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  • President rolls out financial regulation proposal

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama proposed sweeping new government regulation of the nation’s financial system Wednesday, turning sharply away from the pro-free-market passion that’s dominated American politics for three decades. …


  • Feds to get same-sex benefits

    SAN FRANCISCO – Faced with growing anger among gay and lesbian supporters, President Barack Obama is expected tonight to extend health care and other benefits to the same-sex partners of …


  • Obama offers doctors enticements, sacrifices

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama wooed the American Medical Association on Monday with talk of curbing malpractice lawsuits and canceling a proposed 21 percent cut in Medicare payments as he …


  • Lawmakers working on health care compromise

    WASHINGTON – With Republicans fighting the idea of a government-run health insurance plan, members of President Barack Obama’s team said Sunday that they are open to a compromise: a cooperative …


  • Iranian results thwart hopes

    WASHINGTON – The re-election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a stinging setback to the Obama administration’s hopes of cultivating a better relationship with the Islamic republic. Although Ahmadinejad and …


  • Obama shifting course on relocating detainees

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has all but abandoned plans to allow Guantanamo detainees who have been cleared for release to live in the United States, administration officials said Thursday, …


  • Co-ops gain ground as health care option

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – As President Barack Obama traveled to the heartland to sell a government-run insurance plan as essential to health care reform, Senate negotiators began to explore a …


  • Editorial: ‘Don’t ask’ needs to go, and Obama knows it

    We’re not professional political strategists, but if the Obama administration thinks the time isn’t right to end the “don’t ask, don’t’ tell” policy on homosexuality in the military, it might …


  • Obama restates stimulus pledge

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama assured the nation his recovery plan was on track Monday, scrambling to calm Americans unnerved by unemployment rates still persistently rising nearly four months after …


  • Outside Voices: Egypt speech a positive step

    Newsday, June 5: It was the right message, delivered in the right place by the right messenger. President Barack Obama’s nuanced parsing yesterday of the conflicts and commonalities of Islam …


  • Eloquent president stops short of specific

    CAIRO, Egypt – He came with goodwill and eloquence, but the question kept echoing: Were they enough? U.S. President Barack Obama’s long anticipated speech to the Muslim world Thursday sought …


  • Text of Obama’s speech to Muslims

    Text of President Barack Obama’s speech at Cairo University, as provided by CQ Transcriptions.


  • Obama runs into mix of messages

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – President Barack Obama began his Middle East trip Wednesday in “the place where Islam began” as the administration took extraordinary steps to make sure his speech …


  • Obama warms to health-insurance mandate

    WASHINGTON – With lawmakers poised to begin a major push to reshape the nation’s health care system, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signaled new openness to the idea of the …


  • Obama open to benefits tax

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama, in a pivot from some of his harshest campaign rhetoric, told Democratic senators Tuesday that he is willing to consider taxing employer-sponsored health benefits to …


  • Cal Thomas: Cairo speech could backfire

    President Barack Obama faces numerous challenges as he heads to Cairo this week for a much-anticipated speech to the Muslim world. At best there are mixed feelings in the region. …


  • Obama’s plan to save GM: bankruptcy, $30 billion

    President Barack Obama pushed a humbled General Motors Corp. into bankruptcy on Monday and said the federal government will act as “reluctant shareholder” when it assumes a 60 percent ownership …


  • Obama touts stimulus as success

    WASHINGTON – “Only a small part” of the nation’s $787 billion economic stimulus had been spent through the end of last month, according to congressional analysts, despite the Obama administration’s …


  • Nomination elicits muted reaction

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama decided Tuesday to send to the Supreme Court a veteran federal judge from New York whose humble upbringing and moderate-to-liberal record on the bench is …


  • Obama picks Sotomayor for high court

    President Barack Obama named federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor as the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, praising her as “an inspiring woman” with both the intellect and …


  • N.Y. judge rises from projects to Supreme Court

    Sonia Sotomayor’s path to the pinnacle of the legal profession began in the 1960s at a Bronx housing project just a couple of blocks from Yankee Stadium, where she and …


  • Cal Thomas: Obama irrationally fearless

    Wouldn’t it be nice if things were simple instead of complicated; if hailing our Founding Fathers and the documents they wrote were sufficient to persuade people who do not share …


  • Obama sends wreaths to separate memorials

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama avoided a racial controversy on his first Memorial Day in office by sending wreaths to separate memorials for Confederate soldiers and for blacks who fought …


  • Remarks of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor

    Text of Sonia Sotomayor’s remarks on Tuesday after President Barack Obama announced her nomination to the Supreme Court, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions.


  • Text of Obama nominating a Supreme Court justice

    Text of President Barack Obama nominating Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions.


  • Obama adamant on health care

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama predicted travails ahead for the struggle to pass health care reform but offered a hopeful outlook for passage of legislation providing access to insurance coverage …


  • Smart bombs: Obama takes a bullet?

    President Barack Obama and conspiracy theories seem as inseparable as Dick Cheney and scowls, but I’m beginning to suspect he is a secret member of the National Rifle Association and …


  • David S. Broder: Obama adjusting to command

    No new president finds that every aspect of the job suits him at once. What we have witnessed in the last few weeks is Barack Obama trying on and fitting …


  • Obama unveils emissions rules

    DETROIT – Some soccer moms will have to give up hulking SUVs. Carpenters will still haul materials around in pickup trucks, but they will cost more. Nearly everybody else will …


  • Obama, Netanyahu strike conciliatory tone

    WASHINGTON – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Barack Obama at a White House meeting Monday that he wants to resume negotiations with the Palestinians but stopped short of …


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