Obama: 'Plenty of time to campaign in 2012'
January 4th, 2011
08:15 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama: 'Plenty of time to campaign in 2012'

(CNN) – President Obama said early Tuesday that he hopes Republican leaders "realize that there will be plenty of time to campaign for 2012 in 2012."

During a surprise visit to the press cabin aboard Air Force One on his way back from his vacation in Hawaii, Obama said he hopes to build on the progress made during last month's lame-duck session.
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Obama to sign food safety bill
January 4th, 2011
08:09 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama to sign food safety bill

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama is expected to sign into law the most-sweeping overhaul of America's food safety system since 1938 after he returns to Washington on Tuesday from a family vacation in Hawaii.

The bill allows for greater governmental regulation of the U.S. food system - recently in the national spotlight for numerous egg and produce recalls.

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, January 4, 2011
January 4th, 2011
04:43 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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CNN: Obama to sign food safety bill
President Barack Obama is expected to sign into law the most-sweeping overhaul of America's food safety system since 1938 after he returns to Washington on Tuesday from a family vacation in Hawaii. The bill allows for greater governmental regulation of the U.S. food system - recently in the national spotlight for numerous egg and produce recalls. Among its provisions, the bill gives the federal Food and Drug Administration the authority to issue direct recalls of foods that are suspected to be tainted, rather than relying on individual producers to issue recalls voluntarily.

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