May 15, 2013 3:27 AM
This morning, President Obama will speak at the 32nd Annual Peace Officers Memorial Service on Capitol Hill. It's a ceremony honoring law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty last year. President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 a day to honor those men and women who made the... more »
May 13, 2013 3:03 AM
British Prime Minister David Cameron heads to the White House for talks on Syria today. President Obama will meet with Cameron. The meeting is expected to address a broad range of shared global and regional security concerns including counter-terrorism and Syria's civil war. Trade and economic issues will also be... more »
May 2, 2013 3:04 AM
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... more »
April 27, 2013 12:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senior aides advising President Barack Obama on the latest developments in the Boston Marathon investigation are longtime friends who met during the shock and confusion of the Sept. 11 attacks. White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler and counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco have been leading the fight against... more »
April 16, 2013 5:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is urging the Senate to move quickly on a comprehensive immigration overhaul drafted by a bipartisan group of senators. Obama says that the bill is a compromise measure and that nobody will get everything he wants - including him. But he says it's largely... more »
April 12, 2013 3:50 AM
Today, President Obama will welcome the U.S. Naval Academy football team to the White House for a presentation of the 2012 Commander in Chief's trophy. The trophy is awarded yearly to the service academy with the best record against the other two on the gridiron. The Naval Academy went undefeated... more »
April 11, 2013 4:23 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says now is the time for North Korea to end its belligerence. He says the United States will take, in his words, "all necessary steps" to protect its people. But Obama also says that no one wants to see a conflict on the Korean... more »
April 8, 2013 3:38 AM
President Obama heads to Hartford, Connecticut today to push for new, stricter gun control legislation.
He will visit the campus of the University of Hartford. The president is expected to call on the American people to join him in pressuring Congress to approve measures in reducing gun violence. The visit... more »
April 6, 2013 12:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Confronting bipartisan criticism, President Barack Obama is conceding that his proposed budget is not his "ideal plan." But he says it offers "tough reforms" to the nation's benefit programs while closing loopholes for the wealthy. Obama argues his approach will provide long-term deficit reduction without harming the... more »
April 3, 2013 8:37 PM
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... more »
February 13, 2013 8:50 PM
"Raise the federal minimum wage to nine dollars an hour," President Obama said in his State of the Union Address on Monday.
Afterwards, the President is taking his message on the road.
"It's time for an increase on the minimum wage," Obama told a crowd in Asheville, North... more »
December 15, 2012 1:02 PM
LONDON (AP) - As the world joined Americans in mourning the school massacre in Connecticut, many urged U.S. politicians to honor the 27 victims - especially the children - by pushing for stronger gun control laws. Twitter users and media personalities in the U.K. immediately invoked Dunblane - a 1996... more »
December 14, 2012 10:48 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Years before she joined the Harlem Globetrotters, shot hoops with President Obama or was a standout player at Temple University, Fatima "TNT" Maddox was as student at Monterey Elementary in Harrison School District 2.
The Globetrotter rookie is returning home next week to speak with students... more »
November 11, 2012 12:24 AM
They're calling it the "Obama surge"; local gun retailers are seeing a huge hike in sales after President Obama's reelection.
Business owners say people are worried the Democratic administration will tighten gun restrictions-- specifically on assault rifles-- after events like like the Aurora theater shooting and the tepid support... more »
September 28, 2012 1:34 AM
As both parties continue to court the Colorado vote, Colorado Springs hosted Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan for a GOP rally and Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, campaigning for President Barack Obama.
Speaking to crowds at America The Beautiful Park, Paul Ryan said, "We're gonna fix this budget we're gonna... more »
September 22, 2012 12:58 PM
Actress Kyra Sedgwick is campaigning for President Obama in Colorado Springs Saturday afternoon.
Sedgwick, who has starred in the role of Brenda Leigh Johnson on TNT's crime series " The Closer ," will be speaking about women's issues.
The rally is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday in Colorado... more »
September 16, 2012 12:48 AM
We've covered the President's visits to our region, and now it's Mitt Romney's turn.
Sunday's campaign stop in Pueblo will be the candidate's first campaign stop in the Steel City; Pueblo got visits from the Romney bus earlier this summer, but tomorrow will be Romney's first visit in the... more »
August 11, 2012 10:43 AM
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Appearing for the first time as Mitt Romney's running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is attacking President Barack Obama for what he calls a "record of failure."
With the political world watching, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney misspoke while introducing his running mate.
