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2009-11-17 16:06:00

Obama's plans for Copenhagen accord may violate U.S. Constitution MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's plan for an international cap-and-trade agreement negotiated at the upcoming Copenhagen climate conference to go into "immediate effect" may violate the Unites States Constitution, claim representatives of the No Cap-and-Trade Coalition (see www.NoCapAndTrade.com). Quoted in a Reuters news story today, Obama said, "Our aim is not a partial accord or a...

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2009-11-06 12:40:00

House Democrats are working to soothe last-minute concerns in order to secure enough support to pass President Barack Obama's historic health overhaul initiative, The Associated Press reported. The effort to reach Obama's goals of extending health coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and putting tough new restrictions on insurance companies will be voted on Saturday. Obama was set to make a personal appeal over his 10-year, $1.2 trillion legislation to the Democratic rank and...

2009-09-23 11:45:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered opening remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference "Capitol Hill Day Summit" this morning in the Capitol Visitor's Center. Below are the Speaker's remarks as prepared for delivery: "Thank you, Chairwoman Barbara Lee for your leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus -- the conscience of the Congress. "Essential to the CBC's efforts on behalf of all Americans is...

2009-09-16 15:12:09

A New York state woman who lost her job on the day of President Barack Obama's visit to New York stood among the crowd with a hire me sign. Jennifer Flowers, 41, of Westchester said she was laid off at 9:30 a.m. Monday, only hours before President Barack Obama was due to give a speech on the economy at Federal Hall in New York's Manhattan borough, the New York Post reported Wednesday. The fact is, I needed to do something, Flowers said. She purchased poster board and markers from a drugstore...

2009-09-10 15:11:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally," President Obama said in a carefully worded statement to a Joint Session of Congress and the American public last night. The problem, notes the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), is that the health care reforms proposed in H.R. 3200, America's Affordable Health Care Act of 2009, clearly would benefit illegal aliens. "Perhaps the reforms that...

2009-08-28 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- "Public reaction to Obama's policies is uniting senior citizens and firearm owners against greater government control of American society," says gun rights expert John M. Snyder of Telum Associates. "Seniors oppose Obama health care proposals at town hall meetings throughout the country while gun sales spike during this period of economic difficulty because of concern about prospective Obama gun control policies," he added. "Americans have been buying...

2009-05-09 07:36:39

The Obama administration will try to wring $60 billion in new taxes from wealthy estates and U.S. businesses to pay for healthcare reforms, official sources say. Unnamed administration sources told Saturday's Wall Street Journal the new measures would be imposed over a 10-year period to plug an unexpected funding gap in the White House's proposed healthcare overhaul, which relies on medical care cost savings and tax hits to the wealthy. The Journal said Obama administration officials are...

2009-05-04 04:07:00

However, the President's support among non-taxpayers appears to be slipping. WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- During the 2008 presidential campaign, polls showed that President Obama drew enthusiastic support from an often overlooked demographic: Americans who have no federal income tax liability (who total 30 percent of the electorate). Conversely, Americans who pay federal income taxes (70 percent of the electorate) were more skeptical of Obama's policy proposals - particularly on...

2009-04-22 16:55:00

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today in a House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on foreign policy priorities in the Obama Administration, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) asked Secretary Clinton if the Obama Administration is working to overturn other countries pro-life laws and if the administration sees "reproductive rights" and "reproductive health" as including abortion. Secretary Clinton's answered the latter question by stating, "We happen to think that family planning...

2009-03-30 04:26:00

WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With the economy leading all headlines, and a never-ending stream of opinion polls flowing daily, The O'Leary Report, in conjunction with Zogby International, conducted the first comprehensive survey of America's business leaders to see what they think of Obama's policies to date. The survey found that a clear majority of business leaders staunchly oppose the President's actions over the past two months. Below are some of the poll's results. This was...


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