White House Budget Drives Pay for Success and Social Impact Bonds Forward
New proposals in the Obama administration’s budget will help promote an innovative method to changing the way government does business and will provide a new approach to financing social programs.
No One In Limo Going To Prom With The One They Wanted
INDEPENDENCE, MO—None of the six students in the white stretch limousine presently en route to Harry Truman High School’s senior prom are attending the event with the person they wanted to be their date, sources reported this evening.
Superstitious Baseball Player Always Steps Into Batter’s Box Before Swinging At Pitches
MILWAUKEE—While speaking to reporters prior to Saturday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun admitted he consistently follows an elaborate, superstitious routine in which he always makes sure to step ...
The U.S. economy needs more policy attention in order to reach a self-sustaining recovery.
Obama Taps Labor Expert To Head Council Of Economic Advisers
ABC News’ Mary Bruce (@marykbruce) Reports: President Obama today announced that he is nominating labor economist Alan Krueger to lead his Council of Economic Advisers, saying he expects Krueger to provide him with “unvarnished” advice on the economy. Ahead of...
Syria solution could lie in Bosnia: Column
Everyone wants Obama to 'do something,' but the U.S. first needs a thoughtful exit plan.
U.S. Lawmakers Should Sever Ties With Anti-Gay Groups
U.S. politicians that associate with anti-gay groups working abroad undermine their own country's reputation.
Congress Acts to Ease Sequestration’s Pain on Air Travelers
This week we explore sequestration’s inconvenience on the nation’s air travelers, as well as some of the other effects it is having around the country.
Statement by the President on the Occasion of Orthodox Easter
This weekend, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to members of the Orthodox Christian community here in America and around the world as they observe Holy Friday and the Feast of the Resurrection.
For millions of Orthodox Christians, this is a joyful time. But it’s also a reminder of the sacrifice Christ made so that we might have eternal life. His decision to choose love in the face of hate; hope in the face of despair is an example we should always strive to follow. But it’s especially important to remember this year, as members of the Orthodox community have been confronted with persecution and violence, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. For centuries, the region and the world has been enriched by the contributions of Orthodox communities in countries like Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. As a nation, we reaffirm our commitment to protecting universal human rights including the freedom of religion. And in this season of ho
The Presidential Planner: After The Storm, Obama Spends Day In White House Meetings
ABC News’ Mary Bruce (@marykbruce) Reports: After spending the weekend bracing for Hurricane Irene, President Obama will return to a schedule of closed-door meetings at the White House today. Obama spent the weekend meeting with his emergency response team and...
How Republicans Can Win the Future
The GOP needs its own ‘ethnography project.’
Pay-for-Success Programs Could Help OMB with Grant Guidance
The Office of Management and Budget should utilize the power of Pay for Success and Social Impact Bonds when it determines how to allocate grant money.
Guantanamo Bay exit strategy: Our view
Reduce detainee population and break the hunger strike.
Bloomberg's Nanny State Food Policy Is Out of Control
People have the right to make choices about what they eat.
FACT SHEET: United States Support for Economic Growth and Development in Central America
In his meeting with the Presidents of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, and Dominican Republic, and the Prime Minister of Belize, President Obama discussed the United States commitment to deepening economic collaboration and expanding prosperity and social inclusion in the region. The leaders also discussed citizen security cooperation and the importance of building safe communities that contribute to a favorable business and investment climate. The President emphasized the importance of promoting transparent and, accountable government institutions, and the full respect for human rights. The President joined a forum on inclusive economic growth in Central America hosted by INCAE Business School and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that was attended by more than 200 private sector and civil society leaders. The President highlighted the region’s untapped potential and the opportunity to expand prosperity through econ
Statement by the President in Honor of Cinco de Mayo
Today we honor the victory of the Mexican people in their fight for freedom at the Battle of Puebla 151 years ago. On Cinco de Mayo we celebrate the contributions and heritage of Mexican Americans and we recognize the strong cultural, familial, and economic ties that bind the United States and Mexico.
This week, I was proud to visit Mexico to reaffirm our vision for the Americas as a region of shared opportunity and prosperity. I left even more convinced that we have historic opportunities to expand trade and make our economies even more competitive, so that we continue creating good jobs in both of our countries.
In Mexico, I also emphasized the need to pass commonsense immigration reform that lives up to our tradition as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants, including generations of Mexican Americans who have enriched our country. Fixing our immigration system is one of my top legislative priorities and I am hopeful that we can make immigration reform a reali