WASHINGTON (AP) — Sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law doesn’t start for another couple of months, but the next few days are crucial for hundreds of thousands of customers who risk losing financial aid when they renew ...Read More »
Obama lauds high court decision on gay marriage
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, who himself has acknowledged an evolution over gay rights, said Friday that the Supreme Court’s ruling giving same-sex couples the right to marry nationwide represents a day when justice “arrives like a thunderbolt.” The president, in ...
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Bill creates nationwide alert system for police
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed into law a measure to create a nationwide alert system to help catch anyone who hurts, kills or makes credible threats against police officers. The new system would be similar to ...Read More »
Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate
CAMDEN, N.J. — President Barack Obama says the use of militarized gear by local police departments can give the public the feeling that law enforcement is like “an occupying force.” He says such an image can “alienate and intimidate” people ...Read More »
Obama police camera initiative partly funded
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s request for police body cameras and new community policing initiatives would be partially funded under legislation advanced Thursday by Republicans controlling the House. Lawmakers also moved to slash legal aid for the poor. The actions ...Read More »
Law Day proclamation
President Barack Obama on Thursday issued a proclamation to commemorate Law Day and the rule of law. “This Law Day, we celebrate a milestone in the extraordinary history of the rule of law by marking the 800th anniversary of the ...Read More »
Administration says global economy needs more support
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday that Germany, China, Japan and South Korea are four countries running large trade surpluses that need to do more to combat weak global growth. Issuing its latest currency report, the administration refrained from ...Read More »
White House criticizes ruling on Obama’s immigration action
HOUSTON — A federal judge has wrongly prevented “common-sense policies” from taking effect by blocking President Barack Obama’s executive action that seeks to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, and the federal government plans to continue its fight in a ...
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Obama praises payday lender rules, vows veto of limitations
WASHINGTON — Embracing proposed new rules aimed at payday lenders, President Barack Obama on Thursday warned Republicans that he would veto attempts to unravel regulations that govern the financial industry. Obama, in excerpts of remarks meant for delivery later Thursday, ...
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Obama ready to sign bill revamping Medicare doc fees
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he’s ready to sign “good, bipartisan” legislation protecting physicians from steep cuts in Medicare reimbursements as Senate Democrats seemed to soften their opposition to the package. Obama’s remark, made a day before the ...Read More »
Obama admin sets record for withholding gov’t files
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press. ...Read More »
Obama proposal sets up Wall St. fight
WASHINGTON — Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts, a change that could affect the investment advice received by many Americans and aggravate tensions ...
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