Tagged: barack obama

Defend 'Obamacare' Unabashedly, Some Democrats Say

by Associated Press 4/16/2014 3:34 pm

The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.

The Bearable Likeness of Bush and Obama (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 2/26/2014 7:48 am

The U.S. faces a large federal budget deficit and a sizable public debt. With Republicans quick to lay blame on President Obama, the real history of our circumstance involves two presidencies operating in extraordinary times.

Hutchinson vs. Ross, er, Obama (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 2/12/2014 1:55 pm

The 2014 governor's race will likely feature Republican Asa Hutchinson versus Democrat Mike Ross, and the GOP hopes low poll approval numbers for Barack Obama in Arkansas will be a factor.

Obama Signing Farm Bill That Trims Food Stamps

by Associated Press 2/7/2014 11:01 am

President Barack Obama is carrying out a presidential duty that he hasn't had a lot of opportunity to perform recently: signing into law a major piece of bipartisan legislation.

Obama Asks CEOs From Wal-Mart, Apple, Others for Help Hiring Long-Term Jobless

by Associated Press 1/31/2014 11:00 am

President Barack Obama is asking major corporations for their help in putting the long-term unemployed back to work. CEOs from companies like Apple, Wal-Mart, Visa and Boeing are heading to the White House on Friday to deliver commitments to do their part.

Anti-Obama Mood Hurts Democrats in Arkansas Senate Race

by Associated Press 1/13/2014 7:19 am

Faced with a deeply unpopular president, Mark Pryor sidesteps Barack Obama rather than criticizes him, and asks voters to see him more as an Arkansan than a national Democrat.

Health Overhaul Benefits Take Effect With New Year

by Associated Press 1/2/2014 7:09 am

After a troubled rollout, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul now faces its most personal test: How will it work as people seek care under its new mandates?

Study: Labor Violations Don't Stop Government Contracts

by Associated Press 12/12/2013 7:13 am

The federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts each year to companies that routinely violate safety, health and wage regulations, according to a report released Wednesday.

Health Care Insurance Signups Pick Up But May Not Close Gap

by Associated Press 12/11/2013 3:15 pm

With time running short, the nation's health care rolls still aren't filling up fast enough. New signup numbers Wednesday showed progress for President Barack Obama's health care law, but not enough to guarantee that Americans who want and need coverage by Jan. 1 will be able to get it.

Obama Honors Bill Clinton with Presidential Medal of Freedom

by Associated Press 11/20/2013 3:27 pm

President Barack Obama is bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on more than a dozen prominent Americans 50 years after the death of the award's founder, President John F. Kennedy.

Obama Will Allow Old Health Insurance Plans After All

by Associated Press 11/14/2013 3:33 pm

Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced changes to his health care law that would give insurance companies the option to keep offering consumers plans that would otherwise be canceled.

Feds: 250 Arkansans Get Coverage Through HealthCare.gov

by Associated Press 11/13/2013 4:11 pm

Federal officials say 250 Arkansans managed to enroll for health insurance last month by using the problem-filled federal website for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Mark Pryor Signs on to Bill to Grandfather Health Insurance Plans

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 11/8/2013 7:52 am

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor says he will support legislation that would grandfather thousands of Americans' health care plans.

House GOP Unveils Bill to Counter Senate Debt Plan

by Associated Press 10/15/2013 9:28 am

House GOP leaders unveiled their own plan Tuesday to counter an emerging Senate deal to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations.

Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid Near Deal to Reopen Government

by Associated Press 10/15/2013 7:06 am

Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations.

Tim Griffin Deletes 'Violent Rhetoric' Tweet After Capitol Shooting

by Associated Press 10/4/2013 7:59 am

A Republican congressman from Arkansas posted, then deleted, a tweet criticizing President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers for "violent rhetoric" during a U.S. Capitol lockdown following a shooting.

Health Care Law Reunites Obama, Bill Clinton

by Associated Press 9/24/2013 8:02 am

Health care is reuniting President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. The two are set to appear together Tuesday to discuss Obama's health care law at a session sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative, the former president's foundation.

Windstream's Jeff Gardner Meets With Obama, Urges Tax Reform

by Lance Turner 9/18/2013 4:30 pm

Windstream CEO Jeff Gardner was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday as part of a group of CEOs meeting with the president and members of Congress about the nation's economy.

The Only Constant (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/19/2013 12:00 am

Human needs, after all, remain relatively constant, but the mode, manner and media of satisfying those needs are at the mercy of many factors — climate, culture, fashion, technology. But change isn’t only linear. Sometimes we correct course.

Mark Darr Announces Run for Arkansas' 4th District Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/13/2013 7:15 am

Lt. Gov. Mark Darr says he'll run for a south Arkansas congressional seat and takes a swipe at his likely rival for the Republican nomination.