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1. Obama Nominates Justice Official to Top Labor Slot
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Thomas Perez, President Barack Obama's choice for Labor secretary, has used his perch as the nation's chief civil rights enforcer to crack down on voter suppression, discrimination and police brutality.
2. White House Waffling on Long-Term Care Plan?
- Tuesday, October 18, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House appeared to waffle Monday on the fate of a financially troubled long-term care program in President Barack Obama's health overhaul law, as supporters and foes heaped criticism on the administration.
3. Obama Pulls Plug on Part of Health Overhaul Law
- Monday, October 17, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration says it is unable to go forward with a major program in the president's signature health care overhaul law – a new long-term care insurance plan.
4. Oil Jumps to Above $90 as Libya Protests Spread
- Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Oil prices jumped by over $4 a barrel on Monday amid investor concerns that violent protests spreading in Libya could disrupt crude supplies from the OPEC nation and affect other oil-rich countries in the region.
5. Even in Liberal Bastions, GOP Sees Election Chance
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — In the congressional district that's home to the Kennedy family compound, a Kennedy public skating rink and a Kennedy museum, the heart of liberalism is beating uneasily.
6. Oil Settles Below $72
- Wednesday, July 07, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices reversed course and fell Tuesday, as a morning stock market rally fizzled after an economic report predicted slowing growth in the U.S. economy.
Benchmark crude for August delivery fell 16 cents to settle at $71.98 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange after rising as high as $73.86 earlier in the day.
7. Obama Tells Seniors Health Bill Will Work for Them
- Wednesday, June 09, 2010
WHEATON, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday sought to sell the health overhaul law to skeptical seniors, launching a defense of his presidency's biggest accomplishment as the election season gets under way and the Gulf oil spill dominates news.
8. Shah Touts Nonprofits Via Social Media
- Friday, May 07, 2010
Sonal Shah, director of the newly created White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, is a social media practitioner.
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence turned that to its advantage, using Facebook to lure her to Memphis. Once here, she blogged about her experiences during two days of visits with charitable organizations.
9. Outsider Image So Hot Even Ex-Insiders Want It
- Friday, February 26, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Ask national Republicans to name a model 2010 congressional candidate, and they're likely to mention Stephen Fincher. A 37-year-old farmer and gospel singer from Frog Jump, Tenn., Fincher has raised more than $675,000 in his bid to succeed retiring Democratic Rep. John Tanner.
10. Bayh Cites Strident Partisanship in Leaving Senate
- Wednesday, February 17, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two-term Sen. Evan Bayh says ever-shriller partisanship and the frustrations of gridlock made it time for him to leave Congress. Republicans aren't buying it, saying he and fellow Democrats sense that voters will be after their heads this fall.
11. Obama Meets With GOP
- Wednesday, February 10, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Appealing for bipartisanship in a town where it's hard to find, President Barack Obama sat down with Democrats and Republicans Tuesday to spur cooperation on job creation, deficit reduction and health care overhaul. He promised to do his part – but warned he would take Republicans to task if they don't do the same.
12. Brown's Independence Could Face Senate Test
- Monday, February 08, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Scott Brown says he's a different kind of Republican, a centrist willing to work with Senate Democrats to fix health care and the ailing economy.
13. Where is "Tea Party" Heading? Leaves Are Unclear
- Monday, February 08, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The "tea party" activists all agree: Government is too big. Spending is out of control. Individual freedom is at risk. And President Barack Obama's policies are making it all worse.
14. Brown Taking Over Late Sen. Kennedy's Seat
- Friday, February 05, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Scott Brown said fixing the nation's ailing economy would be his top priority as he prepared Thursday to take his Senate seat a week earlier than he had planned.
15. Harold Ford Jr.: 'I Continue to Learn' about NY
- Friday, January 22, 2010
TAPPAN, N.Y. (AP) - Harold Ford Jr. ventured to the suburbs Thursday to test the waters outside New York City for a possible U.S. Senate bid but admitted he still has a lot to learn about the state.
16. Obama Steps Up Campaign Against Wall Street Banks
- Friday, January 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama stepped up his campaign against Wall Street on Thursday with a far-reaching proposal for tougher regulation of the biggest banks.
"We have to get this done," Obama said at the White House. "If these folks want a fight, it's a fight I'm ready to have."
17. Gut-Check for Obama and Dems on Health Care
- Thursday, January 21, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Abandoning the health care overhaul is not an option, a senior White House official said Wednesday, after President Barack Obama's top domestic initiative took a devastating hit with the Democratic loss of the Massachusetts Senate seat.
18. 3 Democrats – 2 Senators, 1 Governor – to Retire
- Thursday, January 07, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - With the 2010 election year barely under way, two senators and one governor – all Democrats – ditched plans to run for re-election in the latest signs of trouble for President Barack Obama's party.
