Obama Sits Out Campaigning As Fill-Ins Stump For...10/22/14
With President Obama's popularity suffering, other big-name Democrats are trying to give candidates a boost. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Don Gonyea about what they're telling voters.
Partisan Divide Over Voting Rights Has Intensified In Obama Era
Since his early days in politics, President Obama has championed the cause of expanding access to the ballot box. But that cause is facing growing resistance, in the guise of preventing "voter fraud."
Obama Has To Balance His Base Without Hurting Dems In Red States
If Democrats have a chance of hanging onto Senate seats in southern states, they need to do well with African American voters. But for President Obama, that creates a difficult balance between turning out the base and energizing GOP voters who don't...
Obama meets with top health, security aides on Ebola after second U.S....
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSBefore Ebola, Ellis Island’s terrifying medical inspections Second Texas hospital worker tests positive for Ebola, flew on airplane These six diseases should worry you more than Ebola JUDY WOODRUFF: The...
Barack Obama: Liberal Success After All?
Nobel Prize winner and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has been knocking Barack Obama since the campaign of 2008. Now, Krugman?s written at length to call him ?one of the most consequential? and even ?successful presidents in American history.?
Krugman: Obama More Transformative Than Clinton, Reagan
Robert Siegel talks with economist Paul Krugman about his Rolling Stone feature, "In Defense of Obama." He says Obama is one of the most consequential and successful presidents in American history.
Obama Proposal Could Extend Overtime Benefits To More Workers
Two-thirds of salaried workers used to get overtime automatically when they worked more than 40 hours a week, but thanks to a George W. Bush-era decision, only about 1 in 10 qualify today.
Could Losing the Senate Benefit President Obama?
WSJ This Morning's Gordon Deal talks to Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib about whether losing the Senate could be good for President Obama.
Obama Plays Off Positive Jobs Report But Voters May Not Buy It
The White House says the new jobs numbers are evidence its policies are working. It's a message President Obama is taking on the road, but it's unclear if it will move voters in the midterm elections.
Obama's Approval Rating Dragged Down By Economic Disconnect
President Obama gets low marks for his handling of the economy — and that creates an opening for Republicans heading into next month's midterm elections.
Obama Sidesteps Midterm Campaigning As Approval Ratings Slump
The president's job approval rating is somewhere in the low 40s. That means there are a lot of places where his presence would hurt more than it helps.
Details Emerge Of Security Breach During Obama's CDC Visit
On Tuesday, The Washington Times reported that a security contractor with a gun and prior assault convictions was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a trip to Atlanta.
Obama Gets A Political Boost From ISIS Strikes
President Obama's approval rating ticked up slightly after launching air strikes in Iraq and Syria. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Mara Liasson about what this could mean for the midterm elections.
The Uncertain Nature Of Obama's Arab Coalition
A coalition of Arab countries has joined in the U.S. fight against the Islamic State. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera about how effective the coalition can be.
Some Democrats At Odds Over Obama's Claim To Airstrike Authority
President Obama did not seek permission from Congress to launch airstrikes last week. Legal experts and some lawmakers question how valid his claims for action are.
Is Obama's War-Powers Shift Hypocrisy, Or Inevitable For A President?
Despite his liberal bona fides and campaign objections, President Obama's foreign policy decisions look very much like those of his predecessors.
Obama Administration Eager To Find Holder's Successor
What does Eric Holder's departure as Attorney General mean for the Justice Department and the issues it contends with — from civil rights to terrorism?
Obama At U.N.: Ebola A 'Growing Threat' To Regional, Global Security
President Obama addressed a UN meeting on Ebola and urged other nations to join in the effort to fight the crisis.
Obama challenges Arab and Muslim states to fight violent extremism in...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The U.S. military and Arab allies struck at Islamic State targets once again late this evening with a new wave of airstrikes. That came hours after President Obama addressed the United Nations General...
At U.N., Obama Vows To Dismantle Islamic State
At the United Nations, President Obama made the case for American intervention in the Mideast to counter ISIS, but called for an international response against that threat and others.
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