Romney... more »
August 10, 2012 9:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican candidate Mitt Romney says attacks on business and taxes are just diversions from discussing issues and positions in the presidential race. Romney's personal taxes and his business activities have come under intense criticism from the campaign of President Barack Obama and its allies. In an interview... more »
May 2, 2012 6:58 PM
Leaders from Fort Carson and Colorado Springs pledged continued support for each other, renewing a community covenant to help soldiers and their families. The Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, signed off on the deal as well.
Secretary McHugh was in Colorado Springs as his boss, President Obama, is... more »
March 8, 2012 10:09 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are having dinner with three donors to his re-election campaign and guests who won a rare chance to have a private meal with the first couple. Obama's campaign is staging its third "Dinner with Barack" event at Boundary Road,... more »
February 26, 2012 12:56 AM
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... more »
January 27, 2012 10:13 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America may be a technology-driven nation, but the health care system's conversion from paper to computerized records needs lots of work to get the bugs out, according to experts who spent months studying the issue.
Hospitals and doctors' offices increasingly are going digital, the Bipartisan Policy... more »
January 25, 2012 8:19 PM
Last night in his State of the Union speech, President Obama called for an end to oil subsidies, urging lawmakers to instead pass tax credits to benefit the renewable energy industry. He said that green energy is clean, reduces dependence on foreign oil, and stimulates jobs and manufacturing at home.... more »
January 24, 2012 6:11 PM
Rep. Doug Lamborn says he will be available to chat during the State of the Union address tonight beginning at 7 p.m.
Lamborn and the Heritage Action team are joining forces to do a live webchat.
Lamborn had been high criticized by people posting on the KOAA 5... more »
January 24, 2012 2:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has offered his condolences to the family of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, who died Sunday of lung cancer. The White House says the president spoke with Paterno's wife, Sue, and son, Jay, on Monday to express his condolences. The White House... more »
January 23, 2012 12:22 PM
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. more »
November 20, 2011 5:08 PM
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is calling on President Obama to block looming military cuts. The former Massachusetts governor tells supporters in New Hampshire that the deficit-cutting supercommittee in Congress probably won't come up with a deal before its Wednesday deadline.
That would trigger billions of... more »
November 10, 2011 3:09 PM
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Obama administration is calling for new wilderness and conservation area declarations in nine states.
The Secretary of the Interior released a report Thursday that he hopes will result in new legislation from Congress establishing the new land protections.
Most of the areas proposed... more »
October 26, 2011 7:57 AM
President Barack Obama is detailing a college loan plan that could help him shore up support among cash-strapped students and graduates.
The plan he should announce today in Denver would allow millions of student loan recipients to lower their payments and consolidate their loans.
Young voters were an... more »
October 1, 2011 8:37 PM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Bill Clinton is using the 20th anniversary of the launch of his presidential bid to offer a vigorous defense of President Barack Obama against what he calls the same anti-government stance he faced during his campaign and presidency.
Clinton told a crowd of about... more »
September 23, 2011 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wants to energize school improvement at the local level by giving states the flexibility to opt out of provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law. The Bush-era education initiative has grown increasingly unpopular as more schools risk being labeled failures.
Under... more »
September 21, 2011 5:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett will headline a pair of campaign fundraisers for President Barack Obama in the coming weeks. Obama's re-election campaign says Buffett will help raise money for the president at an event Sept. 30 in New York City. The longtime Obama adviser will also headline... more »
September 18, 2011 6:28 PM
DENVER (AP) - Republican party officials say they want a Congressional ethics investigation into a television ad that features President Barack Obama's speech on the House floor.
The Denver Post reports Sunday on its political blog that the Republican National Lawyers Association told the paper the ad violates House... more »
September 18, 2011 1:16 PM
DENVER (AP) - Denver is in the running for one of three new satellite patent offices to be opened under President Barack Obama's America Invents Act.
The Denver Post reports that Denver is a finalist and in competition with California, Texas, Washington and Utah. The new satellite offices are... more »
September 18, 2011 1:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will present his own vision for deficit reduction tomorrow.
Obama's plan is expected to call for about $2 trillion in new deficit reduction measures. It is not expected to include all the compromises he reached with House Speaker John... more »
September 8, 2011 10:47 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The collapse of a crane brought in to repair earthquake damage at the National Cathedral has forced a Sept. 11 commemoration with President Barack Obama to move. Organizers say Sunday's "Concert for Hope" will now be held at the Kennedy Center. The president is still expected to... more »
September 7, 2011 8:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has telephoned Gov. Rick Perry, one of the Republicans who want Obama's job, to express concern for residents threatened by one of the most destructive wildfires in Texas history.
