August 29th, 2012
06:50 PM ET
Obama: Web freedom will be part of Democratic platform
(CNN) - This week, Republicans made a free and open Internet part of their party's 2012 platform.
On Wednesday, during a visit with some of the most ardent open-Web supporters, President Barack Obama said Democrats will do the same.
"Internet freedom is something I know you all care passionately about; I do too," Obama wrote during an AMA ("ask me anything") on social-news site Reddit. "We will fight hard to make sure that the Internet remains the open forum for everybody - from those who are expressing an idea to those to want to start a business."
Obama became the most high-profile person to host one of the site's live chats, during which well-known figures take questions live. The site's two most popular AMA's before Wednesday were astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and "Jeopardy" champ Ken Jennings.
February 18th, 2011
05:06 PM ET
Obama’s LEGO lesson
HILLSBORO, OREGON (CNN) - In an ongoing effort to push innovation, job creation, and a new relationship with the business community, President Obama toured the Intel facilities in Hillsboro, Oregon, and learned from young math and science students how his boyhood LEGO towers are a far cry from their bio-medical LEGO robots.
“I used to build some pretty mean LEGO towers when I was a kid,” the president told an audience of mostly Intel employees. “I thought I could participate, only these students used their LEGO’s to build models, to build robots that were programmable, to model brains that could repair broken bones.”
February 18th, 2011
09:34 AM ET
Obama names Otellini to advisory council
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Intel CEO Paul Otellini will be named to President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, a White House official said Friday.
President Obama named General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt as the group's chairman, and other members are expected to be named in the coming weeks.
February 17th, 2011
08:23 AM ET
POTUS schedule February 17, 2011
President Obama will meet with a bipartisan group of senators and congressmen and his Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the re-authorization of No Child Left Behind. This is a group that will be re-writing the law to make it in the White House words “more fair, flexible and focused on helping all students to graduate ready for college and careers.”
The president and his chief of staff will have a lunch with Democratic House leaders in the Oval Office. He will also sign a bill that names a courthouse under construction in Yuma, Arizona after Judge John Roll, who among the six people killed in the Arizona massacre in January where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot. Thursday evening, Obama travels to San Francisco where he'll meet with business leaders including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. White House schedule provided by the White House: FULL POST