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1961 Aug 4 Barack Obama born
Barack Obama was born at Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, to Stanley Ann Dunham, an American of predominantly English descent from Wichita...
2004 Jul 27 Obama speech to DNC
Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Dick Durbin. You make us all proud. On behalf of the great state of Illi...
2006 Sep 25 Oprah Winfrey Endorses Barack Obama On Larry King Live
On September 25, 2006, Winfrey appeared on Larry King Live and was asked about a fan who started a campaign to get Winfrey to run for president. Larry King noted that Winfrey's lawyers ha...
2006 Oct 19 Oprah Winfrey Interviews Barack Obama On Her Show
On September 25, 2006, Winfrey appeared on Larry King Live and was asked about a fan who started a campaign to get Winfrey to run for president. Larry King noted that Winfrey's lawyers ha...
2007 Sep 8 Oprah Winfrey Hosts A Barack Obama Fundraiser
Winfrey has exerted political influence, endorsing presidential candidate Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. This is the first time she has publicly made such an endorsement....
2008 Jan 28 Edward Kennedy Announces Endorsement of Barack Obama in 2008 Presidential Race
Kennedy initially stated that he would support John Kerry again should he run for president in 2008, but in January 2007, Kerry said he would not. Kennedy then remained neutral as the 200...
2008 Aug 22 Barack Obama annouces Joe Biden as vice-president running mate
Since shortly following Biden's withdrawal from the presidential race, Obama had been privately telling Biden that he was interested in finding an important place for him in a possible Ob...
2008 Aug 25 Edward Kennedy Addresses DNC in Denver
The operation and follow-up treatments left Kennedy thinner, prone to seizures, weak and short on energy, and hurt his balance. Kennedy made his first post-illness public appearance on Ju...
2008 Nov 4 Obama elected President of United States
Obama beats McCain and is elected US President. To the very end, Mr. McCain’s campaign was eclipsed by an opponent who was nothing short of a phenomenon, drawing huge crowds epitomiz...
2009 Jan 20 Aretha Franklin Sings at Presidential Inauguration
Maybe it's "Mad Men" or all the stingy-brim wearing hipsters in L.A., but hats are back. You only had to scan the crowd of berets and fur trapper caps at the inauguration today to figure ...
2009 Jan 20 Edward Kennedy Attends Obama Inauguration but Collapses at Celebratory Luncheon
Kennedy's office confirmed that on Wednesday morning he left Washington Hospital Center, where he had been resting overnight for observation. A spokeswoman says he was in good spirits and...
2009 Jan 20 Inauguration of Barack Obama as 44th US President
Barack Obama's Inauguration Speech OBAMA: My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices b...
2009 Jan 23 President Obama orders closure of Guantanamo Bay detention facility
Torture and CIA "ghost" prisons will be no more. Guantanamo Bay will be closed. Lo and behold, the leader of communist Cuba has called the 44th President of the United States "an honest m...
2009 Jan 29 Hillary Rodham Clinton elected to be Secretary of State
In mid-November 2008, President-elect Obama and Clinton discussed the possibility of her serving as U.S. Secretary of State in his administration, and on November 21, reports indicated th...
2009 Feb 24 President Barack Obama's Address to the Joint Session of Congress
SPEECH - PART 1 Madame Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, and the First Lady of the United States: I’ve come here tonight not only to address the distinguished men and...
2009 Apr 2 G20 Summit
G20: A helpful guide to saving the world Opinion: Here's what to look for as the rich and powerful meet in London. By Michael Moran - GlobalPost Columnist NEW YORK — As the leaders o...
2009 Apr 27 President Obama Says Swine Flu is Cause for Concern, Not Panic
U.S. President Barack Obama says the threat of a swine flu epidemic is cause for concern, but not alarm. There have been 149 suspected swine flu deaths in Mexico but none in the United St...
2009 May 17 President Barack Obama speaks at University of Notre Dame Commencement
Transcript of Barack Obama's Speech to University of Notre Dame Class of 2009 Well, first of all, congratulations, Class of 2009. Congratulations to all the parents, the cousins _ the ...
2009 May 22 President Obama Signs Into Law the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009
On Friday, May 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (Act). Many of the key provisions do not become ef...
2009 May 26 Barack Obama Nominates Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court
On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama announced his selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, to replace retiring Justice David...
