Trayvon Martin protest at the White House
March 27th, 2012
02:14 PM ET

Trayvon Martin protest at the White House

About 300 supporters of Trayvon Martin marched down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House today to show their support for an investigation into the death of the Florida teen.

Many were students and faculty from the School Without Walls, a D.C. magnet high school located on the campus of George Washington University.

The marchers called for justice for Trayvon Martin, who was shot to death in February while walking unarmed through a gated community in Sanford, Florida.

President Obama was not at the White House. He is flying home from his trip to South Korea and will arrive later this evening.


Topics: White House
March 27th, 2012
08:33 AM ET

Obama clarifies open-mic comments

President Obama took the opportunity Monday (Tuesday in South Korea time) to clarify his private comments that were picked up by TV microphones earlier in the day:

So this is not a matter of hiding the ball, I'm on the record. I made a speech about to a whole bunch of Korean unversity students yesterday. I want to see us over time, gradually, systematically, reduce the reliance on nuclear weapons. And as Dimitri said the United States and Russia, because of our history and because we are nuclear superpowers have a special obligation – that doesn't make it easier, because both countries are committed to their sovereignty and their defense.

And last point I'll make: the only way I get this stuff done is if I'm consulting with the Pentagon, if I'm consulting with Congress, if I've got bipartisan support, and frankly the current environment is not conducive to those kinds of thoughtful consultations. I think the stories you guys have been writing over the last 24 hours is probably pretty good evidence of that.


Topics: President Obama
POTUS' Day Ahead: Up in the air
March 27th, 2012
08:09 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead: Up in the air

The president has already departed South Korea after a two day stay and as en route to the United States. Total trip time: 15.5 hours.

Obama is expected to return to the South lawn at 9:55 p.m. this evening.


Topics: Daily Schedule