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Sep 6, 2012 at 8:18 PM PDT
His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama conceded only halting progress Thursday night toward fixing the nation's stubborn economic woes, but vowed in a Democratic National Convention finale, "Our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met."
Jan 24, 2012 at 7:22 PM PDT
Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama called Tuesday night for a flurry of help for a hurting middle class and higher taxes on millionaires.
Jan 24, 2012 at 1:35 PM PDT
President Barack Obama is promising the nation an economy that gives a shot to everyone and not just the rich, using Tuesday night's State of the Union address to draw an election-year battle line with Republicans over fairness and the free market.
Jan 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM PDT
President Barack Obama will stand before the nation Tuesday night determined to frame the election-year debate on his terms, promising his State of the Union address will offer an economic blueprint that will "work for everyone, not just a wealthy few."
Sep 5, 2011 at 8:34 AM PDT
Still bruised by the summer battle over the debt ceiling, Congress reconvenes this week for what could be an equally painful confrontation over how to put Americans back to work.
Apr 12, 2011 at 9:35 AM PDT
Unlike the Republican plan, Obama is also expected to call for cuts in defense spending and for tax increases, repeating his 2012 effort to increase Bush-era tax rates for families making more than $250,000. Obama shelved that plan in a budget...
Feb 7, 2011 at 2:49 PM PDT
Echoing John F. Kennedy, President Barack Obama prodded business leaders Monday to "ask yourselves what you can do for America," not just for company bottom lines, even as he sought to smooth his uneasy relations with the nation's corporate executives.
Jan 25, 2011 at 10:02 PM PDT
Here has compiled the complete text, analysis, fact checking, video and GOP response from President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011.
Jan 25, 2011 at 9:11 PM PDT
President Barack Obama took a significant step toward retooling his presidency with a challenge to lawmakers to rise above partisan differences to tackle economic and budget problems "decades in the making."
Jan 25, 2011 at 7:31 PM PDT
Pleading for unity in a newly divided government, President Barack Obama implored Democratic and Republican lawmakers to rally behind his vision of economic revival for an anxious nation during his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Jan 24, 2011 at 2:40 PM PDT
Standing before a nation clamoring for jobs, President Barack Obama will call for targeted spending to boost the economy but also for budget cutting in Tuesday night's State of the Union address, his first in a new era of divided political power.
Jan 23, 2011 at 6:30 PM PDT
Republicans say they want to hear less about everything they've been hearing for the past two years when President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address.
Jan 13, 2011 at 12:16 PM PDT
The family of the youngest victim of the mass shooting in Arizona held hands and paused in a moment of silence Thursday under the large American flag recovered from Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks, and later escorted the 9-year-old's small brown...
Oct 20, 2010 at 7:44 PM PDT
President Barack Obama urged Oregon voters to "defy the conventional wisdom" and vote to send John Kitzhaber back to the governor's mansion on Nov. 2.
May 1, 2010 at 12:22 PM PDT
In a blunt caution to political friend and foe, President Barack Obama said Saturday that partisan rants and name-calling under the guise of legitimate discourse pose a serious danger to America's democracy, and may incite "extreme elements" to violence.