President Obama

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 gover…
Obama, Top Lawmakers To Meet Friday On Budget Cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will meet Friday with congressional leaders to discuss what to do about $85 billion in mandatory spending cuts. The top Democrat and Republican in both the House and Senate will attend. It’s the first face-to-face meeting be…
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 on Tue…
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 will make his request Tuesda…
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-…
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. Bernice King spoke at an Atlanta…
Obama: We Must Reduce Health Costs, Deficit
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the nation must make the “hard choices” to reduce the cost of health care and the size of the deficit. But the president said every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity, and he held up Medicare, Medicaid and Socia…

Load More Articles