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Obama pledges to address gender pay gap, warns Dems could get ‘clobbered’ in midterms

President Barack Obama used a speech at a community college on Thursday to begin a series of events highlighting economic issues affecting women such as the gender pay gap in which women earn three-quarters as much as their male counterparts. He spoke at the Orlando campus of Valencia College, a…

David VanDerBeek wants to go from Obama’s ‘kill list’ to Nevada governor’s mansion

Conspiracy theorist David Lory VanDerBeek, the Constitution Party candidate for Nevada government, just might be the least mainstream candidate offered by any party in the United States. The marriage and family therapist believes President Barack Obama ordered the Sandy Hook massacre to implement psychological evaluations for gun owners, just as…

Obama imposes sanctions on Putin’s aides and others over Crimean separation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on 11 Russians and Ukrainians on Monday blamed for Russia’s military incursion into Crimea, including two top aides to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Obama’s order freezes any assets in the United States and bans travel into the country of 11 people…

Obama national security aides meet at White House to discuss Ukraine crisis, response

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s national security team discussed the Ukraine crisis in a session at the White House on Saturday after a last-ditch bid to find a diplomatic solution to the Cold War-style standoff with Russia floundered. Secretary of State John Kerry, who just returned…

Obama and Obamacare could doom Democrats in November

His name is not on the ballot, but with Republicans on the rise, Barack Obama has a strong incentive to battle hard for Democrats in November’s mid-term elections. But the president who twice carried his party to the White House may struggle to find a candidate willing to stand with…

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announces she will not seek re-election

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, a Republican who clashed with the Obama administration over immigration and once wagged her finger at the president on an airport tarmac, said on Wednesday she would not run for re-election, ending speculation about whether she would seek a third…

FL teacher who routinely tweets ‘OBAMA IS A P*SSY’ upset at exclusion from Obama event

A social studies teacher at a Florida high school is claiming that his “right to free speech” was violated when school administrators barred him from a recent appearance of President Barack Obama. Coral Reef Senior High teacher Randall Scott had said that he “would rather dine in Hell with Satan”…

Obama seeks to update regulations to boost number of workers eligible for overtime pay

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will seek to increase the number of people who earn overtime pay by updating regulations that exempt broad swaths of supervisors, managers and office workers from making overtime, a White House official said on Wednesday. On Thursday, Obama will ask the Labor Department to…

Obama to propose tax breaks for middle class and poor Americans in new budget

By Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will propose an expansion of popular tax credits for middle class and working poor Americans on Tuesday in a fiscal 2015 budget designed to serve as a blueprint for Democrats in this year’s congressional elections. The budget, which…

Obama’s 2015 budget will seek $60 billion tax credit by closing ‘Gingrich loophole’

By Mark Felsenthal and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will strike a firmly populist tone in his 2015 budget plan on Tuesday, proposing to pay for an expansion of a popular tax credit for the working poor by eliminating tax breaks claimed by wealthy Americans. The proposal…

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