September 24th, 2012
03:11 PM ET
When you’re President of the United States your autograph can turn up anywhere.
Even on Mars.
Recently the camera attached to the Mars rover Curiosity, usually tasked with taking photos of dirt and rocks, sent back a shot of President Obama’s signature. The signature was at the top of an anodized aluminum plaque bolted to the most recent Mars rover Curiosity. Other signatures also on the plaque, Vice President Joe Biden and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.
Similar plaques with signatures of U.S. officials were attached to the lander platforms for NASA’s Spirit and Opportunity rovers.
September 24th, 2012
08:30 AM ET
President Obama will head to New York city after lunch today for the annual United Nations General Assembly. While there this afternoon he and his wife will tape an appearance on "The View". Tomorrow Obama will have two major speeches, one to the U.N. and one to the Clinton Global initiative.
full schedule after the jump
September 22nd, 2012
04:35 PM ET
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (CNN) – His campaign thought Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes were in the bag long ago, but President Obama's trip here Saturday is the latest indicator that both sides believe the Badger State has become a toss-up.
The president touches down in the state Saturday for the first time in more than 200 days, set to attend two fund-raisers that will net his campaign more than $600,000 as well as an evening rally at a large amphitheater on the banks of Lake Michigan.
September 21st, 2012
08:47 AM ET
President Obama is back on the campaign trail Friday - though this time he's staying close to home. The president will take the short helicopter ride south to Woodbridge, Virginia later Friday morning to hold a rally in the the battleground state recent polls show he has built a small advantage. WHile in Virginia, he will also adress an AARP conference via video. The president returns to the White House Friday afternoon.
September 20th, 2012
08:51 PM ET
Miami, FL (CNN) - President Barack Obama flew to Miami on Thursday to try to shore up Latino support in a town hall forum broadcast by the Spanish language network Univision.
Before an audience of 700 Spanish speakers – half college students - at the “Meet the Candidates” forum, Obama defended his record on immigration and tried to explain why his administration did not fulfill a 2008 campaign promise to tackle comprehensive reform in his first year in office.
“When we talked about immigration reform in the first year, that was before the economy was on the verge of collapse … the stock market was collapsing. And so my first priority, was making sure we prevented us from going into a great depression.”
Univision host Jorge Ramos pressed Obama on his pledge, saying “a promise is a promise.” FULL POST
September 20th, 2012
07:49 AM ET
President Obama is back on the campaign trail Thursday, planning to make two stops in the battleground state of Florida. In the early afternoon, the president will participate in a Univision town hall - the same forum Mitt Romney attended Wednesday. Then in the evening, Obama will head just north to Tampa for a high-dollar closed-door fundraiser. That confab - which costs donors upwards of $40,000 a person to attend - is the second major fundraiser for the president this week to be held behind closed doors.
Obama's full schedule:
September 19th, 2012
07:46 AM ET
President Obama takes a break from the campaign trail Wednesday to attend to some official business: receiving the credentials of foreign ambassadors recently posted to Washington. Those who will attend the Oval Office ceremony include:
Also on the president's schedule are meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
September 18th, 2012
02:07 PM ET
WHITE HOUSE (CNN) – President Obama welcomed WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx to the White House to celebrate their championship season.
The Lynx started the 2011 season being one of the worst team in the WNBA but they went on to win the title by beating the Atlanta Dream last October.
“This team has come a long way to get here. Just two years ago, the Lynx had the worst record in the WNBA. I’m just saying. But they didn’t let it get them down. They got to work,” the president said.
Among the players present at the East Room ceremony were rookie star Maya Moore, veterans Rebekkah Brunson and Lindsay Whalen. Seimone Augustus, the Finals MVP after averaging nearly 25 points a game, presented President Obama with a Lynx jersey with his name on it.
The president told the team that he admired the team for all their accomplishments but mainly for being good role models for his daughters.
“You don’t see them on Sports Center doing stupid stuff. They play the game the right way. They compete fiercely, but they’re good, great sportswomen,” Obama said. “And so they’re just wonderful examples for my daughters and my niece, and for so many parents I think we all feel really, really great about what the WNBA has accomplished, but what this team in particular has accomplished.”
September 18th, 2012
07:51 AM ET
A busy Tuesday as President Obama welcomes the WNBA champs at the White House this morning. Then he turns to campaign mode as he heads to New York City to tape "Letterman" then hits two fundraisers including one hosted by singer and celebrity Beyoncé Knowles at husband and rapper Jay-Z's club "40/40".
10:15AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing/ Oval Office/ Closed Press
1:10PM THE PRESIDENT welcomes WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx to the White House / East Room/ Open Press
2:00PM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews/ South Lawn/ Open Press
2:15PM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route New York City/ Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage
3:10PM THE PRESIDENT arrives New York City / John F. Kennedy International Airport / Open Press FULL POST
September 17th, 2012
02:32 PM ET
Cincinnati, OH (CNN) – The presidential campaign took on an international tone on Monday with both sides criticizing the other’s record on trade relations with China.
Just hours after the Romney campaign released a new ad promising to “crack down on cheaters like China,” President Obama announced at an outdoor rally here that his administration is launching a new enforcement action against China with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for providing illegal subsidies on automotive exports.