Stories tagged: Barack Obama
Mon., Dec. 6, 2010, 4:06 p.m.
Obama, GOP reach deal to extend tax cuts
Brushing past Democratic opposition, President Barack Obama announced agreement with Republicans tonight on a plan to extend expiring income tax cuts for all Americans, renew jobless benefits for the long-term …
Fri., Dec. 3, 2010, 8:04 a.m.
Obama makes surprise trip to Afghanistan
President Barack Obama slipped unannounced into dangerous Afghanistan on today, one year after widening an ever deadlier war and just days before a pivotal review about the 9-year-plus conflict.
Mon., Nov. 29, 2010, 9:14 a.m.
Lawmakers return to Capitol to clean up leftovers
Congress resumes its lame-duck session work today with the two parties sharply divided over how to deal with the George W. Bush-era tax cuts due to expire at year’s end.
Fri., Nov. 26, 2010, 11:48 a.m.
12 stitches for Obama after errant elbow in hoops
President Barack Obama needed 12 stitches in his lip after taking an errant elbow during a pickup basketball game today with a group of family and friends visiting for the …
Wed., Nov. 10, 2010, 1:13 p.m.
Deficit panel leaders’ plan curbs Social Security
The leaders of President Barack Obama’s bipartisan deficit commission launched a daring assault on mushrooming federal deficits today, proposing reducing annual cost-of-living increases for Social Security, gradually raising the retirement …
Fri., Nov. 5, 2010, 1:43 p.m.
Hiring spurt in October eases jobs crisis a bit
The jobs crisis eased a bit in October as companies stepped up hiring, suggesting further gains ahead. Still, hiring remains far too weak to drive down unemployment, now stuck at …
Wed., Nov. 3, 2010, 10:16 a.m.
Obama takes responsibility for voter frustration
A chastened President Barack Obama signaled a willingness to compromise with Republicans on tax cuts and energy policy today, one day after his party lost control of the House and …
Mon., Nov. 1, 2010, 1:08 p.m.
Early clues: What to watch in Tuesday’s elections
How early will America know if it’s a Republican romp or if Democrats somehow minimized their damage? There should be plenty of clues Tuesday evening — and long before bedtime.
Sun., Oct. 24, 2010
Spin Control: Mr. President, welcome to Spokane
After President Barack Obama stopped in a Seattle neighborhood for a “backyard conversation,” the Washington State Republican Party complained that this was nothing but a political event for which Sen. …
Fri., Oct. 22, 2010
Obama joined by Murray during Seattle backyard meeting
SEATTLE – Voters should be skeptical of Republican candidates calling for smaller budgets and ask what they’d cut, President Barack Obama said Thursday. Appearing in a northeast Seattle neighborhood for …
Thu., Oct. 21, 2010, 12:51 p.m.
Obama challenges GOP on cuts
SEATTLE — President Barack Obama used a “backyard conversation” in a northeast Seattle neighborhood to defend his policies and ask voters to demand details from Republicans.
Mon., Oct. 18, 2010, 3:34 p.m.
Judge inclined to reject delay of gay troops order
A federal judge says she’s inclined to deny a government request to delay her order that immediately stopped the military from enforcing its ban on openly gay service members.
Thu., Oct. 14, 2010, 5:17 p.m.
Judge: Suit over health overhaul can go to trial
Crucial pieces of a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s health care overhaul can go to trial, with a judge ruling today he wants to hear more arguments over whether it’s …
Tue., Oct. 12, 2010, 12:39 p.m.
Federal judge orders ’don’t ask, don’t tell’ injunction
A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction today stopping enforcement of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, ending the U.S. military’s 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops.
Tue., Oct. 12, 2010
Obamas plan West Side trips for Murray campaign
President Barack Obama will return to Washington next week to campaign for Sen. Patty Murray’s re-election. The two will appear in Seattle at a rally at the University of Washington’s …
Mon., Oct. 11, 2010, 4:44 p.m.
Obama to stump for Murray in Seattle
President Obama will return to Washington next week to campaign for Sen. Patty Murray’s re-election.
Fri., Oct. 1, 2010, 5:43 a.m.
White House chief of staff: Emanuel out, Rouse in
President Barack Obama is making official what has been clear for days: Rahm Emanuel, the relentless enforcer of his agenda as White House chief of staff, is resigning. The job …
Thu., Sept. 30, 2010, 10:59 a.m.
Rahm Emanuel expected to resign Friday
Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama’s chief of staff and one of the most visible members of his administration, will resign Friday, The Wall Street Journal is reporting.
Thu., Sept. 23, 2010, 5:59 a.m.
Obama presses Mideast peace in UN address
Exhorting world leaders to push past years of cynicism and pessimism, President Barack Obama challenged the countries of the United Nations today to unite around peace efforts that he said …
Thu., Sept. 23, 2010
Democrats call for patience as critics decry health care law
As federal health care reform marks its sixth month, some of its key provisions begin to take effect as supporters and opponents of the legislation call attention to what the …
Wed., Sept. 22, 2010, 9:19 a.m.
Q-and-A: Does the health law help me?
The nation’s new health care law turns 6 months old Thursday and starts delivering protections and dollars-and-cents benefits that Americans can grasp. But it won’t affect all consumers the same …
Wed., Sept. 22, 2010, 6:48 a.m.
Obama faults himself for not selling health law
Blaming himself for coolness to his health care overhaul, President Barack Obama is seeking to reintroduce the law to voters who don’t much like or understand it six months after …
Fri., Sept. 10, 2010
Former Stevens County sheriff will be region’s marshal
Former Stevens County Sheriff Craig Thayer will begin his new job next week in Spokane as the U.S. marshal for Eastern Washington. Thayer stepped down as sheriff Tuesday and traveled …
Thu., Sept. 9, 2010, 6:22 a.m.
Obama implores minister to call off Quran burning
As Florida officials worried about public safety surrounding a small church’s plan to burn the Quran, President Barack Obama added his voice to the chorus of opposition to the church’s …
Thu., Sept. 9, 2010
GOP ad puts Minnick front and center
BOISE – Democratic U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick is featured in a new political ad, but it’s not from who you might expect. A new Republican National Committee Web video features …
Wed., Sept. 8, 2010, 11:26 a.m.
Obama: Don’t extend tax breaks for wealthiest
President Barack Obama strongly defended his opposition to extending Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans today and delivered a searing attack on Republicans and their House leader for advocating …
Tue., Aug. 31, 2010, 5:03 p.m.
Obama ends Iraq combat effort: Time to turn page
Fiercely opposed to the war from the start, President Barack Obama formally ended the U.S. combat role in Iraq after seven long years of bloodshed, declaring firmly tonight: “It is …
Mon., Aug. 30, 2010
Obama vows U.S. will ‘stand with’ Gulf area
NEW ORLEANS – President Barack Obama marked the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Sunday with a solidarity visit to this city still recovering from the devastating storm, pledging to …
Wed., Aug. 18, 2010
Obama lays blame on GOP at Murray rally in Seattle
SEATTLE – President Barack Obama accused Republicans of driving the economy “into the ditch” and then asking for the keys back now that Democrats have pulled it out, in an …
Tue., Aug. 17, 2010, 3:24 p.m.
Fighters sent after violation of Air Force 1 space
A passenger aboard a float plane that violated the airspace around Air Force One while President Obama was in town today was stunned to find out about the fuss that …