Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Original ricin suspect was held despite evidence pointing to another man After keeping Elvis impersonator James Kevin Curtis in jail for a week, interrogating him while he was chained to a chair and turning his house upside down, federal authorities had no confession or physical evidence tying him to the ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and other public officials. More
Obama signs legislation ending FAA furloughs President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. The furloughs stemmed from the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that started taking effect in March. Millions of air travelers were affected recently by delayed flights across the country because of the furloughs. More
After Obama’s NSA Speech, Tech Companies Wait and See Mr. Obama didn’t mention two issues about which tech executives have expressed concerns: secret government taps on overseas data centers and the weakening of encryption standards. But the president took a step toward acknowledging one of the industry’s ... 01/18/2014 - 3:42 am | View Link
Few Olive Branches for Tech in Obama NSA Speech Obama never mentioned two issues about which tech executives have expressed concerns: secret government taps on overseas data centers and the weakening of encryption standards. The president took a step toward acknowledging one of the industry’s biggest ... 01/17/2014 - 2:25 pm | View Link
Obama taps Dutchess County native Jeh C. Johnson to be Homeland Security boss Johnson’s experience in dealing with overseas actions and counterterror decisions may also be helpful for a department still trying to define its role in the fight against terrorism. Homeland Security has a growing footprint around the world. If ... 10/18/2013 - 3:12 am | View Link
Obama taps ex-Pentagon lawyer as DHS chief He credited Johnson with helping design and implement policies to dismantle the core of the al-Qaida terror organization overseas and to repeal the ban on openly gay service members in the U.S. military. "He's been there in the Situation Room, at the table ... 10/18/2013 - 1:15 am | View Link
Obama taps ex-staffers to help sell Syria strike but still confronting an American public deeply skeptical of armed intervention overseas, the White House faces the challenge of mobilizing popular support for yet another military venture in the Mideast. The group included men and women steeped in ... 09/4/2013 - 1:06 pm | View Link
Obama taps Blinken for No. 2 post at State | TheHill Tony Blinken must be confirmed by the Senate. 12/18/2014 - 8:31 am | View Website
Family of Barack Obama Immediate family. Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama, née Robinson, the wife of Barack Obama, was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois. She is a lawyer and was ... 12/18/2014 - 5:11 am | View Website
Topic Galleries News, Photos and Information about Chicago Tribune ... Jay Cutler may not rank high in any popularity polls these days, but White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija said ... 12/17/2014 - 8:00 pm | View Website
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Presidency of Barack Obama The Presidency of Barack Obama began at noon EST on January 20, 2009, when he became the 44th President of the United States. Obama was a United States Senator from ... 12/17/2014 - 1:02 am | View Website
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is spending an increasing portion of its disaster relief budget on administrative costs such as salaries for government workers and could save hundreds of millions of dollars by better controlling such expenses, federal auditors have found. Read full article >>
On Thursday night, the last episode of "The Colbert Report" will air, and the faux-conservative character "Stephen Colbert" will end with the show. The next time Colbert will appear on late night television next year, as David Letterman's replacement, he will be a new, unfamiliar Colbert -- likely still hilarious, but probably in a very different way.
Members of the Wyoming legislature will debate a measure to expand Medicaid during next year’s session — but it won’t be the proposal laid out by Gov. Matt Mead (R). The Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee this week voted to endorse a measure that would model a Medicaid program on a version in Indiana, which requires newly eligible recipients to pay into a fund similar to a health savings account.
Jeb Bush is resigning from Barclays, a London-based multinational bank where he was a paid adviser, in preparation for his likely 2016 presidential campaign. A spokeswoman for Barclays confirmed on Thursday that Bush, a former Republican governor of Florida, would step down as a senior adviser to the company on Dec. 31.
Each month, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) appears on a radio show where he answers questions from listeners. On Thursday, a guy who used to live in Somerville, Mass., called."Governor," the man said. "This is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville."Read full article >>