Posts Tagged ‘President Barack Obama’

Reuters: U.S. gov’t to release $4 billion soon for broadband

Saturday, July 4th, 2009


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government will soon release $4 billion of loans and grants aimed at expanding broadband access to underserved areas across the United States, officials said on Wednesday. (more…)

Politico: Republicans want TARP money back

Thursday, June 18th, 2009


If President Barack Obama thought Republicans would give him a break – or maybe even a little credit – for the Treasury Department’s recent announcement that 10 banks were allowed to repay their federal bailout funds, he can think again. (more…)

AP: Obama fends off criticism from gay supporters

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009


WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama signaled to gay rights activists Wednesday that he’s listening to their priorities by extending some benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. But he didn’t give them even close to everything they want, bringing growing anger against the president to the surface. (more…)

Detroit News: President Obama’s pay-as-you-go plan guarantees higher taxes

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009


On the surface, it seems the height of fiscal responsibility — if Congress adopts an expensive new health care entitlement, it has to find a way to pay for it. (more…)

Politico: Roland Burris still a 2010 wild card for Illinois Senate

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009


Yet Burris says he’s still considering running in 2010, confounding his colleagues in the Senate and Democrats in his home state. His strategy, at the moment, is to point out the value he’s created by simply showing up to work every day the past four months and voting for the agenda of his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

Politico – Rove: Obama attacks on Bush ‘unprecedented’

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009


Dick Cheney was forced to respond to President Barack Obama, who has launched an “unprecedented” array of attacks on his predecessor, former top Bush aide Karl Rove said Sunday.

“You cannot find any American president who has routinely and as often excoriated his predecessor as this president has done,” Rove said on “Fox News Sunday.”

Rove, one of the most polarizing figures of the Bush White House who waged fierce assaults on Democrats, added that Cheney was compelled to set “the record straight.”