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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…

In a way, new health care law is about transfer of wealth

In a way, new health care law is about transfer of wealth

Maybe the health care law was about wealth transfer, after all. If the gap between haves and have-nots is the defining issue of President Barack Obama’s second term, his health…

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…

Republicans, of course, unimpressed with Obama’s speech

Republicans, of course, unimpressed with Obama’s speech

At the dawn of an election year, congressional Republicans responded quickly and forcefully to President Barack Obama’s nationally televised vow to act on his own if lawmakers won’t cooperate on…

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…

Obama really wants to limit spying on NSA spying

Obama really wants to limit spying on NSA spying

As the Obama administration considers ending the storage of millions of phone records by the National Security Agency, the government is quietly funding research to prevent eavesdroppers from seeing whom…

Obama faces political problems with Keystone pipeline

Obama faces political problems with Keystone pipeline

President Barack Obama will lay out an agenda on jobs, the economy and the environment during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday. But he is unlikely to mention…