Comedian-in-Chief Barack Obama was the star attraction at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this past Saturday at the Washington Hilton in DC. The dinner is a high-profile annual ritual that attracts not only the press but politicians, government officials, business leaders and an increasing number of celebrities. The 2013 event on April 27th was no exception, with power players from many fields mingling and sparkling from the red carpet into the ballroom. The evening’s agenda featured scholarship recipients, comedian Conan O’Brien and President Obama himself cracking jokes. (more…)
Authorities are investigating a letter addressed to President Barack Obama after the contents tested positive for ricin. The FBI said the envelope was received at a mail screening facility outside the White House and was immediately quarantined. Today’s graphic has everything you need to know about the deadly poision ricin.
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The “fiscal cliff” of steep government spending cuts and tax rises set to be implemented under existing law in early 2013 may cut the federal budget deficit, but economists warn it also could bring the economy back into recession. Today’s graphic shows the projected debt and reduction in budget deficit that will occur if the fiscal cliff is not avoided.
Michael Lewis on his exclusive with President Barack Obama in Vanity Fair. Lewis tells Impact Players host Robert Wolf what makes Obama tick and how Goldman Sachs played a role in Europe’s financial crisis. The author of “Moneyball” and “Boomerang” also says the thought of a CEO being president would be disastrous.
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Democratic leaders including Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Obama economic advisor Austan Goolsbee tell Robert Wolf that the economy has made significant progress since President Obama took office. In a Google+ Hangout, the two and other party officials also talk healthcare and women’s issues with the Reuters TV Impact Players host.
Today’s photo shows an activist carrying a sign during a protest march in a downpour at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Florida. You can follow everything happening at the RNC with the Reuters live blog or at the election landing page.