STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Daschle says no to chief of staff
Four years ago, Tom Daschle was very interested in formally joining the Obama administration.
Today? The thought of Daschle taking a key role in the White House is being floated, but early Friday, he... Posted on 1/11/13 at 1:32 AM
STAFF BLOG CHEF JEFF Montana Burgers
Montana burgers have been getting a lot of attention lately. Today, a Bozeman, Mont., restaurant is offering a "Barack Obama Burger" for $10 in honor of the president's visit to th... Posted on 8/14/09 at 3:07 AM
He's not a dictator and won't entertain the idea of a “Jedi mind meld” with opponents. There's no “secret formula or special sauce” he can slip foes to make them see things his way. And not to worry, he says, the situation may look dire but won't be an “apocalypse.”
Coming soon to a bus stop near you may be the president of the United States. Faced with growing criticism of his economic leadership, Barack Obama is following the lead of Willie Nelson and traveling by bus to selected parts of the USA.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to critics’ relentless claims, President Barack Obama on Wednesday produced a detailed Hawaii birth certificate in an extraordinary attempt to bury the issue of where he was born and confirm his legitimacy to hold office. He declared, “We do not have time for this kind of silliness.”
Rep. Kristi Noem planned to listen to President Obama’s State of the Union address respectfully, she said in advance of the speech.
But she said during an afternoon teleconference Tuesday with South Dakota journalists that she would judge the success of Obama’s speech by the actions he takes after he stops talking.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pushing a $50 billion plan to upgrade the nation’s transportation networks and create jobs, bringing governors and mayors to the White House to help him make the case.
WASHINGTON — Claiming no victory, President Barack Obama formally ended the U.S. combat role in Iraq after seven long years of bloodshed, declaring firmly Tuesday night: “It’s time to turn the page.” Now, he said, the nation’s most urgent priority is fixing its own sickly economy.
The politicians participating in today’s debates at the Corn Palace will become part of an extensive history of major political appearances at the Mitchell institution.
Former South Dakota congressman and senator George McGovern, who plans to attend the debates, said it’s no wonder politicians like the Corn Palace.
U.S. House candidate Chris Nelson earlier this week dismissed “birther” statements attributed to him and said he believes Barack Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen and the legitimately elected president of the United States.
So does Eleanor Nordyke — and according to her, she should know.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Still seeking votes for his proposed health care overhaul, President Barack Obama appears ready to reverse his position and allow unpopular deal-sweetening measures in the hopes of finding Democratic support for legislation whose future will be decided in coming days.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Looking for a political and policy victory, President Barack Obama on Wednesday pushed energy proposals designed to attract allies and opponents alike, calling for increased ethanol production and new technology to limit pollution from the use of coal.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers must soon decide whether President Barack Obama is leading them toward statesmanlike courage or political folly with his take-no-prisoners reassertion of an ambitious social agenda.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will devote most of his first State of the Union address on Wednesday to fixing an economy that has sapped the nation’s spirits and eroded his standing, with calls for tax cuts for small businesses and more restraint from a government that keeps piling up debt.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $1.35 billion in his 2011 budget proposal to extend an education grant program for states, although the Education Department remains months away from announcing its first round of awards, senior administration officials said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats rushed to strike final deals on historic health care legislation Friday as they nervously eyed next week’s special Senate election in Massachusetts that could doom the bill.
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