President Barack Obama http://wwno.org en President Obama Endorses Mitch Landrieu In Mayor's Race http://wwno.org/post/president-obama-endorses-mitch-landrieu-mayors-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans Mayor Mitch </span>Landrieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is getting some high-powered backing of his re-election campaign. It comes from the White House.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Obama has stepped in to offer his support to Mayor </span>Landrieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>University of New Orleans political science professor Ed Chervenak says it’s a significant step in a mayoral race.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 51503 at http://wwno.org President Barack Obama Speaks On The Economy And The Affordable Care Act At The Port Of New Orleans http://wwno.org/post/president-barack-obama-speaks-economy-and-affordable-care-act-port-new-orleans <p>President Barack Obama visited the Port of New Orleans on Friday, Nov. 8, delivering a speech on the state of the economy and the vitality of the nation's ports, and touching on future infrastructure spending and the Affordable Care Act.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>The full text of the President's remarks, as provided by the White House Press Office:</strong></em></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:04:16 +0000 Eve Troeh & Jason Saul 47429 at http://wwno.org President Obama Visiting Port Of New Orleans http://wwno.org/post/president-obama-visiting-port-new-orleans <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Obama is heading to New Orleans this morning. He selected the port of New Orleans as the backdrop for a speech on the importance of exports. And others are hoping for moment to discuss other economic issues.</span></p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 47340 at http://wwno.org LISTEN LIVE: Obama to Announce Defense, CIA Nominees http://wwno.org/post/listen-live-obama-announce-defense-cia-nominees <p><a href="http://npr.ic.llnwd.net/stream/npr_live24?ext=.mp3">http://npr.ic.llnwd.net/stream/npr_live24?ext=.mp3</a></p><p>President Obama will make two cabinet announcements this afternoon. Sources say he will nominate former Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense and counterterrorism adviser John O. Brennan to direct the Central Intelligence Agency.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:45:10 +0000 Jason Saul 26461 at http://wwno.org Lawyer Re-Nominated for Federal Judgeship in Baton Rouge http://wwno.org/post/lawyer-re-nominated-federal-judgeship-baton-rouge <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">President Barack Obama has re-nominated Shelly Deckert Dick to fill a vacancy on the federal bench in Baton Rouge.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Dick, a Baton Rouge attorney, originally was nominated in April 2012. She is one of 33 candidates for federal judgeships who were re-nominated Thursday by Obama.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 20:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26309 at http://wwno.org Obama Could Reshape 5th Circuit http://wwno.org/post/obama-could-reshape-5th-circuit <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is widely viewed as one of the nation's most conservative federal appellate courts, but President Barack Obama could get a chance to change that perception.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 18:36:15 +0000 The Associated Press 25758 at http://wwno.org Grambling Band to March in Obama Parade http://wwno.org/post/grambling-band-march-obama-parade <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band will represent Louisiana in January at the parade honoring the inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The parade is set for Jan. 21 in Washington.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:35:53 +0000 The Associated Press 25680 at http://wwno.org LISTEN LIVE: Obama to Announce Kerry as Secretary of State Nominee http://wwno.org/post/listen-live-obama-announce-kerry-secretary-state-nominee <p><a href="http://npr.ic.llnwd.net/stream/npr_live24?ext=.mp3" style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); outline: none; font-family: monospace; line-height: 14px;" target="_blank">http://npr.ic.llnwd.net/stream/npr_live24?ext=.mp3</a></p><p><span style="font-family: monospace; line-height: 14px;">NPR News will provide live, anchored coverage of President Obama's announcement of John Kerry as his nominee to be the next Secretary of State.</span></p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:22:41 +0000 Jason Saul 25528 at http://wwno.org Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent http://wwno.org/post/aint-nothin-goin-rent <p></p><p><em>Dr. Perry shares why an agenda on job creation in education should lead Obama’s second term.</em> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 22:29:18 +0000 Andre Perry 23162 at http://wwno.org WATCH: President Obama Speaks on Preparing for Hurricane Isaac http://wwno.org/post/watch-president-obama-speaks-preparing-hurricane-isaac <p><span style="color: rgb(204, 204, 204); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(40, 40, 40); ">President Obama discusses steps FEMA and other federal and local agencies are taking to keep Gulf Coast residents safe and minimize the damage from approaching Hurricane Isaac.</span></p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=CskduIgUSHk</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:04:09 +0000 Jason Saul 18766 at http://wwno.org