President of the United States Barack Obama uses his weekly address to vow to seek oil in Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico.
Following the summit, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting President of the United States to visit Hiroshima, the site of the first use of an atomic bomb by the U.S. during World War II. Obama calls for nations to reconsider the development of nuclear weapons and eventually eliminate them.
U.S. president Barack Obama strongly condemns the "outrageous attack" that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other U.S. citizens in Benghazi, Libya, saying that the United States rejects denigration of religious beliefs but also rejects the "senseless violence that killed the US diplomat".
US President Barack Obama signs the 9-11 health bill into law to cover the cost of medical care for rescue workers and others sickened by toxic fumes and dust after the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.
U.S. President Barack Obama announces that BP will finance a $20 billion fund to compensate people whose livelihoods have been damaged by the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the company's chairman apologized for the worst spill in U.S. history.
Record rains cause flooding across New England, with Rhode Island hit the hardest. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials say as many as 200,000 people in Rhode Island could be affected. President Barack Obama talks to Governor Don Carcieri about the damage.
President of the United States Barack Obama announces that the United States will pursue aggressive sanctions to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon that could potentially spark a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.