The White House says Obama made clear that the federal government will continue to... more »
September 6, 2011 12:27 AM
Labor Day -- in some years -- can be an overlooked holiday, but with the nation's focus on the economy and jobs it has different meaning this year. Many people were happy to get Monday off from work, but there's also a large group out there of people who are... more »
September 5, 2011 8:19 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Labor Secretary Hilda Solis says both political parties must come together to attack slow economic growth and high unemployment. Solis says "we do need everyone to be on board" with President Barack Obama as he tries to create a better hiring environment across the country.
Solis... more »
August 31, 2011 12:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is urging Congress to pass an extension of a federal highway bill that expires at the end of September. Obama says failing to extend the bill would cause 4,000 workers to be furloughed without pay immediately, and could lead to 1 million workers losing... more »
August 7, 2011 5:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has spent part of the day talking to top American commanders about the U.S. troops lost when a helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan.
The White House says Obama placed calls to the commanders on Sunday to express his condolences for those who... more »
July 10, 2011 7:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he and Congress "need to" agree on a budget deal in 10 days in order to meet an Aug. 2 deadline to increase the nation's debt ceiling and avoid a potentially calamitous government default. Obama spoke as he and the eight top House... more »
June 29, 2011 4:01 PM
President Barack Obama says the U.S. mission in Afghanistan has been successful, but he is not ready to declare victory just yet.
Speaking at a White House news conference, Obama says the U.S. mission in Afghanistan is narrowly focused on making sure al-Qaida cannot attack the U.S. and helping Afghans... more »
June 22, 2011 11:20 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is expected to bring 10,000 U.S. troops home from Afghanistan by the end of the year, and set a target of recalling 20,000 additional forces by the end of 2012.
Those forces represent the surge troops that Obama ordered to Afghanistan as part of... more »
June 11, 2011 4:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Obama's assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism says the death of an al-Qaida operative behind the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania is a huge setback for the terrorist organization and its allies.
A Somali minister earlier Saturday said officials in that country... more »
May 29, 2011 1:40 PM
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. more »
May 14, 2011 11:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are calling for action on gasoline prices and spending.
In the weekly GOP radio and internet address, Alabama Rep. Martha Roby says it's time for Washington to get serious about the challenges facing the country.
She praised the House for passing three measures to... more »
May 10, 2011 7:48 PM
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... more »
May 4, 2011 1:37 PM
MSNBC reports that President Obama has decided not to release photographs of Osama bin Laden's body, according to a senior White House official. more »
May 3, 2011 8:52 PM
President Obama is traveling to New York on Thursday to visit the attack site and meet with families of September 11 victims, days after U.S. forces killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. more »
April 30, 2011 5:28 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is taking aim at oil company tax breaks amid rising profits from increasing gasoline costs.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama again urged Congress to end $4 billion a year in oil and gas company tax breaks.
Obama says the... more »
April 18, 2011 2:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has congratulated the Air Force Academy football team for winning the Commander in Chief trophy, noting that they'll be taking it home to Colorado Springs, Colo., for the first time in eight years. Obama presented the trophy during a ceremony Monday in the White... more »
April 10, 2011 9:40 AM
DENVER (AP) - A Colorado mom says she and her family were watching TV in their pajamas when she heard President Barack Obama read from an email she wrote to tell him how a government shutdown could spoil her son's school trip.
Shalini Schane (SHAL'-uh-nee SHAYN) of Longmont said... more »
April 3, 2011 1:38 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - The Obama administration has appealed a judge's ruling that found the federal overhaul of the health care system unconstitutional.
The Justice Department filed a 62-page motion Friday to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta that said there's clear and well-established precedent that Congress acted... more »
March 26, 2011 2:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama calls Geraldine Ferraro a political trailblazer who broke down barriers for women and Americans of all backgrounds.
Obama says his daughters - Sasha and Malia - will grow up in a more equal country because of Ferraro's career and her ideals.
Ferraro... more »
March 20, 2011 1:12 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - President Barack Obama is playing tourist today in Brazil. He's visited Rio's brilliant beaches and a notorious shantytown, where he played soccer with some children at a community center. First lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia got involved, too, kicking a ball... more »
January 1, 2011 10:24 AM
HONOLULU (AP) - He'll listen to anyone in Congress with a "good idea and the commitment to see it through." That's the pledge from President Barack Obama on this first day of 2011.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, he's vowing to do all he can to grow... more »
November 6, 2010 11:44 AM
MUMBAI, India (AP) - President Barack Obama says new trade deals between the U.S. and India will support more than 50,000 jobs in the U.S.
He said the relationship between America and India should be a win for both sides - while acknowledging concerns in America about outsourcing.
... more »
August 18, 2010 8:19 AM
A new Associated Press-GfK poll is giving President Barack Obama his lowest marks ever on how he's handling the economy.
