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  • Presidential Debate: Will You Watch?

    October 3, 2012 8:22 PM

    Will you watch one of the biggest nights in politics? President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney face off in the first presidential debate Wednesday, which airs at 8:00pm on KATC. We caught up with a wide range of voters, from those very interested in the debates to others... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Comedian: End world hunger? Sell the Vatican

    October 15, 2009 9:33 AM

    ROME (AP) - Comedian Sarah Silverman has a new proposal for ending world hunger: Sell the Vatican. In a new profanity-laced monologue making the rounds on YouTube in time for U.N. World Food Day on Friday, Silverman suggests that it's time for the pope to "move out of your house... 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 »
  • President Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

    October 9, 2009 11:08 AM

    Watch: Nobel Committee's Unanimous Decision on Obama OSLO (AP) - President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to encourage his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism.... more »
  • Rio de Janeiro To Host 2016 Summer Olympics

    October 2, 2009 2:39 PM

    UPDATE: Chicago was the first city eliminated in the competition for the 2016 games. About 10,000 people gathered in Chicago's Daley Plaza, hoping for the best.The International Olympic Committee voted between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Madrid, Spain in the final vote. Rio de Janeiro was ultimately chosen to host... 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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