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2009-09-15 13:25:00

Barack Obama has agreed to be the first sitting U.S. president to appear on Late Show with David Letterman, CBS announced Tuesday. Obama is scheduled to appear on next Monday's edition of the television chat show. He is to be the sole guest on the broadcast, CBS said. This will be Obama's first visit back to the show since his election last Nopvember. He previously appeared on Letterman five times. His last show was Sept. 10, 2008 during the height of his 2008 presidential election campaign.

2009-08-12 07:15:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new e-book examines Barack Obama's online campaign for President in unprecedented detail, providing a definitive overview for journalists and political junkies while also giving political professionals a blueprint for future online campaigns. The 49-page "Learning From Obama: Lessons for Online Communicators in 2009 and Beyond" covers the Obama campaign's Internet outreach, mobilization and fundraising at length, with an emphasis on how his...

2009-03-30 04:26:00

WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With the economy leading all headlines, and a never-ending stream of opinion polls flowing daily, The O'Leary Report, in conjunction with Zogby International, conducted the first comprehensive survey of America's business leaders to see what they think of Obama's policies to date. The survey found that a clear majority of business leaders staunchly oppose the President's actions over the past two months. Below are some of the poll's results. This was...

2009-03-27 07:00:00

President Barack Obama held a precedent-setting virtual town hall meeting at the White House on Thursday, responding to questions sent in by online readers and White House attendees on a wide variety of topics from universal health care to jobs, education, the auto industry, and the legalization of marijuana.  "When I was running for President, I promised to open up the White House to the American people. And this event, which is being streamed live over the Internet, marks an...

2009-02-14 13:00:20

Barack Obama license plates are now available to Illinois residents who can't get enough of the new U.S. president, state officials say. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White Friday unveiled an Illinois Salutes Barack Obama temporary license plate, which he said can be purchased for $50 and be used for 60 days beginning Tuesday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. White said the proceeds from the Obama license plate, which feature the president smiling, will benefit Illinois libraries, the...

2009-01-12 16:08:06

U.S. healthcare analysts say President-elect Barack Obama's plan to make medical records standardized and electronic faces big obstacles. Obama wants to computerize all health records within five years to improve people's quality of care and ultimately lower healthcare costs. Currently, however, just 8 percent of the country's 5,000 hospitals and 17 percent of its 800,000 doctors use the kind of record-keeping system Obama envisions for the nation, CNN reported Monday. To make the plan work,...

2008-12-01 10:20:00

As Sen. Clinton Accepts Secretary Of State Position, It Is Worth Noting The Many Disagreements She And Obama Have On Critical Foreign Policy Issues WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by the Republican National Committee: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/RNCLOGO) Clinton And Obama Attacked One Another On Their Foreign Policy Experience: Clinton: "There's a big difference between delivering a speech at an anti-war rally...

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