In his first broadcast network interview about the Shirley Sherrod controversy, President Barack Obama says he’s called on his aides and Cabinet members to practice a more patient, deliberative style of governance so that this kind of rush-to-judgment won’t happen again. After phoning the ousted Agriculture Department official personally on Thursday and expressing his regret, […]

President Obama didn’t waste any time signing in to law legislation that extends jobless benefits to 2.5 million Americans after the House had passed the measure Thursday morning. The Senate gave the bill passage on Wednesday. The president’s signature was the official end to a long partisan battle over the bill The law extends unemployment […]

From The River Front Times Darwin Holly, a former employee of TAMKO Building Products in southern Missouri, swears he’s “not a racist” over comments he made back in May 2009. That’s when Holly grabbed a slice of watermelon at a company picnic and parked himself near a few other employees. “I’m going to sit down […]

VIDEO: Obama Unveils National HIV/AIDS Strategy

From Public confidence in President Obama has hit a new low, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. Four months before midterm elections that will define the second half of his term, nearly six in 10 voters say they lack faith in the president to make the right decisions for the country, and […]

Ripon, CA ( — Limited to only 3000 pieces worldwide, Thomas Blackshear’s figurine of Mrs. Obama is an heirloom quality work of art that can be passed down for generations. Mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins, girlfriends and co-workers, who appreciate value and true character, will want to own this significant piece of modern history. However, considering […]

Court Asked to Reinstate Drilling Ban The Obama administration asked a federal court in Louisiana to reinstate the ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, saying that the six-month ban on drilling in more than 500 feet of water, imposed in late May, was necessary to allow time to adopt stricter safety and environmental […]

This week, President Barack Obama announced plans to award nearly $2 billion for new solar plants. He argues that the investment will create thousands of jobs and improve the nation’s commitment to renewable energy. The two companies awarded funds for the projects are Abengoa Solar and Abound Solar manufacturing. The Obama Administration says the the projects […]

Nearly two years ago, the “audacity of hope” worked for presidential candidate Barack Obama. But now, it’s time for President Obama and his Democratic operatives to kick the audacity part up a few notches. That’s because the wave of hope that swept Obama into the Oval Office, the hope that led many black people to […]

WASHINGTON — After two months in which an oil gusher seemed to underscore the limits of his powers, President Obama spent the last week trying to reassert control over a triumvirate of forces that almost always test a new president’s authority: the military, the markets and the lobbyists. Mr. Obama’s much-needed victories, nearly a year […]

Washington (CNN) — A day after his disparaging comments about America’s civilian leadership surfaced and dramatically struck a nerve in the White House, the top commander in Afghanistan has stepped down. President Barack Obama accepted the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal “with considerable regret” and nominated Gen. David Petraeus, the head of the U.S. Central […]

President Obama spoke at the Town Hall Education Arts & Recreation Campus in Anacostia, Washington D.C. and had some words for fathers on Father’s Day.