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McConnell delays payroll tax-cut bill vote

McConnell delays payroll tax-cut bill vote

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday demanded the Senate pass a trillion-dollar U.S. government funding bill before voting to extend the payroll tax cut.
Supreme Court to hear healthcare challenge

Supreme Court to hear healthcare challenge

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge by 26 states to President Obama's landmark healthcare reform law.
Obama to ease student debt repayment

Obama to ease student debt repayment

DENVER, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- President Obama said he was moving up the effective date for a plan to allow college graduates to cap federal student loan repayments to January from 2014.
Obama uses bridge to urge jobs bill action

Obama uses bridge to urge jobs bill action

CINCINNATI, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- President Obama spoke on a bridge between the home states of the top two congressional Republicans Thursday, urging Congress to pass his jobs bill.

White House: GOP plan 'devastating'

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- White House officials Monday attacked a U.S. House Republican plan to cut the deficit, saying it would be "devastating" for the economy.
Cameron: Gadhafi must go

Cameron: Gadhafi must go

LONDON, May 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron in London Wednesday praised regime changes in the Arab world.
Obama releases long-form birth certificate

Obama releases long-form birth certificate

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- President Obama released his long-form birth certificate Wednesday, saying it was time for the country to focus on huge issues and not "silliness."
Carney handles @PressSec handle next week

Carney handles @PressSec handle next week

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- White House press secretary Jay Carney takes over the last piece of the White House communications mosaic Monday when he assumes the official Twitter account.

Obama fills post while Congress is away

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama Wednesday bypassed the congressional confirmation process and appointed Dr. Donald Berwick to run Medicare and Medicaid.

Dunn to leave White House post

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Anita Dunn, White House interim communications director, will leave her post at the end of November, White House officials said.

Officials struggling with Gitmo deadline

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. government officials say they are struggling to meet the Jan. 22 deadline for closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison.
Obama team: No inappropriate contacts

Obama team: No inappropriate contacts

CHICAGO, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A spokesman for President-elect Barack Obama Monday said a review of transition team actions indicates no inappropriate dealings with Illinois' governor.

Obama names communications staff

CHICAGO, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama announced the top members of his communications staff Saturday.

Obama gathering info on Iraq policy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama's transition team says it's gathering information about U.S. troop presence in Iraq.

Democrats complain about Obama's campaign

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Several Democratic insiders say Barack Obama's campaign is as secretive as U.S. President George Bush's administration and isn't as inclusive as it could be.

Bayh may announce exploratory committee

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh plans to file papers with the Federal Election Commission next week to set up an exploratory committee for the 2008 presidential race.

Sen. Bayh makes changes in PAC, staff

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh has hired staff with presidential campaign experience and revamped his Political Action Committee for a possible bid for president.

S.D. judge bars GOP voter intimidation

LAKE ANDES, S.D., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A federal judge in South Dakota Tuesday barred Republican poll workers from writing down American Indians' license plate numbers. In issuing the temporary restraining order, District Judge Lawrence Piersol ruled GOP operatives were intimidating American I

Daschle's PAC king in S.D. Senate race

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- South Dakota incumbent Democrat Sen. Tom Daschle, has raised more than three times as much money for his re-election from businesses than his GOP challenger.
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