President Barack Obama

Reader input: President does pay fair share

Does the president get a fair shake? Mr. John Nightingale (Reader Input, April 16)) declares that the president paid taxes at a rate of 18 percent. This is false to fact. The Oba ...

Reader input: Does president pay fair share?

Here is a perplexing tale of paying one’s fair share. “President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama paid $112,214 in federal income taxes in 2012 on adjusted ...

Obama urges Israelis to compromise for peace

JERUSALEM (AP) — Insisting "peace is possible," President Barack Obama on Thursday prodded both Israelis and Palestinians to return to long-stalled negotiations wit ...

Obama reaches out to congressional Republicans

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Enveloped by political gridlock, President Barack Obama is reaching out to rank-and-file Republicans, meeting for dinner with GOP senators Wednes ...

Obama, top lawmakers to meet Friday on budget cuts

  WASHINGTON — The White House conceded Wednesday that efforts to avoid automatic budget cuts are unlikely to succeed before they kick in and is initiating new talks ...

Obama urges Congress to compromise on cuts

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing an end of the week deadline, President Barack Obama said Monday that Congress can avert sweeping across-the-board cuts with "just a l ...

State of the Union: GOP faults Obama speech for liberalism, hostility

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans charged Wednesday that President Barack Obama delivered a State of the Union address studded with tired liberal notions and campaign- ...

Inauguration 2012: Obama says now is the time to act

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Turning the page on years of war and recession, President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with "passion and dedication& ...

Noon Hour Update: Martin Luther King Jr. remembered in Auburn; Kings sold to Seattle and County Sheriff to be roasted

Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’ ...

UPDATE 2:35 P.M.: Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

  UPDATE 2:35 P.M.: WASHINGTON (AP) — Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in t ...