Barack Obama

Congress passes Obama's health reform plan

Congress passes Obama's health reform plan

President Barack Obama has scored the biggest victory of his presidency as Congress approved his signature health care reform bill, bringing near-universal coverage to a wealthy country in which tens of millions of people are uninsured.

Crisis, what crisis?

Crisis, what crisis?

It was hardly surprising that by late last week, President Barack Obama, of the United States, appeared to be playing down the so-called "worst crisis since 1975" in relations between his country and Israel.

Obama wins landmark health victory

Obama wins landmark health victory

The Democratic-controlled Congress has handed President Barack Obama a huge victory, extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near universal coverage.

Democrats confident ahead of health vote

Democrats confident ahead of health vote

Democratic House leaders predicted today the final tally on President Barack Obama's historic health care bill will meet or exceed the 216 votes required for passage. Still at issue were the votes of a handful of members concerned about the abortion issue.

Obama fired up over health plan

Obama fired up over health plan

President Barack Obama accused insurance companies of placing profits over people and said Republicans ignored long-festering problems when they held power as he sought to build support for swift passage of health care legislation stalled in Congress.

Obama in final push for health care reform

Obama in final push for health care reform

President Barack Obama urged Congress today to vote "up or down" on sweeping health care legislation in the next few weeks, endorsing a plan that denies Senate Republicans the right to kill the bill by stalling with a filibuster.

Desserts to blame for Obama's cholesterol

Desserts to blame for Obama's cholesterol

Poll results, congressional head counts and federal deficits aren't the only numbers President Barack Obama has to worry about. Now, he's trying to walk off a marginally high cholesterol count.

Obama should stop smoking and eat better: doctors

Obama should stop smoking and eat better: doctors

United States President Barack Obama hasn't kicked the smoking habit, takes anti-inflammatory medication to relieve chronic tendinitis in his left knee and should eat better to lower his cholesterol, his team of doctors concluded after the 48-year-old's first medical checkup as commander in chief.

Obama to meet Dalai Lama

Obama to meet Dalai Lama

The White House says President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama will meet at the White House this month.

Obama's speech declares 'I don't quit'

Obama's speech declares 'I don't quit'

Declaring "I don't quit,'" an embattled President Barack Obama vowed in his first State of the Union address tonight to make job growth his topmost priority and urged a divided Congress to boost the still-ailing economy with a new burst of stimulus spending.

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