2009 Jun Unemployment reaches 9.5 percent in June
The American economy lost 467,000 more jobs in June, and the unemployment rate edged up to 9.5 percent in a sobering indication that the longest recession since the 1930s had yet to relea...
2009 Jun 2 Obama Travels to the Middle East
Obama to Depart on Trip to Middle East, Europe By VOA News 02 June 2009 U.S. President Barack Obama leaves Washington Tuesday on a five-day trip - where he will reach out to the Mus...
2009 Jun 4 Obama delivers speech to Muslim world in Cairo
It started with “assalaamu alaykum” and ended with “may God’s peace be upon you.” Inbetween, President Barack Obama dotted his speech to the Muslim world with Islamic terms and reference...
2009 Jun 15 President Obama speaks to doctors at AMA Annual Meeting
In a speech before the American Medical Association today, President Obama pushed his health-reform agenda, defending his push for a public health-insurance option and speaking in favor o...
2009 Jun 17 Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan being prodded to run for Roland Burris's Senate Seat
The Obama White House is pushing to have Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan run for the U.S. Senate; she was at the White House last Friday meeting with President Obama, Chief of Staf...
2009 Jun 20 Pharmaceutical Industry Agrees to Spend $80 Billion (US) Improving Drug Benefits for Seniors on Medicare
The pharmaceutical industry agreed Saturday to spend $80 billion over the next decade improving drug benefits for seniors on Medicare and defraying the cost of President Barack Obama's he...
2009 Jun 22 President Obama Signs Groundbreaking Tobacco Regulation Bill into Law
Expressing a hope that America's teens will not be hooked as he was, President Obama just signed into law a bill granting the Food and Drug Administration sweeping new authority to regula...
2009 Jun 23 President Obama Denounces Violence Against Protesters in Iran
President Obama's latest remarks on Iran, in which he said the U.S. and the world are appalled and outraged by the Iranian government's crackdown on dissent, have met with praise but also...
2009 Jul 6 President Obama Arrives in Moscow to Discuss Arms Controls
The United States and Russia, seeking to move forward on one of the most significant arms control treaties since the end of the cold war, have reached a preliminary agreement on cutting e...
2009 Jul 10 President Barack Obama meets with Pope Benedict XVI
President Barack Obama sat down with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican on Friday for frank but constructive talks between two men who agree on helping the poor but disagree on abortion and...
2009 Jul 25 President Obama Holds Town Hall Meeting in Ohio to Discuss Health Care Reform
Mr. Obama plans a primetime news conference on health care Wednesday night, and Thursday he will take Air Force One to Cleveland. He’ll take a private tour of the Cleveland Clinic—closed ...
2009 Aug 1 Representative Lloyd Doggett Mobbed by Anti-Health Care Reform Protesters in Austin
In Austin on Saturday, a throng of protesters enveloped Representative Lloyd Doggett, Democrat of Texas, at a supermarket where he was trying to meet constituents. They carried signs that...
2009 Aug 2 Senator Arlen Spector and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are Heckled at Health Care Reform Event
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Sen. Arlen Specter got a preview Sunday of the tough sell lawmakers will face over health care as audience members booed and jeer...
2009 Aug 3 Poster of Obama as Heath Ledger's Joker Are Spotted Around Los Angeles Area
President Obama's been called a lot of things -- but this is probably the first time any campaign has tried to peg him as flat-out creepy. A slew of posters have been spotted througho...
2009 Aug 4 AARP Townhall Meeting to Discuss Health Care Reform is Derailed by Protesters
Another video making the rounds is of a town hall in Dallas organized by the AARP, a non-partisan special interest group. The video cuts between shots of exasperated organizers and their ...
2009 Aug 4 Barack Obama Celebrates 48th Birthday
144. IQ? Nope, President Obama's latest bowling score, says Robert Gibbs. You'll remember, the President tossed a miserable 37, or something like that, back in the Pennsylvania Democrat...
2009 Aug 6 Fight Breaks Out at Town Hall Meeting in St. Louis to Discuss Health Care
At town hall meetings in Tampa, Detroit, and St. Louis yesterday -- chaos. A forum on aging sponsored by Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., resulted in protests and violence and six arrests --...
2009 Aug 6 Representative John Dingell Addresses Concerns Over Health Care Reform at Town Hall Meeting
Here's one town hall where the member of Congress is likely to give as much as he gets. Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), the longest serving member of the House — and one of the toughest c...
