June 7, 2013 5:09 AM
President Obama kicks off a two-day summit in California with China's president Xi Jinping today.
This is the first time Mr. Obama has met with President Xi since he took over as China's president. Experts say the summit will feature a wide range of issues focused on the economy... more »
May 23, 2013 12:34 AM
MOORE, OKLAHOMA - Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin announced Wednesday a memorial service will be held for the victims of the storm on at the First Baptist Church in Moore on Sunday. President Barack Obama is expected to visit the area that day as well.
The Oklahoma Department of Insurance... more »
April 11, 2013 3:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is bestowing the Medal of Honor on an Army chaplain he says dodged bullets to provide medical aid and spiritual comfort to wounded soldiers during the Korean War. Obama says Capt. Emil Kapaun carried an injured American for four miles as Chinese captors led... more »
April 3, 2013 8:20 PM
In front of law enforcement officers at the Denver Police Academy Wednesday, President Barack Obama took to the stage to recognize new gun laws passed by the Colorado Legislature as well as push for more.
The President mentioned multiple times two of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history that... more »
April 3, 2013 3:52 AM
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... more »
April 1, 2013 8:32 PM
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... more »
March 17, 2013 12:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he "absolutely" trusts President Barack Obama - not that they don't have their differences. Boehner tells ABC's "This Week" that the two have a good relationship and that they're "open with each other ... honest with each other." But the Ohio lawmaker... more »
March 9, 2013 11:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he's reaching out to lawmakers from both parties in hopes of untangling the gridlock that has stymied progress on budget issues in Washington. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he's talking with Republicans about ways to replace the automatic spending... more »
March 3, 2013 1:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney says his heart said he was going to win the presidency, but when early results came in on election night, he knew it was not to be. The GOP nominee tells "Fox News Sunday" that he knew his campaign was in trouble when exit polls... more »
February 27, 2013 8:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate confirmed Jacob "Jack" Lew to be Treasury secretary, affirming President Barack Obama's choice of a budget expert at a time when Congress and the White House are at odds over sharp government spending cuts. The Senate voted 71-26 to support the nomination. Lew, 57, had... more »
February 20, 2013 5:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to speak at next month's Conservative Political Action Conference, making his first public speech since losing the 2012 election to President Barack Obama. Organizers say Romney will speak on March 15 at the annual meeting of conservative activists. Romney advisers say... more »
February 17, 2013 12:55 PM
NORAD has intercepted multiple airplanes over the weekend that have entered a no-fly-zone near President Obama.
President Obama is vacationing along Florida's Treasure Coast for the President's Day weekend; he's spending the weekend with some friends at the Floridian, a secluded yacht and golf club.
Sunday morning an... more »
February 11, 2013 7:06 PM
A former Fort Carson soldier has been given the nation's highest military honor.
Retired Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha was presented with the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama Monday at the White House.
"These men were outnumbered, outgunned, and almost overrun," President Obama said in the ceremony for... more »
February 10, 2013 11:18 AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney says President Barack Obama is jeopardizing U.S. national security by nominating substandard candidates for key cabinet posts and degrading the U.S. military. Cheney, a Wyoming native, made his comments Saturday night to about 300 members of the state's Republican Party in... more »
January 22, 2013 7:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. defense officials say Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, has been cleared of allegations of sending potentially inappropriate emails to a civilian woman linked to the sex scandal that ousted David Petraeus as CIA director. The officials said Tuesday the Defense Department's inspector... more »
January 21, 2013 9:05 PM
President Barack Obama says it was a privilege to take the oath of office using a Bible that had been owned by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Obama paused by a statue of King in the Capitol Rotunda after a luncheon hosted by members of Congress. He was accompanied... more »
January 15, 2013 9:00 PM
At the Center for American Values in Pueblo, portraits of more than 140 Medal of Honor recipients hang on the walls.
Retired Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, who served at Fort Carson, will soon be one of the newest additions. He'll be honored in a ceremony at the White House... more »
January 14, 2013 7:36 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama endorsed controversial bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines on Monday, as well as stricter background checks for gun buyers - but conceded he may not win approval of all in a Congress reluctant to tighten restrictions. "Will all of them get through... more »
January 13, 2013 10:50 AM
The Gazette -- The cellphone rang shortly after Thanksgiving, interrupting Clinton Romesha's job at a North Dakota oil business.
