Barack Obama

The Morning Buzz | Mathematicians Take Top Spot in Jobs Ranking

[04.16.2014]

In today’s Buzz, President Obama meets with religious leaders to discuss immigration, Republican advantage in midterm elections, the high cost of rent in cities across the U.S., a pot-dispensing vending machine, mathematicians on top in jobs ranking.

Morning Buzz | Newest Lobby on Capitol Hill? Vegetarians.

[03.27.2014]

Today’s Buzz explores a new suit seeking to overturn Puerto Rico’s same-sex marriage ban, Obamacare enrollment extension, scholars studying pornography, vegetarianism on Capitol Hill, and PRRI’s Graphic of the Week exploring Catholicism in America — A Tale of Two Churches.

Morning Buzz | POTUS Heads to the Vatican

[03.26.2014]

Today’s Buzz ponders whether the meeting between President Obama and Pope Francis will be collaborative or confrontational, pollution’s deadly effects, a prominent evangelical charity’s decision to hire Christian LGBT employees, and the connection between character and social mobility.

A Tale of Two Catholic Churches

[03.26.2014]

President Obama heads to the Vatican as the American Catholic Church is undergoing a dramatic transformation.

Morning Buzz | Barack-etology Unlikely to Win Office Pools

[03.20.2014]

Today’s Morning Buzz reports on the effectiveness of online ads, the connection between health and social determinants, and the sixth annual Barack-etology.

President Obama Appears on Comedy Show to Promote Healthcare.gov

[03.12.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers Colorado’s profits from marijuana taxes, why marijuana works to help people who are sick, and the generational gap between young and old Republicans on social issues.

Could a New “Smart Gun” Change the Way Americans Think about Gun Control?

[02.19.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers a new smart gun, President Obama’s focus on addressing poverty, and whether the religious right movement has fallen in America.

Best Places to Live in the U.S., Presidents’ Day (?) Wrap-up and Race in America

[02.18.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers President Obama and his faith, the history of Presidents’ Day, and a look at the best and worst places to live in America.

President Obama Raises Minimum Wage for Federal Workers

[02.13.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers a raise in the federal minimum wage, a new survey on Catholics in America and around the world, and controversy over the way Bob Jones University has handled cases of sexual assault.

Could Michael Sam be the NFL’s First Openly Gay Player?

[02.11.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers extended federal benefits for legally married same-sex couples, efforts to reform the government’s surveillance programs, and controversy over homophobia within the NFL.