April 30th, 2014
04:23 PM ET
7 months ago

Obama slams GOP over minimum wage vote

Washington (CNN) - A day after returning from his trip to Asia, President Barack Obama swung back into mid-term campaign mode in a fiery attack on Senate Republicans who blocked a bill to raise the minimum wage Wednesday .

"If your member of Congress doesn't support raising the minimum wage, you gotta let them know they're out of step and if they keep putting politics ahead of working Americans, you'll put them out of office," Obama said.

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Filed under: Minimum wage • President Obama • Senate
WH:  Potential Clinton-Biden contest 'not weighing on the President's mind'
February 27th, 2014
04:18 PM ET
9 months ago

WH: Potential Clinton-Biden contest 'not weighing on the President's mind'

Washington (CNN) -  What happens if the co-captains of President Barack Obama's "Team of Rivals" run for president?

A potential match-up between Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, that once seemed far-fetched, is increasingly sounding more plausible.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • President Obama • Vice President Biden
October 7th, 2013
01:16 PM ET
1 year ago

White House signals possible opening on debt ceiling

Washington (CNN) - Is it a glimmer of hope, or more rhetoric as the deadline for possible government default gets closer?

After weeks of near silence without any hint of a potential compromise between the Obama administration and congressional Republicans over raising the nation's debt ceiling, the White House may be offering some conciliatory language that could lead to a deal to prevent a potential default on October 17.

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Filed under: Debt • Government Shutdown • national debt • White House
White House punts back to Congress over debt ceiling
October 7th, 2013
12:37 PM ET
1 year ago

White House punts back to Congress over debt ceiling

Updated 10/7/2013 at 1:08pm

Washington (CNN) - After weeks of near silence without any hint of a potential compromise between the Obama administration and Congressional Republicans over the thorny issue of raising the nation's debt ceiling, the White House may be offering some conciliatory language that could lead to a deal to prevent a potential default on Oct. 17.

As of last Friday, White House officials declined to specify any demand as to the length of a debt ceiling increase.
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Filed under: Debt • national debt • White House