Teddy Roosevelt Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Weighs In On Teddy Roosevelt By Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff • Dec 4, 2013 He’s the namesake of your kid’s cuddly toy, but Teddy Roosevelt wasn’t a big softie. His fierce battle for the 1912 presidential nomination had both Roosevelt and Taft baring their teeth. Obama in KS: "We Must Restore the Middle Class" By Laura Spencer • Dec 6, 2011 Dan Verbeck/KCUR Osawatomie, Kan. - President Obama gave an hour-long address in Osawatomie on Tuesday where he focused on the economy and creating a level playing-field for all Americans. KPR's Stephen Koranda was in the crowd and filed this report. Obama Rides with Teddy Roosevelt in Osawatomie By Frank Morris • Dec 4, 2011 President Barack Obama is scheduled to be in Osawatomie Kansas Tuesday, and the speech he’ll give there could mark a tougher approach to his ongoing fight with congressional Republicans.