Barack Obama

Obama: U.S. Will Always Have Israel’s Back
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says “the United States will always have Israel’s back.” Obama spoke in the Oval Office alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu amid heightened tensions over Iran’s disputed nuclear program. Obama says both he an…
Unions Gearing Up To Spend Big In 2012 Election
WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor unions are gearing up to spend more than $400 million to help re-elect President Barack Obama and back other Democrats at the federal and state level in a fight for labor’s survival. Union leaders say they have little choice as they try to beat back GOP efforts …
China’s Vice President Visits Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping’s (shee jeen-ping) visit to Washington’s power centers is boosting his international profile but offering little insight into the man destined to rule the world’s most populous nation. Xi stuck to a tightly scripted sche…
Obama Has No regrets About Failed Solar Loans
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday he does not regret a $528 million loan to a solar energy company that later collapsed, saying officials always knew a clean energy loan program would not back winners 100 percent of the time. “There are going to be some failures, and…
Obama On Vote Access
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says that some new state voter ID laws make it harder for groups like seniors to vote, and he says that’s a big mistake. The president says he’s made sure the Justice Department is taking a look at laws being enacted across the country, t…

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