POTUS at KU

Selfies with the president? Share them!

Nick Gerik

We saw you holding up your phones before, during and after President Barack Obama's address Thursday at KU. But what good is a selfie with the president if you can't share it with all your friends and neighbors? Tweet your presidential selfies to @LJWorld (or post them in the comments) ...

Report from Obama's morning in Lawrence

Julie Wright

Here's the report from Journal-World reporter Peter Hancock and Todd J. Gillman of the Dallas Morning News, who were in the press pool with President Barack Obama Thursday morning. — Related: Sights and sounds from around Lawrence during the presidential visit — Shortly before Obama began speaking at 11:32 a.m., ...

Sights and sounds as Lawrence awaits Obama at KU

Nick Gerik

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, arrived in Lawrence last night. This morning, around 11:25 a.m., he's set to give a speech at Kansas University in front of thousands who lined up for tickets earlier in the week. If you weren't able to secure a ticket, don't panic. ...

VIDEO: President Obama speaks to KU

Nick Gerik

Rewatch a webcast of President Barack Obama's speech Thursday morning at Kansas University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MoaLaWXp0c --- Catch up on social media coverage of this morning's events, including stops by the President at Community Children's Center. Sights and sounds from Anschutz Pavilion and around town. http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2015/jan/22/285507/ --- And in case you missed ...

President Obama arrives in Kansas

Julie Wright

Air Force One landed at Forbes Field Air National Guard Base at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. President Barack Obama will speak at Kansas University Thursday morning. Gov. Sam Brownback was waiting at the base of the stairs to greet Obama. They shook hands and had what observers in the press ...

Where should Obama eat in Lawrence? The people weigh in

Joanna Hlavacek

After news broke that President Barack Obama would be paying a visit to Lawrence this week, my esteemed colleagues [reported][1] all the important bits of information, like what issues Obama would address in his speech and what kinds of security measures would be taken during his stay. Here in our ...

Time capsule: KU's last visit by a sitting president

Nick Gerik

By the time President Barack Obama steps into Anschutz Sports Pavilion Thursday, it will have been 103 years, 3 months and 29 days since KU's last visit by a sitting United States president. A century ago, William Howard Taft rode the rails across the Midwest and stopped in Lawrence on ...

Lawrence lines up for tickets to see President Obama

Nick Gerik

The KU campus community lined up Tuesday morning to secure tickets to see President Barack Obama on Thursday. Hours later, members of the public did the same at Douglas County Fairgrounds. Public tickets were not available until 5 p.m., but that didn't stop a line from forming before 8 a.m. ...

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