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Barack Obama

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  • Following the road map to prosperity

    How does a nation or state create economic growth and rising living standards for its citizens? Once upon a time superstitious economists believed that growth resulted from how the stars aligned. Using astrology to predict growth is no more misguided...
  • Trudy Rubin: Ukraine needs military aid

    The rockets that killed dozens of civilians in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol last weekend also blew up the futile Western strategy for stopping Russian aggression in Ukraine. President Barack Obama and his European allies desperately hoped that...
  • [BC-MCT-NEWS-BJT]

    (TNS) Tribune News Service News Budget for Thursday, January 29, 2015 ^< Updated at 8 p.m. EST (0100 UTC). ^< Adds GUANTANAMO:MI, SCI-SCIENTISTS-PUBLIC:PG, CAPITOL-PROTESTERS:CON, EU-RUSSIA:BLO, FUGIVITE-IDENTITY:FL, USCUBA-CULTURE:WA, SENATE-...
  • Budget fight looms as Obama wants 7 percent spending increase

    WASHINGTON Setting up a showdown with the new Republican-controlled Congress, the Obama administration said Thursday that the president's proposed 2016 federal budget would include a $74 billion increase in discretionary spending that blew past the caps...
  • Obama urges Democrats to push ahead with policies that promote their beliefs

    WASHINGTON A defiant President Barack Obama came to Philadelphia on Thursday to urge Democrats to keep aggressively promoting their beliefs, despite an Election Day drubbing. Embodying that combative outlook, Obama added a swipe at Republicans and Mitt...
  • Obama budget calls for reversing deep spending cuts

    Obama budget calls for reversing deep spending cuts
    President Barack Obama revived his call Thursday for an end to deep cuts in federal spending, an appeal that fell squarely in the divide between Republicans in Congress who want to rein in costs and those who want to boost the Pentagon's budget. Obama...
  • Castro's new demands may be more Cuban politics than diplomacy

    Cuban President Raul Castro appeared to toss a wrench into normalization talks with his surprise announcement Wednesday that the U.S. government must first give up the military base at Guantanamo Bay, rescind the congressionally mandated trade embargo and...
  • Bill would end all restrictions on US travel to Cuba

    WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of senators unveiled a bill Thursday that would end all travel restrictions for Americans who want to visit Cuba. The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015 also would allow travel-related banking transactions. "We all...
  • Defeating Boko Haram

    Defeating Boko Haram
    The bloody attacks in Paris this month that left 20 people dead, including the three attackers, riveted the world's attention on the growing threat Islamist extremist groups pose to the democracies of Western Europe. Yet even as the French people were...
  • Reduce U.S. corporate tax rates?: Front Burner

    Reduce U.S. corporate tax rates?: Front Burner
    After Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate in last year's election, corporate tax reform was among a handful of issues still considered possible areas for compromise between President Obama and congressional Republicans. After all, both Obama and...
  • Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch wins GOP endorsements

    Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch won two key Republican endorsements Thursday en route to likely confirmation as the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement job. "I believe she's not only qualified but exceptionally well-qualified and...