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Obama to Propose $1.5 Trillion In New Tax Revenue

The Associated Press

September 21, 2011


Filed under Global News

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will propose $1.5 trillion in new taxes as part of a plan to identify more than $3 trillion in long-term deficit reduction and slow the nation’s escalating national debt. Obama’s tax plan is aimed predominantly at the wealthy and draws sharp contrasts with...

Obama Vows Federal Help for Irene Victims

Liana Teixeira

September 14, 2011


Filed under Global News

During a trip to north New Jersey on Sunday, President Barack Obama toured several of the most flood-stricken areas affected by Hurricane Irene.  The president urged "Republicans not to play politics with federal disaster aid," reported Reuters.com.  The city of Paterson, New Jersey was hammered by the storm that hit the East Coast.  Floodwaters destroy...

Obama, Biden to Meet with Governors at White House

The Associated Press

March 2, 2011


Filed under Global News

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama hopes to hear ideas from the states on how to best repair the United States’ slowly recovering economy when he meets Monday with the nation’s governors. "Our federal system is a laboratory for democracy. In each of your states, you guys are trying all kinds...

Obama Unveils $3.73 Trillion Budget for 2012

The Associated Press

February 16, 2011


Filed under Global News

President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $3.73 trillion spending blueprint that pledges $1.1 trillion in deficit savings over the next decade through spending cuts and tax increases. Obama’s new budget projects that the deficit for the current year will surge to an all-time high of $1.65 tr...

Obama Supports India’s Bid for UN Security Council Seat

Elizabeth Field

November 17, 2010


Filed under Global News

This Monday, President Barack Obama announced his support for India’s bid for a seat on the UN’s Security Council, hoping to elevate the nation to its "rightful place in the world." While some United States officials describe his statement as a "full endorsement," Obama did not expressly state that...

Obama Likely to Focus on Deficit in Next 2 Years

The Associated Press

October 27, 2010


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...

Obama Calls for Educational Reform

Sara J Dufort

October 6, 2010


Filed under Global News, Politics

With standardized testing scores falling and the United States ranking 21st in the world for science mastery, school districts and politicians alike are pushing for education reform and longer school years. While some cite the current school year as our educational downfall, others argue that longer...

Recession Pain Still Real Despite End, Obama Says

The Associated Press

September 22, 2010


Filed under Global News, Politics

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Monday he doesn’t care that the Great Recession has been declared over by a group of economists. For the millions of people who are out of work or otherwise struggling, he said, “it’s still very real for them.” Obama denied that he was anti-business...

First Medal of Honor for a Living Afghan War Vet

The Associated Press

September 15, 2010


Filed under Global News, West Haven News

DES MOINES, Iowa – A 25-year-old soldier from Iowa who exposed himself to enemy gunfire to try to save two fellow soldiers will become the first living service member from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to receive the Medal of Honor, the White House announced Friday. President Barack Obama phoned...

GOP Spokesman: Senate GOP to Oppose Obama Tax Plan

The Associated Press

September 15, 2010


Filed under Global News, Politics, West Haven News

WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans will oppose any effort to renew soon-to-expire Bush administration tax cuts if upper income taxpayers are excluded from the reductions. A spokesman for Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that every Senate Republican has pledged to oppose President Barack...

Obama to Push For Research and Development Tax Credits

The Associated Press

September 8, 2010


Filed under Global News

WASHINGTON — Seeking ways to spur economic growth ahead of the November elections, President Barack Obama will ask Congress to increase and permanently extend research and development tax credits for businesses, a White House official said Sunday. Obama will outline the $100 billion proposal during...

Obama Outlines the Future of American Space Exploration

Kait Richmond

April 21, 2010


Filed under Science

President Obama visited the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Apr. 15 to explain his plans for the future of American space exploration. Despite criticism from heavyweights like Neil Armstrong, the president stands behind his new goal. Rather than sending astronauts to the moon, they will go to an asteroid,...

Obama Appeals for Public Support on Health Care

The Associated Press

March 10, 2010


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...

President Obama Announces Steps to Reduce Dropout Rate

The Charger Bulletin

March 3, 2010


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, 2010


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...

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