On the line, a well-mannered secretary spoke. President Barack Obama wanted to talk. The next few words changed Romesha's life. Answering the phone, he was a married father of three... more »
January 5, 2013 7:16 PM
Thousands of people across the nation showed up to shop at Hobby Lobby stores today in a show of support.
In Colorado Springs they took it a step further and showed their appreciation for the store outside of building with signs and songs.
Hobby Lobby's owner, David Green, says... more »
December 25, 2012 11:51 AM
BRYAN, Texas (AP) - As President Barack Obama urges new gun restrictions in the wake of the Connecticut school massacre, the National Rifle Association is calling for armed volunteers in public schools. It has set up another political debate over gun violence. Yet gun enthusiasts like Adam Lanza's mother complicate... more »
December 25, 2012 11:48 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Want to come to President Barack Obama's inauguration? There's plenty of room. Second inaugurations tend to draw fewer spectators and finding a place to stay in Washington won't be nearly as difficult this time as it was four years ago. District of Columbia officials are expecting 600,000... more »
December 23, 2012 12:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senators say former Sen. Chuck Hagel would face a difficult confirmation if nominated by President Barack Obama to be defense secretary. Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut independent who's retiring and wouldn't have a vote, cites Hagel's positions on Iran. Lieberman tells CNN's "State of the Union"... more »
December 5, 2012 12:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - One central question, after all the bluster is cut away, stands between the White House and Republicans in Congress reaching a deal that would prevent the U.S. economy from falling off the so-called "fiscal cliff" - the issue of taxes. President Barack Obama insists that government income... more »
December 5, 2012 12:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A panel of outside experts says NASA is adrift without a coherent vision for where it should be going. The report is by the National Academy of Sciences. But the panel doesn't blame the space agency. It faults the president, Congress and the nation. President Barack Obama... more »
November 17, 2012 12:30 PM
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) - The White House says it believes Israel "has the right to defend itself" against attack and that the Israelis will make their own decisions about their "military tactics and operations." A top aide to President Barack Obama tells reporters traveling with the president to... more »
November 14, 2012 8:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate failed again to advance legislation to protect the U.S. electrical grid and other critical industries from cyberattack, setting the stage for President Barack Obama to sign an executive order to improve the country's digital defenses. A motion to limit debate and force a vote on... more »
November 10, 2012 1:08 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Four days after the election, President Barack Obama can finally claim victory in Florida. The state finished counting its votes Saturday. Obama was declared the, giving him a 332 to 206 final margin in the Electoral College. Florida officials said Obama had 50 percent of... more »
November 3, 2012 11:54 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - More New Yorkers awoke Saturday to power being restored for the first time since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the region, but patience was wearing thin among those in the region who have been without power for most of the week. From storm-scarred New Jersey to parts of... more »
October 30, 2012 8:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign plans to air advertising in Michigan beginning Wednesday touting the president's support of the auto industry, responding to Republican ads criticizing the president. Obama campaign officials say the ad comes in response to a $2 million ad buy by a Republican super PAC... more »
October 30, 2012 8:04 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - One week before a close election, superstorm Sandy has confounded the presidential race, halted early voting in many areas and led some to ponder whether the election might even be postponed. It could take days to restore electricity to more than 8 million homes and businesses that... more »
October 29, 2012 7:56 PM
AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) - Mitt Romney is urging supporters to donate to the Red Cross or other relief agencies gearing up to help storm victims. In one of his last campaign appearances before suspending those events as Hurricane Sandy comes ashore, Romney also called on supporters in the path... more »
October 29, 2012 7:49 PM
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton have criticized Mitt Romney for saying that Chrysler is shifting production of its Jeep brand autos from Ohio to China. Jeep, a major employer in Ohio, has said it is adding jobs in China to meet growing... more »
October 28, 2012 2:52 PM
Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will be campaigning in Colorado on Sunday and Monday. Dr. Biden is scheduled to make a stop in Colorado Springs on Monday.
