Pete Souza’s voice trembled as he looked at one of the last pictures he ever took of Barack Obama.
Eric Schultz, a Washington University alumnus and senior advisor to former President Barack Obama, spoke to students about his career path as part of Meet the Leader Series sponsored by the Gephardt Institute of Civic and Community Engagement and the Career Center in McDonnell Hall Wednesday.
David Axelrod, Barack Obama’s former campaign director, spoke about his life in politics and his part in crafting Barack Obama’s iconic “Yes We Can” campaign slogan on Thursday, addressing an audience of almost 500 students at Graham Chapel.
At least President Obama has heard of Washington University. Gerald Early, the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters at Washington University, was officially sworn into the National Council on the Humanities (NCH) on Nov. 14. Early, along with the four other new additions to the council, were nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by Congress.
The Affordable Care Act isn’t turning out well. Since Oct. 1, the initial day of the ACA’s rollout, the website Healthcare.gov has been rife with technical problems, and only about 50,000 people have signed up for the exchanges (a small proportion of the number the Obama administration was hoping for).
Over the years, the federal government has created a series of entitlements that, although occasionally successful, have consistently contributed to our ever-increasing debt obligations to be repaid by future generations.
Although much has been made of the Affordable Care Act’s debut, especially the recent disappointments of HealthCare.gov, it is important to remember that the most far-reaching effects of the Affordable Care Act have been in place since its enactment in 2010.
While President Barack Obama has decided not to intervene in Syria (at least for now) following a deal brokered by Russia that would force Bashar al-Assad to turn over his country’s chemical weapons stockpiles to international monitors, reactions to the possibility of a military intervention in Syria elicited a wide array of responses and non-responses […]
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