2009 Aug 7 Sarah Palin Writes "Death Panels" Comment on Facebook
When we last heard from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin she was -- not without some justification -- beseeching some members of the media to "quit making things up." But in a post on he...
2009 Aug 11 President Obama Holds Town Hall Meeting in New Hampshire to Discuss Health Care Reform
They lined up on both sides of the road to Portsmouth High School -- several hundred opponents, fairly evenly divided, for and against health care reform. The common denominator was volum...
2009 Aug 11 Representative Susan Davis Holds Town Hall in San Diego to Discuss Health Care Reform
Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night at a town-hall meeting on health care reform that was attended by Democratic Congresswoman Susan Davis. The doors opened to the public at 5:30...
2009 Aug 11 Senator Arlen Spector Presides Over Unruly Town Hall Meeting
More than 1,000 people showed up here Tuesday morning in this largely Republican town in central Pennsylvania for a town-hall-style meeting with Senator Arlen Specter, though the auditori...
2009 Aug 14 Florida Police Question Teenager about "Obama Joker" Poster
Police in Florida have questioned a teenager who admitted to hanging dozens of posters depicting President Obama as the Joker, and suggested that the prank could be part of a nationwide c...
2009 Aug 14 President Obama Holds Town Hall Meeting in Montana to Discuss Health Care Reform
President Barack Obama brought his town hall tour to Montana on Friday, talking about health care reform in a state where residents pride themselves on their independence and many are ske...
2009 Aug 15 President Obama Holds Town Hall Meeting in Colorado to Discuss Health Care Reform
President Obama aimed to lower the temperature of the health-reform debate in Colorado by appearing in person Saturday in Grand Junction and delivering a speech that framed health reform ...
2009 Aug 15 President Obama Suggests that Public Option Could be Dropped from Health Care Reform
The White House, facing increasing skepticism over President Obama’s call for a public insurance plan to compete with the private sector, signaled Sunday that it was willing to compromise...
2009 Aug 17 Numerous Heavily-Armed Protesters Attend Obama Speech at Veterans of Foreign Wars Event
About a dozen people carrying guns, including one with a military-style rifle, milled among protesters outside the convention center where President Barack Obama was giving a speech Monda...
2009 Aug 18 Firas Alkhateeb Identified as Creator of 'Obama Joker' Image
A 20-year-old college history major of Palestinian descent who supported Rep. Dennis Kucinich's presidential candidacy is the anonymous artist who turned a Time magazine cover photo of Ba...
2009 Aug 18 White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs Stresses that White House Still Prefers Public Option in Health Care Debate
Gibbs denounced reports that the administration may drop its support for a publicly funded insurance option because of intense opposition. He attributed the reports to a media "overreacti...
2009 Aug 20 Representative Barney Frank Criticizes a Protester for Comparing Obama to Hitler
A town hall session held by Representative Barney Frank has joined the pantheon of straight-to-video moments from the rowdy face-offs on health care this month. But instead of a critic...
2009 Aug 29 Edward Kennedy's Funeral is Held in Boston
"Today we say goodbye to the youngest child of Rose and Joseph Kennedy, The world will long remember their son Edward as the heir to a weighty legacy, a champion for those who had none, th..." —President Obama
2009 Sep 2 Democratic Sources Say President Obama to Give Speech on Health Care Reform to Joint Session of Congress on September 9
President Obama will address the contentious issue of health-care reform in a speech to a joint session of Congress on September 9, multiple Democratic sources said Wednesday. President ...
2009 Sep 2 Wichita Falls School Refuses to Air Obama Back-to-School Speech
Thanks, but no thanks — is the message from the Wichita Falls school superintendent to the president of the United States. President Barack Obama has plans to give a live special addre...
2009 Sep 3 Some Minnesota Schools Ban Live Airing of President Obama's Address to School Children
A presidential speech next week to the nation's students is causing Minnesota districts to scramble to figure out how - or whether - to show it. One logistical issue that especially af...
2009 Sep 5 President Obama Speaks to Group of Doctors from all 50 States on Health Care Reform Plan
President Obama is continuing his push for healthcare reform. He told a group of doctors from all 50 states that the current healthcare system is broken and needs to be fixed. He pointed ...
2009 Sep 9 President Obama Lays Out Plan for Health-Care Reform in Speech to Joint Session of Congress on
On Wednesday night, reeling from the angry if ill-informed outbursts at town hall meetings and concerned about his slipping poll numbers, the president finally found his voice. His speech...
