Word On The Street: Michelle Obama Changes Focus To Higher Education
First Lady Michelle Obama is kicking off a new education initiative; her goal is to give more students than ever before the chance at higher education. But with a recent study that shows a college degree might not be worth all the cash you throw at it, we hit the streets to find out what ordinary citizens think of the new initiative.
The First Lady shared a snapshot with her girls Malia Obama and Sasha Obama visiting the Great Wall of China on Sunday. Along with the picturesque photograph, President Barack Obama's wife tweeted "Sharing a moment at the Great Wall #FLOTUSinChina."
Obama Official Says HealthCare.gov Not Tested For October 1 Volumes
The Obama administration's health insurance website, HealthCare.gov, experienced technical problems at its October 1 launch, after U.S. officials failed to test the system for the high volume of visitors who flocked to the site on its first day, a key U.S. technology official said on Wednesday.
Obama Highlights Economy with Visit to DreamWorks Studios
On the last day of his West Coast tour, President Barack Obama made a stop in sunny Glendale, California on Tuesday to visit DreamWorks Studios. Obama toured the animation studio before making a speech about the economy. He highlighted how the entertainment industry has played a vital role in creating jobs and boosting the sluggish economy. "Every time somebody buys movie tickets, DVDs or distribution rights to a film, some of that money goes back to the local economy right here," said...
President Barack Obama on Thursday directed his administration to conduct a broad review focused on infrastructure required for "transporting, transmitting, and delivering energy," the White House said. In a memo establishing the Quadrennial Energy Review, Obama said a related task force would develop recommendations and submit a report to the president every four years beginning with the first one by January 31, 2015.
First Lady Announces New School Wellness Standards (and Raps At End)
First Lady Michelle Obama discusses the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed guidelines for new school wellness policies, which would ensure that foods and beverages marketed to children in schools are consistent with the recently-released Smart Snacks in School standards.