With America's war in Iraq coming to an end, the President welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki to the White House and invited him to a moving wreath laying ceremony, and then spoke to troops at Fort Bragg on ending the war responsibly and standing by those who fought for it. After nearly nine years of sacrifice, the tide of war is receding, and the troops are coming home.
A Promise Kept: Pauline and Homecare
In 2007 then-Senator Barack Obama spent a day with Pauline Beck, a homecare worker. He worked alongside her, getting to know the daily life and concerns of a homecare worker. Now, as President, he has taken action that will require hommecare workers recieve at least a minimum wage and overtime protections.