2009 Sep 12 Opponents of Health-Care Reform March on Washington
"OBAMA WE HAVE WAKEN UP [sic] TO YOUR EVIL PLANS" —A Protester's Sign
2009 Sep 12 President Obama Speaks at Rally on Health-Care Reform
Thousands of roaring supporters turned out Saturday to rally behind President Obama’s call to overhaul the nation’s health care system, packing a basketball arena here as the president wa...
2009 Sep 16 Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus Releases His Health Care Proposal
At first glance, the mark comes across as a victory for the private insurance industry, which is why it was promptly attacked as a sell-out by liberal pundits. But the health insurance...
2009 Sep 17 President Barack Obama Announces Plans to Overhaul the US European Missile Defense Shield
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The United States is overhauling Bush-era plans for a missile defense shield in Europe, based partly on the latest analysis of Iran's offensive capabilities, Presiden...
2009 Sep 20 President Obama Pushes Health Care Reform on Talk Shows on Five Different Television Networks
President Obama said that he did not promise too much in terms of health care legislation and continued to defend his plan during a Friday taping of "Face the Nation" at the White House. ...
2009 Sep 22 President Obama Addresses Clinton Global Initiative
U.S. President Barack Obama is calling on leaders from all sorts of backgrounds to come together to tackle worldwide problems. Mr. Obama says it is time for a new spirit of partnership. ...
2009 Sep 22 Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus Proposes Changes to Health Care Bill in Attempt to Gain Support
Reporting from Washington - In a bid to attract liberals and unify Democrats on his healthcare overhaul bill, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) today proposed to boos...
2009 Sep 23 President Obama Delivers First Address to United Nations General Assembly, Urges New Era of Cooperation
President Obama's speech to the United Nations this morning borrowed thematically from Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy. It was an example of American idealism, and...
2009 Sep 24
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G-20 Pittsburgh Summit
The Pittsburgh G20 Summit appears to have made some progress towards reshaping global power structures to make them more representative, said anti poverty campaign group ONE. But media re...
2009 Sep 24 United Nations Passes Resolution Aimed at Reducing Spread of Nuclear Weapons
The resolution, ratified without dissent by the heads of state of the 15-member council, is the most tangible success of President Barack Obama's first U.N. General Assembly week. Mr. Oba...
2009 Sep 28 White House Announces that President Obama will Travel to Copenhagen in Bid to Gain 2016 Olympics for Chicago
President Barack Obama, who initially planned to let First Lady Michelle Obama represent the United States in Copenhagen this week at the International Olympic Committee meeting that will...
2009 Sep 29 Senate Finance Committee Rejects Two Democratic Proposals for a Public Option in Health Care Reform Debate
After an intense debate that captured the essence of the national struggle over health care, a pivotal Senate committee on Tuesday rejected two Democratic proposals to create a government...
2009 Sep 30 Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid Team Travels to Copenhagen to Lobby IOC
In making her pitch for Chicago to land the 2016 Olympic Games, First Lady Michelle Obama touted a distinctly Chicago cultural asset: Oprah Winfrey. “I said every single city who’s bid...
2009 Oct 7 California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins Growing List of Republicans Pledging Support for Health Care Overhaul
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement urging the passage of health care reform at the national level: “As Governor, I have made significant efforts to ad...
2009 Oct 9 Barack Obama Is Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
On October 9, 2009, the leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Thorbjørn Jagland, announced that Obama had won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen in...
2009 Oct 12 U.S. Insurance Industry Releases Report Predicting $4,000 Increase in Yearly Premiums Under Proposed Legislation
"This is a self-serving analysis from the insurance industry, one of the major opponents of health insurance reform," White House spokesman Reid Cherlin said. "It comes on the eve of a vo...
2009 Oct 13 Senate Finance Committee Approves Joint Health Care Bill
Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee, with the vote of a lone Republican, approved Chairman Max Baucus' $829 billion health care bill 14-9, kicking off what's expected to be a long a...
2009 Oct 15 President Obama Visits New Orleans to Assess Progress of Hurricane Katrina Recovery
President Barack Obama toured parts of New Orleans that are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Katrina and promised residents the bungled government response after the disaster wo...
