President Obama's scheduled visit to an Atlanta-area school on Thursday came at a time when the children were vacationing, on winter break.
The White House on Sunday stepped up pressure on Republicans to adopt a short-term budget patch that would cancel the $85 billion in spending "sequesters" due on March 1, saying that government spending is still needed to prop up a stubbornly sluggish economy.
Seeking to build political pressure on Republicans, the White House on Friday laid out some of the costs of looming spending "sequesters," saying the administration would cut 70,000 youngsters from Head Start, would reduce federal loans to small businesses and slash the number of food safety inspectors on the job.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray unveiled an early childhood education center east of the Anacostia River on Thursday that serves as the keystone of his aggressive effort to stimulate the minds of children in their first years, preparing them for kindergarten and beyond.
It's not just Medicare. President Obama plans to start picking apart other sections of Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's sweeping budget proposals as he tries to paint the GOP ticket as too extreme for the nation. Next up: education.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney introduced Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, turning to the architect of a deeply conservative and intensely controversial long-term budget plan to remake Medicare and cut trillions in federal spending.
One Republican campaign ad describes the "buyer's remorse" some voters feel about President Barack Obama. Another ad features a woman saying she had supported Obama because "he spoke so beautifully," but he's failed to deliver on his promises. Still another ad woos Obama supporters with a direct but gentle prod: "It's OK to make a change."
President Obama will kick off the summer season with a series of "Women Vote 2012 Summits" in key swing states, including Colorado, Pennsylvania, Florida and Nevada. Joined by campaign officials and Hollywood stars, Mr. Obama plans to intensify the "war on women" rhetoric and advance the idea that women are best served when government plays a leading role in their lives.
Thanks to President Obama's advertising campaign, almost everybody must have heard about "Julia" by now. Her story invites a comparison with "Jane," born in 1946, long before Mr. Obama.