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Obama Budget Sets Up Battle With GOP-Controlled Congress

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday ...

Obama Sits Down With Leaders Of New GOP-Run Congress

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN and JULIE PACE | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders paid lip service to the notion of bipartisanship in their first meetin...

Here's Why Obama And Congress Just Can't Get Along

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — He hardly ever calls. When he does, it's all business. And that's President Barack Obama's vibe with top Democrats on Capitol Hil...

Obama Tests His Sway Against A GOP-Run Congress

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama this week will test whether he still has the sway to keep Washington focused on his own priorities, even as...

Obama Back In Washington After Hawaii Vacation

AP | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is back in Washington after spending two weeks with his family in Hawaii. Obama took an overnight flight...

Sam Stein

Obama's New Triangulation Strategy Has Democrats On Edge

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday night's close House vote to pass a government funding bill split both political parties into factions. But it's the division am...

Given How Much Americans Dislike Congress, It's Shocking Anyone Got Elected At All

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

Only 9 percent of Americans approved of Congress in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections, which may explain why the election drew the lowest ...

Obama Praises Congress For Approving His Plan To Fight ISIS

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke Thursday shortly after the Senate approved his plan to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, prai...

Obama Tells Us How He Really Feels

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

By Steve Holland AUSTIN, Texas, July 10 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama may look back on this week as the time when he dropped all ...

Obama: We Consulted With Congress On Bowe Bergdahl Exchange

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story June 3 about the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, The Associated Press reported erroneously that John McHugh was the Army...

Sam Stein

Obamacare's Numbers Improve In Republican Districts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attitudes toward the Affordable Care Act continue to shift in the law’s favor, even in Republican-held congressional districts, a new ...

Sam Stein

Obamacare Love And Trepidation As Revealed On Democrats' Websites

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Want to know how Democrats really feel about campaigning on Obamacare? Go to their websites. The pages touting lawmakers' reelection...

Obama Blasts 'Least Productive Congress In Modern History'

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

By Steve Holland HOUSTON, April 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sharply criticized what he called the least productive U.S. Congr...

Obama: It's Time To Give America A Raise

AP | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's hearing from business owners across the country who are voluntarily paying their workers more tha...

Obama To Promote Education Agenda At Miami School

Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is beginning a new effort to help students take the first st...

Obama To Congress: Move On The Jobs Issue

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is challenging Congress to help him create jobs and rebuild the nation's infrastructure. In his weekly r...

Obama: Americans Deserve A Minimum Wage Vote

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says hardworking Americans deserve a vote in Congress on a minimum raise hike. In his weekly radio and I...

Congress Inaction Prompts Obama To Act Alone

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — This week, President Barack Obama promoted tougher fuel efficiency standards for trucks. He touted progress on initiatives to stre...

Obama Believes 2014 'Can Be A Breakthrough Year For America'

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he believes 2014 can be a breakthrough year for the country. In his weekly radio and Internet addre...

Obama: 2014 'Will Be A Year Of Action' On Jobs

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling 2014 "a year of action" for creating jobs and economic opportunities for American families. I...

Obama's 2013 Was Beset By Fits, Fumbles, Failures

AP | JULIE PACE and NANCY BENAC | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a moment for Barack Obama to savor. His second inaugural address over, Obama paused as he strode from the podium last Janu...

Obama's Weekly Address Calls Bipartisan Budget A Hopeful Sign

AP/HuffPost | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the bipartisan budget approved by Congress is a hopeful sign that Washington can end its cycle of cris...

Obama Meets With Mayors, Stresses Cities' Role In Job Growth

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the nation's cities are central to the economic progress of the United States and says he wants to wor...

Going Negative

Chris Kelly | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy
Chris Kelly

I'm going negative. I didn't want to do it -- no one ever wants to do it -- but it has to be done. I owe it to myself, my supporters and to America. Plus going negative works. Republicans and Democrats spent $6 billion on the 2012 elections, and almost all of it was negative.

Obama Warns Congress: Dont 'Harm Our Economy' On Unemployment Benefits

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed before they expire at the end of the...