Stories tagged: Barack Obama
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.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2010
Obama invites GOP to health talk
WASHINGTON – In the first major step to revive his health care agenda after his party’s loss of a filibuster-proof Senate majority, President Barack Obama on Sunday invited Republican and …
Sun., Feb. 7, 2010
Opportunity on tone awaits Obama
It was toward the end of President Obama’s riveting visit on Jan. 29 with the House Republicans in Baltimore – a rare 90 minutes of candor on both sides that …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2010, 9:44 a.m.
Obama plans to re-energize biofuel strategy
The Obama administration on Wednesday will unveil a revamped strategy to ramp up the nation’s use of biofuel in hopes of fixing a government effort that officials concede has fallen …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2010
Plan spends more, for now
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday sent Congress a federal budget for the coming fiscal year that projects a near-record $1.27 trillion deficit, saying he would create a bipartisan …
Mon., Feb. 1, 2010, 10:52 a.m.
Obama budget would impose host of tax increases
While President Barack Obama is proposing to cut some taxes for companies that hire workers, his budget would raise a host of other taxes on businesses and wealthy individuals.
Mon., Feb. 1, 2010, 10:47 a.m.
Obama unveils budget with $3.83T in spending
President Barack Obama unveiled a multitrillion-dollar spending plan Monday, pledging an intensified effort to combat high unemployment and asking Congress to quickly approve new job-creation efforts that would boost the …
Thu., Jan. 28, 2010
Obama talks deficit, doubts
WASHINGTON – Acknowledging Americans’ frustration with the slow pace of the nation’s economic recovery, President Barack Obama dedicated more than half of his first State of the Union address Wednesday …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2010, 8:19 p.m.
The State of the Union as prepared for delivery
Remarks of President Barack Obama as prepared for delivery.
Wed., Jan. 27, 2010, 7:37 p.m.
Republicans say nation can’t afford Dem policies
The nation cannot afford the spending Democrats have enacted or the tax increases they propose, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday in the Republican response to the State of the …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2010, 7:08 p.m.
Fact check: Obama and the ’hatchet’ job
President Barack Obama, who once considered government spending freezes a hatchet job, told Americans on Wednesday it’s now part of his solution to the exploding deficit. He didn’t explain what …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2010, 7:02 p.m.
Embattled Obama declares in speech, ‘I don’t quit’
Declaring “I don’t quit,”’ President Barack Obama fought to recharge his embattled presidency with a State of the Union vow to get jobless millions back to work and to stand …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2010, 6:56 p.m.
Highlights of Obama’s address
Highlights of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Wednesday night to a joint session of Congress.
Wed., Jan. 27, 2010, 6:05 p.m.
Obama’s goal: Get agenda moving, people believing
His presidency at a crossroads, President Barack Obama is promising in his first State of the Union address to solve the economic worries foremost on Americans’ minds and become the …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2010
Senate scotches deficit panel
WASHINGTON – The Senate on Tuesday rejected a proposal to establish a potentially powerful commission to reduce the federal budget deficit, despite President Barack Obama’s endorsement and swelling voter anger …
Tue., Jan. 26, 2010, 2:23 p.m.
Obama’s speech to tout plans to energize economy
President Barack Obama will try to pivot past rocky times for the nation and himself Wednesday night in his first State of the Union address, offering a skeptical public repackaged …
Tue., Jan. 26, 2010
Obama plans middle-class help
WASHINGTON – Moving to address rising voter anger over the tattered shape of their pocketbooks, President Barack Obama is readying new initiatives for federal belt-tightening as well as aid to …
Mon., Jan. 25, 2010, 5:19 p.m.
AP sources: Obama to seek freeze on part of budget
President Barack Obama will ask Congress to freeze spending for some domestic programs for three years beginning in 2011, administration officials said Monday. Separately, Obama unveiled plans to help a …
Fri., Jan. 22, 2010
Obama calls for bank limits
WASHINGTON – Trying to ride a wave of public anger at Wall Street, President Barack Obama on Thursday proposed tough new restrictions designed to limit the size of the nation’s …