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11 months 23 hours 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 1 month ago

Obama administration overrules Apple import ban

President Obama's trade representative has vetoed a ban on imports of some Apple iPads and older iPhones, reversing a ruling in favor of rival Samsung Electronics. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Saturday overruled a June decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission. The commission banned imports of the iPhone...

1 year 1 month ago

Obama: House GOP budget is 'bad bargain'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama says the House Republican budget is a "bad bargain" for the middle class. Obama says the House GOP wants to cut spending on education, science and clean energy when the country should be investing in those sectors. He says cutting back in those...

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

Texas woman indicted in ricin letter-to-Obama case

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted an East Texas woman who authorities say sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others in an attempt to frame her estranged husband. Prosecutors announced Friday that 35-year-old Shannon Richardson is named in a three-count indictment. Richardson is accused...

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 5 months ago

Obama orders commission to address voting issues

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed an executive order establishing a presidential commission to address voting issues. Obama announced his plans to create the commission last month in his State of the Union address. The top lawyer for Obama's re-election campaign, Bob Bauer, will co-chair the commission with...

1 year 6 months ago

Michelle Obama highlights obesity progress in MS

WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is highlighting Mississippi's progress toward reducing childhood obesity. At an appearance Wednesday to celebrate the third anniversary of her own effort against childhood obesity, the first lady said Mississippi is inspiring other states and communities across the country. She is citing new research...

1 year 6 months ago

Obama attends youngest daughter's dance recital

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is attending his youngest daughter's dance recital at an arts center in suburban Maryland. A White House official says 11-year-old Sasha Obama's recital is being performed Saturday evening at the Music Center at Strathmore. Located in North Bethesda, Md., about a half-mile outside the...

1 year 6 months ago

Obama administration: Cuts to cause flight delays

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is warning that automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1 will result in travel delays at major airports and require traffic-disrupting shutdowns of air traffic control towers at smaller facilities. Transportation Secretary Ray La Hood says the across the board reductions will...

1 year 7 months ago

Obama will submit his budget in March

WASHINGTON (AP) - An administration official says President Barack Obama plans to submit his 2014 budget plan to Congress in mid-March. The budget was supposed to have been released last week but the White House says it's been delayed by passage of legislation last month to avert the so-called fiscal...

1 year 7 months ago

Obama officially signs Cabinet nominations

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed documents officially submitting top administration nominations to the Senate. In a traditional inauguration signing ceremony in the U.S. Capitol after he took the oath of office, Obama affirmed the nominations of John Brennan to be director of the CIA, former Sen. Chuck...

1 year 8 months ago

First lady launches new Twitter account: @FLOTUS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Trying to find Michelle Obama on Twitter? Try tweeting her at (at)FLOTUS, which is Washington shorthand for "first lady of the United States." Mrs. Obama's office unveiled her new Twitter identity on Thursday, largely to replace a previous Twitter account under the handle of (at)Michelle Obama. That...

1 year 8 months ago

Obama: Gun control specifics to come within days

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he's reviewing a list of proposals from Vice President Joe Biden about how to reduce gun violence and expects to present specifics later this week. Obama says stronger background checks, a meaningful ban on assault weapons and limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines are...

1 year 8 months ago

Obama: Debt ceiling fight threatens SS checks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Congress' failure to raise the government's borrowing authority would delay payments of benefits to veterans and Social Security recipients. He again warned that he will not negotiate on raising the debt ceiling, aiming to pin the burden of an unprecedented default on congressional...

1 year 8 months ago

Obama '08 campaign fined $375,000 by FEC

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign has been fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for reporting violations related to a set of donations received during the final days of the campaign. The fines are among the largest ever levied on a presidential campaign by the FEC and...

1 year 10 months ago

President Obama makes final visit to Colorado

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - President Barack Obama has made his last campaign appearance in Colorado. The president spoke before 20,000 supporters at a late-night rally in Aurora in his final stop in the state before Election Day. He mentioned the devastation from Sandy and said Aurora knows something about tragedy...

1 year 11 months ago

Debate preparation trumps 2012 campaigning

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...

