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  • National Urban League brings 2012 convention to NO

    December 3, 2010 9:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - National Urban League president Marc Morial says the group will hold its 2012 national conference in his hometown. Morial, a former mayor of New Orleans, says he expects the event to attract more than 10,000 visitors and have an economic impact of about $10 million. This... more »
  • For Obama, election politics no laughing matter

    October 27, 2010 9:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama apparently thinks politics is no laughing matter, even when he's staring down a comedian. Obama barely cracked any jokes during an appearance Wednesday on "The Daily Show" despite host Jon Stewart's attempts to draw out the president's humorous side with a few of his... more »
  • Government Response to Crude Disaster: Local Reactions

    May 28, 2010 6:41 PM

    President Obama inspected Fouchon Beach Friday, which is threatened by the Gulf oil spill. The President also got a briefing at a Coast Guard station and a meeting with Governors and other officials. While President Obama toured Louisiana's coast residents inland are voicing their opinions about the government's response... more »
  • Obama & Mexico's Caleron: Comprehensive Immigration

    May 18, 2010 3:14 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - With the immigration debate raging in both their countries, President Barack Obama and Mexico's Felipe Calderon will reaffirm their commitment to comprehensive immigration reform during the Mexican leader's state visit here Wednesday. While immigration has long been a source of tension between the U.S. and Mexico, the... more »
  • President Obama launches "Educate to Innovate"

    November 24, 2009 10:20 AM

    PRESIDENT OBAMA LAUNCHES "EDUCATE TO INNOVATE" CAMPAIGN FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH (STEM) EDUCATION Nationwide effort includes over $260 million in public-private investments to move American students to the top of the pack in science and math achievement over the next decade President Obama today... more »
  • President Obama defends internet freedom

    November 16, 2009 8:22 AM

    SHANGHAI (AP) - President Barack Obama is promoting the idea of Internet freedom to people in China - a land where such freedom is uncommon. The president told a group of Chinese students that unrestricted Internet access in the United States is a source of strength. He also says it... more »
  • President Obama will make 2 stops in NO Thursday

    October 12, 2009 8:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Obama will make two stops during his visit to New Orleans on Thursday. The White House announced Sunday night the president's first stop will be Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in the Lower 9th Ward. The president will hold a town hall meeting at... more »
  • Vitter Urges President to Open More Areas to Drilling

    September 22, 2009 8:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter is urging the Obama administration not to delay opening up more offshore areas to oil and natural gas drilling. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is reviewing a sweeping blueprint for expanded offshore drilling proposed in the final days of the Bush administration. He... more »
  • White House Releases Transcripts of Obama's Speech

    September 8, 2009 2:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - In a speech that drew fire even before he delivered it, President Barack Obama will tell the nation's schoolchildren he "expects great things from each of you." The White House posted Obama's remarks, scheduled for Tuesday, in advance on its Website at midday Monday. Obama's planned... more »

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