White House claims HealthCare.gov website is on track

White House claims HealthCare.gov website is on track

The Obama administration says it will meet its self-imposed deadline of fixing the troubled health care website so that 50,000 people can log in at the same time starting late Saturday. Yet questions remain about the stability of the site, the volume of traffic it can handle and the quality of the data it is […]

Obama drops in on immigration hunger strikers

During their visit, the Obamas thanked the activists for their "sacrifice and dedication"

Obama drops in on immigration hunger strikers

President Barack Obama paid a visit Friday to hunger strikers calling for immigration reform, who are camped out on the National Mall in Washington. Accompanied by his wife, Michelle, the president stopped by the grassy esplanade several hundred meters (yards) from the White House, in a trip that was not mentioned in his official daily […]

Obama: ‘Nowhere to go but up’ in Obamacare debacle

"I've gone up and down pretty much consistently throughout. But the good thing about when you're down is that usually you got nowhere to go but up."

Obama: ‘Nowhere to go but up’ in Obamacare debacle

President Barack Obama’s popularity has taken a beating over the botched October 1 launch of Obamacare, but in a television interview set to air on Friday, Obama said he believes Americans eventually will appreciate his signature healthcare reform. Reflecting on his poll numbers in an interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters, Obama said: “I’ve gone up […]

Obama back on offense over health care law

Obama touted the accomplishments of his signature law, popularly known as Obamacare, and promised the glitches were going away.

Obama back on offense over health care law

Almost two weeks ago, President Barack Obama, looking down, walked into the White House briefing room and apologized for the flawed rollout of his healthcare reform law. That picture of a chastened leader now appears to be gone. During a three-day Western swing through Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Obama touted the accomplishments of […]

Obama under pressure to act on immigration

Obama under pressure to act on immigration

Frustrated with the failure of House Republicans to tackle immigration, advocates are demanding that President Barack Obama use his powers as chief executive to stop deportations or provide some relief to many of the 11 million immigrants living here illegally. Obama insists that the nation’s laws limit his ability to act unilaterally, even though his […]

Obama claims he is ‘not a particularly ideological person’

Obama claims he is ‘not a particularly ideological person’

President Barack Obama, on a fundraising swing in Seattle on Sunday, described himself as “not a particularly ideological person” despite ongoing political clashes with Republicans over healthcare, the economy, and immigration reform. Fresh from a deal with Iran over its nuclear program, Obama started a western swing on Sunday that will include stops in California […]

For Obama, a mixture of fundraising and immigration

For Obama, a mixture of fundraising and immigration

President Barack Obama is blending an aggressive fundraising schedule for Democrats with a pitch for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws, mixing a powerful issue within his party with the inevitable financial draw of an incumbent president. Obama’s first event Monday is a stop at a San Francisco recreation center that serves a primarily Chinese community. […]

Obama, amid record disapproval, claims economic surge

"If you look beyond those headlines, there are some good things happening in our economy," the President says.

Obama, amid record disapproval, claims economic surge

Barack Obama, amid the lowest poll numbers of his presidency and a barrage of bad headlines, accentuated the positive on Saturday, telling Americans that the US economy is headed “in the right direction.” “Over the past couple months, most of the political headlines you’ve read have probably been about the government shutdown and the launch […]

Finally, some good news on Obamacare’s web site?

"We think this gives us the capacity we need to reach everybody we need to reach across this period of time."

Finally, some good news on Obamacare’s web site?

There won’t be a magic moment, but the Obama administration‘s much-maligned health insurance website should be able to weather an expected year-end crush of customers, officials asserted Friday. A combination of software fixes, design changes, added hardware and newly announced wiggle room should provide the right combination to finally deliver a workable website, White House […]

News media to Obama: ‘Give us more access’

"As surely as if they were placing a hand over a journalist's camera lens, officials in this administration are blocking the public from having an independent view of important functions of the executive branch of government."

News media to Obama:  ‘Give us more access’

Dozens of leading news organizations are protesting to the White House against restrictions that sometimes keep journalists from taking pictures and video of President Barack Obama performing official duties. At the same time, two press groups urged their members to stop using official photos and video handed out by the White House, dismissing them as […]

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