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Obama Calls Sequester ‘Dumb,’ Blames Uncooperative Republicans

Obama Calls Sequester ‘Dumb,’ Blames Uncooperative Republicans

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Dumb, inexcusable and unnecessary. Just a few of the adjectives President Obama used to describe the $85 billion in spending cuts that will kick-in Friday after a last ditch effort to broker a compromise with congressional leade…

Obama, Republican Leaders to Meet as Sequester Cuts Look Likely

Obama, Republican Leaders to Meet as Sequester Cuts Look Likely

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The budget ax is about to fall, and there’s little lawmakers in Washington are doing to stop it.Despite a parade of dire warnings from the White House, an $85 billion package of deep automatic spending cuts a…

Upcoming Fiscal Deadline May Prove Helpful in Dealing with Sequester

Upcoming Fiscal Deadline May Prove Helpful in Dealing with Sequester

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — As unbelievable as it might seem, yet another fiscal deadline hangs over Washington. Unless Congress agrees to extend funding by March 27, the federal government will shut down, but this latest deadline may actuall…

Eric Holder Worries About How Stressed Obama Is, Misses ‘Hanging Out’

Eric Holder Worries About How Stressed Obama Is, Misses ‘Hanging Out’

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In an exclusive interview with ABC’s Pierre Thomas on Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder expressed concern about the president and his workload.
“I worry about him sometimes, you know, because…

Obama Backs Off Warnings About Sequester

Obama Backs Off Warnings About Sequester

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After weeks of outlining the dire consequences of the looming across-the-board spending cuts, President Obama on Wednesday night softened his warnings, saying the sequester is “not a cliff, but it is a tumbl…

Obama to Meet with Congressional Leaders After Sequester

Obama to Meet with Congressional Leaders After Sequester

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — They are finally going to have a meeting.A congressional source with direct knowledge of the plans tells ABC News’ Jonathan Karl that the top four congressional leaders — Speaker of the House John Boehner, …

White House: No Price Tag for Presidential Access

White House: No Price Tag for Presidential Access

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — The White House Monday pushed back against reports that President Obama’s nonprofit advocacy group, Organizing for Action, is offering wealthy donors access to the president. “No,&rdqu…

Jindal to Obama: ‘Stop Scaring the American People’

Jindal to Obama: ‘Stop Scaring the American People’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Gov. Bobby Jindal barely had time to finish dessert in the State Dining Room before he came to cameras on the North Drive of the White House to accuse his lunch host of fear-mongering about impending spending cuts…

Michelle Obama’s Image Altered By Iranian News Agency

Michelle Obama’s Image Altered By Iranian News Agency

The First Lady in the pre-touchup photo. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) — A semi-official Iranian news agency called Fars altered an image of Michelle Obama at the Academy Awards to appeal to their more conservative readers.An imag…

Obama Enlists Governors to Help Get Sequester Deal

Obama Enlists Governors to Help Get Sequester Deal

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — With less than five days to prevent $85 billion in sweeping, automatic budget cuts, President Obama Monday asked the nation’s governors to help pressure Congress to compromise on a deal to a…

Obama Hosts Governors for Annual Gala Dinner

Obama Hosts Governors for Annual Gala Dinner

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The National Governors Association’s winter meeting is under way in the nation’s capital and on Sunday night, the state executives descended on the White House for their annual black-tie dinner.Pr…

White House Brief Foreshadows Supreme Court Arguments on Gay Marriage

White House Brief Foreshadows Supreme Court Arguments on Gay Marriage

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House has asked the Supreme Court to strike down a main provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, but in the legal paper filed with the judiciary it may have signaled a wider push for same-sex marriage as…

DC Government ‘Reviewing’ Firefighters’ Appearance with Obama

DC Government ‘Reviewing’ Firefighters’ Appearance with Obama

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The District of Columbia’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services says there are no plans to punish first responders for their participation in an economic speech by President Obama, but are still reviewing …

Obama’s Weekly Address: Urging Congress to Stop the Sequester

Obama’s Weekly Address: Urging Congress to Stop the Sequester

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — In recent days, Obama administration officials have warned of the devastating things that will happen if upcoming spending cuts go into effect.  Now in his weekly address, President Obama urg…

‘Hope Springs Eternal’ for Obama on Budget Cuts

‘Hope Springs Eternal’ for Obama on Budget Cuts

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — With one week to go until sweeping budget cuts kick in, President Obama on Friday said avoiding the so-called sequester is a “no-brainer” and that lawmakers still have the “oppor…

Obama Reaches Out to GOP Leaders in Effort to Stave Off Sequester

Obama Reaches Out to GOP Leaders in Effort to Stave Off Sequester

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House is hoping good conversations will lead to good results as the administration steps up efforts to avoid deep automatic spending cuts a week from Friday that could waylay the economic recovery.Up …

Would Sequester Cuts Make US a Second-Rate Power?

Would Sequester Cuts Make US a Second-Rate Power?

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — With sweeping budget cuts looming, ABC News pressed the White House Thursday about how these cuts would really impact America’s military might. Here’s the transcript from the exchange:    …

Kid President Kicks Off Official Easter Egg Roll

Kid President Kicks Off Official Easter Egg Roll

The White House / Soul Pancake(WASHINGTON) — The real president enlisted the help of “Kid President” Thursday as he kicked off the 2013 lottery for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Making his Kid President debut, President Obama sent a special …

Obama Thanks Jimmy Carter’s Grandson for ’47 Percent’ Tape

Obama Thanks Jimmy Carter’s Grandson for ’47 Percent’ Tape

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has finally thanked Jimmy Carter’s grandson for helping him win the 2012 presidential election.It was James Carter, grandson of the former president, who brought the now-famous “4…

Obama Confident Immigration Reform Will Pass Despite Leaked Plan

Obama Confident Immigration Reform Will Pass Despite Leaked Plan

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama insisted on Wednesday that Congress will pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill, saying that a leaked copy of a White House proposal that irked Republicans working on a bipartisan bill won’t j…

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