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Obama nominates Lew to lead Treasury

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is announcing Treasury secretary nominee Jack Lew, pointing to his past work of balancing budgets during the Clinton administration. The president says he feels "bittersweet" about losing Lew... Full story

 

Obama nominates Lew to lead Treasury

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is announcing Treasury secretary nominee Jack Lew, pointing to his past work of balancing budgets during the Clinton administration. The president says he feels "bittersweet" about losing Lew...

 

If cut, fiscal deal will pale against expectations

WASHINGTON — Whether negotiated in a rush before the new year or left for early January, the fiscal deal President Barack Obama and Congress cobble together will be far smaller than what they initially envisioned as an...

 

Last ditch effort to avoid fiscal cliff under way

WASHINGTON (AP) — The end game at hand, the White House and Senate leaders launched a final attempt at compromise Friday night in hopes of preventing a toxic blend of middle-class tax increases and spending cuts from taking...

 

White House meeting a last stab at a fiscal deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama was preparing to present a limited fiscal proposal to congressional leaders at a White House meeting Friday, a make-or-break moment for negotiations to avoid across-the-board tax...

 

Romney ups criticism of Obama's second-term plans

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Heading into the campaign's final weeks, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is upping his criticism of President Barack Obama's plans for a second term, accusing the Democrat of failing to...

 

Medicare barbs dominate White House race

TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. — Showing no signs of letting up, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are doubling down on claims the other would threaten seniors' golden years. Both campaigns sharpened their critique of the other's Medicare... Full story

 

Romney seeks primary-fight breaking point in Ill.

CHICAGO — His confidence surging, Mitt Romney pointedly ignored his Republican rivals on the eve of Tuesday's high-stakes primary election in Illinois and turned his fire instead on the Democrat he hopes to oust in the fall.... Full story

 

Fiscal cliff efforts ongoing, Boehner offers plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner pushed ahead on negotiating a broad deal to avert the "fiscal cliff," even as the GOP leader readied a backup plan Tuesday to pressure the White House with...

 

Obama offers 'love, prayers of nation' to Newtown

NEWTOWN, Conn. — A mournful President Barack Obama said Sunday that the nation is failing to keep its children safe, pledging that change must come after an elementary-school massacre left 20 children dead. AP photo President...

 

Obama condemns attack that killed US ambassador

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned attacks on a U.S. consulate in eastern Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three American members of his staff. He ordered increased security at U.S. diplomatic... Full story

 

Obama condemns attack that killed envoy, 3 others

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday the United States would "work with the Libyan government to bring to justice" those who killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in an attack on the... Full story

 

In Florida, Obama says US not a nation in decline

SEMINOLE, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday pronounced Republicans "dead wrong" in calling America a country in decline, offering a rebuttal to the "naysayers" who drew attention to the nation's staggering debt and...

 

Obama: Time to shift attention from wars to home

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his goal of defeating al-Qaida is within reach and that it's time to turn the country's attention to domestic concerns. Just four days after his trip to Afghanistan, Obama said that m...

 

Obama keeps up push to end gas, oil tax breaks

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says oil companies are profiting from rising pump prices and he wants Congress to end $4 billion in annual tax breaks for the oil and gas industry. "These tax giveaways aren't right," Obama...

 

Obama seeks to highlight nation's econ potential

President Barack Obama chats with invited guests at Albany International Airport in Albany, N.Y., Friday. AP Photo/Tim Roske SCHENECTADY, New York (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that "putting the economy into overdrive...

 

Obama seeks to highlight nation's econ potential

President Barack Obama chats with invited guests at Albany International Airport in Albany, N.Y., Friday. AP Photo/Tim Roske Obama seeks to highlight nation's econ potential JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press SCHENECTADY, New York...

 

Obama challenges Congress: Do 'something big'

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday challenged Congress to compromise and "do something big" to reduce long-term deficits, insisting he was willing to make his own tough choices including trimming benefits for wealthy...

 

Obama pledges support for Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — President Barack Obama told Puerto Ricans Tuesday that he's committed to the success and self-determination of the U.S. island territory, welcome words that could help him with Puerto Rican voters back...

 

Obama calls on U.S. to live within means

WASHINGTON — Challenging Republican budget plans, President Barack Obama on Wednesday proposed lowering the nation's future deficits by $4 trillion over a dozen years through a blend of specific measures and vague objectives...

 

Obama: 'We need to' work out debt deal in 10 days

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday that "we need to" work out a debt deal within the next 10 days as he convened a meeting with congressional leaders, aiming to fashion a deficit reduction package for the next... Full story

 

Federal shutdown avoided, 2012 budget fight looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-minute budget deal forged amid bluster and tough bargaining averted an embarrassing federal shutdown, cut billions in spending and provided the first major test of the divided government that voters usher...

 

Obama calls meeting with leaders 'constructive'

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama described a debt-crisis session Thursday with congressional leaders as "very constructive" but said the parties were still far apart on deficit reduction proposals. He said he would reconvene...

 

Obama to bin Laden assault team: 'Job well done'

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Brimming with pride, President Barack Obama embraced the U.S. commandos he sent after terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, saluting them Friday on behalf of America and people all over the world. "Job... Full story

 

Obama signs sweeping financial overhaul into law

Reveling in victory, President Barack Obama this morning signed into law the most sweeping reform of financial regulations since the Great Depression, a package that aims to protect consumers and ensure economic stability from... Full story

 

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