President Barack Obama

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 ...

Judge rejects birther challenge to presidential electoral count

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday rejected a challenge by so-called "birthers" seeking to halt Friday's scheduled counting of Ele ...

UPDATE 5:50 P.M.:Tearful Obama calls for action after Connecticut school shooting

UPDATE 5:50 P.M.: WASHINGTON (AP) — A tearful President Barack Obama said Friday he grieved first as a father about the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, declaring ...

Obama wins second term but nation still deeply split

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The election laid bare a dual — and dueling — nation, politically speaking, jaggedly split down the middle on the presidency and torn ov ...

President Obama emerges victorious in hotly contested election

  UPDATE 11:55 P.M. 11/6: WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak ...

No rest in final campaign hours for Obama, Romney

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The White House the prize, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney raced through a final full day of campaigning on Monday through Ohio and other battleground ...

No second term for Obama

Progressives need failure to survive, so they try to create more failure. First they gave us Hope & Change, Recovery Summer and Shovel Ready, all of which failed. Now we get divisi ...