Tag Archive for President Barack Obama

White House releases home brew recipes

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The White House has given in to an online petition requesting for the Presidential Mansion to release its coveted home brew recipes in the name of transparency. President Barack Obama, who introduced a home-brewing kit last year to the White House kitchen, has been talking about the White House brew for weeks but refused to…

Obama and Romney spend a campaign-free Sunday with family

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F2APWWKCBF8F President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican challenger Mitt Romney both spent Sunday by attending church services with their respective families. Yesterday was one of the rare occasions when the two front runners for the upcoming presidential elections have no campaign event to attend to. President Obama, together with first lady Michelle Obama and their…

White House: Budget Review

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The White House will release its delayed midsession budget review Thursday. An administration official said Wednesday that the semi-annual review of President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal 2012 will revise estimates of the budget deficit, growth and unemployment until 2021.

President Barack Obama honored 30 U.S. soldiers

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President Barack Obama honored 30 U.S. soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan as their remains returned home on Tuesday in a private ceremony. Obama and top military officials joined families in witnessing what the Pentagon called the “dignified transfer” of remains at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, home of the largest U.S.…

Deficit-reduction deal

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President Barack Obama and top lawmakers face growing pressure Thursday to speed up efforts to cobble together a deficit-reduction deal. Negotiators have struggled to break their impasse and narrow the options even as an Aug. 2 deadline looms for raising the government’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling or else rendering the world’s biggest economy unable to…

White House economist Goolsbee steps down

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The top White House economist Austan Goolsbee said last Monday that he was stepping down. Just less than a year after he was named chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Goolsbee plans to return to his teaching job at the University of Chicago.

Obama signs bill for US writers’ defense in abroad

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A bill defending American authors, journalists and publishers from foreign libel judgments that undercut free speech is into law by President Barack Obama. Under the law, U.S. federal courts will be prevented from recognizing or enforcing a foreign judgment for defamation that is inconsistent with the Constitution’s free speech guarantee. Defendants in foreign cases can…

Obama to delay 2012 budget!

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President Barack Obama, who has pledged to tackle long-term U.S. debt and deficit challenges, will delay the delivery of his fiscal year 2012 budget by about a week until after February 14. An administration official said the delay was due to the long time it took for the U.S. Senate to confirm Jack Lew as…

Tea party not a racist says Biden

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WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden disagrees that the tea party is a racist group, though he believes that some of those involved in the movement have expressed racist views. “Very conservative, very different views on government and a whole lot of things,” Biden said during an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “But…