19. Obama and Elder Bush Team Up on Call to Service
- Monday, October 19, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - President Barack Obama, who has called on Americans to perform more community service, is joining former President George H.W. Bush in urging citizens to volunteer.
Bush on Friday was to host a forum on volunteering at Texas A&M University, to be attended by Obama, who initiated a "United We Serve" call to service in June that culminated in a national day of service on the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
20. Congress Acts to Extend Hate Crimes to Cover Gays
- Friday, October 09, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Thursday to make it a federal crime to assault people because of their sexual orientation, significantly expanding the hate crimes law enacted in the days after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968.
21. Mass. Senate Delays Debate on Kennedy Interim Bill
- Monday, September 21, 2009
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Republicans temporarily blocked Senate debate Friday on a bill allowing Gov. Deval Patrick to name an interim appointment to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Edward Kennedy.
22. Congress Probing SEC's Madoff Failure
- Friday, September 11, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is reopening its inquiry into the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's failure to detect the multibillion-dollar fraud conducted for more than a decade by Bernard Madoff, this time seeking answers from the agency watchdog and potential lessons for lawmakers in crafting new financial rules.
23. Music of Duke Ellington To Kick Start BPACC Showcase Season
- Monday, August 31, 2009
The Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC) kicks off its Showcase season with a tribute concert of the utmost sophistication. Jazz and blues singer Joyce Cobb and pianist Donald Brown will host a “Symphonic All-Duke Ellington Night” Saturday at 8 p.m.
24. Senate Confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court
- Friday, August 07, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor Thursday as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court.
The vote was 68-31 for Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first high court nominee. She becomes the 111th justice and just the third woman to serve.
25. Obama: Health Care Reform Essential to Stability
- Thursday, July 16, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Praising and prodding Congress, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said a vast reform of the nation's health insurance system is required to head off instability to families, industry and the government itself.
26. Court: AG Must Go to Court to Probe National Banks
- Tuesday, June 30, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that state attorneys general can investigate national banks for discrimination and other crimes, but only with a court’s help.
The high court ruled that a state attorney general cannot on his own issue a subpoena against a bank that has branches in that state and others. However, the court said national banks are subject to some state laws under the National Banking Act, and an attorney general can go to court to enforce those laws.
27. House Democrats to Open Hearings on Health Bill
- Wednesday, June 24, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats are pushing forward with a partisan health care bill even as a key Senate Democrat labors to achieve an elusive bipartisan compromise on President Barack Obama's top legislative priority.
28. Fits and Starts on Health Care Slow Down Bill
- Friday, June 19, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Delays and disputes bogged down a Senate panel considering the details of remaking the nation's $2.5 trillion health care system.
The first formal drafting and voting session on Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's sweeping legislation was given over Wednesday to six hours of speechmaking by senators. Nothing was accomplished on the bill itself, and there were suggestions that a goal of completing committee action before the congressional recess July 4 might not be met.
29. Senate Off to a Rocky Start on Health Care
- Thursday, June 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Wednesday began writing legislation to revamp the nation's health care system, but its historic first step was overshadowed by partisan anger and cost problems that troubled lawmakers on both sides.
30. House Set to Send FDA Tobacco Bill to Obama
- Monday, June 15, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - After more than a decade of efforts by smoking opponents, Congress prepared to take a final vote Friday on legislation giving the government far-reaching powers to regulate tobacco and limit tobacco industry marketing and sales practices that lure young people into smoking habits.
31. Dodd's Wife Serves on Health Care Company Boards
- Monday, June 15, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The wife of a senator playing a lead role on a national health care overhaul sits on the boards of four health care companies, one of several examples of lawmakers with ties to the medical industry.
32. Historic Anti-Smoking Vote to Give FDA New Power
- Friday, June 12, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress struck the government's strongest anti-smoking blow in decades Thursday with a Senate vote to give regulators new power to limit nicotine in cigarettes, drastically curtail ads and ban candied tobacco products aimed at young people.
33. Kennedy Health Plan Aids Elders, Young Adults
- Thursday, June 11, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Proposals that would help disabled seniors and healthy young adults are among dozens of provisions tucked into sweeping health care legislation that senators will begin considering next week.
34. US Senate Dems to Start Work Next Week on Health Care
- Wednesday, June 10, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats announced plans Tuesday to begin committee work next week on health care legislation designed to assure coverage for millions of Americans who now lack it, a key objective of the Obama administration.
35. White House Frames Health Care As Economic Problem
- Wednesday, June 03, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – A U.S. Senate chairman who has a major role in writing health care legislation said Tuesday he hopes to convince President Barack Obama that taxing some employer-provided benefits will help control escalating costs.
36. White House: Obama Wants to Cut $17B from Budget
- Friday, May 08, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday to eliminate or trim 121 federal programs for a savings of $17 billion in the coming budget year. Many of the proposed cuts have already been rejected by Obama's allies in Congress, including some programs that his predecessor, President George W. Bush, repeatedly sought to end.
