Jan 17, 2013 The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms hasn't had a permanent director in six years. President Obama called for confirmation of his nominee as part of his gun-safety proposals.
Tracy K. Smith
Jan 17, 2013 Poet Tracy K. Smith offers her perspective on Barack Obama's campaign message of hope four years later.
Jan 16, 2013 The president called for bans on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, but also said the U.S. needs more background checks and more research on the causes of gun violence.
Jan 18, 2013 Ciara McDonald will always remember where she was during Barack Obama's inauguration -- at the hospital giving birth to her second son, Ronan.
Jan 14, 2013 President Barack Obama warned Republicans that not raising the "so-called" debt ceiling is "irresponsible" and "absurd." Wait a second... so-called?
Jan 10, 2013 In a few hours President Obama is expected to nominate White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew as the next Treasury Secretary. He brings a very different type of experience to the job than current secretary Timothy Geithner.
Jan 9, 2013 Multiple news outlets are reporting that President Obama will put forth Jack Lew as his nominee to be the next Secretary of the Treasury in an announcement tomorrow.
Jan 4, 2013 Alan Krueger, chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, weighs in on the government's December jobs report
Jan 4, 2013 The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that unemployment has stayed steady at 7.8 percent, and the economy added 155,000 jobs last month.
Jan 4, 2013 Private payroll data points to an encouraging trend in service-related jobs that are key to economic growth.