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2010-06-21 05:35:00

President Barack Obama's top aide said Sunday that the Commander-in-chief is committed to an energy bill that reduces carbon emissions. White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said Obama wants the Senate to "pass a comprehensive energy bill" that primarily deals with "the environmental degradation that happens from carbon pollution." Emanuel said that the House of Representatives already has approved a bill that includes the cap-and-trade system, under which companies buy rights to emit...

2010-06-15 19:43:00

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer on Tuesday following President Obama's address to the nation, said that "Obama is tilting at the proverbial windmill with his energy policy, pretending that the United States can just decide to use hot-air power and ignoring the energy needs of our nation." Bauer, chairman of Campaign for Working Families, made the following statement: "The United States will be dependent on carbon-based fuels during...

2010-04-29 12:57:00

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Washington Times published a story highlighting President Obama's progress in meeting campaign promises to America's veterans. Specifically, the Washington Times notes, "All sides agree the President Obama has made big strides on promises he made in 2008 when competing for military votes against Republican nominee and Vietnam veteran Sen. John McCain - to fully fund the Veterans Administration, expand access to care in rural areas...

2010-03-30 16:31:00

WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DNC Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement after President Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. The bill, which authorizes the largest investment in higher education in American history, was passed by the House and Senate last week as part of the health care reform process. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/DNCLOGO) "Today, President Obama signed into law the Health Care and Education...

2010-03-23 12:11:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after President Barack Obama signed the Senate health insurance reform legislation into law. The House passed the Senate bill on Sunday by a vote of 219 to 212. "On Sunday night, the House of Representatives made history for our country and progress for the American people. Today, with the stroke of his pen, President Obama completed what the late Senator Edward Kennedy called...

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2010-02-23 07:05:00

With Congress deadlocked and Republicans digging in their heels, President Barack Obama has his work cut out for him as he announced his plan to revamp the U.S. healthcare system on Monday, reported AFP. The plan includes a combination of bills passed by the Senate and House of Representatives and seeks to provide health coverage for the 31 million uninsured Americans, while keeping exorbitant insurer premium increases in check. It was published on the White House website three days before...

2010-01-27 06:56:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer said Wednesday, on the eve of the President's State of the Union address, that "it's not too late" for Obama to save his presidency but only if he changes course. The president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families made the following statement: "It is not too late for President Obama to regain the confidence of the American people, but it is too late for Obama to ram...

2010-01-19 13:33:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by Joel H. Rosenthal, President, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs: As President Obama completes his first year in office, little attention has been given to a question that sparked raucous argument during the campaign. How would Barack Obama's religious beliefs affect his performance as president? During the campaign, the question of Obama's long relationship with Reverend Jeremiah...

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2009-12-19 13:55:00

Amidst growing talk from pundits of all political persuasions that the Copenhagen climate conference was a royal flop, President Barack Obama attempted to challenge these interpretations on Friday, saying the United States, China and other participants had achieved an "unprecedented breakthrough" in the battle to cut global climate emissions. After months of anticipation and two weeks of intense political wrangling, diplomats from around the world "” including representatives from...

2009-12-09 14:41:00

'Call to Action' Must Include Translating Our Domestic Human Rights Obligations From Rhetoric Into Reality WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, across the ocean, President Obama is accepting the Nobel Peace Prize which he has described as a "call to action." The Campaign for a New Domestic Human Rights Agenda is calling on President Obama to heed the call by taking concrete actions to reaffirm the United States' longstanding bipartisan commitment to human rights right here...


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