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Obama meeting with frustrated Democrats

Obama meeting with frustrated Democrats

When President Barack Obama solicits advice Wednesday from his party’s senators, the voices of some Democrats may come through louder than others. Of the 53 Democratic senators, it’s the nearly…

Can Obama hold Democrats together in election year?

Can Obama hold Democrats together in election year?

Seeking to preserve party unity in an election year, President Barack Obama is trying to tamp down internal Democratic divisions on issues like trade and energy, even as friendly lawmakers…

Obama to Republicans: ‘I focus on the next plan’

Obama to Republicans: ‘I focus on the next plan’

President Barack Obama defended himself against an array of Republican criticism in an interview during Fox’s Super Bowl pregame show. The president traded barbs with interviewer Bill O’Reilly in a…

Obama’s reasons to reject Keystone pipeline are dwindling

Obama’s reasons to reject Keystone pipeline are dwindling

President Barack Obama is running out of reasons to say no to Keystone XL, the proposed oil pipeline that’s long been looming over his environmental legacy. Five years after the…

Obama to CEOs: Hire the long-term jobless

Obama to CEOs: Hire the long-term jobless

President Barack Obama is asking major corporations for their help in putting the long-term unemployed back to work. CEOs from companies like Apple, Walmart, Visa and Boeing are heading to…

White House claims easy ride to lifting debt limit

White House claims easy ride to lifting debt limit

A top White House official voiced confidence on Thursday that Republicans would agree in the next few weeks to lift the country’s borrowing limit without using the confrontational tactics that…

Obama: Changing economy must have good job training

Obama: Changing economy must have good job training

Stressing the need to train workers for jobs of the future, President Barack Obama kicked off a government-wide review of federal job-training programs Thursday and pledged to expand the ones…

Will Obama’s proposed retirement savings play work?

Will Obama’s proposed retirement savings play work?

Even proponents of President Barack Obama’s new retirement savings program readily concede it won’t be a cure-all for a nation of people who are saving far too little for their…

Liberals underwhelmed by Obama’s SOTU speech

Liberals underwhelmed by Obama’s SOTU speech

Tensions within the Democratic Party were on display in the living rooms of Massachusetts, where liberal activists watched President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address with skepticism. Like many…

Obama’s state of the union: More of the same

Obama’s state of the union: More of the same

Newly repackaged, President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address will deliver familiar content along with some targeted first-time initiatives that both test and illustrate the limits of divided government…