Barack Obama

Obama Sees ‘New Day’ 1 Year After bin Laden Raid
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — On a swift, secretive trip to the war zone, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that after years of sacrifice the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan is winding down just as it has already ended in Iraq. “We can see the light of a new day,” he sai…
Bin Laden Said He Wanted Obama Assassinated
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Obama administration official says al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden wanted to see President Barack Obama and Gen. David Petraeus assassinated. But Michael Leiter (LYT’-uhr) tells NBC’s “Today” show he didn’t think that necessarily w…
Obama’s New Campaign Slogan: ‘Forward’
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has a new campaign slogan: “Forward.” Obama’s re-election team unveiled its new motto in a video released Monday morning. The seven-minute video begins by recalling the grim state of the nation’s economy when Obama took offi…
Obama Tax Return For 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and his family paid more than $160,000 in federal taxes last year. The president’s 2011 federal income tax return shows reported adjusted gross income of about $790,000 last year. About half of the first family’s inco…
Obama Acknowledges He Has An Opponent
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is acknowledging the obvious: The presidential contest is now a two-man race. In a fundraising appeal to supporters, Obama says “we’ve got an opponent.” While the email doesn’t mention Republican Mitt Romney by name, Obama w…
Obama Warns Of ‘Ups And Downs’ In Job Market
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning that the U.S. job market will still face “ups and downs” despite news Friday that the economy added 120,000 jobs last month. The March employment numbers were down from the more than 200,000 jobs the economy added in each of th…
Obama Concedes Strains Between US, Pakistan
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is conceding that ties between the U.S. and Pakistan are strained, but says it is important to get their relationship right. Obama is speaking alongside Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani before the two men hold a private meeting. The…
Obama Defends Energy Record
LARGO, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama is dismissing Republican presidential candidates who argue the nation needs a massive increase in oil drilling to reduce high gas prices. The president says in Maryland that the U.S. is producing more oil than at any time in the past eight years and ha…
Cameron, Obama Meet At The White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the bonds between the U.S. and Britain are stronger than ever, built on shared goals and national ideals. Obama welcomed British Prime Minister David Cameron at a formal arrival ceremony on the sunny White House South Lawn this morning. The presid…
Obama Talks Energy, Jobs In North Carolina
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will outline incentives to promote development of more fuel-efficient cars and to make it easier for people to buy and operate next-generation vehicles during an election-year visit Wednesday to a North Carolina truck plant. The morning after Super Tue…

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