Feb 27, 2013 22:54 EST
President Barack Obama warned the US economy would take a "big hit" and other countries would also suffer when harsh automatic spending cuts come into force within 48 hours.
Feb 27, 2013 17:08 EST
President Barack Obama will summon US congressional leaders to the White House on Friday, the day across-the-board spending cuts that may badly dent the economic recovery come into force.
Jan 27, 2013 00:01 EST
Thousands of people marched in Washington to demand stronger gun control legislation, in a solemn rally six weeks after the shock massacre of young children at a Connecticut school.
Jan 26, 2013 17:02 EST
Thousands of people marched in Washington on Saturday to demand stronger gun control legislation, in a solemn rally backed by the US Education Secretary, the city's mayor and other top officials.
Dec 18, 2012 23:33 EST
President Barack Obama backed a new bid to revive an assault weapons ban and other new gun laws, as traumatized US politicians wrestled with the aftermath of a sickening school massacre.
Dec 18, 2012 17:39 EST
US President Barack Obama backs a new bill to revive an assault weapons ban and other new gun laws, the White House said Tuesday, fleshing out his nascent response to a shocking school massacre.
Nov 08, 2012 18:09 EST
US President Barack Obama, fresh from re-election and facing a new clash with Congress, got back to work Thursday, with an important item on his to-do list -- stocking his new cabinet.
Nov 06, 2012 17:46 EST
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday burned off his election-day nerves in traditional fashion, with a game of basketball with close friends, as millions of Americans went to the polls.
Nov 06, 2012 16:35 EST
President Barack Obama said he expects to have "a good night" by the end of election day Tuesday, and congratulated his Republican rival Mitt Romney for waging a "spirited campaign."
Nov 06, 2012 15:57 EST
After a long and costly presidential campaign, President Barack Obama indulged in his favorite election-day pastime: unwinding on the basketball court.
Jun 06, 2012 20:00 EDT
Four Obama administration cabinet secretaries have voiced their support for gay marriage. Four Obama administration cabinet secretaries have voiced their support for gay marriage. Secretaries Hilda Solis at Labor, Kathleen Sebelius at Health and Human Services, John Bryson at Commerce and Timothy Geithner at Treasury have joined Shaun Donovan at Housing and Urban Development and Arne Duncan at Education in publicly endorsing gay nuptials, gay glossy The Advocate reported. ?We are proud of our president's history-making support for the right to marry regardless of sexual orientation,? Solis said in a statement commemorating LGBT Pride month, ?just as we are proud that he refuses to use taxpayer dollars to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.? A Sebelius spokesman confirmed to the magazine that she is in favor. Duncan endorsed such unions before President Barack Obama made his historic announcement. Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Duncan was asked by Mark Halperin, ?Do you believe that
May 09, 2012 15:19 EDT
Barack Obama became the first US president Wednesday to say publicly he was in favor of same-sex marriage, in a high-stakes intervention in a pre-election debate roiling American politics.
May 08, 2012 20:00 EDT
President Barack Obama is prepping for an interview with ABC which might include questions on his stance on gay marriage. President Barack Obama is prepping for an interview with ABC which might include questions on his stance on gay marriage. The New York Times reported that Obama will sit down with Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts for a wide-ranging interview at 1:30PM on Wednesday. The paper noted that the interview was hastily arranged and speculated that the issue might be broached. White House officials have been fielding a rash of question on the president's stance since Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday said he was ?comfortable? with gay and lesbian couples marrying. Biden's remarks were followed by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Monday saying he favors marriage equality. Obama's secretary of housing, Shaun Donovan, has previously stated that passage of a gay marriage law in New York made him ?proud? to be a New Yorker. Press Secretary Jay Carney has also field
May 06, 2012 20:00 EDT
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Monday publicly endorsed gay marriage. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Monday publicly endorsed gay marriage. Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Duncan was asked by Mark Halperin, ?Do you believe that same sex men and women should be able to get legally married in the United States?? After a brief pause, Duncan answered: ?Yes. I do.? (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.) Duncan is the Obama administration's second cabinet official to support marriage equality. In an interview last year with gay weekly Metro Weekly, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said that passage of a gay marriage law in New York made him proud to be a New Yorker. Duncan's remarks come a day after Vice President Joe Biden said he was ?comfortable? with gay couples marrying. Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, responded in a statement. ?Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's an
Apr 24, 2012 16:21 EDT
US President Barack Obama dashed through key states Tuesday wooing fickle youth voters, who helped put him in the White House but may not muster the enthusiasm to help send him back there.
Mar 01, 2012 13:20 EST
US President Barack Obama said Thursday that he had known about NBA star Jeremy Lin's talent long before the Asian-American's "Linsanity" phenomenon swept the sport.
Feb 27, 2012 08:54 EST
CHARDON, Ohio (Reuters) - A student gunman opened fire with a handgun in an Ohio high school cafeteria on Monday, fatally wounding one boy and injuring four other students before he was arrested after a teacher chased him from the building, police said.
Feb 15, 2012 17:46 EST
(Reuters) - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan delivered a scathing critique of teacher training colleges on Wednesday as he unveiled a $5 billion initiative to transform the teaching profession.
Feb 15, 2012 00:03 EST
(Reuters) - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will deliver a scathing critique of teacher training colleges on Wednesday as he unveils a $5 billion initiative to transform the teaching profession from top to bottom.
Feb 13, 2012 16:50 EST
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday proposed substantial new spending on education with a $69.8 billion education budget heavily focused on boosting vocational training, both at the high-school and college level.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Assumed office |
January 21, 2009
|Preceded by||Margaret Spellings|
CEO of the Chicago Public Schools
June 26, 2001 – January 21, 2009
|Appointed by||Richard Daley|
|Preceded by||Paul Vallas|
|Succeeded by||Ron Huberman|
|Born||November 6, 1964 |
|Alma mater||Harvard University (B.A.)|