RSS Feed

For Cartoonists Who Cover Obama: Four More Ears

Four years ago, when the nation's first African-American president was inaugurated, even conservative editorial cartoonists marked the moment with reverence. Now, not so much. Political cartoonists Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune and Matt Wuerker of Politico weigh in on the evolution of a president's image.

Congressional Showdown Over Debt Limit Could Happen Later Than Expected

As they broke from a three-day retreat in Williamsburg, Va., House leaders offered President Obama and the Senate a temporary three month increase of the debt ceiling. David Welna talks to Robert Siegel about the proposal.

Obama's First Oath Of Office Remembered As Less Than Smooth

At Monday's inauguration, it may be assumed that President Obama is taking the oath of office for the second time. But it will actually be the fourth. Nina Totenberg talks to Robert Siegel.

Obama's Campaign-Turned-Advocacy Group Raises Questions About Money

The Obama campaign, with its blockbuster fundraising lists, is being converted into a 501c4 advocacy group. In a video this morning, First Lady Michelle Obama announced that Obama For America, the juggernaut campaign committee, is becoming Organizing For Action. The move raises controversial issues about the political uses of a tax-exempt group.

Speechwriters: After Bland First Inaugural, Second Is Tougher For Obama

Writers for past presidents say President Obama must be visionary and inclusive but also realistic in his second inaugural address. And many of the usual speechwriting crutches are off-limits: no jokes, no statistics and no funny quotes.