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Obama Recovers From Gaffe By Singing 'Movin' On Up'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama committed a pretty big gaffe while walking around New Orleans on Thursday. Obama, who was in town to commemorate the 10th anniv...

Obama Lauds New Orleans' Progress Since Katrina, Says There's More To Be Done

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday heralded the progress New Orleans has made rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina battered the ...

Obama Will Travel To New Orleans To Commemorate Hurricane Katrina Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama will travel to New Orleans on Aug. 27 to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Obama will meet with New Orl...

Fired Up, Ready to Eat: Obama in New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

President Barack Obama spoke to donors this week at the House of Blues in New Orleans, complete with the call and response I remember from the last presidential election.

PHOTOS: The Obamas' Unscheduled Po' Boy Lunch Stop At New Orleans' Parkway Bakery And Tavern

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Obamas arrived in New Orleans from Martha's Vineyard yesterday morning so the president could mark the 5-year anniversary of the flooding of the c...

What Obama Should Say in New Orleans This Weekend

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

Since Obama's got a big Iraq speech coming up, I've taken the initiative to write a short version of the speech I hope he delivers to New Orleans and the nation.

Obama New Orleans Visit: Post-Katrina Survey

McClatchy | Margaret Talev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When President Barack Obama visits New Orleans next week to survey how its recovery is going four years after Hurricane Katrina, he'll have a lot to t...

New Orleans: What's Been Done, What's on the To-Do List

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

In New Orleans, there have been notable steps forward in arts, education and entrepreneurship since Katrina. The bad news is that the "temporary" pumps installed for future floods do not, and cannot work.

Why Obama Needs to Weigh In With the Corps of Engineers

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

Republicans defended Bush and blamed state and local officials when the Army Corps of Engineers was found culpable for the flooding of New Orleans. Now Democrats are doing the same thing.

Obama In New Orleans: Rebuilding Still In Progress

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

President Obama visited New Orleans Thursday morning for the first time in his presidency. His appearance focuses attention on a city that's still reb...

Jindal Booed Loudly At Obama Town Hall (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When President Obama mentioned Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal at his New Orleans town hall Thursday, the name was met with a resounding chorus of boos. ...

Obama's Plate is Not Too Full After All

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

I found Obama's Olympics lobbying to be the ultimate rebuke to the people of New Orleans regarding his torpor when it comes to remedying the aftermath of the failure of the federal levees four years ago.

Four Years Later, Let's End the Human Rights Crisis in KatrinaRitaVille

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

The federal government still has a long fight ahead to make good on promises to rebuild a stronger, safer and more equitable Gulf Coast.

Playing the Inside Game -- A Cautionary Tale

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

New Orleans is watching a second consecutive president trash his promises to "rebuild it better." Obama won't even do the obligatory photo-op in the city on Saturday's anniversary. It's more of the same.

The First 100 Days in New Orleans

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

What has Barack Obama meant to the city almost destroyed by federal malfeasance in 2005? The best, and the worst, one can say is that he's lived up to his campaign promises.

How to Come Down From Euphoria

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

President-Elect Obama is clearly a very smart guy and a very good politician. Unlike the last Dem with those credentials, he's also exceedingly disciplined. Those qualities will come up against a couple of very major problems.

Sam Stein

How McCain's Katrina Record Undermines Criticism Of Obama On Iraq | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign has done its best this week to get the media world to focus on the lapse in time since Sen. Barack Obama last visited Iraq. Two ye...