President Barack Obama conducted an interview Friday with AP White House Correspondent Julie Pace that covered a wide range of topics — the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, health care, foreign affairs and the name of Washington’s professional football team.
By Steven R. Hurst
A still-popular Barack Obama took the presidential oath of office for a second term on Sunday, facing a troubled future but hoping to leave behind a battering four years at the helm of a government mired in ugly political division.
By Nedra Pickler
Four years ago, Barack Obama’s swearing-in drew a record crowd to Washington. There were 1.8 million people eager to witness history: the first U.S. black president taking the oath of office.