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1. Obama and the Midterms: What's At Stake?
- Tuesday, October 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – For President Barack Obama, the stark reality of the looming midterm elections is that the best outcome for his party gets him nothing but two more years of the status quo.
2. GOP Pushes House Toward Approving Obama Lawsuit
- Thursday, July 31, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed a divided House Wednesday toward a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of deliberately exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.
3. Obama to Sign Order Extending LGBT Protections
- Tuesday, June 17, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official said Monday.
4. White House Calls for More Privacy Laws
- Friday, May 02, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans' data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement investigation.
5. Race to Enroll Young and Healthy for New Insurance
- Monday, February 10, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Facing a rapidly approaching deadline, the White House and its allies are racing to enroll young people in new insurance plans offered under President Barack Obama's signature health care law, a sweeping effort that underscores how crucial the so-called "young invincibles" are to the measure's success.
6. Obama Tightens Reins on Surveillance Programs
- Monday, January 20, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Tightening the reins on the nation's sweeping surveillance operations, President Barack Obama on Friday ordered new limits on the way intelligence officials access phone records from hundreds of millions of Americans – and moved toward eventually stripping the massive data collection from the government's hands.
7. Some Find Health Insurers Have No Record of Them
- Friday, January 10, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Record-keeping snags could complicate the start of insurance coverage this month as people begin using policies they purchased under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
8. News Media Protest White House Press Access Limits
- Friday, November 22, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Dozens of leading news organizations protested to the White House on Thursday against restrictions that sometimes keep journalists from taking pictures and video of President Barack Obama performing official duties. At the same time, two press groups urged their members to stop using official photos and video handed out by the White House, dismissing them as little more than "government propaganda."
9. Few Options for Obama to Fix Cancellations Problem
- Monday, November 11, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says he'll do everything he can to help people coping with health insurance cancellations, but legally and practically his options appear limited.
10. A Deal: Voting to Avoid Default, Open Government
- Thursday, October 17, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Up against one last deadline, Congress raced to pass legislation Wednesday avoiding a threatened national default and ending a 16-day partial government shutdown along the strict terms set by President Barack Obama when the twin crises began.
11. New House GOP Plan as Debt-Limit Deadline Nears
- Wednesday, October 16, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Time growing desperately short, House Republicans pushed for passage of legislation late Tuesday to prevent a threatened Treasury default, end a 15-day partial government shutdown and extricate divided government from its latest brush with a full political meltdown.
12. Obama Says Talks OK – After Default Threat Averted
- Wednesday, October 09, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – After weeks of gridlock, House Republicans floated broad hints Tuesday they might be willing to pass short-term legislation re-opening the government and averting a default in exchange for immediate talks with the Obama administration on reducing deficits and changing the three-year-old health care law.
13. Obama Says He'd Save Money by Refinancing Mortgage
- Thursday, August 08, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) – President Barack Obama said Wednesday he'd save money if he refinanced the mortgage on his Chicago home, but he hasn't jumped on current low interest rates because "when you're president you have to be a little careful about these transactions."
14. Obama Pitches Mortgage Overhaul as Housing Rallies
- Wednesday, August 07, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) – Buoyed by an improving housing market, President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed a broad overhaul of the nation's mortgage finance system, including winding down government-backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He declared that taxpayers should never again be left "holding the bag" for the mortgage giants' bad bets.
15. Obama Orders Review of Chemical Plant Rules
- Friday, August 02, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered federal agencies to review safety rules at chemical facilities in response to the deadly April explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant.
16. Obama Challenges GOP to Accept Corporate Tax Deal
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Seeking to ease Washington gridlock, President Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged Republicans to accept a new fiscal deal to cut corporate tax rates in exchange for more government spending on jobs programs.
17. Obama Pushes Plan for Fast Internet in US Schools
- Friday, June 07, 2013
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Touting the need to give every child the tools for success, President Barack Obama on Thursday toured a North Carolina school where every student has a laptop and called for 99 percent of American students to be connected to super-fast Internet within five years.
18. US Government Collecting Huge Number of Phone Records
- Friday, June 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration is defending the National Security Agency's need to collect such records, but critics are calling it a huge over-reach.
19. Committee Nears Final Vote on Immigration Bill
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Far-reaching immigration legislation neared a final committee vote on Tuesday as the White House and Democratic supporters pressed the panel's chairman to delay a showdown over the rights of gay spouses until a debate in the full Senate.
20. Obama Nominates Pritzker, Froman for Economic Jobs
- Friday, May 03, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Thursday chose two old friends with corporate executive experience for top posts on his economic team, naming longtime fundraiser Penny Pritzker as Commerce secretary and adviser Michael Froman as U.S. Trade Representative.
