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Obama Concedes Budget Deal May Be Impossible
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is conceding "we're probably not going to be able to get a deal" on budget, tax and spending issues with Congress if Republicans continue to insist that no new revenues can be raised unless entitlement programs are significantly o…
Obama Nominates Wal-Mart’s Burwell As Budget Chief
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has selected the head of the Wal-Mart Foundation as his budget director in the midst of a partisan battle over government spending.
Obama announced his selection of Sylvia Mathews Burwell at the White House Monday, noting that she comes on as the governm…
As Cuts Looms, Obama Meets With Governors
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will be meeting with the nation's governors as they push Congress to avert deep federal spending cuts that begin to take effect Friday.
The state leaders are in Washington for the annual meeting of the National Governors Association. The...
Obama Warns Sequester Will Cause Job Losses
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning that "people will lose their jobs" if across-the-board budget cuts take effect as scheduled next week.
Obama says the $85 billion in cuts — known as the sequester — are "severe" and says they won…
Obama To Stress Jobs During State Of The Union Address
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public will get rhetoric and imagery in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. The speech will contain a heavy dose on the economy and play out against a visual backdrop dominated by the nation's current debate over guns...
Obama To Ask For Short Term Budget Plan
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials say President Barack Obama will ask Congress to come up with tens of billions of dollars in short-term spending cuts and tax revenue to put off the automatic across the board cuts that are scheduled to kick in March 1...
Obama To Campaign For Gun Proposals In Minnesota
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is seeking to rally support from the public and the law enforcement community for his calls to ban assault weapons and require universal background checks for gun buyers.
Obama is pitching his anti-gun violence agenda Monday in Minnesota, a Democratic-leaning …
U.S. Pays Tribute To King As Obama Begins New Term
ATLANTA (AP) — The youngest daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. hailed the inauguration of the nation's first black president to a new term as one of the achievements made possible by the civil rights struggle her father helped lead decades ago...

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