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Video: Kid Calls Mom from Obama's Limo

Earlier this week, we saw President Obama soothe a crying baby after the first lady had no such luck. Mr. Prez shows his soft side for kids once again when he advises this young boy to call his mom -- and leave a voicemail when she doesn't pick up. W...Looks like the president is targeting a new age group: kids!

Obama Ponders Life as Father of Teenage Daughter

Malia Obama will turn 13 next month. Credit: Pool, Getty Images
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama concedes he's nervous about his daughter Malia turning 13 next month, but says "I'm not anticipating complete mayhem."
In an AB...
President Barack Obamas concedes he's nervous about his daughter Malia turning 13 next month, but says "I'm not anticipating complete mayhem."

Obama Hosts Military Dads, Kids at White House

President Barack Obama hosts military fathers and children for a screening of Cars 2 in advance of Father's Day. Credit: Pool, Getty Images WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is observing Father's Day a bit ahead of schedule, hos...The President observed Father's Day a few days early, hosting military fathers and their children for a movie night.

Government Offers $500M in State Grants for Preschool

Obama plans to hand out $500 million in education grants to preschools. Credit: Steve Pope, AP WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration plans to hand out $500 million in education grants aimed at helping young children, in the third ...The Obama administration plans to hand out $500 million in education grants aimed at helping young children.

Did You Like What President Obama Said About Education?

Credit: Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty Images We've been talking a lot about education on the Chatterbox recently. Perhaps President Obama is a fan, since he talked quite a bit about education in last night's State of the Union Address. ...
He emphasized the importance of parents in the educational process, saying that "It's family that first instills the love of learning in a child. Only parents can make sure the TV is turned off and homework gets done."

Will You Watch Obama's State of the Union Speech With Your Kids?

Are you going to watch the State of the Union? Credit: Barbara Walton, AP
President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union Speech tonight at 9 pm EST. I was wondering: Will you watch it with your kids?
I don't remember wat...
I don't remember watching the State of the Union address when I was young. Then again, politics wasn't as volatile back then.

Obama Gives National Support to Working Moms Who Breast-Feed

Obama is calling for appopriate accommodations for breast-feeding moms to pump at the office. Credit: Getty It's not easy being a working mom who wants to breast-feed and transition back into the workplace. Office spaces rarely are con...Obama asked the federal government to establish new guidelines for all federal employees, no matter their status.

Calls for Longer School Years Face Budget Reality

President Barack Obama shakes hands with students after delivering remarks at his second annual back-to-school speech on Sept. 14, 2010. Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP
NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama's call for a longer school day an...
Such a change could cost cash-strapped state governments and local school districts billions of dollars.

College Students of Illegal Immigrants Face Arrest, Deportation

Eric Balderas is no longer facing deportation to Mexico after being detained by immigration authorities at a Texas airport. Credit: Josh Reynolds, AP
Imagine being an honor student looking forward to your first year at Princeton. Your parents ...

Graduation Ceremony Etiquette Tip No. 1: Don't Sleep During President Obama's Speech

Maybe he stayed up really late the night before in anticipation of the day's events. Or perhaps he just finds politics a bore. But the poor kid caught yawning, fidgeting and, finally, sleeping, during a recent graduation speech by President Bar...

Obama Signs Law Finalizing Health Care, Student Loan Redo

WASHINGTON (AP) - Finalizing two major pieces of his agenda, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sealed his health care overhaul and made the government the primary lender to students by cutting banks out of the process. Both domestic priorities c...

Sarah Palin the Hero In New Children's Book

"Help! Mom! Radicals Are Ruining My Country!" Credit: Courtesy Katharine DeBrecht
A character named "Governor Sarah" helps two little boys fight for their swing-set business despite a scheming president named "Marxus" out to destroy them with hig...

First Lady Gets Sweaty for Healthy Kids Fair; We Likey

First lady Michelle Obama hosted the Healthy Kids Fair at the White House yesterday to promote good eating habits and exercise among children.
Obama took part in the day's activities by showing off her athletic prowess in a round of Double Du...

White House Annoyed by School Lunch Campaign

Did this public service announcement cross the line? Credit: Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine
When it comes to the First Daughters, everything is off-limits. Even if it's for a good cause. White House officials are annoyed by a...

Obama Baby Boom Didn't Deliver

A predicted Obama baby boom is turning out to be a bust. Credit: Getty Images
What were you doing on election night? President Barack Obama probably expected that he'd have to deliver on issues like health care, the economy and foreign r...

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