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Obama and the Midterms: What's at stake?

WASHINGTON | For President Barack Obama, the stark reality of the looming midterm elections is that the best outcome for his party gets him nothing but two more years of the status quo.

October 13, 2014 3:00 pm
Obama to highlight manufacturing gains in Ind. speech

Obama to highlight manufacturing gains in Ind. speech

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived in Evansville for a visit to tout his administration's efforts to boost the nation's manufacturing sector.

October 03, 2014 1:50 pm Related

Obama urges world to follow U.S. lead on climate

UNITED NATIONS | In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements t…

September 23, 2014 6:15 pm

Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion.

September 12, 2014 7:18 am

Obama to outline strategy on Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.

September 08, 2014 8:30 am
Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

WASHINGTON | The Federal Reserve's super-low interest-rate policies have inflated a slew of dangerous asset bubbles. Or so critics say.

December 21, 2013 12:30 pm
Congress governs self under Obamacare

Congress governs self under Obamacare

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2013, file screenshot, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Barack Obama’s signature law, which means they have great leeway in how to apply it to their…

November 01, 2013 2:19 am

Poll: Health exchange rollout gets poor reviews

The debut of the government's health insurance marketplaces drew a huge audience - and underwhelming reviews.

October 10, 2013 3:11 pm Related

Groups race to hire, train 'Obamacare' guides

CHICAGO | With the program known as "Obamacare" only weeks away from its key launch date, hectic preparations are in motion in communities across the country to deal with one of its major practical challenges: hiring and training a small army of instant experts who can explain the intricacie…

September 09, 2013 11:30 am

Dems, conservatives line up on health care fight

INDIANAPOLIS | Supporters and opponents of the federal health care law brought their national battle to Indianapolis on Monday.

August 26, 2013 7:30 pm

US economy adds 195K jobs; unemployment 7.6 pct.

WASHINGTON | U.S. employers are sending a message of confidence in the economy — hiring more workers, raising pay and making the job market appear strong enough for the Federal Reserve to slow its bond purchases as early as September.

July 05, 2013 3:45 pm
Fed unveils bold, open-ended steps to aid economy

Fed unveils bold, open-ended steps to aid economy

WASHINGTON | The Federal Reserve unleashed a series of bold and open-ended steps Thursday designed to stimulate the economy by boosting the stock market and making it cheaper for people to borrow and spend.

September 13, 2012 3:30 pm Related

Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Thursday

WASHINGTON | Below is the statement the Fed released Thursday after its policy meeting:

September 13, 2012 11:37 am

Romney response to Supreme Court on health care

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's response to Thursday's Supreme Court decision to uphold President Barack Obama health care law, as transcribed by Roll Call:

June 28, 2012 12:00 pm
Supreme Court justices are moving to the heart of health care overhaul

Supreme Court justices are moving to the heart of health care overhaul

As demonstrations swirled outside, Supreme Court justices signaled on Monday they are ready to confront without delay the keep-or-kill questions at the heart of challenges to President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.

March 29, 2012 9:00 am Related

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Unconscionable censorship

March 17, 2012 12:00 am

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Protection bill leaves bad smell

January 28, 2012 12:00 am

Economy grew modest 2.8 pct. in Q4, best in 2011

Americans spent more on cars and trucks, and companies restocked their shelves at the strongest pace in nearly two years, helping the U.S. economy reach its fastest growth rate of last year.

January 27, 2012 9:20 am
Where you live can help determine your health, studies say

Where you live can help determine your health, studies say

BALTIMORE — Sabrina Oliver looked forward to good schools and safer streets when she moved her family from her crime-ridden and trash-strewn West Baltimore neighborhood to the suburbs, but was surprised to discover another benefit as well — a dramatic improvement in their health.

November 26, 2011 12:00 am

U.S. stock futures fall as debt talks near collapse

Stock futures fell early Monday amid reports that a key congressional committee will fail to reach an agreement this week on how to cut the U.S. government's budget deficit.

November 21, 2011 10:45 am
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