Stories tagged: Barack Obama
Fri., April 23, 2010, 12:54 p.m.
Administration reduces bailout cost estimate
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is telling Congress that the administration believes the final cost of the government’s heavily criticized financial bailout effort could be as low as $87 billion.
Fri., April 23, 2010
Senate primes for reform
WASHINGTON – Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday set next Monday for a key vote on financial regulatory reform legislation, setting off frantic negotiations to complete a bipartisan deal as President …
Thu., April 22, 2010
Women’s rights top court criteria
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama, treading carefully in the explosive arena of abortion and the Supreme Court, said Wednesday he will choose a nominee who pays heed to the rights …
Thu., April 15, 2010
David S. Broder: Obama looks to the future
We are beginning to learn that the Obama presidency will be an era of substantial but deferred accomplishments – perhaps always to be accompanied by a sense of continuing crisis. …
Wed., April 14, 2010
Crackdown on loose nukes
WASHINGTON – The leaders of more than 40 nations, summoned to action by President Barack Obama, agreed Tuesday to a voluntary but far-reaching program to prevent thousands of tons of …
Tue., April 13, 2010
China signals readiness to back Iran sanctions
WASHINGTON – China on Monday indicated for the first time it might back new U.N. sanctions against Iran, giving a significant boost to President Barack Obama as he opened a …
Mon., April 12, 2010, 11:10 a.m.
March budget deficit declines to $65.4B
The budget deficit for March showed a dramatic decline as the Obama administration formally entered a lower ultimate cost for the government’s $700 billion financial bailout program.
Mon., April 12, 2010
Nuclear summit begins today
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s pledge to one day rid the world of nuclear weapons runs up against global realities this week when representatives from 47 countries try to craft …
Fri., April 9, 2010
Obama, Medvedev sign nuclear weapons treaty
PRAGUE, Czech Republic – President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday signed a new arms-control treaty designed to open a new era of harmony between the former …
Fri., April 2, 2010
Amy Goodman: Obama’s war defies wisdom
President Barack Obama has just returned from his first trip as commander in chief to Afghanistan. The U.S.-led invasion and occupation of that country is now in its ninth year, …
Wed., March 31, 2010
Obama signs revamped student loan law
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama signed into law the last piece of his mammoth plan to overhaul health care Tuesday and, with the same pen strokes, achieved a dramatic and …
Tue., March 30, 2010
Industry agrees to fix gap in kids coverage
WASHINGTON – After battling President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul the better part of a year, the insurance industry said Monday it won’t try to block his efforts to fix …
Mon., March 29, 2010
U.S. prods Karzai in visit
KABUL, Afghanistan – President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Sunday as he sought to steel American forces for a tough summer fight and deliver a political …
Fri., March 26, 2010, 7:57 a.m.
Government unveils plan to shrink some home loans
After months of criticism that it hasn’t done enough to prevent foreclosures, the Obama administration is announcing a plan to reduce the amount some troubled borrowers owe on their home …
Fri., March 26, 2010, 7:31 a.m.
Obama, Medvedev sign off on new nuclear pact
Capping months of hard negotiations, President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev agreed on Friday to sharp cuts in the nuclear arsenals of both nations in the most comprehensive …
Thu., March 25, 2010
Obama seeks aid for Haiti
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $2.8 billion in aid for earthquake-wracked Haiti, jump-starting a global push to raise billions of dollars for the country’s reconstruction. The …
Wed., March 24, 2010, 11:10 a.m.
US, Russian sources: Nuclear arms treaty close
All but the final details have been cleared away for a historic nuclear arms reduction pact between the U.S. and Russia, officials said Wednesday, with the former Cold War rivals …
Tue., March 23, 2010, 9:21 a.m.
Obama signs $938 billion health overhaul
A beaming President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a historic $938 billion health care overhaul that guarantees coverage for 32 million uninsured Americans and will touch nearly every citizen’s life, …
Thu., March 11, 2010
Settlement plan testing Obama
JERUSALEM – President Barack Obama faces what may be the biggest test to date of his credibility in the Middle East after Israel greeted Vice President Joe Biden with an …
Wed., March 10, 2010
Obama adds fraud fight to reform sell
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Tuesday he’ll bring in high-tech bounty hunters to help root out health care fraud, grabbing a populist idea with bipartisan backing in his final …
Tue., March 9, 2010
Reform ‘within our grasp,’ Obama says
GLENSIDE, Pa. – President Barack Obama made a spirited, shirt-sleeved appeal for passage of long-stalled health care changes Monday as Democratic congressional leaders worked behind the scenes on legislation they …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2010
Impasse persists on health care reform
WASHINGTON – With Republicans apparently unmoved by a daylong face-off on live TV, President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress now face the test of whether they can overhaul the …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2010, 8:48 a.m.
Health summit: Heated talk, little agreement
With tempers flaring, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans clashed in an extraordinary live-on-TV summit Thursday over the right prescription for the nation’s broken health care system, talking of agreement …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2010
Renewed push on health reform
WASHINGTON – On the eve of President Barack Obama’s planned health care summit, Democratic lawmakers are increasingly confident that they can resurrect their sweeping overhaul legislation after weeks of uncertainty …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2010
Obama offers up health reform
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday launched a last-ditch effort to revive health care legislation that’s unlikely to gain Republican support but may restore Democratic momentum for the bill …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2010
Obama urges school reform
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama wants to rewrite federal education law by sending aid for poor students only to states that adopt new standards to prepare high school graduates for …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2010, 1:01 p.m.
Obama puts forward last-ditch health care plan
Making a last-ditch effort to save his health care overhaul, President Barack Obama on Monday put forward a nearly $1 trillion, 10-year compromise that would allow the government to deny …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2010
Obama’s role as First Black
Jack Roosevelt Robinson had a temper. It flashed like lightning when he was confronted by the racial indignities one was required to endure if one were black in the 1930s …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2010
The president on parenting
The president’s daughters must get straight A’s. That’s my conclusion based on this quote from President Barack Obama: “Malia will tell you, my attitude was, if she came home with …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2010, 8:16 a.m.
Obama says stimulus bill saved troubled economy
President Barack Obama hailed Wednesday’s one-year-old economic stimulus law as a solid accomplishment that staved off another Great Depression and kept up to 2 million people on the job.