Tag: Barack Obama

Obama, Putin take conflicting views on Syria

Obama and Putin talk in the Oval Office

President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin took center stage at the United Nations General Assembly in late September with their conflicting stances on the situation in Syria. President Obama spoke first and told other world leaders that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must step down from power. His Russian counterpart expressed the exact opposite… Read More

Papal visit comes with a high price tag

A crowd gathers to see the Pope

This weekend, Pope Francis became the fourth leader of the Catholic Church to visit the United States, making stops in Washington, D.C.; New York; and Philadelphia. Papal visits draw massive crowds which can be difficult for a city’s infrastructure and bank account to bear.   Organizations such as World Meeting of Families and the federal… Read More

President Obama hosts #AskPOTUS session, reveals musical interests

President Obama works on a laptop

Much like Reddit’s fashioned Ask Me Anything session, President Barack Obama created #AskPOTUS and hosted a Twitter Q&A session.   Users retweeted his initial tweet and attached the hashtag to questions for the Commander in Chief. Some took advantage of this personal PR moment with the president by thanking him for the enactment of the Affordable… Read More

Know Thy Selfie

While Lupita Nyong’o was certainly not the first to take a selfie, the rising actress’s starring role in the Selfie Heard ‘Round the World on Oscar night has inadvertently led us to the selfie epidemic, or “selfidemic.”   The selfidemic reached historic, Presidential proportions last week when Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, whose Nyong’o-like approval… Read More