President Obama

Obama Pledges To Deal With Climate Change
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pledging to respond to what he calls “the threat of climate change.” He says that failing to do so would be a betrayal of the nation’s children, and of future generations. Obama spoke Monday in his second inaugural address. He s…
Obama Get Second Swearing-In For Second Term
WASHINGTON (AP) — His second term already under way, President Barack Obama hopes to set an optimistic tone when he takes the oath again. This divided nation is seeking solutions to economic woes at home and conflict overseas. Hundreds of thousands are expected to gather on the National Mall …
A Look At President Obama’s Gun Control Measures
WASHINGTON (AP) — Proposals for curbing gun violence announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama: NEEDS CONGRESSIONAL ACTION: — Requiring background checks on all gun sales. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says 40 percent of gun sales are conducted with no criminal backgro…
Obama To Outline Action Against Gun Violence Today
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a little more than a month since the Connecticut school massacre, President Barack Obama today will be unveiling his proposals to fight gun violence. The White House says he and Vice President Joe Biden will be joined by children who wrote the president letters after th…
‘Fiscal Cliff’ Lurks Behind Obama’s Schedule
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is working on a blend of foreign and domestic issues, but none seemingly as urgent as his effort to strike a deal with congressional Republicans to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of the year. But it’s impossible to tell just what th…
Obama-Boehner Meet One-On-One And Discuss “Fiscal Cliff”
After a one-on-one meeting with House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) yesterday, President Barack Obama sets out on another trip today aimed at building public support for his push for higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans. His visit to Detroit comes with just three weeks left before autom…
White House: Obama To Meet Romney Thursday
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will meet privately Thursday with his vanquished rival Mitt Romney, their first face-to-face encounter since the election. Obama promised in his victory speech on Nov. 6 to engage with Romney and consider his ideas. The meeting com…
Sen. Barrasso Among Those Seeking Keystone Meeting
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso and Sen. Max Baucus of Montana are among a group of lawmakers seeking to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss the future of the Keystone XL pipeline extension. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that they and 16 other lawmakers signed a…
2012 Election Shows A Nation Still Divided
WASHINGTON (AP) — The election laid bare a dual — and dueling — nation, politically speaking, jaggedly split down the middle on the presidency and torn over much else. It seems you can please only half of the people nearly all of the time. Americans retained the fractious balanc…
President Obama Wins Re-election
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has claimed a second term from an incredibly divided electorate in trying economic times. He is bracing for daunting challenges and progress that comes only in fits and starts. He told supporters at a victory rally early Wednesday morning that “…

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