Dr. Biden will be in Lakewood Sunday evening speaking to a group at 6 p.m. at 9797 W.... more »
October 28, 2012 10:36 AM
Election Day is just around the corner, but Halloween comes first.
Some say Halloween masks can predict the winner in the presidential race.
It's the fifth presidential election where the Spirit Halloween stores nationwide are tracking sales of the candidates' masks.
The candidate whose mask sold the... more »
October 22, 2012 6:56 PM
Not far from the Paul Ryan rally in Pueblo West today, Democrats in Pueblo rallied at the Union Depot to challenge Ryan's remarks and promote President Obama. Many women were on hand at the rally to speak up about why they want Mr. Obama re-elected.
They say he has consistently... more »
October 22, 2012 12:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will be sitting down with Jay Leno on the set of "The Tonight Show" Wednesday, less than two weeks before Election Day. NBC says Wednesday night's appearance will be Obama's fifth on "The Tonight Show," his third since he became president. Obama has been... more »
October 14, 2012 12:09 PM
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney won't be making campaign appearances today. They both are expected to spend hours preparing for Tuesday's presidential debate. Obama and his advisers are in Williamsburg, Va., while Romney and his team are at the Republican's Boston-area home. Obama is looking... more »
September 30, 2012 11:55 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - When Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2008, one of the people who reached out to the couple was newly elected President Barack Obama. The call was one of the few personal interactions between Obama and Romney. Even as their political fates... more »
September 26, 2012 9:08 PM
DENVER (AP) - A six-mile stretch of Interstate 25 will be closing in both directions during the night of the presidential debate at the University of Denver. Details of the closure could change, but state transportation officials said Wednesday they expect to close I-25 from the Santa Fe Drive interchange... more »
September 23, 2012 1:34 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A leading House Republican is challenging the White House's initial account that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a spontaneous assault tied to protests over an anti-Islam video. President Barack Obama has said extremists used the video as an excuse to launch the attack,... more »
September 10, 2012 2:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Thirteen defense executives are complaining that the threat of automatic, across-the-board cuts to military spending is creating uncertainty that's already affected their industry. Seven senators released copies of the executives' letters on Monday. The six Republicans and independent Joe Lieberman are trying to ratchet up the political... more »
August 29, 2012 9:16 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The crowds may be smaller and the candidate grayer, but college towns are still proving to be President Barack Obama's best chance to draw an enthusiastic audience. More than 25,000 people showed up during his three-state college town tour this week, including 7,500 at a rally... more »
August 27, 2012 5:55 PM
President Barack Obama is scheduled to make a campaign stop in Boulder on Sunday. The unspecified events in Boulder will be the president's second campaign stop in Colorado in less than a week.
He is scheduled to appear at a rally at Colorado State University in Fort Collins on Tuesday... more »
August 26, 2012 10:59 AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With the Republican convention beginning tomorrow and the Democrats kicking off a week later, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are still looking to lock up states that could get them to the 270 electoral votes needed to win in November. An Associated Press analysis of... more »
August 22, 2012 8:53 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama is comparing the presidential contest to the fourth quarter of a basketball game. Obama is fundraising in New York with the help of current and former National Basketball Association stars. He tells a small group of donors gathered at Alice Tully Hall in... more »
August 20, 2012 9:09 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he doesn't believe Congress can reach a deal before the November elections that avoids deep cuts in military spending, but says he is optimistic that reductions won't occur. Obama says he has made sure that service members don't lose pay or benefits and... more »
August 13, 2012 8:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - It appears that Meatless Mondays haven't really caught on in the U.S. military. The Pentagon is looking into increasing its meat purchases to take advantage of lower prices and to help ranchers struggling with drought. Under orders from President Barack Obama, the Defense Department may buy more... more »
August 11, 2012 12:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is pledging a wide-ranging response to the worst drought in a quarter-century. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says his administration is giving farmers and ranchers access to low-interest emergency loans, is opening more federal land for grazing and is distributing $30... more »
August 4, 2012 11:07 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is playing a round of golf on his 51st birthday, kicking off a quiet birthday weekend away from re-election campaigning. Obama was playing golf at Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday before heading to Camp David, the private presidential retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains.... more »
July 27, 2012 5:19 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - A Canadian company that wants to build an oil pipeline from Alberta's tar sands region to Texas refineries now has a final permit for the Gulf Coast portion of the project. TransCanada announced Friday that construction on the 485-mile section of pipeline would begin in the coming... more »
