Author Archives: Josh Lederman

  • Fence-Jumper Makes it into the White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says a man who jumped over the White House fence made it just past the front doors before being apprehended. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says a 42-year-old man jumped the North Fence and ran toward the White House, but appeared to officers to be ...

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  • ‘The Bear is Loose’ _ Obama Goes Out and About

    WASHINGTON (AP) — "The bear is loose!" Those were President Barack Obama's words as he ditched his motorcade and left the White House on foot, favoring the fresh air in a walk toward the Interior Department. Tourists near the White House never expected to see the president ...

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  • Obama Marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Reflecting on the unique power of the office he holds, President Barack Obama on Thursday honored Lyndon B. Johnson as leader who seized the presidency's opportunity to shape the "currents of history" and fulfill America's founding promises of ...

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  • Obama Nurtures his Faith Away from the Spotlight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to his Christian faith. But away from the public eye, advisers say, the president has carefully nurtured a ...

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