2 years 2 months ago

Presidential hopefuls using Colorado locals to campaign

DENVER (AP) - The presidential campaigns in Colorado are stepping up their efforts to repeat national talking points using in-state politicians. The Mitt Romney campaign planned an event Wednesday with prominent Colorado Republicans criticizing President Barack Obama's economic policies. Former congressman Bob Beauprez and former Sen. Hank Brown planned a...

2 years 4 months ago

Romney agrees with Obama on student loans

ASTON, Pa. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday embraced a student loan proposal that President Barack Obama is selling on the campaign trail and refused to endorse Sen. Marco Rubio's conservative immigration plan aimed at helping young illegal immigrants. The two policy positions signaled an effort...

2 years 6 months ago

Obama campaign posts its own NCAA tournament pool

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is trying to make some bucks off March Madness with its own version of the NCAA Tournament office pool. It's called "The Obama Bracket Challenge." Visitors to Obama's campaign website, BarackObama.com, are invited to pick the winners of each tournament matchup. The...

2 years 6 months ago

Obama's birth certificate questions surface again

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona lawman who calls himself America's toughest sheriff is taking aim at President Obama's birth certificate issue. The controversy over the certificate has been widely debunked, but it remains alive in the eyes of some conservatives. On Thursday, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he'll unveil...

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 7 months ago

Marijuana activists from Colorado to protest Obama

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Marijuana activists are headed to an Obama campaign office to protest what they consider "hostile actions" from the administration. Pot activists say that President Barack Obama's administration is making "attacks" on medical marijuana patients. Several activists were headed to a campaign office in Lakewood Thursday to...

2 years 7 months ago

US gov't to extend and expand foreclosure program

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is expanding its signature foreclosure-prevention program to try to help those with heavy debt loads avoid losing their homes. The Home Affordable Modification Program will also be extended through 2013. The three-year old program has strived to help those at risk of foreclosure lower...

2 years 7 months ago

Obama praises SEAL hostage rescue

WASHINGTON (AP) -- "Good job tonight," President Barack Obama told his Defense chief as he arrived for his annual State of the Union message. Unknown to a global television audience watching the speech moments later, a bold hostage rescue operation had played out half a world away with an...

2 years 7 months ago

Romney on the offensive in Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney spent years building a presidential candidacy based on corporate success, a squeaky clean image and an aura of electability that let him focus on President Barack Obama rather than his GOP rivals. South Carolina Republicans destroyed that strategy in an instant, saying they see...

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 8 months ago

First Lady helping vets get treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama has gotten a new commitment from medical schools to boost training and research for the treatment of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health injuries. The initiative is part of the first lady's Joining Forces campaign, which focuses on issues affecting veterans and...

2 years 9 months ago

Obama turning to Biden for help in 3 key states

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has a not-so-secret weapon in store for winning over voters in three key states: Vice President Joe Biden. Democrats are crafting a campaign strategy for Biden that targets the big three political battlegrounds: Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida. A shaky economy and sagging...

2 years 11 months ago

U.S. drone helped stop Gadhafi convoy

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials confirm that an American Predator drone took part in the airstrikes yesterday in Libya that stopped a convoy carrying Moammar Gadhafi. The ousted Libyan leader was captured -- wounded but alive --and later died with gunshot wounds to the head, chest and stomach. Today,...

2 years 11 months ago

Obama: "end of long chapter" for Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the death of Moammar Gadhafi marks the end of a long and painful chapter for Libya. Speaking Thursday from the White House Rose Garden, the president says the Libyan people now have the opportunity to determine their own destiny. He says they...

2 years 11 months ago

Obama raises more than $70 million

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign says he raised more than $70 million combined for his re-election and the Democratic party during the summer. The amount exceeds a goal set by the campaign of $55 million combined for the July-September fundraising period but is about $16 million less than...

2 years 11 months ago

President will be in Denver today

LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Barack Obama is heading to Denver to pitch his jobs plan in the city where he accepted the Democratic nomination. But as he's acknowledged at fundraisers up and down the West Coast, this election isn't like 2008. Obama told a star-studded Hollywood fundraiser Monday...

