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Obama To Push For Veterans Jobs Program
WASHINGTON (AP) — Emulating the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, the president Friday will unveil a new jobs program for the nation’s veterans, designed to rebuild roads, levees and trails on public lands. To make the announcement, President Obama will travel across the Potoma…
Lengendary Evangelist An Unseen Presence At Prayer Breakfast
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he felt humbled after he and the Rev. Billy Graham prayed for each other. Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama recalled his visit to the evangelist’s North Carolina home in 2010. The president said that when Billy Graham prayed …
Obama: Republicans Will Struggle To Defend Record
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is signaling he’ll base part of his re-election campaign on an argument that Republicans are pushing discredited economic ideas. In an interview with ABC News, Obama says the best strategy for economic revival is avoiding the Bush administration…
Representative Calls For End to Deadlock [AUDIO]
Wyoming’s representative took exception to the lofty sounding state of the union address by President Obama, saying the president’s ideas haven’t helped but, in fact, have made things worse. In a Tuesday release, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis called on President Obama to work with Co…
Jobs, Energy, Values Top Issues In Obama Address
Highlights of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: TAXES Said the wealthy should pay their fair share in taxes, arguing that anyone who makes more than $1 million should pay a minimum tax rate of at least 30 percent. He also provided more details about the so-called Buffett ru…
Obama To Take On Economy In State Of The Union
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ready to reclaim the spotlight with a plea for economic fairness in a State of Union address that opposition Republicans panned in advance as a rehash of old ideas. Obama delivers his third State of the Union address Tuesday in a capital and country…
Obama To Press Congress To Revisit $1.2T In Cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) — In its budget submission next month, the Obama administration will urge lawmakers to revisit the failed attempt by a congressional supercommittee to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion, the White House says. The proposal runs counter to the common wisdom in Washington …
Economists: Obama’s Policies ‘Fair’ Or ‘Poor’
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama gets mediocre marks for his handling of the economy, and Mitt Romney easily outpolls his Republican rivals in an Associated Press survey of economists. The economy — and who bears responsibility for it — is likely to be a decisive issue w…
Obama Marking End Of Iraq War
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama saluted returning troops returning from Iraq Wednesday, declaring that the nearly nine-year conflict is ending honorably, “not with a final battle, but with a final march toward home.” Marking the conclusion of the war at this milit…
Obama Seeks To Leverage $1-Trillion Spending Bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies in the Senate are using a critical year-end spending bill as political leverage to try to force Republicans to negotiate bipartisan legislation to extend payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits due to expire at the end of …

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