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
Hillary Clinton Gets Another Nudge for 2016 Paging, Hillary Clinton. Emily’s List, the influential abortion-rights group that backs Democratic women, unveiled an initiative Thursday to help put a woman in the White House. The group announced a six-figure digital media campaign and new polling that shows a strong appetite for a female commander-in-chief as part of its “Madame President” campaign. More
Barack Obama's nostalgic goodbye That was a not-too-subtle contrast to President-elect Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan. In many ways, Obama's speech was a repudiation of those who said he raised unreasonable expectations with his hope-fueled campaign in 2008 and ... 01/10/2017 - 2:35 pm | View Link
The Obama Doctrine As Obama was writing his campaign manifesto, The Audacity of Hope, in 2006, Susan Rice ... understand how “Don’t do stupid shit” could be considered a controversial slogan. Ben Rhodes recalls that “the questions we were asking in the White House ... 03/9/2016 - 4:45 pm | View Link
President Obama’s Obamacare Shocker Has Left John Boehner Punching At Air I hope the administration ... There is no plan to replace anything. Boehner’s desperation after losing the main issue that Republicans were hoping to campaign on is so complete that he has retreated back to their 2010 campaign slogan of repeal and ... 07/2/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Obama's Slogan: Looking to Replace Hope and Change They may not be official but those are all phrases that could in one form or another be candidates to become President Barack Obama's re-election slogan. Advisers say a fresh slogan to replace the winning ... is also about hope and about change. 02/17/2012 - 6:30 pm | View Link
Obama's slogan: looking to replace Hope and Change WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Winning The Future. Greater Together. We Don't Quit. They may not be official but those are all phrases that could in one form or another be candidates to become President Barack Obama's re-election slogan. Advisers say a fresh ... 02/17/2012 - 12:13 pm | View Link
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2011 State of the Union Address The 2011 State of the Union Address was a speech given by former President Barack Obama at 9 p.m. EST on January 25, 2011, in the chamber of the United States House ... 04/13/2017 - 1:15 am | View Website
Barack Obama's nostalgic goodbye (CNN)Eight years ago, Barack Obama inspired Americans to embrace political change with the mantra "yes we can." He bade them farewell Tuesday after a ... 01/10/2017 - 10:30 pm | View Website
By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
BETHESDA, Md. — President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump likely will award during his service as commander in chief of the U. S. military.
“When I heard about this … I wanted to do it myself,” Trump said during a brief ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington.
By Steven Mufson, The Washington Post
WASHINGTON – Neomi Rao, a little-known law professor at George Mason University, could soon become one of the most powerful officials in Washington.
President Donald Trump has nominated the conservative lawyer to run the obscure but powerful Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, a gateway through which federal regulations must pass.
The office, known as OIRA, would make Rao the Trump administration’s regulatory czar, responsible for vetting and tallying cost estimates for most regulations.
By Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press
When President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday in Kenosha, Wis., he sent a characteristically blunt message.
“The policy of our government,” Trump declared, “is to aggressively promote and use American-made goods.”
For too long, he complained, American companies that have bid on U. S. government contracts — for work ranging from building roads to supplying computer equipment to federal agencies — have unfairly lost out to foreign competitors.
“The result has been countless jobs and countless contracts that have been lost to cheap, subsidized and low-quality foreign goods,” the president argued.
“Buy American” requirements that are written into U.
Silicon Valley firms have long been known for offering a litany of employee perks: Home-cooked lunches, free massages, climbing walls and dog-friendly offices.
Now some are adding yet another incentive to attract — and retain — workers: Paid time off to protest.
Fauna, a San Francisco-based database start-up, recently began allowing its 13 employees to take unlimited paid leave to participate in rallies, vote, write letters to elected officials and take part in other civic activities.
HUGO — From his modest office at Lincoln Community Hospital, an hour and a half east of Denver, Kevin Stansbury views the state budget from a different lens.
At the Capitol, the debate is focused on balancing $26.8 billion. In Hugo, population 750, the dollar signs are people. “This community is very invested in this hospital,” said Stansbury, the hospital’s chief executive officer.
Colorado’s hospitals take patients of all types — even those who can’t pay their bills. The hospital provider fee program is designed to help hospitals reduce the amount of uncompensated care from indigent patients and those paying with Medicaid.
Here’s how it works: The hospitals pay fees to the state based on the number inpatient days and outpatient hospital charges.