The same poll finds that an overwhelming majority of Americans now describe the nation's financial outlook as poor. If this sour outlook lasts until the November elections, frustrated voters... more »
August 16, 2010 12:08 PM
Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he plans to leave his job next year.
A Republican and holdover from the Bush administration, Gates had agreed to stay on at the request of President Barack Obama. The move was intended to maintain stability at a time of two wars, although Gates... more »
August 12, 2010 10:09 AM
The number of homes lost to foreclosures surged again in July as lenders took back almost 93,000 properties, up nine percent from June.
In a new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll, only 29 percent of respondents felt the economy has hit bottom; 64 percent say there is still a ways... more »
August 5, 2010 4:05 PM
An Army doctor has been charged with disobeying orders after failing to show up for duty in Afghanistan and questioning whether President Barack Obama has the right to order him there.
Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
The Greeley native... more »
August 5, 2010 12:23 PM
Legislation long sought by Democrats to prevent layoffs of tens of thousands of teachers, police and other public workers has passed the Senate.
The bill would help states and local school boards deal with severe budget problems. It would preserve the jobs of perhaps 300,000 public employees across the... more »
July 28, 2010 8:24 AM
President Barack Obama is stepping up his fundraising efforts as the midterm elections draw closer. The president is headlining eight fundraising events during the next two weeks.
Obama will tout a proposed lending initiative aimed at small businesses during remarks Wednesday at a sandwich shop in Edison, N.J. The... more »
July 15, 2010 2:56 PM
Congress is sending legislation to President Barack Obama imposing sweeping new regulations on Wall Street and creating new protections for millions of consumers.
The Senate passed the massive overhaul Thursday, nearly two years after a financial crisis knocked the economy to its knees. more »
July 2, 2010 2:18 PM
Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele says the U.S. mission in Afghanistan is "a war of Obama's choosing" and he should have learned from history that a ground war is unlikely to succeed with the current strategy. Steele's remarks were captured Thursday on camera at a Connecticut event closed to... more »
July 2, 2010 9:45 AM
President Barack Obama says the economy is headed in the right direction, but not fast enough to satisfy him or many Americans.
The president spoke as a new report showed that the unemployment rate dropped to 9.5 percent in June, the lowest level in almost a year. But that... more »
May 19, 2010 2:32 PM
President Barack Obama says he needs some help from Republicans in order to get immigration reform legislation through Congress.
Obama made the comments at a joint news conference Wednesday with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who is under pressure at home to push Obama for action on the immigration issue.... more »
May 7, 2010 7:49 PM
President Barack Obama appears to be just days away from announcing his choice to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, and observers in the nation's capital are playing one of the city's most popular games: guessing. Obama has formally interviewed at least four candidates for the job, and administration... more »
March 22, 2010 8:13 PM
A controversial vote in D.C. yesterday ripples, home to southern Colorado today. Here's what several people walking in downtown Colorado Springs said about Congress passing the controversial health care bill:
"I was praying that it would fail," said Shirley McPherson.
"I thought it was wonderful," said Cle Austin.... more »
February 7, 2010 9:54 AM
President Barack Obama and the first lady are ready for some football. The first couple will host a Super Bowl party Sunday for lawmakers, Cabinet members and service members who were injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their families. That's if their guests can make it through the aftermath of... more »
January 15, 2010 9:41 AM
Democrats report progress as the latest effort at a compromise health care overhaul lasted well into the morning at the White House. President Barack Obama met with congressional Democratic leaders until about 1 a.m. The leaders continued talking for about another 25 minutes after Obama left. An Obama administration statement... more »
December 4, 2009 4:09 PM
The White House says President Barack Obama is pleased that the economy is moving in the right direction but wants to press harder on creating jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 10 percent in November as employers cut the smallest number of jobs since the recession began. White House economics... more »
December 1, 2009 10:02 AM
A senior administration official tells The Associated Press that President Barack Obama is sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan to be deployed over six months. In his speech to the nation Tuesday night, Obama also will lay out a rough timeframe, including some dates, for when the main U.S. military... more »
November 30, 2009 7:22 AM
For the sake of argument, let's assume that despite their protests to the contrary, Tareq and Michaele Salahi were not invited to President Obama's state dinner last week. Let's assume that they, like the Heene family of balloon boy fame, are reality star wannabes who have taken things too far.... more »
November 19, 2009 8:59 AM
An Associated Press poll says most Americans want Congress to deal with malpractice lawsuits driving up the cost of medical care. Yet, Democrats are reluctant to press forward on an issue that would upset a valuable political constituency - trial lawyers - even if President Barack Obama says he's open... more »