President Barack Obama


Tue September 6, 2011
It's All Politics

Mitt Romney's (Steve) Jobs Plan

Was that a jobs plan Mitt Romney unveiled Tuesday or a Steve Jobs plan?

Wanting voters to see him as the political version of the black turtleneck-clad business visionary, Romney compared himself not only to Jobs but to someone using a smartphone (President Obama was still in the coin-operated payphone world, Romney said.)

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Tue July 19, 2011

Senate Panel To Consider End Of Gay Marriage Ban

There has been a lot for supporters of gay marriage to celebrate this year, including a new law that permits same-sex nuptials in New York.

Back in February, the Justice Department said it would no longer defend the federal law that restricts marriage to heterosexual couples, citing doubts about its constitutionality. This week, the White House said President Obama wants to overturn the law. On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a bill that would do that and — for the first time — give federal benefits to same-sex couples who marry.

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Tue June 21, 2011

Obama's Awkward Dance On Gay Marriage

Originally published on Wed June 22, 2011 11:54 am

President Obama after signing the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 into law on Dec. 22, 2010.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

President Obama's self-described evolution on same-sex marriage is not happening fast enough for some gay and lesbian activists. His belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman, and that the legalization of gay marriage should be left up to the states, puts him in an awkward position this week as he heads to New York for a re-election fundraiser with the gay and lesbian community.

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Thu June 9, 2011

President Creates White House Rural Council, Colorado Likely to Benefit

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Calling rural communities the “key to a stronger America” – President Barack Obama signed an executive order today establishing the first ever White House Rural Council.

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Mon May 9, 2011

White House Startup Roundtable Wraps Up in Boulder

Colorado Congressman Jared Polis (D-Boulder) opens the Startup America round table at the University of Colorado law school.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Boulder is one of eight cities in the United States to host a White House road show that aims to promote entrepreneurship and business start-ups.  At a roundtable event on the CU campus Monday, Obama Administration officials heard more frustration than optimism from several local-start up firms.

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