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Obama Says Americans Can’t Wait for Next Election for Economic Progress

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 7:46 pm (UTC-5)
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Mr. Obama acknowledged widespread skepticism that partisan politics will prevent passage of his jobs plan — and that the next election is just 14 months away. But he said voters who sent him and others to Washington do not, in his words, have the “luxury of waiting 14 months.” He said many of those same […]

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Obama Calls for Upholding Basic Protections

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 7:41 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama says he will not let the economic crisis be used as an excuse to wipe out Americans’ basic protections. He said he rejects the idea that the government has to ask people to choose between their jobs and their safety. He said he rejects the argument that says for the economy to grow, […]

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Obama Urges Passage of Trade Agreements

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 7:36 pm (UTC-5)
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The president hailed passage by lawmakers earlier in the day of legislation to speed up what he called an “outdated” patent process. He said this will allow entrepreneurs to turn new ideas into a new business as quickly as possible. He also urged passage of trade agreements that would make it easier for U.S. companies […]

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Obama Urges Congress to Pass Jobs Plan

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 7:16 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has urged an end to partisan politics in efforts to boost the American economy, and proposed a multi-billion dollar jobs creation plan. He spoke in a nationally-televised address before a joint session of Congress here in Washington Thursday night. Mr. Obama said his plan is the kind of proposal that has […]

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Somali Soldier Shoots 5 at Food Aid Site

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 11:41 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say a Somali government soldier has shot and killed at least five people at a food aid distribution site in the capital, Mogadishu. At least one other person was wounded in the shooting Thursday. It was not immediately clear what prompted the soldier to open fire. Somali authorities have taken the soldier into custody. […]

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Obama Calls for Resignation of Syria’s President

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has called for the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because of his deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters. In a written statement issued a short time ago , Mr. Obama said he strongly condemns what he called the “disgraceful attacks on Syrian civilians” by the Assad government. He said it is […]

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Boehner: Solution to Crisis Not Complicated

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner responded to Mr. Obama’s speech by acknowledging that the United States must not default on its obligations. But he said the American people will not accept an increase in the U.S. borrowing limit without significant spending cuts and reform. Boehner gave no indication of compromise. Instead, he said […]

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Boehner: Solution to Crisis Not Complicated

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner responded to Mr. Obama’s speech by acknowledging that the United States must not default on its obligations. But he said the American people will not accept an increase in the U.S. borrowing limit without a significant cut in entitlement programs. He said the solution to the debt crisis […]

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Obama: Dire Consequences if US Defaults

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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President Barack Obama has warned Americans that failure to reach a compromise with Congress on raising the nation’s debt ceiling will do incalculable damage to the United States. In a televised address to the nation Monday night, Mr. Obama said there will be dire consequences if the U.S. defaults on its debt. He said that […]

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Obama Ackowledges Difficult Decade for US

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama says the decade has been difficult for the country, in that nearly 4,500 Americans have died in the Iraq war and 1,500 in Afghanistan. He said the tide of war is receding, with the combat mission in Iraq ended and 100,000 American troops already out of that country. He said the long wars […]

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