2 years 11 months ago

Obama heading west

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is heading to the West Coast to raise money from liberal donors and try to sell his new jobs plan. Obama has fundraisers events Sunday in two reliably Democratic states, Washington and California. He's expected to keep up his newly aggressive tone of...

3 years 2 days ago

Some marijuana advocates oppose legalization effort

A petition drive is currently underway to completely legalize marijuana use in our state. A group calling themselves Citizens for Responsible Legalization started running television ads in Colorado Springs on Friday promoting the effort. Brian Vicente of the group Sensible Colorado says the proposed referendum would place similar restrictions...

3 years 3 days ago

Denver a finalist for new patent office

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...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Congressman plans to boycott Obama speech

PALATINE, Ill. (AP) - An outspoken Republican congressman from Illinois is defending his decision to boycott President Barack Obama's jobs speech next week. U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh said Saturday that Obama is abusing his power as president by calling a joint session of Congress for the address. Walsh said at...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Ozone rule status quo for Rockies gas drilling

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming congressional leaders say they're glad the Obama administration has backed away from lowering the federal limit for ozone pollution, but environmentalists say it is stepping away from fixing the state's ozone problem. Last winter, ozone levels near gas drilling areas in the Upper Green...

3 years 2 weeks ago

August jobs report shows little change

The job report is out, and employers added no net workers last month and the unemployed rate was unchanged. This is a sign that many were nervous the U.S. Economy is a risk of slipping into another recession. The Labor Department says total payrolls were unchanged in August, the...

3 years 1 month ago

President on Vacation

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's summer getaway to Martha's Vineyard has renewed a seemingly annual debate: Is there ever a good time for the president to go on vacation? Given the demands of the job and the risk of an unexpected crisis, the political perils of the presidential...

3 years 1 month ago

Pawlenty knocks Obama, Bachmann in same swipe

ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says President Barack Obama's previous job as a community organizer didn't prepare him for the job. And the Republican presidential candidate says Iowa shouldn't repeat the mistake of voting for another charismatic politician who lacks experience. That was an obvious reference...

3 years 1 month ago

Obama returns to Chicago to resume fundraising

CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama is in his hometown to raise money for his re-election campaign. Obama will speak at three fundraising events Wednesday, including a video conference with supporters gathered at house parties around the country. The president's quick stop in Chicago is his first trip outside of...

3 years 2 months ago

Campaign ad against Obama targets Latinos

DENVER (AP) - Another campaign ad attacking President Barack Obama is hitting the airwaves Wednesday - and the Republican National Committee is aiming this one just at Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. The ad continues Republican themes of blaming the president for the poor economy and highlights the unemployment...

3 years 2 months ago

Debt showdown looms

President Barack Obama says he will continue to push congressional lawmakers to reach the largest deal possible to cut government spending and raise the nation's borrowing limit. Obama says he knows his call for a large deal faces resistance. House Speaker John Boehner has said a smaller deal stands...

3 years 2 months ago

Obama to bring home 33,000 troops

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says 10,000 troops will come home from Afghanistan by the end of this year as the U.S.mission shifts from combat to support after nearly 10 years of war. The president said a total of 33,000 troops would be withdrawn by next summer, as...

3 years 3 months ago

Obama to speak at 6 p.m. our time

WASHINGTON (AP) - By the summer of next year, the number of U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan could be reduced by more than 30,000. That's the timetable that President Barack Obama is expected to announce this evening, in a speech to the nation. The President's Speech can be...

3 years 3 months ago

Gov. Romney calls Obama ineffective

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is calling Barack Obama "one of the most ineffective presidents" he's ever seen, and says he can beat him next year. Romney tells NBC in an interview that while Obama wasn't responsible for the recession he inherited, "he made things worse....

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 4 months ago

Colorado Doctor Out of "Brig"

(AP) - An Army doctor who disobeyed deployment orders because he doubted President Obama's birth records is free from military confinement at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. Terry Lakin was released today after serving five months of a six-month sentence for refusing to go to Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Lakin of Greeley,...

3 years 4 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 4 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

Poll: Obama leads Trump in hypothetical race

In a hypothetical race between President Obama and Donald Trump, the incumbent would win handily. That's the result of a poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports. According to the poll, President Obama would get 49 percent of the vote, while Trump would get 34 percent.

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