21. Obama Taps Foxx to Run Transportation Department
- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Monday tapped rising Democratic politician Anthony Foxx to lead the Department of Transportation, an agency at the center of Washington's fiscal fights.
22. Obama Pitches Public Works Spending to Create Jobs
- Monday, April 01, 2013
MIAMI (AP) – Trying to show that the economy remains a top priority, President Barack Obama promoted a plan Friday to create construction and other jobs by attracting private money to help rebuild roads, bridges and other public works projects.
23. Outdoor Retail Executive Picked for Interior
- Thursday, February 07, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated outdoor business executive Sally Jewell to lead the Interior Department.
24. Interior Chief Salazar Stepping Down in March
- Thursday, January 17, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the BP oil spill and promoted alternative energy sources throughout the nation, will step down in March.
25. Obama Sets January Deadline for Gun Proposals
- Thursday, December 20, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama vowed to send Congress new policy proposals for reducing gun violence by January.
"This time, the words need to lead to action," Obama said Wednesday. He tasked Vice President Joe Biden with leading an administration-wide effort to create the new recommendations and pledged to push for their implementation without delay.
26. Obama Announces Resignation of Chief of Staff
- Tuesday, January 10, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – In an abrupt jolt to the White House, President Barack Obama announced Monday that chief of staff William Daley was quitting and heading home to Chicago, capping a short and rocky tenure that had been expected to last until Election Day in November. Obama budget chief Jack Lew will take over the job.
27. Obama Seeks to Leverage $1 Trillion Spending Bill
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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 the year.
28. Economy Could Suffer if Tax Cut, Jobless Aid End
- Monday, November 28, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – A tax cut that reaches 160 million Americans and government aid for the long-term unemployed will expire at the end of the year – sucking $165 billion out of the economy next year – unless Congress takes action.
29. Obama Orders Agency to Help Reduce Drug Shortages
- Tuesday, November 01, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is directing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take steps to reduce drug shortages, action he says will help stop a "slow-rolling problem" that puts patients at risk and raises the potential for price gouging.
30. Obama Says He Can't Fix Immigration on His Own
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Facing weakening support among Hispanics, President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Wednesday over what he called an inaccurate and damaging perception that he can fix the nation's flawed immigration system on his own.
31. Obama Lets States Opt Out of Federal School Rules
- Monday, September 26, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Nearly everyone agrees the fix needs fixing. The No Child Left Behind law that was supposed to improve American education has left schools grumbling at being labeled "failures," state officials fuming and complaints everywhere about required testing.
32. Obama Would Hike Taxes to Pay for his Jobs Bill
- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a sharp challenge to the GOP, President Barack Obama proposed paying for his costly new jobs plan Monday with tax hikes that Republicans have already rejected, and he accused them of political motives if they still refuse to go along.
33. Obama Completes Economy Team Ahead of Jobs Speech
- Tuesday, August 30, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama tapped labor economist Alan Krueger for a top administration post Monday as the White House scrambles for solutions to repair an ailing U.S. economy ahead of the 2012 election.
34. Street Signs
- Wednesday, August 17, 2011
More than a year after the city of Memphis reached an out-of-court settlement with Performa Entertainment that would put day-to-day control of the Beale Street entertainment district in the hands of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration, the federal bankruptcy case tied to that settlement remains unsettled.
35. Obama Promotes Jobs Initiative for Veterans
- Monday, August 08, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Friday proposed tax credits and training programs to help thousands of U.S. service members returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan find jobs in the shaky economy at home.
36. Obama Returns to Chicago to Resume Fundraising
- Thursday, August 04, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Trying to make up lost time, President Barack Obama plunged back into the search for money for his re-election campaign Wednesday with a coast-to-coast series of parties marking his 50th birthday after he was forced to cancel fundraisers because of the debt-ceiling crisis.
37. Debt-Limit Votes: Senate Momentum, House Concerns
- Tuesday, August 02, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House began debate Monday on the hard-bargained plan to avert a national financial default, even as the White House and congressional leaders struggled to round up enough votes to approve it. Supporters said momentum for the deficit-reduction compromise was on their side, but resistance from both liberals and conservatives made the outcome unclear.
38. Obama Appoints Cordray to Lead Consumer Agency
- Tuesday, July 19, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama moved Monday to get a new consumer protection bureau up and running, introducing a former Ohio attorney general as director, in an apparent acknowledgment that the woman who masterminded the agency couldn't win Senate confirmation.
39. Debt Talks and Little Else on Washington's Agenda
- Tuesday, July 19, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The debt showdown isn't just the dominant issue in Washington this summer – it's virtually the only one getting any attention in the nation's capital.
From the White House to Congress, the negotiations over raising the U.S. debt limit have overshadowed or halted work on everything from job creation to the military conflict in Libya to education reform. And the debt debate has hamstrung President Barack Obama's ability to hit the road to campaign and raise money for his re-election bid.
