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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Appeals Court: Obama Administration Must Release Targeted ‘Drones’ Killings Memo

A federal appeals court says President Barack Obama’s administration must publicly disclose its legal justification for using drones to kill U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas.

04/21/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: Getty Images)

Obama Announces 2-Year Extension For Canceled Health Plans

Warding off the specter of election-year health insurance cancellations, the Obama administration Wednesday announced a two-year extension for individual policies that don’t meet requirements of the new health care law.

03/05/2014

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England. (credit: Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

The Top 13 ‘Talkers’ Of 2013

Of all the stories that made headlines this year, these kept you talking for days. It was difficult to limit this list to 13, but we did our best. We hope you enjoy taking a look back of some of the events that we were glued to over the past 12 months.

12/31/2013

President Obama And Family

First Lady’s Spirited Defense Of Affordable Care Act Ignores Disastrous Rollout

She isn’t just the First Lady of the United States. She’s also a mom. And that is why Michelle Obama she is imploring parents to make sure they sign up for health insurance.

12/18/2013

President Barack Obama speaks at the White House on Nov. 14, 2013. (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News/New York Times Poll: 50 Percent Disapprove Of Obamacare

A recent poll shows more than half of Americans are not happy with the health care exchange rollout.

12/10/2013

President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt next to US First Lady Michelle Obama during the memorial service of in Johannesburg (Credit: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Takes ‘Selfie’ During Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service

President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt were snapped posing for a selfie during Mandela’s memorial.

12/10/2013

Healthcare.gov new homepage (Healthcare.gov)

White House Grants Extension For Health Care Sign-Up

Monday’s move had been expected since White House spokesman Jay Carney promised quick action last week to resolve a “disconnect” in the implementation of the law.

10/28/2013

Jeh Johnson (Defense.gov)

Obama Taps Jeh Johnson As Next Homeland Security Secretary

Johnson must be confirmed by the Senate before taking over the post most recently held by Janet Napolitano, who stepped down in August to become president of the University of California system.

10/17/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Sen. Robert Menendez Discusses His Vote For Strike On Syria

Menendez says he voted yes on a limited military strike on in Syria was to punish President Assad for the use of chemical weapons.

09/05/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Barack Obama (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office, JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Says Stop-Frisk Veto Override ‘Election Year Politicking’

During his weekly radio show, Bloomberg shared secrets of his success, discussed President Obama & tobacco legislation, and said he’s not surprised by the stop and frisk veto override.

08/23/2013

A home along the shore in the Rockaways ravaged by Superstorm Sandy - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Homeowners With Private Loans Stuck With Big Bills As Post Sandy Grace Periods Fade

Lenders initially offered a three-month grace period following the storm but that period is ending and banks are looking for their money.

04/13/2013

5 Shot Palm Gun Credit NYPD

More Than 100 Guns Taken Off Of The Street During Brooklyn Buy Back

The firearms were turned in at the Church of the Open Door; in all fifty-six revolvers, thirty-four pistols, eight rifles, one assault rifle, three shotguns, and eleven other assorted weapons were surrendered.

02/02/2013

David Birdsell, Dean of the Baruch College School of Public Affairs,  and Democratic political strategist consultant Basil Smikle on The Couch.

What’s Ahead For Obama’s Second Term?

David Birdsell, the dean of the Baruch College School of Public Affairs, as well as Democratic political strategist and adjunct professor at Columbia University Basil Smikle joined us to talk about Obama’s message for the second term.

01/21/2013

U.S. House Floor

House Passes Bill To Avert Fiscal Cliff

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the “fiscal cliff” deal already approved by the U.S. Senate, after a decision not to allow amendments that would have kicked it back to the Senate.

01/01/2013

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