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Obama Town Hall

Gun Supporters To Obama: Restrictions Aren't Worth It If Every Death Won't Be Prevented

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed questions from gun rights supporters at a town hall event on Thursday, disputing critics who suggest gun control law...

Obama Calls Out NRA For Skipping Town Hall On Guns

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Thursday criticized the National Rifle Association for repeatedly snubbing invitations to discuss gun policy at the White Ho...

Obama Takes Part In Town Hall On Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama is participating in a town hall on gun violence Thursday night. The town hall is being aired on CNN, but you can listen...

CNN Proposed Obama Town Hall On Gun Violence After San Bernardino Shooting

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.07.2016 | Media

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama will take questions live Thursday night from gun control advocates and opponents during a CNN town hall event, whi...

Obama Calls Out America's Dismal Voter Turnout: 'Why Are You Staying Home?'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama urged Americans frustrated with the lack of progress on immigration reform to voice their discontent at the ballot box, lamenti...

Obama Makes Curious Suggestion On Law School

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- President Barack Obama says law schools in the U.S. should cut down to two years instead of three to cut costs for students. Obam...

Obama Mastered the Town Hall a Long Time Ago

Death Race | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Last night's debate wasn't about how Obama performed on America's biggest stage; it was about how he had always performed on its smallest.

Format & Details For Tonight's "Town Hall" Debate

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

The second presidential debate takes place on Tuesday night at Hofstra University in Long Island, beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. It's the lone d...

Barack Obama Promotes Jobs Plan At LinkedIn Town Hall

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Inviting questions, President Barack Obama got one he was happy to answer. "Would you please raise my taxes?" one man a...

GOP Congressman Slams Obama Bus Tour, Wants To 'Co-Host' Town Hall Meeting With President

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

President Obama's Midwestern bus tour stopped at a county fair in northwestern Illinois Wednesday morning, and as he heads south for two town hall mee...

Obama Holds Town Hall Meetings As Bus Tour Rolls On

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

ALPHA, Ill. — Confronting the most public anxiety yet of his Midwestern tour, President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to reassure an audience in...

Obama Takes His Case To The American People At Town Hall

AP | By MARK S. SMITH | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Less than two weeks away from the deadline for an unprecedented government default, President Barack Obama sought Friday to press...

Obama To Host First Twitter Town Hall Meeting

Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology

Twitter, together with the White House, announced Thursday morning that President Obama will be hosting a town hall meeting on Twitter. The town ha...

Obama: Standardized Tests Often Punitive

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.28.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Monday that students should take fewer standardized tests and school performance should be measured in ...

Obama Puts The Spotlight On Hispanic Education With Online Town Hall

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

On the U.S. Department of Education's blog, the White House announced that President Obama will coordinate with Spanish-language media company Univisi...

MTV Asks Obama 'Town Hall' Participants For 'Light' Questions

AMERICABlog | Nick Seaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After asking what topics I was personally interested in, they asked what question I'd want to ask President Obama if I were in a room with him. I gave...

Sam Stein

Obama To Take First-Ever Presidential Question Via Skype | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Continuing his efforts to chart new territory with respect to the intersection of politics and technology, President Obama is set to take what appears...

Of Politics and Piñatas

Anthony Scaramucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anthony Scaramucci

At Obama's Town Hall meeting recently, I asked the President when he was going to "stop whacking Wall Street like a piñata?" Critics took the comment and ran with it, but they missed the point entirely.

Obama Makes Health Care Push At Nevada Town Hall

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HENDERSON, Nev. — Days before hosting an intensive health care summit with both Republicans and Democrats, President Barack Obama made a fervent...

Obama Answering Lots Of Questions, But Not From Press

The New York Times | PETER BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the last two weeks, President Obama has taken questions from unemployed workers in Ohio, students in Florida and a cancer survivor in New Hampshi...

Obama Asked Why US Doesn't Condemn Israeli Human Rights Abuses (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During President Obama's town hall this afternoon in Tampa, Florida, a young woman asked a pointed question about Israel and human rights that stirred...

Elyria, Ohio Used As Backdrop Of Obama Town Hall Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elyria, Ohio, a city with a population of 55,000 and just outside of Cleveland, was the scene of President Barack Obama's Town Hall address today abou...

Obama Asked "Why Do People Hate You?" By Fourth Grader (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a town hall meeting in New Orleans Thursday, fourth-grader Terrence Scott earnestly asked the question that has probably been on many people's mind...

Obama's China Town Hall: Handshakes And Vetted Questions

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It was a Town Hall, but this time Barack Obama was not in Iowa or New Hampshire. There were no hay bales, no bunting, and no activists with questions ...

Gov 2.0: How The Internet Is Redefining Democracy

New York TImes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

There is no turning back the clock. We now have more public opinion exerting pressure on politics than ever before. The question is how it may be chan...