37. Senate Goes on Record to Lower Estate Tax
- Monday, April 06, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has voted to cut taxes on multimillion-dollar estates as it gets ready to pass a budget backed by President Barack Obama.
By a 51-48 vote, the Senate embraced a nonbinding but symbolically important amendment by Arkansas Democrat Blanche Lincoln and Arizona Republican Jon Kyl to exempt estates up to $10 million from the estate tax. Estates larger than that would be taxed at a 35 percent rate.
38. Obama Welcomes Allies, Skeptics to Health Summit
- Friday, March 06, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama summoned allies, skeptics and health care figures of all stripes to the White House Thursday to debate ideas for overhauling the nation's costly system and declared, "The status quo is the one option that is not on the table."
39. House Passes Obama's Economic Stimulus Bill
- Monday, February 16, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Handing the new administration a big win, the House Friday passed President Barack Obama's $787 billion plan to resuscitate the economy.
The bill was passed 246-183 with no Republican help. It now goes to the Senate where a vote was possible late Friday to meet a deadline of passing the plan before a recess begins next week.
40. Republicans Block Boost for Road Building
- Wednesday, February 04, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked Democrats from adding $25 billion for highways, mass transit, and water projects to President Barack Obama's economic recovery program.
41. Baucus Wants to Overhaul Health Care in '09
- Thursday, November 13, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee intends to push Congress to overhaul the nation's health care system during the first six months of next year.
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said "now is the time" for Congress to move on health care. On Wednesday, he made public his own plan for addressing what ails the health care system. It includes several features of President-elect Obama's plan, such as guaranteed insurance coverage regardless of pre-existing illness. He also would set up an insurance exchange, a sort of government-administered shopping center where people could go to buy coverage.
42. Tobacco Bill Unlikely to Pass This Year
- Wednesday, September 10, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Landmark legislation that would give federal health authorities the power to regulate the tobacco industry is unlikely to pass this year.
The House overwhelmingly approved the bill this summer, and a majority of senators, including presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, support the legislation. But President Bush has threatened a veto, and the prospect of a drawn-out debate will probably keep the Senate from taking up the measure as it races through a tight schedule this month, senior congressional officials of both parties said.
43. Bush Urges Speedy Action on Economic Rescue Package: 'Crank This Sucker Up'
- Tuesday, January 22, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - It didn't take long for President Bush to find a symbol for his desire to prime the sagging economy.
At a factory in Frederick, Md., Bush eyed a huge, yellow standup lawnmower and declared: "Crank this sucker up."
44. Democrats Hope CongressWill Consider Bankruptcy Bill
- Thursday, September 27, 2007
Democrats say they intend to get Congress, before the end of the year, to consider legislation that would make it harder for companies reorganizing in bankruptcy to slash workers' pay and benefits.
45. Alexander, Corker Bargain for Votes to Revive Stalled U.S. Senate Immigration Bill
- Tuesday, June 19, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Tennessee Republicans are co-sponsors of a compromise in the U.S. Senate that could help keep an immigration reform bill alive.
Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker have co-sponsored a provision crafted by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, to toughen a requirement that unlawful immigrants seeking green cards return home to apply for permanent legal residency.
46. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 10, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events: June 10-June 16 June 10 The Memphis Bar Association presents "Designated Topics in Bankruptcy," from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 200 Jefferson Ave., sixth floor. Bankruptcy court Chief Judge David...
47. Archived Article: Ema (lead)
- Tuesday, October 23, 2001
Area preparedness almost there says EMA chief
County preparedness almost there, EMA says
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
Monday marked a day of emergency preparedness briefings starting with Clinton Buchanan, Memphis/Shelby County Emergency...
48. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 19, 2001
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: March 19-March 25 March 19 Consumer Credit Counseling Service offers a free seminar on establishing or re-establishing credit, credit reports and cutting the cost of using credit from 6 p.m. to 7:30 ...
49. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 02, 1999
Dr Philip G. Satre, chairman and chief executive officer of Harrahs Entertainment Inc., has been named to the board of directors of JDN Realty Corp. Paul Stone has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Mark VII Inc. Ston...
50. Archived Article: Sun Park Lj
- Tuesday, December 24, 1996
lj 10/5 cates SunPark buys airport parking facility By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A national chain of full-service airport parking operations has recently purchased its first property in Memphis, the Park-Ride-Fly Airport Parking facility at 2731...
51. Archived Article: Sun Park Lj.
- Tuesday, December 24, 1996
lj 10/5 cates SunPark buys airport parking facility DEC. 24, 1996 -- A national chain of full-service airport parking operations has recently purchased its first property in Memphis, the Park-Ride-Fly Airport Parking facility at 2731 Airways Blvd. S...