40. McConnell, Boehner Increase Criticism of Obama
- Wednesday, July 13, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The top Republican in the Senate proposed on Tuesday giving President Barack Obama sweeping new power to, in effect, unilaterally increase the nation's debt limit to avoid a first-ever default on U.S. obligations.
41. No Stopgap: Obama Demands Big Deal for Debt Limit
- Tuesday, July 12, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama declared Monday he would reject any stopgap extension of the nation's borrowing limit, adding fresh urgency for Republicans and fellow Democrats to resolve intense tax and spending disputes and head off economic calamity.
42. Obama Takes on 'Tweeters' in Twitter Town Hall
- Thursday, July 07, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama kicked off his first Twitter town hall with – what else? – a tweet.
Using a laptop set up on a lectern in the East Room of the White House, Obama typed this message: "In order to reduce the deficit, what costs would you cut and what investments would you keep?"
43. White House: 'Significant' Deal on Debt Possible
- Tuesday, June 28, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama plunged into deadlocked negotiations to cut government deficits and raise the nation's debt limit as the White House expressed confidence Monday that a "significant" deal with Republicans can be reached. But both sides only seemed to harden their positions as the day wore on, with the White House insisting on some higher taxes as part of the package and the Republican leadership flatly refusing to consider them.
44. Republicans Bail on Budget Talks, Blame Democrats
- Friday, June 24, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans pulled out of debt-reduction talks led by Vice President Joe Biden with a flourish on Thursday, blaming Democrats for demanding tax increases as part of a deal rather than accepting more than $1 trillion in cuts to Medicare and other government programs.
45. Few Jobs Added in May; Unemployment Up to 9.1 Pct
- Monday, June 06, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers in May added the fewest jobs in eight months, and the unemployment rate inched up to 9.1 percent. The weakening job market raised concerns about an economy hampered by high gas prices and the effects of natural disasters here and abroad.
46. Obama Selects Businessman Bryson for Commerce Post
- Wednesday, June 01, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has tapped energy executive John Bryson to lead the Commerce Department, putting a businessman at the helm of an agency tasked with boosting U.S. exports and promoting American business around the world.
47. Obama Talks Jobs With Jobs, Other Tech Leaders
- Friday, February 18, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is assembling the biggest names in Silicon Valley to confer on jobs and innovation, trying to get leaders from companies like Google and Apple behind his push to keep spending on high-tech initiatives even as Republicans are out to slash the budget.
48. Obama Orders Review of Rules to Boost Economy
- Wednesday, January 19, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, in another move to smooth frayed ties with corporate America, ordered a far-reaching review of federal regulations Tuesday with the goal of weeding out rules that hurt job growth and creation. Republicans and business groups welcomed the step but suggested he do even more.
49. Obama: Money Alone Can't Solve School Predicament
- Tuesday, September 28, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama started the school week Monday with a call for a longer school year, and said the worst-performing teachers have "got to go" if they don't improve quickly.
50. Obama Planning New Package of Economic Aid
- Tuesday, September 07, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Eager to jumpstart the economy ahead of crucial midterm elections, President Barack Obama said Friday he intends to unveil a new package of proposals, including tax cuts and targeted spending, to spark job growth.
51. Allen: Relief Well Timing Depends on Oil's Spread
- Friday, July 09, 2010
THEODORE, Ala. (AP) — A relief well being drilled deep into the seafloor of the Gulf of Mexico to shut down the gushing well could be completed ahead of a long-set deadline of mid-August only if conditions are ideal, government and BP officials said Thursday.
52. Obama Orders New Fuel Standards for Future
- Monday, May 24, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called for first-ever mileage and emissions standards for big rig and work trucks Friday, seeking to limit pollution from the large vehicles that contribute a big share of it.
53. In Financial Regs Debate, Senators Look to Details
- Friday, April 30, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now it's all about the details.
With Republicans ceding the way for debate, legislation to impose sweeping new controls on financial institutions faces a test from both parties. Some Democrats seek tougher restrictions on banks; some Republicans aim to ease consumer protection provisions.
54. Unexpected Drop in Jobless Rate Sparks Optimism
- Monday, December 07, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – A surprising drop in the unemployment rate and far fewer job losses last month cheered investors Friday and raised hopes for a sustained economic recovery.
The rate unexpectedly fell to 10 percent, from 10.2 percent in October, as employers cut the fewest number of jobs since the recession began. The government also said 159,000 fewer jobs were lost in September and October than first reported.
55. AIG Bonuses Won't Stand, Dem Senators Declare
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Talking tougher by the hour, livid Democrats confronted beleaguered insurance giant AIG with an ultimatum Tuesday: Give back $165 million in post-bailout bonuses or watch Congress tax it away with emergency legislation.
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- Wednesday, December 10, 1997
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