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2009-03-27 07:00:00

President Barack Obama held a precedent-setting virtual town hall meeting at the White House on Thursday, responding to questions sent in by online readers and White House attendees on a wide variety of topics from universal health care to jobs, education, the auto industry, and the legalization of marijuana.  "When I was running for President, I promised to open up the White House to the American people. And this event, which is being streamed live over the Internet, marks an...

2009-03-05 06:44:00

Will Democrats Announce More Details On How They Will Finance New Health Care Proposals At Today's Summit? WHITE HOUSE TO HOST HEALTH CARE SUMMIT WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Republican National Committee: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/RNCLOGO) Today, President Obama Will Host A Health Care Summit: Today, President Obama Will Host A Summit On Health Care Issues. "On Thursday, Mr. Obama will host a summit on...

2009-02-14 13:00:20

Barack Obama license plates are now available to Illinois residents who can't get enough of the new U.S. president, state officials say. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White Friday unveiled an Illinois Salutes Barack Obama temporary license plate, which he said can be purchased for $50 and be used for 60 days beginning Tuesday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. White said the proceeds from the Obama license plate, which feature the president smiling, will benefit Illinois libraries, the...

2009-02-10 16:29:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) emphasized to Congress and the Obama Administration that increased domestic production of oil and natural gas must be a critical component of any comprehensive energy security strategy. SAFE's statement came in the wake of today's announcement by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar that the Obama Administration had extended for six months the public comment period on the Bush Administration's draft plan...

2009-01-24 13:51:02

Political observers say Google is taking aim at Washington to earn support for network neutrality and expanded high-speed Internet access. Google employees contributed heavily to Barack Obama's campaign for president and Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt served on Obama's transition team. While Obama has vowed, in general, that his administration will not play favorites, Google is certain to become a power player, the Los Angeles Times concluded Saturday. Obama shares the Internet giant's...

2009-01-23 17:05:00

FRC President Tony Perkins asks, "How many more broken promises lie ahead?" WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the day after millions of Americans solemnly marked the 36th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that has led to the loss of an estimated 50 million lives, President Barack Obama took unilateral steps to expand abortion at taxpayers' expense. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) In one of his first official acts as...

2008-10-15 16:15:00

The U.S. presidential candidates' disagreement on how to handle oil companies' taxes and profits reflects broader differences on energy, observers said. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona wants to drop the top corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent, which would save oil companies several billion dollars annually. Democratic Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois wants to impose a windfall profits tax on oil companies and use the money for tax rebates. Each candidate opposes the...

2008-10-08 00:00:36

Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain, in Tuesday's presidential debate in Nashville, each predicted the other's healthcare plan would cause pain. "If you've got healthcare already ... then you can keep your plan if you are satisfied with it," Obama said of his plans. "You can keep your choice of doctor. We're going to work with your employer to lower the cost of your premiums by up to $2,500 a year ... by investing in prevention. We're going to do it by making sure that we use...

2008-10-08 00:00:32

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States must focus on education if we are to continue competing in a global economy, said Sen. Barack Obama at Tuesday's presidential debate. Obama's priorities for the future of the country stood in sharp contrast to Sen. John McCain's, which would freeze discretionary spending and cripple the nation's public education and health care systems. The following can be attributed to Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National...

2008-09-30 03:00:26

By Nealy, Michelle J Education plan includes a tax credit for college students who perform community service and grants for community colleges. After nearly two years in control of the US. Congress, Democrats daim two major legislative victories: the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, which increased funding for the federal Pell Grant program by millions, and the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, a broad piece of legislation that further extends the federal Pell Grant...


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