2009 Oct 24 President Obama Declares H1N1 Flu a National Emergency
President Barack Obama has now declared H1N1 swine flu a national emergency. At the same time, areas of Indiana are experiencing shortages of the Obama Declares Swine Flu Emergency - H...
2009 Oct 26 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Announces Support for Government-Run Health-Care Option
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid will announce his support for establishing a government-run health-insurance program that would allow individual states to opt out of the plan, a Democ...
2009 Nov 7 Health Care Reform Bill Passes the House
The House passed its version of health care reform late Saturday night and by early Sunday morning, there were major warning signs about the upcoming Senate battle, even after President O...
2009 Nov 13 President Obama Arrives in Tokyo to Begin East Asia Tour
President Barack Obama on Friday arrived in Tokyo, the first stop in a week-long tour that will also take him to Seoul, Singapore and Beijing to tackle the global economic recovery, clima...
2009 Nov 15 President Arrives in China for First Visit to Country
U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in China on Sunday, taking his push to energise ties with Asia to the region's emerging super-power and world's third biggest economy. Late in the e...
2009 Nov 16 President Obama Arrives in Beijing During First Trip to China
One of Chinese people’s favorite pastimes is to “kan renao,” or “watch the hubbub” and travelers on Beijing’s East Third Ring Road got that chance Tuesday when traffic came to a standstil...
2009 Nov 16 President Obama Holds Town Hall Meeting with Chinese Youths in Shanghai
Mr. Obama held a “town hall” meeting with students on Monday. But they were carefully vetted and prepped for the event by the government, participants said. And the Chinese authorities, w...
2009 Nov 18 President Obama Arrives in South Korea During East Asia Tour
President Barack Obama can expect the warmest reception of his swing through East Asia Thursday morning when he meets South Korea's conservative President Lee Myung-bak – a welcome contra...
2009 Dec 1 President Obama Announces 30,000-Troop Surge in Afghanistan After Months of Deliberation
President Obama has made a necessary, mature national security decision on Afghanistan – a state of affairs that he seems embarrassed about. Philosophically, Obama’s West Point speech ...
2009 Dec 3 Senate Vote Supports Amendment to Support Access to Preventative Healthcare for Women
The U.S. Senate backed a plan on Thursday to make it easier for women to get preventive health services such as mammograms as it cast its first votes on a sweeping healthcare overhaul. ...
2009 Dec 4 Jobs Report Shows Progress Better than Expected
The administration welcomed figures showing a significant slowing of job losses as President Barack Obama visited a Pennsylvania metal works plant Friday and visited with hard-hat workers...
2009 Dec 8 Senate Democrats Drop Public Option from Health Care Proposal
The compromise scraps the bill's current version of a government-run health-insurance plan in favor of a more limited proposal that would empower the government's Office of Personnel Man...
2009 Dec 10 President Barack Obama accepts Nobel Peace Prize
President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize here today, acknowledging the irony of winning it as a wartime president and calling his own accomplishments "slight" in comparison to past ...
2009 Dec 15 President Obama Invites 60 Senate Democrats to White House to Discuss Passage of Health Care Reform Bill
President Obama invited 60 Senate Democratic caucus members to the White House today, but most of his health care pitch is aimed at two particular members: Joe Lieberman and Ben Nelson. ...
2009 Dec 16 President Obama Sends Letter to Kim Jong-il in Effort to Restart Nucear Disarmament Talks
Barack Obama has sent a letter to North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il to persuade him to return to nuclear disarmament talks. The US president's special envoy, Stephen Bosworth, delivered...
2009 Dec 21 President and First Lady Obama Get H1N1 Flu Shots
Declaring that the H1N1 vaccine is safe, President Obama says he and the First Lady got their swine flu shots on Sunday. If it wasn't safe, he said he would not have allowed daughters...
2009 Dec 24 Health Care Reform Bill Passes Senate
Senate passage of the health-care bill gives all sides a last opportunity to change the far-reaching overhaul, and it looks to be a messy legislative bazaar. House and Senate negotiato...
2009 Dec 28 Barack Obama Vows Full Investigation of Attempted Plane Bombing and Review of Terrorism Watchlist
President Barack Obama yesterday ordered an urgent review of how authorities use terrorist watch-lists to foil attacks on US targets after a Nigerian allegedly tried to destroy a transatl...
2009 Dec 28 Democrats Announce Final Health-Care Bill will Resemble Senate Version More Than House Version
Any health-care legislation that reaches President Barack Obama’s desk will be close to the version the Senate passed last week, top Democrats said yesterday. The Senate garnered the m...
