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9 months 3 days 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...

10 months 3 weeks ago

Sweden won't raise online spying when Obama visits

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Left-wing and Internet freedom activists are likely to protest against U.S. online spying when Barack Obama visits Stockholm this week, but Swedish government officials say they won't raise the sensitive issue with the U.S. president. Foreign Minister Carl Bildt told The Associated Press on Monday that Internet...

10 months 3 weeks ago

Obama briefs Boehner on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has briefed House Speaker John Boehner on Syria in a conversation in which the Republican leader pressed the president to make the case to the nation and Congress for military action. A spokesman for Boehner, Brendan Buck, said in a brief statement on Thursday...

10 months 4 weeks ago

Obama meets with faith group leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has met with leaders of faith organizations and civil rights activists at the White House to discuss the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. On the agenda was how current issues of voting rights, education, unemployment and health care...

11 months 4 weeks ago

Obama says Korean veterans 'deserve better'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has marked the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War by praising the sacrifice of those Americans who fought against North Korean and Chinese troops. Obama spoke Saturday at a commemorative ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall....

1 year 23 hours ago

Obama: Washington took its eye off economic ball

GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) - President Barack Obama is accusing Washington of taking "its eye off the ball" and getting distracted from the economy. The president is trying to refocus debate on pocketbook concerns after months that have been dominated by what he calls "phony scandals" and "stale debates." Obama's remarks...

1 year 2 weeks ago

Black Caucus expressing no hard feelings for Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Congressional Black Caucus is expressing no hard feelings toward President Barack Obama despite a two-year gap in meetings with the nation's first African-American president. The president invited the 43-member caucus to the White House Tuesday for a 90-minute private discussion, their first since May 2011. Chairwoman...

1 year 3 weeks 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

Prime Minister Heads to the U.S.

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...

1 year 2 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 2 months ago

Terrorism fight takes friends to the White House

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...

1 year 3 months ago

President Obama heads to Connecticut today

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...

1 year 3 months ago

Obama: Proposed budget not his 'ideal plan'

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...

1 year 3 months ago

Sheriffs criticize Colorado gun laws

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...

1 year 8 months ago

Gun sales surge after Obama wins election

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...

1 year 10 months ago

Previewing Romney's Pueblo campaign stop

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...

1 year 9 months ago

Romney, Ryan appear together as running mates

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...

1 year 11 months ago

Romney says attacks on business, taxes a diversion

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...

2 years 4 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 5 months ago

Electronic health records need work

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...

2 years 6 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

Romney urges Obama to stop looming military cuts

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...

2 years 10 months ago

Obama rolling back Bush-era education law

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...

2 years 10 months 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...

2 years 10 months ago

Obama telephones Perry on Texas wildfires

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...

2 years 10 months ago

President Obama wants highway bill extended

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...

3 years 1 month 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 2 months ago

GOP calls for action on energy, spending

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...

3 years 2 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 3 months ago

AFA football team at the White House

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...

3 years 3 months ago

Government appeals judge's health care ruling

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...

3 years 8 months ago

President talks up trade in India

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. ...

3 years 11 months ago

Defense Secretary to retire next year

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...

3 years 11 months ago

President Obama ramps up Democratic fundraising

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...

4 years 1 week ago

Congress sends Obama sweeping Wall Street bill

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.

4 years 3 weeks ago

GOP chairman: Afghan 'war of Obama's choosing'

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...

4 years 2 months ago

Place your bets: Supreme nominee coming soon

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...

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