Barack Obama

Obama Rallies Support For Gun Control

April 5, 2013, 5:09 pm

President Barack Obama called on Congress to take action on gun control laws Wednesday, acknowledging that it will be tough and highlighting Colorado’s new gun laws as a step [...]

Obama 5% of Salary Returned to Treasury

April 4, 2013, 10:35 am

Obama 5% of salary returned to treasury: U.S. President Barack Obama has decided to return 5 percent of his $400,000 salary to show solidarity with federal employees adversely [...]

Pierson, First Female Secret Service Head, Sworn In

March 27, 2013, 10:04 pm

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano also praised Obama’s “historic decision” to name Julia Pierson as the Secret Service first female director.

$22 Minimum Wage Reflects Productivity, Says U.S. Senator

March 19, 2013, 8:31 am

A $22 minimum wage would reflect increases in worker productivity in the United States since the 1960s, says Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Minimum wage in the United [...]

Obama’s Clean Energy Fund Draws Mixed Reactions

March 18, 2013, 3:26 pm

Obama announced plans March 15 for an Energy Security Trust that would direct funds from oil and gas royalties to clean energy technologies. Environmentalists say it will [...]

Ann Romney Blames Media, Defends Mitt Like a ‘She-lion’

March 4, 2013, 10:14 am

Ann Romney blames the media and her husband’s campaign for not letting Mitt be Mitt in the first post-election interview given by the couple.

Sequestration: Top 4 States With Largest Losses

February 28, 2013, 6:03 am

The sequester deadline is approaching on Mar. 1, and if President Barack Obama and Congress do not work together to come up with a plan, then automatic budget cuts will go [...]

Blame Game Escalates Over Sequester

February 27, 2013, 4:04 pm

Two days before automatic budget cuts are to kick in, the blame game between Democrats and Republicans escalates.

Hagel Debate Ends With No Surprise: Marco Rubio Votes ‘No’

February 27, 2013, 12:27 pm

The Senate has voted, 58–41, Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense, where he will lead the Pentagon. Hagel, former Republican senator from Nebraska, was nominated to be [...]

Sequestration Likely Before Compromise Reached

February 26, 2013, 4:52 pm

A report detailing the potential service cuts and job losses that may occur in each state when the $85 billion in spending cuts kicks in was released Feb. 24.

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