Opposition to his appearance at Sunday's commencement puts new attention on Catholic sensibilities – and on the president's stance on abortion and stem-cell research.
In 1993, they were a major factor in defeating President Clinton's proposals. But this time around, industry leaders sense change is inevitable, and they want a voice.
Obama urges that schools with confirmed or suspected cases suspend classes. Mexican schools have already taken that step.
The legislation will increase spending on federal community-service programs by 25 percent.