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1 year 1 month ago

Obama administration will continue aid to Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) - While the Obama administration throws its support behind Egypt's military, some members of Congress are looking at withholding some or all of America's annual $1.5 billion aid package if a civilian government isn't quickly restored. Without the administration's support, that's a high hurdle. But after watching...

1 year 2 months ago

Presidential trip will include South Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is making a long-anticipated return to Africa, with the health of former South African leader Nelson Mandela hanging over the visit. The first family is departing today for a weeklong trip to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania to promote democracy and economic opportunities. Obama...

1 year 4 months ago

Sheriffs criticize Colorado gun laws

DENVER - Sheriffs from more than a dozen Colorado counties held a news conference Wednesday to highlight what they see as flaws with the state's new gun control laws. The event was held a short distance away from the Denver Police Academy where President Obama held up the gun laws...

1 year 4 months ago

Obama will make a stop in Denver today

It's a trip to Colorado to continue his push for federal gun control legislation. President Obama will speak today at the Denver Police Academy. The academy is not far from the site of the mass shooting at an Aurora theater. The state has recently passed legislation aimed at curbing gun...

1 year 4 months ago

NRA Day controversy highlights political divide

COLORADO SPRINGS - El Paso County Commissioners will vote this week whether to declare Thursday as Friends of the National Rifle Association Day . The resolution of appreciation is entirely symbolic. "They're fabulous community partners," said commissioner Peggy Littleton, who doesn't mind people knowing that she carries a concealed...

2 years 4 months ago

Obama salutes Air Force Academy football team

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama struck a football running back's pose after congratulating the Air Force Academy football team for winning the Commander in Chief trophy, the academy's second in two years and 18th overall. Obama presented the trophy during a ceremony Monday in the White House East Room....

2 years 4 months ago

Obama says nation needs 'Buffett Rule'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the nation can't afford to keep giving tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans "who don't need them and didn't even ask for them." Obama is using his weekly radio and Internet address to urge Americans to ask their member of Congress to support...

2 years 6 months ago

Colorado gets No Child Left Behind exemption

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law. The move gives long-sought leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students. A White House...

2 years 7 months ago

Huntsman out of GOP race- to endorse Romney

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Jon Huntsman staked his presidential campaign on New Hampshire and his bid to become a legitimate competitor on distinguishing himself from front-runner Mitt Romney. But less than a week after a disappointing third-place finish in the GOP primary there, Huntsman decided to quit the race and...

2 years 8 months ago

Negative ads mix with holiday cheer in Iowa

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Iowa residents flipping their TV channels this season aren't finding a whole lot of Christmas cheer. A barrage of negative campaign ads is flooding the airwaves, with ghoulish images of Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi crowding Santa and doomsday music drowning out holiday song. Mitt Romney...

2 years 11 months ago

White House aims to speed up job-creating projects

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wants to hit the accelerator on job-creating infrastructure projects. The White House says Obama has directed the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Interior, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development to identify up to three high-priority projects that will create jobs and that already have...

3 years 4 weeks ago

'Really close' to debt deal as deadline nears

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Racing to avoid a government default, President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders reached urgently for a compromise Sunday to permit vital borrowing by the Treasury in exchange for more than $2 trillion in long-term spending cuts. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said the two sides were...

3 years 2 months ago

Obama calls Giffords' recovery a miracle

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has an "incredible spirit," and calls her ongoing recovery from a gunshot to the head "a genuine miracle." Obama says it's "almost unimaginable" that Giffords is now walking, talking and laughing. He met with the congresswoman in April...

3 years 3 months ago

Obama cheered over bin Laden's death

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The killing of Osama bin Laden has given President Barack Obama a new applause line for fundraising events. Obama boasted at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser Tuesday night that thanks to the U.S. military and American intelligence agencies, "Osama bin Laden will never again threaten...

3 years 11 months ago

President to address the nation on Iraq

President Barack Obama speaks to the nation tonight to herald the formal end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq. The president will say tonight he's fulfilled a campaign promise. Ahead of the speech, he's thanking troops at Fort Bliss, Texas, for the valor they've shown in Iraq....

4 years 1 week ago

President Obama politicking, raising money

President Barack Obama is touching nearly every region of the country to stir up cash and attention for Democrats, launching a three-day trip. Obama will spend the heart of his Monday in Wisconsin, raising money for gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett and other Wisconsin Democrats. He will cap his...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Obama playing host to Super Bowl champs

Now that training camp is underway for the new NFL season, President Barack Obama will welcome the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints to the White House on Monday. The Saints will hold a football clinic with Washington-area children before the event with Obama. After their White House meeting,...

4 years 3 weeks ago

States continue legal battle against health care law

Twenty states and the nation's most influential small business lobby are about to respond to the federal government's attempt to dismiss their lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The states, the National Federation of Independent Business and several individual taxpayers will file their response Friday. A key...

4 years 1 month ago

Obama defends education policies to critics

President Barack Obama says the country's long-term economic success will be tied to the success of the nation's schools. Speaking at the centennial convention of the National Urban League, Obama says he won't tolerate a status quo where United States lags behind other countries in education achievements. The...

4 years 1 month ago

Volcker sees economy as unstable

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker says years of over-consumption and the resulting debt have made the country's economy unstable. He told about 750 people Thursday in Steamboat Springs that both political parties have to come together to move the country forward and expressed frustration with the current political...

4 years 3 months ago

New Hawaii law shuns Obama document requests

It's now law in Hawaii that the government can ignore requests for President Barack Obama's birth certificate. Republican Gov. Linda Lingle signed into law Wednesday a bill allowing state government agencies not to respond to follow-up requests for information if they determine that the subsequent request is substantially similar...

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