July 22, 2012 12:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein says the nation needs to have a "sane" discussion on gun control and ban military-style assault weapons. But the California Democrat acknowledges that probably won't happen before the November election. Feinstein tells a Sunday morning national political talk show that "people haven't rallied" in... more »
July 11, 2012 7:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pressing an election-year point, Republicans pushed yet another bill through the House on Wednesday to repeal the nation's two-year-old health care law, a maneuver that forced Democrats to choose between President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement and a public that is persistently skeptical of its value. The... more »
June 16, 2012 12:40 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is easing enforcement of immigration laws, effective immediately. The new policy offers a chance for hundreds of thousands of younger illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. and work. The change was immediately embraced by Hispanics, but criticized by congressional Republicans. The policy change... more »
June 13, 2012 12:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is criticizing the first round of changes that lawmakers have made in President Barack Obama's proposed military budget. Testifying Wednesday in the Senate, Panetta said the versions of the defense budget that have emerged from the House and the Senate Armed Services Committee... more »
June 6, 2012 8:15 PM
President Barack Obama is taking steps to help thousands of Americans better manage their federal student loan debt. Details of Obama's plan were announced by the White House on Wednesday and include streamlining the application process for those who want to enroll in income-based repayment plans. The repayment plans were... more »
May 27, 2012 1:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is defending the Obama administration's plans to wind down the more than decade-long war in Afghanistan. Speaking Sunday on a Sunday morning political talk show, the Pentagon chief said the U.S. still has a fight on its hands, but is on the right... more »
May 21, 2012 7:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department inspector general's office said Monday it is investigating possible misconduct by Drug Enforcement Administration personnel in Colombia unrelated to the Secret Service incident with prostitutes at a Cartagena hotel. The Drug Enforcement Administration said the probe began based on information provided by the Secret... more »
May 16, 2012 11:32 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Congress could help sustain the economy's "momentum" by passing legislation that would give businesses a 10 percent income tax credit if they create new jobs or increase wages this year. Obama made his pitch during a roundtable discussion with small business leaders in... more »
May 7, 2012 1:06 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Al-Qaida has released a video of American hostage Warren Weinstein in which the 70-year-old humanitarian aid worker says he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands.
In the video, Weinstein appeals to Obama as a father, saying he hopes to... more »
May 6, 2012 11:42 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says he hopes Osama bin Laden was wrong in his assessment that Biden would not be able to lead the nation if the president was killed. Biden says bin Laden was wrong about lots of things. It's an issue raised in some of... more »
May 6, 2012 11:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The heads of the House and Senate intelligence committees say the Taliban has only grown stronger since President Barack Obama deployed 33,000 more troops to Afghanistan in 2010. The remarks by California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Michigan Republican Rep. Mike Rogers run counter to Obama's declaration... more »
May 1, 2012 8:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House attempt to keep President Barack Obama's trips under wraps for security purposes briefly unraveled Tuesday morning. An Afghanistan-based news organization, TOLOnews, tweeted a report early that Obama was already in Kabul. Others in the United States picked up on the Tweet. The White House... more »
April 27, 2012 8:34 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama told hundreds of female supporters Friday that Republicans seem determined to meddle in women's health decisions in ways that are "appalling, offensive and out of touch." A recent fight in Congress over contraception access, Obama said, was like "being in a time machine." "These... more »
April 22, 2012 11:34 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The improving economy is swinging the pendulum in President Barack Obama's favor in the 14 states where the presidential election will likely be decided. Recent polls show Obama gaining an edge over his likely Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, in several so-called swing states - those that are... more »
April 15, 2012 11:42 PM
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. hasn't "given away anything" to Iran in the latest round of talks over the Islamic republic's nuclear program. Obama is responding to criticism from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who says the U.S. and world powers gave Iran a "freebie"... more »
April 15, 2012 12:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior House Republican says he doubts that a Secret Service scandal involving prostitutes in Colombia was a one-time incident. Rep. Darrell Issa warns the agency that protects the president that Congress will want to make sure it doesn't happen again. Issa, who leads the House Oversight... more »
April 14, 2012 6:36 PM
It's a big weekend for Colorado Democrats.
