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President Obama Signs Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill

President Obama Signs Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill

White House(WASHINGTON) — President Obama signed a bill into law Sunday that allows the National Flood Insurance Program to help meet new claims from damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy, The Hill reports. The $9.7 billion bill, H.R. 41, provides a sho…

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Warns Debt Ceiling Fight Could Be ‘Catastrophic’

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Warns Debt Ceiling Fight Could Be ‘Catastrophic’

Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images(HONOLULU) — In his first weekly address of the New Year, President Obama touts the “fiscal cliff” compromise as “one more step in the broader effort to grow our economy and shrink our deficits” but warns tha…

Obama Inaugural Reveals Corporate Donors

Obama Inaugural Reveals Corporate Donors

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s inaugural committee Friday confirmed that corporate cash has begun flowing in to help celebrate a second term, four years after Obama eschewed such funds and refused to accept them.The n…

Obama Poised to Name New Defense, Treasury Chiefs

Obama Poised to Name New Defense, Treasury Chiefs

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With the “fiscal cliff” crisis behind him, President Obama is poised to name two new key players to his cabinet, with at least one announcement expected early next week.The announcement of who will replace outgoing…

PHOTO: Obama Hears of Sandy Hook Shooting

PHOTO: Obama Hears of Sandy Hook Shooting

Pete Souza/White House(WASHINGTON) — A new collection of White House photos includes an image of the moment on Dec. 14 when President Obama heard about details of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.A grim-looking Obama leans o…

Justice Sotomayor to Swear in Biden at Inauguration

Justice Sotomayor to Swear in Biden at Inauguration

Jose CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will swear in Vice President Joe Biden, becoming the first Hispanic person to administer an inaugural oath of office.
The news was announced Friday by the Presidential I…

Senate to Make Obama’s Re-election Official

Senate to Make Obama’s Re-election Official

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Americans thought they elected a president on Nov. 6, 2012, but those results were not official — until Friday.The votes cast in November’s general election went to pick electors from each state — me…

President Obama’s Father-Daughter Day in Hawaii

President Obama’s Father-Daughter Day in Hawaii

Kent Nishimura-Pool/Getty Images(KAILUA, Hawaii) — Over the past two weeks, President Obama has passed his days in Hawaii hitting the gym, golfing with friends and relaxing on the beach with his family.On Thursday, he enjoyed some father-daughter time…

President Obama Signs Fiscal Cliff Bill Via Autopen

President Obama Signs Fiscal Cliff Bill Via Autopen

The White House(HONOLULU) — President Obama has signed the “fiscal cliff” legislation into law via autopen from Hawaii, where he is vacationing with his family.The bill to avert the fiscal cliff arrived at the White House late Wednesday af…

Vacationing Obama’s Options to Sign ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Include Air Force Jet, Autopen

Vacationing Obama’s Options to Sign ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Include Air Force Jet, Autopen

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Congress officially delivered the bill to avert the fiscal cliff to the White House Wednesday afternoon, House Speaker John Boehner’s office told ABC News.Now the question is when will the president sign…

Obama Hails ‘Cliff’ Deal, Warns of Next Fiscal Fight

Obama Hails ‘Cliff’ Deal, Warns of Next Fiscal Fight

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Minutes after the House of Representatives approved a bipartisan Senate deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” and preserve Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans making less than $400,000 per year, President Obama pr…

Obama Returns to Hawaii Vacation Post-Cliff Deal

Obama Returns to Hawaii Vacation Post-Cliff Deal

White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Less than an hour after Congress and the White House resolved the fiscal cliff, President Obama boarded Air Force One to return to his planned Hawaiian holiday vacation.He boarded the plane at Joint Base A…

White House Sees ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal as Game Changer

White House Sees ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal as Game Changer

(WASHINGTON) — It’s hard to find anyone in Washington happy about the outcome of the “fiscal cliff” brinksmanship.But inside the Obama White House, senior officials are elated by what they call a significant presidential achievement:…

Fiscal Cliff Talks: President Obama ‘Modestly Optimistic’

Fiscal Cliff Talks: President Obama ‘Modestly Optimistic’

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — With less than one day remaining for Congress to reach a budget agreement that would avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” a senior White House official tells ABC News that President Obama is still “modestly optimistic” t…

Chuck Hagel Still on Obama’s Radar for Defense Chief

Chuck Hagel Still on Obama’s Radar for Defense Chief

Junko Kimura/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is still weighing his choices to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and apparently hasn’t discounted Chuck Hagel, even as some critics feel the former Nebraska senator’s past opinion…

Sen. Charles Schumer: More than 50-50 Chance of Reaching Fiscal Cliff Deal

Sen. Charles Schumer: More than 50-50 Chance of Reaching Fiscal Cliff Deal

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sen. Charles Schumer, (D-N.Y.), called Congress’ failure to reach an agreement on a fiscal cliff deal “embarrassing,” but said he believed there was a better than 50-50 chance of a compromise befo…

Obama: Newtown Shooting ‘Worst Day’ of Presidency

Obama: Newtown Shooting ‘Worst Day’ of Presidency

The White House(NEW YORK) — President Obama said the Newton, Conn., shootings on December 14 were the “worst day” of his time in office.Recollecting the tragic shooting deaths of 20 first graders and six adults at a Newtown, Conn. elementa…

Obama Returning to Washington as Fiscal Cliff Looms

Obama Returning to Washington as Fiscal Cliff Looms

Edward Linsmier/Getty Images(HONOLULU) — With the country barreling towards the “fiscal cliff,” President Obama is interrupting his Hawaiian holiday vacation to return to the gridlock in Washington.The president will depart Hawaii for Wash…

Obamas Greet Troops on Christmas

Obamas Greet Troops on Christmas

The White House(HONOLULU) — In what has become a holiday tradition, President Obama and the first lady spent Christmas afternoon greeting service members at the Marines Corps base near their Hawaiian vacation home.Spreading some holiday cheer, the Oba…

Fewer People Expected in Washington for Second Obama Inauguration

Fewer People Expected in Washington for Second Obama Inauguration

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Jan. 20, 2009 was clearly a historic occasion, marking as it did the first time that an African-American was sworn in as U.S. president.Jan. 21, 2013, when President Obama will be inaugurated for a second term, won’t prove…

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