President Barack Obama

Education Reform Offered to Schools That Want to Compete

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President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced a new “Race to the Top” program for schools and school districts around the country to…read more

House Arrest Causes Controversy

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The arrest of renowned African American Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates at his own home caused a swell of outrage, with President Barack Obama weighing…read more

NewsHour Interview With President Obama

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In this video, Jim Lehrer sits down with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss the administration’s efforts to push health care reform…read more

Sotomayor Senate Hearings Begin

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Federal appeals judge and U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first of several days of hearings to…read more

Obama Visits Oil-Rich Saudi Arabia

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President Barack Obama began his trip to the Middle East Wednesday with a visit to Saudi Arabia, an important oil-producing country that was also home…read more

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