Obama talks fiscal reform at town hall-style meeting
April 19th, 2011
02:45 PM ET

Obama talks fiscal reform at town hall-style meeting

By CNN's Tom Cohen

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Facing a possible future downgrade of America's credit rating, President Barack Obama on Tuesday told the first of three town hall-style meetings this week that a "big philosophical divide" exists between his approach to deficit reduction and how Republicans think.

The hour-long event at Northern Virginia Community College brought few challenging questions from a mostly student audience that cheered Obama and applauded his major policy statements.

Given such free rein, Obama delivered campaign-style messages that emphasized what he called his balanced approach to reducing federal deficits and bringing down the national debt versus a Republican proposal that the president characterized as unfair to middle-class Americans and vulnerable communities such as senior citizens.


Topics: Budget • The News • Virginia
October 29th, 2010
11:02 AM ET

President's Schedule Friday Oct 29, 2010


In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will travel to Beltsville, Maryland. The departure from the South Lawn is open press. The President will tour a local business and deliver remarks on the economy. There will be travel pool coverage of the tour and the President’s remarks. In the afternoon, the President will return to the White House. The arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

Topics: Daily Schedule • Maryland • President Obama • The Vault • Virginia
October 26th, 2010
02:10 PM ET

Obama to Stump for Perriello Friday

(CNN) – In a last-minute add to his schedule, President Obama has decided to campaign at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday for freshman Rep. Tom Perriello, one of the most vulnerable House Democrats in the nation, according to two Democratic officials.

Perriello has become a hero to some on the left for voting in favor of much of Obama's agenda – including the trifecta of the stimulus, health care reform, and cap-and-trade energy legislation – despite representing the heavily conservative Fifth Congressional District in Virginia.

Topics: President Obama • The News • Virginia
October 26th, 2010
01:21 PM ET

President Obama to Virginia

Addition to schedule

President Obama will travel to Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday, October 29, 2010, to campaign for Democratic Congressman Tom Perriello (VA-5).

Topics: President Obama • Virginia