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10 months 1 week ago

Obama to Address Health Care Glitches

President Barack Obama is scheduled to make an address at the White House Rose Garden, to address problems with the health care law's rollout. Since the Affordable Care Act launched a few weeks ago, the new government website, www.healthcare.gov , has been plagued with glitches and problems as people try...

1 year 2 months ago

President Obama lays out foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) - From Egypt to Syria to Iraq and beyond, the Obama administration is determined to show it will only go so far to help save nations in chaos from themselves. President Barack Obama has long made it clear that he favors a foreign policy of consultation and negotiation,...

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

President Obama to travel to Mexico

President Obama travels to Mexico in the day ahead. It's a trip that is expected to be dominated by trade and immigration. He will meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Most of the president's activities will be at the National Palace in the heart of the capital. Dozens...

1 year 4 months ago

Maduro elected president of Venezuela

Venezuela now has a new leader five weeks after the death of President Hugo Chavez . Nicolas Maduro, Chavez's hand-picked successor, has been declared the winner in official results. Long lines at the polls formed early in the morning and again in the afternoon as this politically divided...

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 5 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 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

Republican governors concerned about primary race

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic governors are bullish on President Barack Obama's re-election prospects, citing the improving economy and a Republican nominating contest that has exposed deep divisions in the party's base. Republican governors insist Obama is vulnerable, but they say they are concerned the prolonged primary race has alienated independent...

2 years 6 months ago

UN chief urges Zambia to fight corruption

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) - The U.N. chief has urged Zambian lawmakers to spare no one in the fight against corruption. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking to Zambia's parliament at the start of a visit Friday, called corruption a cancer that threatens democracy and anti-poverty efforts. He says, "In this fight...

2 years 6 months ago

EU report says Nicaragua vote lacked transparency

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - A European Union observer team says there were irregularities in Nicaragua's presidential elections in November. EU mission representative Luis Yanez says there was lack of transparency in the process and is calling for election reform in the Central American nation. A report read by Yanez on...

2 years 6 months ago

US counterterror adviser pledges support for Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen's state news agency says the U.S. administration's top counter-terrorism adviser has pledged Washington's support for the country's new president after upcoming elections. SABA says John Brennan met Saturday with Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in Sanaa to discuss next week's presidential vote. Hadi is...

2 years 6 months ago

Rick Santorum takes early lead in Colorado

Colorado Republican caucus results are starting to come in and Rick Santorum is holding an early lead. With 3 of the 76 precincts reporting statewide (or about four percent), Santorum is leading with 146 votes (50 percent). Newt Gingrich is behind him with 69 votes (24 percent), followed by...

2 years 7 months ago

Cain backs Gingrich's presidential bid

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Former presidential hopeful Herman Cain says Newt Gingrich is "a patriot" who is "not afraid of bold ideas." Cain's endorsement of Gingrich is a boost for the former House speaker coming just days before the Florida primary. The former pizza executive, who left the...

2 years 7 months ago

Lamborn plans to skip State of the Union address

Congressman Doug Lamborn (R) announced today he will not attend tomorrow's State of the Union address. Congressman Lamborn made the decision because he does not support the policies of President Barack Obama. News 5 is interviewing Lamborn this evening and will have more on the decision tonight.

2 years 7 months ago

South Carolina gives Newt Gingrich a big win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is relishing his upset victory in the South Carolina primary. The win has dealt a sharp setback to former front-runner Mitt Romney and has elongated the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich praised his GOP rivals after the...

2 years 7 months ago

Jon Huntsman drops out of GOP race

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Republican Jon Huntsman has dropped out of the GOP presidential race and has endorsed Mitt Romney. Huntsman said the former Massachusetts governor gives the Republican Party its best shot at defeating President Barack Obama in the November general election. After staking his candidacy...

2 years 10 months ago

Sarah Palin will not run for president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she will not run for president. Her announcement Wednesday left little doubt that the eventual Republican nominee will come from the current field of contenders. Palin said in a statement that she and her husband Todd "devote ourselves to God,...

3 years 2 days 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 2 weeks ago

GOP goes on the attack over Obama economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are using their weekly address to criticize President Barack Obama on the economy, particularly government regulations. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania says the regulations are overly burdensome and therefore discouraging businesses from expanding and hiring. He says "Clearly, the policies of this administration are not...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Perry spokesman confirms he's running

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It's a move that is certain to shake up the race for the GOP presidential nomination. A spokesman says Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president. He says Perry will make his intentions known on Saturday while visiting South Carolina and New Hampshire. ...

3 years 1 month 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 1 month ago

Bachmann says she, not husband, running for office

WASHINGTON (AP) - Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann says she - and not her husband - is running for the White House and that questions about their family business and finances are off-limits. Speaking Thursday in Washington, Bachmann again declined to answer questions about Marcus Bachmann's Christian counseling center that has...

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

President Obama on his way to Joplin Missouri

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is on his way to Missouri to see the destruction caused by the massive tornado a week ago today. In Joplin, Obama will meet with survivors and officials and attend a memorial service for those killed by the storm. He'll also make brief remarks.

3 years 3 months ago

PPCC announces new president

Pikes Peak Community College has announced that Lance Bolton, Ph.D. has been appointed as the school's new president. Bolton is currently the president of Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado. He will assume his new role on June 13. Dr. Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System...

3 years 3 months ago

Ron Paul plans to run for president again

WASHINGTON (AP) - Campaign aides say Texas Rep. Ron Paul will run for president for a third time. Aides said Paul will announce those plans on Friday while in New Hampshire. He formed a campaign exploratory committee last month. The aides would speak only on background because the announcement is...

3 years 3 months ago

President says border is more secure

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Describing the border with Mexico as more secure than ever, President Barack Obama says Republicans who insisted on tougher enforcement should now be ready to move on and deal with comprehensive immigration reform. But instead, he says they're still demanding more. In a speech...

3 years 5 months ago

Yemeni president fires Cabinet

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemen's president has fired his entire Cabinet amid escalating protests demanding his ouster. President Ali Abdullah Saleh is facing a monthlong popular uprising against him that has turned increasingly bloody in the past few days as security troops opened fire on demonstrators in the capital...

3 years 9 months ago

Interim president named at CSU-Pueblo

The Colorado State University System Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Dr. Julio Leon to the position of Interim President of Colorado State University-Pueblo. Dr. Leon will serve as interim until a permanent president is named. "Dr. Leon has been very well received on campus and within...

4 years 2 weeks 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 3 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...

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