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Tough Economic Climate as Obama Seeks 2nd Term

The Associated Press
September 7
Filed under Global News, Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama faces a long re-election campaign having all but given up on the economy rebounding in any meaningful way before November 2012. His own budget office predicts unemployment will stay at about 9 percent, a frightening number for any president seeking a second...

Obama Mocks Trump’s Presidential Ambitions

The Associated Press
May 4
Filed under Politics

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama exacted his revenge Saturday after weeks of attacks from his would-be Republican challenger Donald Trump, joking that the billionaire businessman could bring change to the White House, transforming it from a stately mansion into a tacky casino with a whirlpool in...

Barack Obama’s Report Card in 2012 Election Campaign

Liz De La Torre
April 27
Filed under Politics

As the 2012 reelection campaign begins, President Barack Obama’s leadership capabilities are truly being tested. With a damaged economy and high unemployment rates, it is no surprise that Americans are now demanding that change be made and voices heard. The question remains as to whether Obama has...

In Hawaii, Accessing Some Obama Birth Info is Easy

The Associated Press
April 27
Filed under Politics

HONOLULU – Lost in the renewed scrutiny into President Barack Obama’s birth records is the fact that anyone can walk into a Hawaii vital records office, wait in line behind couples getting marriage licenses and open a baby-blue government binder containing basic information about his birth. Highlighted...

For Compromise in Wis., 3 GOP Senators are Needed

The Associated Press
February 23
Filed under Global News, Politics

MADISON, Wis. – To end a high-stakes stalemate over union rights that has captured the nation’s attention, a handful of Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin might have to stand up to their new governor. Gov. Scott Walker made clear Monday he won’t back off his proposal to effectively eliminate collective bargaining rights for most public employees. Senate Democrats who fled the stat...

“Drive to 25” Campaign Challenges House Republicans

Liana Teixeira
February 9
Filed under Politics

The congressional battle has begun again with House Democrats launching their campaign against House Republicans for the upcoming 2012 elections. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is already airing advertisements which target the 19 House Republicans up for reelection in le...

Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ Condition Improves

Elizabeth Field
January 26
Filed under Global News, Politics

It is rare to find hope and optimism amidst a national tragedy. Representative Gabrielle Giffords suffered a traumatic shot to the head only two weeks ago, and doctors were not optimistic. However, very recently, her condition has been upgraded from critical to serious. Representative Giffords...

Democrats and Republicans Celebrate Midterm Victories

Liana Teixeira
November 10
Filed under Global News, Politics

After months of heated debates between Republican and Democratic candidates, the 2010 midterm elections have finally drawn to a close. Voters across the United States eagerly headed to the polls on Tuesday, November 2 to decide on multiple congressional and state government offices. Results f...

Political Ads Get Mean Around Elections

Ashley McDowell
November 3
Filed under Global News, Politics

Have you seen any of the political ads on television lately? It seems that individuals cannot escape the hundreds of advertisements from our candidates and politicians, as everyone is bombarded with who should be elected. Coast to coast, north to south, mid-term races have candidates going negative i...

Republicans Lead in Critical Polls

Christopher Whalen
October 27
Filed under Global News, Politics

On Tuesday, November, 2, the 2010 midterm elections will commence. Currently there are 59 democratic seats, 41 republican seats, and 2 independent seats. Of the 100 senate seats, 37 of them are up for re-election. Despite sweeping the 2008 elections, democrats are feeling pressure from the Americ...

Obama Likely to Focus on Deficit in Next 2 Years

The Associated Press
October 27
Filed under Global News, Politics

WASHINGTON – Preparing for political life after a bruising election, President Barack Obama will put greater emphasis on fiscal discipline, a nod to a nation sick of spending and to a Congress poised to become more Republican, conservative and determined to stop him. He is already giving clues about...

White House Doubts Need to Halt All Foreclosures

The Associated Press
October 13
Filed under Global News, Politics

WASHINGTON – A top White House adviser questioned the need Sunday for a blanket stoppage of all home foreclosures, even as pressure grows on the Obama administration to do something about mounting evidence that banks have used inaccurate documents to evict homeowners. "It is a serious problem,"...

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