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Obama Appeals for Public Support on Health Care

The Associated Press
March 10
Filed under Global News, Politics

GLENSIDE, Pa. – President Barack Obama accused insurance companies of placing profits over people and said Republicans ignored long-festering problems when they held power as he sought to build support Monday for swift passage of legislation stalled in Congress. "How much higher do premiums have to rise b...

Supreme Court to Hear Gun-Rights Case That Reaches Beyond 2nd Amendment

The Associated Press
March 3
Filed under Politics

Nearly two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Washington, D.C., handgun ban in a landmark ruling with a 5-4 vote. The decision in District of Columbia v. Heller  held that the Second Amendment does indeed protect an individual’s right to gun ownership (although there are still limits).Yet...

President Obama Announces Steps to Reduce Dropout Rate

The Charger Bulletin
March 3
Filed under Politics

White House Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama highlighted steps his administration will take to combat the dropout crisis and invest in strategies to ensure students graduate prepared for college and careers. President Obama challenged states to identify high scho...

Big Beer Bet for Obama, Harper on Hockey Gold Medal Game

The Associated Press
March 3
Filed under National Sports, Politics

WASHINGTON (AP)—President Barack Obama owes his Canadian counterpart a case of beer. Obama made the friendly wager with his counterpart, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper before Sunday’s U.S.-Canada gold medal game. After a thrilling game of Hockey, Canada beat the United States 3-2 on Sidney...

Joe Biden and Dick Cheney Square Off

Kyle Quinn-Quesada
February 23
Filed under Politics

The Sunday morning talk shows have provided a platform for many opinions over the years. However, nothing has been as exciting recently as the battle of the vice president’s that has been waging over the airwaves during the past few weeks. Former Vice President Dick Cheney has not missed an opportunity...

Palin for President in 2012?

Matt DiGiovanni
February 17
Filed under Politics

For around a year now, the United States has been under the control of President Barack Obama, and feelings are mixed with regards to how well or how poorly he is doing. Sarah Palin, as a regular contributor for Fox News, has been stepping back into the U.S. political stage since running for Vice President,...

Cheney Mum on Supporting Palin in Next Election

The Associated Press
February 17
Filed under Politics

WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he has not decided on a candidate to support for president in the next election, sidestepping a question on whether he would support Sarah Palin for the office. Cheney declined to throw his support behind Palin when asked Sunday on ABC's This Week...

Biden and Cheney Spar Over Anti-Terrorism Policies

The Associated Press
February 17
Filed under Global News, Politics

WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Dick Cheney says his successor, Joe Biden, is "dead wrong" about terrorist threats facing the United States. Biden says Cheney is "misinformed." And the feud goes on. Highly partisan public skirmishes between President Barack Obama's White House and Cheney have...

Obama Unveils $3.83T Budget with Massive Deficits

The Associated Press
February 3
Filed under Global News, Politics

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.83 trillion budget on Monday that would pour more money into the fight against high unemployment, boost taxes on the wealthy and freeze spending for a wide swath of government programs. The deficit for this year would surge to a record-breaking...

Obama Announces Initiatives for Middle Class

The Associated Press
January 28
Filed under Politics

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday offered help for people struggling to pay bills and care for their families, appealing to a middle-class he says has been "under assault for a long time." In a partial preview of a State of the Union address that aims to answer voter angst about the...

Linda McMahon: Political Novice or Executive Powerhouse?

Melanie Rovinsky
January 28
Filed under Politics

In the political sea of Connecticut liberals, a conservative candidate is lucky to get a nod of acknowledgement in his or her direction. Fortunately, Republican Senatorial candidate Linda McMahon has already mastered the art of gaining public attention. McMahon, former Chief Executive Officer of the...

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