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Senate fails to pass Obama’s jobs bill

by Adam Russett on October 21, 2011

The Senate rejected President Barack Obama's slimmed-down jobs bill on Thursday as Congressional Democrats failed to get the 60 votes needed to break the Republican filibuster. The legislation was part of an effort by Obama to break up his $447 billion jobs proposal into separate acts, a move that apparently has not placated Republicans in […]

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Barack Obama loses support of Wall Street donors

by Adam Russett on October 17, 2011

President Barack Obama has been very vocal about his displeasure with Wall Street and his tough talk has hurt him in campaign contributions. Obama has raised about $270,000 from firms since the spring, putting him far behind Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney who has taken in around $1.8 million from financial professionals, The New York Times […]

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Mitt Romney comes out on top after GOP debate

by Adam Russett on October 12, 2011

The candidates for the Republican nomination for president squared off once again in a debate Tuesday night, and although many tried few managed to land any significant blows on front runner Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor was in his element as the ninth debate focused largely on the economy, The Huffington Post reports. The […]

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President Obama details $3 trillion deficit reduction plan

by Adam Russett on September 20, 2011

President Barack Obama unveiled his $3 trillion deficit reduction plan on Monday, outlining his hopes of increasing revenue by ending the long-standing Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. Although just half of the savings plan would come from the so-called tax hikes, Republicans in Washington quickly jumped on Obama, saying that in a time […]

President Barack Obama is set to give a speech to the nation on Thursday, and several Democratic sources have said that he will discuss a new plan to inject $300 billion in order to stabilize the struggling economy, according to CNN. Additionally, sources say that the plan will be centered on targeted tax cuts as […]

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August becomes the deadliest month in Afghanistan

by Adam Russett on August 30, 2011

Just months after President Barack Obama announced the drawdown in troops from Afghanistan, U.S. forces saw their deadliest month yet. A record 66 troops were killed during August, surpassing the previous high of 65 killed in July 2010, The Associated Press reports. Most of the deaths occurred on August 6 when 30 Americans died after […]

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Obama faces down Tea Party protests at meetings

by Adam Russett on August 16, 2011

President Barack Obama has embarked on a bus tour in the wake of sagging approval ratings and a controversy over the debt deal that left both liberals and conservatives unhappy. His tour, which is scheduled for three days, is taking him across the Midwest to meet with voters at town halls.  Fairly soon into the […]

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Happy birthday, Obama

by Adam Russett on August 4, 2011

It's been a rough time to have a birthday, especially if you're the President of the United States. Barack Obama just finished what was a long and wearying process on all accounts trying to come up with a debt deal and the end result was something that didn't make anyone smile, Republican or Democrat. That […]

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Twitter Town Hall goes smoothly for Obama

by Adam Russett on July 7, 2011

Despite efforts by Republican congressmen to thwart President Barack Obama's first ever Twitter Town Hall event, the unique question-and-answer session went off as planned on Wednesday. According to The New York Times, although the questions had to fit in Twitter's 140-word format, that did not stop the president from giving detailed, lengthy answers. Most of […]