44: The Obama Presidency


Dan Balz's Take



Church of the Presidents Gets Presidential Visit

For the fourth time since being elected president, President Obama and family attended church in the District on Sunday.

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 11:48 AM ET | Comments (11)

No White House Greeting for the Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama visits Washington next week, it will be the first time since 1991 that he hasn't been greeted by the sitting American president.

Posted on October 1, 2009 at 11:09 AM ET | Comments (8)

Obama To Deliver Kennedy's Eulogy

President Obama will deliver the eulogy at Kennedy's funeral.

Posted on August 27, 2009 at 11:17 AM ET | Comments (9)

Obama Wishes 'Ramadan Kareem' to Muslims

By Garance Franke-Ruta President Obama released videotaped Ramadan wishes Friday, sending "best wishes to...

Posted on August 21, 2009 at 12:16 PM ET | Comments (20)

Demonstrators Want Lemonade at Obama Beer Summit

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Representatives of Pray at the Pump (more about them shortly) and...

Posted on July 30, 2009 at 10:17 AM ET | Comments (6)

Obama to Meet with Mormon President

When President Obama meets with Mormon president Thomas S. Monson this afternoon, it's safe to say that Obama will not exactly be speaking to his base.

Posted on July 20, 2009 at 11:12 AM ET | Comments (8)

Obama to Meet With Mormon Leader

President Obama is scheduled to hold an Oval Office meeting Monday with Thomas S. Monson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Posted on July 19, 2009 at 10:34 PM ET | Comments (42)

Dobson 'Disappointed' Obama Skipped Day of Prayer Ceremony

Evangelical author and radio host James Dobson said that he is "disappointed" that for the first time in nearly two decades there was no representative from the White House during the National Day of Prayer event.

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 02:02 PM ET | Comments (39)

With Easter Approaching, Pastor Waits on Word from the White House

Despite media reports that President Obama and the first family plan to worship this Easter Sunday at his church, the pastor of the 19th Street Baptist Church is still waiting by the phone.

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 02:09 PM ET | Comments (16)

White House Faith-Based Partnerships Council Gets New Members

The White House today announced ten more members of the council that will advise the president on faith-based and other key issues, such as fatherhood and poverty.

Posted on April 6, 2009 at 04:19 PM ET | Comments (8)

Survey: Culture War Truce on the Horizon

Attitudes about hot-button issues such as abortion, legal recognition of same-sex relationships and the size of government are changing among young people.

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 05:22 PM ET | Comments (54)

Matthew 25 Network Expands Advertising

It announced that next week it will make its largest radio ad buy to date as it continues its efforts to woo Christian voter support for Barack Obama.

Posted on October 2, 2008 at 02:00 PM ET | Comments (31)

For Obama, Little Progress with Evangelicals

A new poll shows Obama doing about as well with white evangelicals as Kerry did in 2004, despite a more aggressive outreach push.

Posted on September 19, 2008 at 07:25 PM ET | Comments (58)

Bishops Use iPods to Lure Faithful Voters

In an effort to get Americans to read their voters' guide, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops announced today that they are giving away a free digital recording device to a randomly-selected person.

Posted on September 17, 2008 at 07:55 PM ET | Comments (16)

Palin Asks for Prayers That War Be "Task That Is From God"

Palin gave free-form commencement address in June to students at the Wasilla Assembly of God.

Posted on September 2, 2008 at 03:57 PM ET | Comments (69)

Evangelicals Heap Praise on Palin

The choice of Palin excites evangelicals and conservative religious leaders.

Posted on August 29, 2008 at 06:44 PM ET | Comments (82)

Young Evangelical Backs Out of Giving Convention Opening Prayer

A popular young evangelical backs out of the Democrats' Monday night program.

Posted on August 22, 2008 at 11:30 AM ET | Comments (74)

Church and Politics Now a Less Popular Mix

Voters are growing wary of the mix of faith and politics, says survey.

Posted on August 21, 2008 at 06:52 PM ET | Comments (33)

Pastor Who Opposes Abortion to Deliver DNC's Closing Prayer

Joel C. Hunter, a Florida megachurch pastor who will deliver the convention's closing prayer following Obama's speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination.

Posted on August 21, 2008 at 05:39 PM ET | Comments (31)

Rick Warren in the Spotlight

By Perry Bacon Jr. LAKE FOREST, Calif. -- It was the Rick Warren show. Referred...

Posted on August 17, 2008 at 10:37 AM ET | Comments (143)


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