s upcoming jobs speech

President Barack Obama in 2008. Obama will deliver a speech to a joint session of Congress Sept. 8 to present a jobs plan expected to toal about $300 billion in tax cuts and spending.
St. Louis Public Radio

President Barack Obama will be in a challenging position Thurs. night as he presents his jobs plan to a joint session of Congress, according to Mo. Sen. Claire McCaskill.

In a conference call with reporters Wed., McCaskill said most Missourians want Congress to cut spending, but it will be difficult for the federal government to embark on a giant jobs programs without spending money.

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President Obama Visits Illinois
1:43 pm
Wed August 17, 2011

Ill. Republicans criticize President Obama's visit to their state

President Barack Obama.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Reporting from WBEZ's Tony Arnold and Ammad Omar used in this report.

Republicans are criticizing President Barack Obama for visiting his home state Wednesday.

The Democratic president is scheduled to visit Western Illinois as part of a Midwestern tour.

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady says Mr. Obama's policies have not helped the state's economy.

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President Obama / Economy
11:51 am
Mon August 8, 2011

NPR Special Coverage: President Obama speaks on the economy

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

Thank you for joining us for the live broadcast of the President's remarks.

President Obama addressed the nation this afternoon regarding the current economic situation. You can review a live-blog of the President's speech via NPR's "The Two-Way."

Obama's News Conference On Debt Ceiling
9:37 am
Fri July 29, 2011

President Obama speaks on status of debt ceiling negotiations

President Barack Obama.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

President Obama spoke this morning regarding the status of the debt ceiling negotiations.

In case you missed his remarks or would like to review them, see this live-blog of the news conference via NPR's "The Two-Way."

Missouri Disaster Declaration
5:31 am
Tue July 26, 2011

Nixon asks Obama for disaster declaration

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon is asking President Obama for a major disaster declaration for 23 counties in Missouri hit by severe storms and flooding after June 1.
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Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon is asking President Barack Obama to issue a major disaster declaration for 23 northern counties hit by severe storms and flooding along the Missouri River. He announced the request Monday.

The disaster request would cover events since June 1. If approved, it would allow government aid to flow to families and public agencies that have suffered losses. The counties included in the request are:

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President Obama
10:10 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Obama briefs press on deficit-deal

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

Thank you for joining us this morning for NPR's special live coverage of this event.

From NPR's "The Two-Way":

"Saying he is prepared 'to take significant heat' from members of his own party in order to achieve meaningful debt and deficit reduction, President Obama this morning again pushed for a big, long-term budget deal with Republicans.

And he heaped praise on House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for his efforts to strike such a grand bargain, even though the Republican leader has said that he probably can't get such a plan approved by members of his party. The president said that both he and Boehner need to convince skeptics in their parties' ranks of the need for action.

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Obama's News Conference On Debt Ceiling
10:26 am
Wed June 29, 2011

Obama's news conference on debt ceiling

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

During a press conference today, the president addressed negotiations over the federal budget deficit and debt ceiling, the economy and the military campaigns in Afghanistan and Libya.

So you can catch up or review, here's a live blog from NPR's The Two Way that breaks down the President's remarks.

President Obama
6:30 pm
Wed June 22, 2011

President Obama on Afghanistan troop drawdown

President Barack Obama.
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

This evening, at approximately 7 p.m. CT, President Obama announced a reduction in troop levels in Afghanistan.

For more, see this live blog of the speech from NPR's "The Two Way."

Join us in listening live to the speech and commentary here:

Morning round-up
9:25 am
Mon May 30, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, May 30, 2011

An American flag blows in the wind, attached to a downed limb, near a home that has been destroyed in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. A massive tornado hit the small southwestern Missouri town on May 22, 2011.
UPI/Rick Meyer

Obama Visits Joplin

Exactly a week after Joplin was hit by the deadliest tornado to strike the U.S in decades, President Barack Obama visited the Missouri city to offer hope to survivors and promises of help. Obama took to the stage during the Joplin Community Memorial Service, delivering a message of hope and support.

Along with promises to help rebuild the devastated community, Obama honored some of Joplin’s “heroes,” whom he says acted swiftly – often at the expense of their own lives – to save those around them.

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