(CNN) – The National Football League announced Tuesday it will move its season-opening game in September in order to avoid a conflict with President Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Obama is scheduled to make his speech at the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday, September 6, the same night the NFL was originally set to hold its kickoff game.
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's overall approval rating remains in the mid-40s, where it has been since July, and he continues to receive much higher marks for foreign policy than for domestic issues, according to a new national survey out one year before he is up for re-election.
A CNN/ORC International Poll released Tuesday indicates that 52% of all Americans approve of how the president is handling the situation in Iraq, an indication that Americans tend to favor Obama's decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from that country by year's end. Forty-eight percent of those questioned approve of how he is handling the war in Afghanistan. By contrast, only 35% have a positive view of his economic track record, and just 38% approve of how he is handling health care policy.
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It all adds up to an overall 46% approval rating for the president, with 52% saying they disapprove of how Obama is handling his job in the White House.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama's overall approval rating has dropped below 50 percent as a growing number of Americans worry that the U.S. is likely to slip into another Great Depression within the next 12 months, according to a new national poll. (read more here)
(CNN) – Three days after hosting Chinese President Hu Jintao in talks defined largely by economic issues, President Obama championed plans to make America more competitive during his weekly radio address Saturday.
White House aides have said increasing American competitiveness will be a theme of the president's State of the Union speech to Congress on Tuesday.
(CNN) – The president may have kicked his smoking habit once and for all. It has been about nine months since the president's last cigarette, according to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Gibbs said he still chews Nicorette, but that the president used "stubborn willpower" to stop.
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