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President Barack Obama

Oct 7, 2019

Block by block, parties build Obama-style networks

It's 10 a.m. on a Saturday in late September — 200 days from Wisconsin's presidential primary, nearly 14 months from Election Day 2020— and Bill Chandler, a retired orchestra teacher, is out talking to his neighbors about politics.

Feb 19, 2019

Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

A judge on Tuesday gave his approval to a lawsuit filed by a parks-advocacy group that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack Obama's proposed $500 million presidential center in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan.

Aug 21, 2018

Trump plan scales back Obama’s coal-emissions standards

The Trump administration on Tuesday came out with new rules scaling back Obama Administration constraints on coal-fired power plants, striking at one of the former administration's main programs to rein in climate-changing fossil-fuel emissions.

Aug 1, 2018

Trump’s cheaper short-term health plans have coverage shortfalls

The Trump administration on Wednesday cleared the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey Obama-administration policies for people struggling with high premiums.

Aug 1, 2018

Groundbreaking for Obama Presidential Center delayed until 2019

The groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will be delayed until next year because of a hold-ups in the federal review process.

Jun 6, 2018

Walker emphasizes health insurance plan in latest ad

Gov. Scott Walker's latest television ad released on Tuesday features a doctor touting the Republican's support for a plan meant to stabilize the health-insurance market but ignores his yearslong attempt to undercut the federal law commonly known as Obamacare.

Dec 20, 2013

Obama upbeat about 2014

Citing strong progress on the economy, President Barack Obama said at his annual year-end news conference Friday that 2014 "can be a breakthrough year for America" after a long season of recession and slow recovery.

Jul 24, 2013

Marketing ‘Obamacare’ shaping up as big challenge

It will make you stronger. It will give you peace of mind and make you feel like a winner. Health insurance is what the whole country has been talking about, so don't be left out.

Aug 3, 2012

Congress recesses with full plate

The quarrelsome House couldn't even agree on whether to formally adjourn, but that didn't stop Congress from taking five weeks off.

May 24, 2012

Obama pushes wind tax credits

A central Iowa wind turbine blade manufacturer again was serving as a backdrop for President Barack Obama, this time for a speech Thursday in which he was expected to argue for Congress to renew wind energy tax credits.

Apr 17, 2012

Pipeline prompts veto threat of highway bill

The White House is threatening to veto transportation legislation that would extend money for highway construction projects through the end of September because it would mandate construction of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline that President Barack Obama earlier blocked.

Mar 30, 2012

Obama signs stop-gap transportation bill

President Barack Obama has signed a three-month extension of a transportation bill to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing. The move prevents a widespread shutdown of construction projects.


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