Stories tagged: Barack Obama
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 21, 2011, 10:24 a.m.
Obama: Iraq war over, troops coming home
President Barack Obama today declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all American troops would be withdrawn …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2011, 9:51 a.m.
Obama says he’ll keep fighting for jobs bill
A day after Senate Republicans blocked action on his much-touted jobs bill, President Barack Obama said he isn’t taking no for an answer.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2011, 10:51 a.m.
Obama says he’s ready to move jobs bill in pieces
President Barack Obama said today he’s prepared to break his jobs bill into pieces and try to move it that way, hours before the measure faced likely defeat at the …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2011, 12:25 p.m.
Obama knocks GOP leader, says GOP blocks jobs vote
President Barack Obama is criticizing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for saying the president’s $447 billion jobs bill will not get a vote in its entirety in the Republican-led House.
Mon., Oct. 3, 2011, 7:40 a.m.
Health care law looms over new Supreme Court term
The nine justices of the Supreme Court, who serve without seeking election, soon will have to decide whether to insert themselves into the center of the presidential campaign next year. …
Fri., Sept. 30, 2011
McKenna keeps state in health care lawsuit
OLYMPIA – Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna won’t withdraw from a multistate lawsuit against federal health care reform, even though the other states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2011, 1:37 p.m.
Obama defends push to raise taxes on rich
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Inviting questions, President Barack Obama got one he was happy to answer. “Would you please raise my taxes?” one man asked the president at a town …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2011, 8:06 a.m.
Idaho to seek waiver for No Child Left Behind law
Idaho will be among the first states to apply for a waiver from the federal government to skirt provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, according to the …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2011, 8:15 a.m.
Obama: World will stand with post-Gadhafi Libya
Seeking to bolster a nation in transition, President Barack Obama promised the Libyan people that the world will stand with them as they reshape their country following the fall of …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2011, 4:42 p.m.
Text of President Obama’s address to Congress
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, and fellow Americans:
Thu., Sept. 8, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Obama asks $450 billion to lift economy
Confronting an economy in peril, President Barack Obama unveiled a larger-than-expected $450 billion plan tonight to boost jobs and put cash in the pockets of dispirited Americans, urging Republican skeptics …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2011, 10:01 a.m.
Obama looks to create jobs, put GOP on the spot
Facing a frustrated public and a skeptical Congress, President Barack Obama will pitch at least $300 billion in jobs proposals aimed at getting Americans back to work quickly and forcing …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2011, 9:18 a.m.
Obama halts controversial EPA regulation
President Barack Obama today scrapped his administration’s controversial plans to tighten smog rules, bowing to the demands of congressional Republicans and some business leaders.
Thu., Sept. 1, 2011, 10:53 a.m.
Justices say McKenna can challenge health care law
Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna legally can challenge the federal health care reforms, but can’t refuse to represent Land Commissioner Peter Goldmark in a separate case.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2011, 12:10 p.m.
Obama: Gadhafi’s ‘rule is over’
CHILMARK, Mass. — President Barack Obama said Monday that Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi’s “rule is over” although elements of his regime continue to resist rebels who have taken control of …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2011
Jobs package taking shape
WASHINGTON – The jobs package that President Barack Obama plans to unveil shortly after Labor Day could include tens of billions of dollars to renovate thousands of dilapidated public schools …
Mon., Aug. 15, 2011
Obama pressed on jobs
WASHINGTON – As he sets out on a three-day bus tour of the Midwest focused on the economy, President Barack Obama is coming under growing pressure from fellow Democrats to …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2011, 11:14 a.m.
Government-linked credit ratings downgraded
WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services on Monday downgraded the credit ratings of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and other agencies linked to long-term U.S. debt.
Wed., July 13, 2011, 8 a.m.
Obama raises more than $86 million for campaign, DNC
President Barack Obama collected $86 million combined for his re-election campaign and the Democratic party during the past three months, giving him a large fundraising advantage over the Republican field …
Sun., June 12, 2011
Marchers mark progress in gay rights, but hurdles ahead
Some say gay rights have come a long way, and some say there is still a long way to go. Many at Spokane’s annual Pride Parade & Rainbow Festival on …
Thu., June 9, 2011
Crocker defends Afghan investment
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s choice for U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan insisted on Wednesday that the United States must continue its multibillion-dollar investment to achieve a “good enough” government in …
Thu., June 2, 2011
Interior retreats on wilderness plans
WASHINGTON – Under pressure from Congress, the Obama administration is backing away from a plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible for federal wilderness …
Thu., May 19, 2011, 4:23 a.m.
Obama’s Mideast speech offers punishment, praise
In his first comprehensive response to revolts across the Arab world, President Barack Obama is doling out punishment and praise, targeting Syrian President Bashar Assad for attacking his people but …
Tue., May 17, 2011
UConn can, just like Obama
President Barack Obama is proclaiming the Connecticut Huskies as the best college basketball team in the land. Obama honored the University of Connecticut men’s team Monday for winning the 2011 …
Tue., May 10, 2011, 9:39 a.m.
President Obama bypasses Bridgeport for speech
President Barack Obama won’t be giving the commencement address at a tiny Washington state high school, but Gov. Chris Gregoire and a federal cabinet secretary will.
Thu., May 5, 2011
State Senate praises bin Laden mission
OLYMPIA – With American flags adorning every desk, senators praised the armed forces and the troops’ commander in chief for Monday’s mission that killed Osama bin Laden. Senate Resolution 8661 …
Wed., May 4, 2011, 11:58 a.m.
Obama says he won’t release bin Laden death photo
President Barack Obama said today he’s decided not to release death photos of terrorist Osama bin Laden because their graphic nature could incite violence and create national security risks for …
Mon., May 2, 2011, 3:28 p.m.
Obama keeps poker face after bin Laden order
In a remarkable 36 hours of his presidency, Barack Obama carried a momentous secret and gave no hint of it as he consoled tornado victims, delivered a college commencement address …
Mon., May 2, 2011, 3:27 p.m.
Tension as White House Situation Room watched raid
From halfway around the world, President Barack Obama and his national security team monitored the strike on Osama bin Laden’s compound in real time, watching and listening to the firefight …
Fri., April 29, 2011, 1:59 p.m.
Obama meets with wounded congresswoman Giffords
President Barack Obama has met with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in January. The president and the lawmaker were in Florida to witness the …