Holly Bailey

What Will Obama Say Tonight?

In a few hours, President Obama goes before reporters in what will be his fourth primetime news conference. We're told that Obama—not unlike his other pressers—will make a roughly 10-minute statement before taking questions from the media.

Obama: I Love My Dad Jeans

Yesterday afternoon, Barack Obama sat down with The Today Show's Meredith Vieira, who promptly asked about the most pressing issue facing this young president: What was up with those jeans he wore to the All-Star Game last week?

Obama, McCain and Bush 41 Honor Cronkite

Our in-box quickly filled up last night upon word of legendary journalist Walter Cronkite's death. Sen. John McCain, who made his first post-POW years visit to Vietnam with Cronkite, called him the most "influential newsman of our time." "I will never forget our memorable visit together to Hanoi," McCain said.

Obama Turns Up the Heat on Health Care Reform, But Is It Too Late?

In a last-minute event at the White House this afternoon, President Obama insisted that "now is not the time to slow down" the push for health care reform. "Now is certainly not the time to lose heart," Obama said. "Make no mistake, if we step back from this challenge, at this moment, we are consigning our children to a future of skyrocketing premiums and crushing deficits.

Obama Condemns Jakarta Bombings

President Obama just released a statement on the bombings in Jakarta, Indonesia overnight. Suicide bombers almost simultaneously struck two luxury hotels—the Ritz Carlton and the Marriott—killing at least eight people and injuring more than 50.

Leahy's Other Role: Batman Aficionado

For the past two days, we've been watching Patrick Leahy run the show at Sonia Sotomayor's Senate confirmation hearing. He's the gruff-talking Democratic chairman of the Judiciary Committee, the guy who keeps close watch on the clock to make sure senators aren't going over their allotted time for questioning and so on.

Photo Blog: Obama in Ghana

President Obama is back at the White House today, having wrapped up a week-long trip to Russia, Italy and Ghana. Your Gaggler was in the press pool on Saturday, which means there wasn't much opportunity to blog.

Why Obama Chose Ghana

President Obama has arrived in Ghana, the final stop of his week-long three country trip abroad. Air Force One touched down in Accra just before midnight local time.

Lula Zings Obama on Soccer

Ouch. At day two of the G-8 summit this morning, President Obama met with Brazilian President Lula da Silva, who couldn't resist getting a dig in about his country's recent victory over the U.S. national soccer team.