Party leaders from across the state are gathered in Pueblo for the State Assembly and Convention.
Over 1,400 state Democratic delegates converge at the state fairgrounds to prepare for the Democratic National Convention.
"Today we will be electing the rest... more »
April 4, 2012 9:37 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A discharge hearing for a Camp Pendleton Marine who publicly criticized President Barack Obama will go forward. City News Service reports a San Diego federal judge on Wednesday rejected 26-year-old Sgt. Gary Stein's request for an emergency temporary restraining order to stop Thursday's planned hearing. Stein... more »
March 31, 2012 10:25 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court left little doubt during last week's marathon arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that it has scant faith in Congress' ability to get anything done. The views about Congress were evident in the questions from the justices. The justices appear to be... more »
March 25, 2012 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Much like tailgaters waiting for a football game, there is a line of people outside the Supreme Court. They are waiting for seats inside to watch arguments that start tomorrow over President Barack Obama's health care reform plan. Those braving the wind and rain came equipped with... more »
March 25, 2012 11:10 AM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - President Barack Obama says that a planned North Korean rocket launch will deepen its isolation in the international community and that Pyongyang will achieve nothing through threats or provocations. Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak both called on North Korea to cancel the rocket... more »
March 21, 2012 8:41 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - More adults visited President Barack Obama's campaign website in January than the four Republican hopefuls combined. That's according to Nielsen Co., which analyzed voter-aged traffic to the official presidential campaign websites. About 4.2 million people visited Obama's site, compared to 830,000 for Ron Paul's and 773,000... more »
March 21, 2012 8:34 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) - An outspoken Marine critical of President Barack Obama says the Marine Corps is moving to kick him out. Sgt. Gary Stein says he was notified Wednesday that the Marine Corps has charged him with using contemptuous words against the commander in chief and violating the Defense... more »
March 20, 2012 5:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A popular small business investment bill backed by President Barack Obama appeared headed for passage in the Senate after Democrats fell short in an attempt to rewrite it with stronger investor protections. The legislation makes it easier for small businesses to raise capital and go public. The... more »
March 11, 2012 11:21 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say it was an American Army soldier who may have shot as many as 16 Afghans before dawn on Sunday in southern Afghanistan. Officials say the U.S. military there is treating at least five wounded. Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for the White House National Security... more »
March 10, 2012 1:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Top U.S. officials all the way up to President Barack Obama are predicting the Syrian regime's days are numbered, but recent U.S. intelligence reports suggest that the Syrian leader commands a formidable army that is unlikely to turn on him, an inner circle that has stayed loyal... more »
March 10, 2012 1:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and Republicans traded accusations today in their weekly radio and Internet messages. Obama underscored his administration's work to develop alternative energy sources and increase fuel efficiency. He accused the GOP of using a "bumper sticker" approach to solving the nation's energy problems. He says... more »
March 10, 2012 10:34 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Unions may be united in working to re-elect President Barack Obama, but their leaders also are trying to repair bitter divisions over his rejection of an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. Trade unions representing workers who stand to benefit from new construction jobs from the Keystone... more »
March 5, 2012 8:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Republican leader said Monday the United States should use overwhelming military force against Iran if American intelligence shows that Tehran has decided to build a nuclear weapon or it has started to enrich uranium to weapons-grade level, a bold call certain to reverberate in U.S.-Israeli... more »
March 4, 2012 11:34 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he prefers to use diplomacy to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, but he is making it clear that he won't "hesitate to use force" when necessary to defend the U.S. and its interests. Obama also says in a speech to a pro-Israel... more »
February 21, 2012 8:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will propose lowering the current 35 percent corporate tax rate, while at the same time eliminating loopholes and subsidies and imposing a minimum tax on the overseas profits of American companies. Administration officials said the Treasury Department on Wednesday will detail aspects of President... more »
February 5, 2012 12:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A second term for President Barack Obama would allow him to expand his replacement of Republican-appointed majorities with Democratic ones on the nation's appeals courts, the final stop for almost all challenged federal court rulings. Despite his slow start in nominating judges and Republican delays in Senate... more »
January 30, 2012 8:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Senate Democrat and Republican have agreed on a bill to impose sweeping new penalties on Iran. The Banking Committee chairman, Sen. Tim Johnson, and Sen. Richard Shelby announced the legislation late Monday that would target Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps and would apply sanctions to more... more »
January 28, 2012 9:56 PM
A young boy who saved his grandmother's life is going Washington to meet President BarackObama.
