Obama Breaks Ground on Presidential Library
Former President Obama has begun work constructing his Presidential Library.
6 Oct
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Obama Breaks Ground on Presidential Library »

Last week, former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama broke ground on the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. The Obamas Read more…

Obama Endorses Clinton
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally in Long Beach, California.
15 Jun
2016
Written by Lia Eastep

Obama Endorses Clinton »

After maintaining a neutral stance during the primary race, President Obama has officially put his support behind Hillary Clinton. This week, Election Central Read more…

A New Supreme Court Opening
Interior of the United States Supreme Court; Credit: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
27 Feb
2016
Written by Lia Eastep

A New Supreme Court Opening »

Back in the summer, shortly following the landmark Supreme Court Ruling on marriage equality, btw explained how the Court goes about Read more…

President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address
President Obama works on the State of the Union address with Director of Speechwriting Cody Keenan and Ben Rhodes,
22 Jan
2016
Written by David Martin

President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address »

On January 12, President Obama delivered his eighth and final State of the Union. In it, he laid out four big questions that Read more…

The President and Congress to Work Together?
Photo: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
8 Dec
2014
Written by Lia Eastep

The President and Congress to Work Together? »

Now that Congress is back in session for its last work days of the year, many Americans are speculating on what might be Read more…

Facing the Fiscal Cliff
McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc./Jill Braaten, photographer
18 Nov
2012
Written by David Martin

Facing the Fiscal Cliff »

Now that President Obama has secured a second term, he is busy facing an immense challenge known as “the fiscal cliff.” In short, the president and Congress have less than two months to work together to curb the United States government debt that currently equals $16 trillion. When officials and lawmakers bring up the "fiscal [...]
Four More Years – Obama Wins Election
Credit: AP Photo/Jerome Delay
11 Nov
2012
Written by Lia Eastep

Four More Years – Obama Wins Election »

After a grueling and costly campaign season, President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term, defeating his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. While Read more…

Classroom Connection: Campaign Volunteering
Credit: McGraw-Hill Companies
8 Nov
2012
Written by David Martin

Classroom Connection: Campaign Volunteering »

Election Central’s Classroom Connection asks two AP Government classes at Worthington Kilbourne High School in Worthington, Ohio Read more…

America Votes: Election 2012 First Results
CREDIT: The White House Photo Office/Pete Souza
7 Nov
2012
Written by David Martin

America Votes: Election 2012 First Results »

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As the sun went down on Election Day in 2012, voting polls began to close on the east coast. Thanks to strong Republican Read more…

Election Day Results in Republican Gains
CREDIT: The White House Photo Office/Pete Souza
3 Nov
2012
Written by Lia Eastep

Election Day Results in Republican Gains »

After polls closed around the country on November 2nd, a shift in the balance of power occurred. Some races are still being tallied, Read more…

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