Obama talking a lot about climate change here. Probably to offset concern that he will approve Keystone pipeline
Obama says his wife Michelle, after a campaign trip in rural Iowa, told him she could understand why people in rural areas would want guns
Obama: I don’t believe that weapons designed for theaters of war have a place in movie theaters. (Loud applause for that.)
Obama asks: if you were selling a gun, wouldn’t you want to know who’s buying it? Only scattered applause for that one.
DENVER (Reuters) – Stricter gun laws passed by Colorado’s state government show it is possible to require background checks for all gun buyers without infringing on gun ownership rights, President Barack Obama will argue in a speech in the state on Wednesday.
Obama is trying to shore up flagging support in Congress for gun-control legislation, speaking on the topic at events in Colorado on Wednesday and next week in Connecticut, two states that have worked on tougher gun laws in the wake of shocking mass shootings.
Af1 is wheels up
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House unveiled details on Tuesday of a new initiative to study the human brain with the goal of creating effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders.
Called the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, the program aims to help researchers see how brain cells and neural circuits interact through technology that produces “dynamic pictures” of the brain.
WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama
announced on Monday he had chosen White House economic adviser
Brian Deese to be deputy director of the Office of Management
and Budget, confirming a Reuters report.
Deese, now deputy director of the White House’s National
Economic Council, would join Sylvia Mathews Burwell, a former
Clinton administration official who later became president of
the Walmart Foundation, whom Obama tapped to be director of OMB.