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Obama: No Radical Approach Needed

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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President Obama told reporters the country does not need to do anything radical to fix its debt woes. He said the “American people are sold” on a solution to the current crisis and that polls show that 80 percent of Americans support reducing spending on programs it cannot afford as well as raising revenue. Mr. […]

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Obama: Agreement Would Be Good for America

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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President Obama says reaching an agreement on debt and deficit would be good for the overall business climate and send an encouraging message to the American people. He said the Republican plan should include extensions on payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits. But he said he has not seen a “credible plan” on how to […]

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Obama Ready to Move on ‘Serious’ Package

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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President Obama said he is ready to move ahead with cutting spending if Republican lawmakers show him what he called a “serious plan.” He said the American people want to see Washington do its job, and that it is not fair to ask for middle class families to make sacrifices without asking for sacrifices from […]

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Obama: Debt Agreement Will Be Reached by Aug. 2

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama says he and congressional leaders will reach an agreement on the debt and deficit by the August 2 deadline. He says after the agreement is reached, the United States will be in the position to make the kind of investments necessary to put the economy back on the right track and win the […]

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Obama Says Economy, Jobs Biggest Priorities

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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US President Barack Obama says the biggest priority of his administration is putting the economy back on track and getting people back to work. The U.S. Labor Department reported Friday that the nation’s unemployment rate had increased to 9.2 percent. The report indicated that the number of new jobs being created was slowing. At the […]

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Obama: Failure to Reach Compromise Could Trigger Recession

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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President Obama says congressional leaders from both political parties will have to compromise in order to reach agreement on the debt and deficit. Mr. Obama says he is prepared to take on significant criticism from his Democratic Party to reach an agreement. But he says he does not see a path to a deal if […]

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Obama Calls for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama has called for comprehensive immigration reform in the United States. The president said the country needs a system that upholds the law, while also upholding the nation’s tradition as a land of immigrants. He said border security and employment verification need to be addressed. And he said there should be a pathway to […]

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Obama: US to Keep Pressure on Al-Qaida

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama says the United States will continue to keep pressure on al-Qaida, even as U.S. forces draw down in Afghanistan. The president said 33,000 U.S. troops will be out of Afghanistan within a year. Those troops were sent to the country as part of a surge Mr. Obama announced in December 2009. The United […]

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Obama: Greater Equality for Gays a ‘Good Thing’

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama says he thinks it is a “good thing” that the United States is moving in the direction of greater equality for homosexuals. He said the legalization of gay marriage in New York was part of what he called a “profound recognition” on the part of the American people that gays, lesbians and transgender […]

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Obama Defends US Involvement in Libyan Conflict

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama has defended U.S. involvement in Libya, saying the international operation has protected thousands of people in the North African country. Mr. Obama said he did not violate the War Powers Resolution, a U.S. law that requires congressional approval within 60 days if U.S. forces are involved in hostilities. He said Libyan leader Moammar […]

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