Last week eleven-year old Jordan Evans received a heroism award from the Boy Scouts of America for saving his grandmothers life.
In May 2010, nine-year-old Jordan, and his ten-year-old cousin were walking on... more »
January 21, 2012 11:18 AM
DENVER (AP) - Volunteers for President Barack Obama are gearing up Saturday to promote the president's visit to Colorado next week. The OFA Colorado group is planning phone banks and door-to-door canvassing from Routt County to Pueblo. The volunteers will be telling voters to watch the president's third State of... more »
January 15, 2012 10:59 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - How will the White House and Congress come up with the money to extend an average $20-a-week Social Security payroll tax cut without adding to the government's long-term debt.
Republicans are trying to cut federal employee benefits. President Barack Obama wants to hit airline passengers with... more »
December 15, 2011 8:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has cleared a $662 billion defense bill and will send the measure to President Barack Obama for his signature. The Senate voted 86-13 for the sweeping bill on Thursday. The bill would authorize money for military personnel, weapons systems, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and... more »
December 12, 2011 1:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is declaring that U.S. troops are leaving Iraq this month "with honor and with their heads held high." Obama calls this a "historic moment" as the war in Iraq is ending after nearly nine years. Obama spoke at a news conference Monday with Iraqi... more »
December 3, 2011 3:53 PM
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is calling on President Barack Obama's attorney general to resign because of the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border.
Romney tells reporters after a rally in New Hampshire that Eric Holder... more »
December 3, 2011 3:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says his administration offers a turning point in the tangled relationship between Washington and Native American tribes.
Obama told tribal leaders that as president, he's "got your back."
Obama spoke Friday to the nation's 565 tribal leaders. The president said he has... more »
November 29, 2011 12:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials are awarding more money to help states carry out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The surprise? The list includes seven states suing to overturn the landmark law.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that 13 states will split grants totaling... more »
November 27, 2011 10:55 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare's prescription coverage gap is getting smaller and easier to manage this year for millions of older and disabled people with high drug costs.
That gap - known as the "doughnut hole" - will shrink about 40 percent for those unlucky enough to land in it... more »
November 21, 2011 12:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Muppets are heading to the White House.
Ahead of Thanksgiving, the White House will host a special screening for military families of "The Muppets" movie.
Guests at Tuesday's screening will also include Kermit the Frog and Jason Segel, one of the stars of the... more »
November 5, 2011 12:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Election Day is one year away, so what's the best way to describe the Republican presidential race? Unsettled would seem appropriate. But even with that uncertainty, the race's contours are taking shape. For one, the 2012 campaign is almost certain to be a close and grinding contest.... more »
November 4, 2011 11:21 AM
CANNES, France (AP) - President Barack Obama says the dip in the unemployment rate from 9.1 percent to 9 percent is "positive,' but he says economic growth is still "way too slow." In France at a summit of leaders of major economies, Obama reacted to news that the U.S. economy... more »
November 2, 2011 8:21 PM
MAITLAND, Fla. (AP) - First, there were soccer moms deciding presidential elections. This time around, it's the Walmart moms.
Two polling firms, one Democratic and one Republican, have teamed up to track women who have children at home under 18 and who shop at the discount giant retailer. Their... more »