More Barack Obama Articles

  • Obama rips GOP 'excuses' on equal pay for women

    President Obama on Tuesday signed two executive orders on equal pay for women, using the event to mock Republicans as out of touch on the issue of paycheck fairness. “You'll hear all sorts of excuses -- they're childbearing, they're choosing to do this ... she was doing the same job,”...

  • VIDEO: Obama takes executive action on equal pay

    President Obama on Tuesday announced a new executive order that will prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who openly discuss compensation in the workplace.

  • 'Totalitarian temptation' seen in persecution of reporters, former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich

    New York Times reporter James Risen -- not to be confused with Fox News reporter James Rosen -- is determined to protect the identity of a source. Risen and the Times have taken the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which will deliver a verdict later this year.

  • Examiner Editorial: Labor's lackeys stack the deck but workers keep leaving unions

    An unprecedented trend is reshaping the contemporary American workplace: U.S. workers are headed in one direction even as union leaders and their bought-and-paid-for politicians and bureaucrats in Washington are going full-gallop in the opposite direction. Unfortunately, this development is...

  • White House: The '77 cents' wage gap figure isn't accurate, but they'll use it anyway

    A White House adviser had to walk back the oft-repeated myth that women make 77 cents on the dollar that men make after being questioned about the figure during a conference call Monday. While detailing executive actions President Obama plans to take Tuesday regarding equal pay for women,...

  • How much does Obamacare actually cost?

    It's a question that has been at the heart of the health care debate for the past five years, and one that has been the source of plenty of confusion and misinformation.

  • VIDEO: Obama announces $100m grant at Maryland school

    President Obama traveled to a high school in suburban Maryland on Monday morning to announce a new $100 million grant awarded to schools that are promoting programs aimed at giving students new skills.

  • Jay Carney: No pay gap between men and women at White House

    The White House Monday hit back at suggestions that female employees at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue earn less than their male counterparts, as President Obama readies two executive orders intended to close the wage gap between men and women.

  • Keystone XL's future depends upon outcome of 2014 election

    Will Obama finally approve or reject the Keystone XL pipeline project "in a few months," as Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin recently claimed he vowed? Don't count on it, at least according to The Hill's Laura Barron-Lopez, writing on the E2 wire. After so much back and forth on the issue since 2009,...

  • White House week ahead: Obama talks economy, heads to Lone Star State

    President Obama this week will devote much of his attention to the economy, holding multiple events on jobs before traveling to Texas to raise money for Democrats and attend a memorial service at Fort Hood. The White House spent most of last week trumpeting the more than 7 million Americans...

  • Obama tests work policies on federal contractors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama is using the federal government's vast array of contractors to impose rules on wages, pay disparities and hiring on a segment of the private sector that gets taxpayer money and falls under his control. Obama this week plans to...

  • Examiner Editorial: The Affordable Care Act becomes unaffordable

    Just after midnight April 1, White House officials literally and figuratively popped open champagne as the open enrollment period ended with a reported 7.1 million Americans signing up for coverage through President Obama's health care law. That afternoon, Obama himself appeared in the Rose...

  • Obama pays tribute to victims of Rwanda genocide

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is remembering the victims of the Rwandan genocide, an event he says was "neither an accident nor unavoidable." On Monday, Rwanda will mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the 100-day genocide. Obama says he honors the memory of those who...

  • Obama plans to attend Fort Hood service Wednesday

    A White House aide says President Obama plans to attend a memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood — the site of last week's shooting rampage. A Fort Hood spokesman confirms there will be a remembrance ceremony that day, and presidential adviser Dan Pfeiffer tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that...

  • Obama actions test workplace ideas

    Lacking congressional support to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Obama is again imposing his policies on federal contractors, in keeping with presidents' tradition of exerting their powers on a fraction of the economy they directly control.



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