2009 Dec 28 President Obama Condemns Iranian Crackdown on Protesters
US President Barack Obama has condemned the Iranian government's attempts to quell recent protests, in which eight people have been killed. He said the "iron fist of brutality" had bee...
2010 Jan 5 House Speaker Nacy Pelosi Meets with Democratic Committee Chairs to Begin Process of Reconciling House and Senate Versions of Health Care Overhaul
Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will meet with the Democratic chairs of four committees "to start setting the parameters for negotiations with the Senate," Politico reports. Tonight, Pe...
2010 Jan 5 President Obama Meets with Security Advisors to Determine Appropriate Security Reforms in Wake of Failed Christmas-Day Bombing
U.S. President Barack Obama is preparing to announce reforms to the nation's counterterrorism policies, following the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a U.S. jetliner. Mr. Obama will...
2010 Jan 9 President Obama Addresses Nation to Outline Effects of Health Care Reform Bill
President Obama said Saturday that Americans would see immediate benefits from a landmark overhaul of the nation’s health insurance system and he urged Congress to swiftly reconcile diffe...
2010 Jan 9 Senate Leader Harry Reid Apologizes for Racial Remarks
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized to President Barack Obama on Saturday for comments he made during the 2008 presidential campaign that critics find racially offensive. A ne...
2010 Jan 13 Congressional Delegation Visits White House to Discuss Health Care Bill in Closed-Door Negotiations
Another congressional delegation went to the White House today to talk with President Obama about a health care bill -- and another congressional delegation left without talking to report...
2010 Jan 15 Poll Shows Republican Candidate Lead in Massachussetts Senate Race in Vote that Could Threaten Health Care Reform
Democrats envisioned a smooth passing of the baton in the January 19 special election to fill the seat of the late Edward Kennedy, a political giant who died of brain cancer in August aft...
2010 Jan 19 Scott Brown Wins Ted Kennedy's Senate Seat to Become First Republican Senator from Massachusetts Since 1972
Senior presidential adviser David Axelrod said there would be a rethink on tactics but the substance of policy would not change. Earlier Republican Scott Brown, who won the seat, said he...
2010 Jan 22 President Obama Vows Not to Abandon Health Care Reform During Trip to Ohio
Conceding his health care overhaul had “run into a bit of a buzz saw,’’ President Obama vowed on Friday to keep fighting for legislation that will “hold the insurance industry accountable...
2010 Jan 27
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President Obama Gives 2010 State of the Union Address
Highlights of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Wednesday night to a joint session of Congress: ECONOMY/JOBS _Urged the Senate to follow the House and pass a secon...
2010 Jan 29 President Obama Meets with House Republicans, Concedes Not Airing Health Care Debates a Mistake
President Barack Obama plans to extend a hand to his political antagonists at a House Republican retreat today in Baltimore. But the exchange - part of his election-year attempt to gen...
2010 Feb 3 President Obama Urges More Openness in Health Care Debate in Address to Congressional Democrats
For their part, House Democrats appear to have banished health to the dog house, too. To be fair, the president and the senators discussed many other important issues, like the economy...
2010 Feb 22 President Obama Presents Overhauled Health Care Reform Bill Following Setbacks
Reporting from Washington - Four days before his planned health summit with congressional leaders, President Obama on Monday morning unveiled his proposal to overhaul the nation's healthc...
2010 Feb 25 President Obama Kicks Off Bipartisan Televised Health Care Debate
President Obama kicked off a bipartisan health care summit today with hopes that Democrats and Republicans can bridge their divide to achieve a substantive discussion about how to move fo...
2010 Mar 17 Democrats Announce Two New Pledges as Health Bill Vote Approaches
The drive by House Democrats to pass major health care legislation gained momentum on Wednesday, as Representative Dennis Kucinich, Democrat of Ohio, announced that he would support the b...
2010 Mar 17 Senate Passes $17.6-billion Jobs Bill by 68-29 Margin
The Senate today passed by a 68-29 margin a $17.6-billion measure intended to spur hiring nationwide, sending the bill to the White House for the president's expected signature. Once t...
2010 Mar 21 House Approves Landmark Health Care Bill
Congress gave final approval on Sunday to legislation that would provide medical coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and remake the nation’s health care system along the l.