Stories about Barack Obama

Sen. Angus King

Angus King votes with Democrats as Senate panel passes first budget in three years

By Robert Long on March 15, 2013, at 8:04 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree

Chellie Pingree lobbies Obama to require environmental review if Portland pipeline is reversed to carry tar sands

By Whit Richardson on Feb. 27, 2013, at 4:52 p.m.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage takes the podium in Augusta on Tuesday to deliver his State of the State address.

Obama and LePage, closer than you thought?

By Scott Thistle on Feb. 13, 2013, at 3:57 p.m.
Sen. Susan Collins at the investiture ceremony for new district judge Nancy Torrensen May 3, 2012 in Portland.

Collins says she’ll vote against Obama nominee for Defense secretary

By Matthew Stone on Feb. 13, 2013, at 3:46 p.m.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (right) and Vice President Joe Biden (left) stand to applaud as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 12, 2013.

What Obama said and what it means

By The Washington Post, staff on Feb. 13, 2013, at 8:53 a.m.
A man holds an American flag while receiving his proof of U.S. citizenship during a ceremony in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2013. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that he believes it is possible to get an overhaul of the immigration system by the end of the year if not the first half of 2013.

Leading from behind on immigration reform

on Jan. 31, 2013, at 1:43 p.m.
U.S. President Barack Obama holds a meeting with police chiefs from three communities in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on Jan. 28, 2013.

Poll: 55% of Maine voters backed Obama, but fewer approved of his job performance

By Robert Long on Jan. 28, 2013, at 1:09 p.m.
President Barack Obama strikes a pose as he awards the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the Air Force Academy football team on Monday, April 23, 2012, at the White House in Washington, DC.

Obama: Football needs to change to lessen concussions

By Roberta Rampton, Reuters on Jan. 27, 2013, at 7:39 a.m.
President Barack Obama listens as First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at an inaugural reception at the National Building Museum on Sunday, January 20, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

Gallup poll shows Americans dislike Electoral College, want term limits for Congress

By Robert Long on Jan. 23, 2013, at 2:25 p.m.

Obama to unveil gun violence measures Wednesday

By Jeff Mason, Reuters on Jan. 15, 2013, at 1:55 p.m.
President Barack Obama takes questions from reporters during a news conference at the White House in Washington on January 14, 2013.

Move on assault weapons creates risks for Obama

By Andy Sullivan, Reuters on Jan. 15, 2013, at 6:12 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013: Abandoned kittens, climate change and protest photos

on Jan. 14, 2013, at 11:42 a.m.
Uncle Darth wants YOU...

Obama administration refuses to build Death Star, ‘does not support blowing up planets’

By Roberta Rampton, Reuters on Jan. 12, 2013, at 9:53 a.m.
William Kayatta Jr.

Mainer one of dozens Obama can’t get approved as federal judges

By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times on Jan. 06, 2013, at 8:33 a.m.
Sen. Susan Collins

Collins-Lieberman findings blast State Department actions; clear Hillary Clinton in Benghazi embassy case

By Robert Long on Dec. 31, 2012, at 2:47 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., (2nd left) walks with unidentified aides and security to his office in Washington, D.C., after returning from a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Congressional leaders pledged to keep working on solutions to avert the year-end tax hikes and spending cuts that would come into force if the so-called fiscal cliff is not averted, but details were yet to be decided after a meeting with President Obama at the White House on Friday.

Senate leaders to make last-ditch ‘fiscal cliff’ effort

By Roberta Rampton and Richard Cowan, Reuters on Dec. 28, 2012, at 8:03 p.m.
President Barack Obama

Obama seeks to rescue fiscal talks for post-Christmas deal

By David Lawder and Roberta Rampton, Reuters on Dec. 21, 2012, at 7:45 p.m.
President Barack Obama delivers a statement as Vice President Joe Biden (left) listens in the Brady Press Briefing Room about the policy process the administration will pursue in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Obama backs assault weapons ban as he calls for quick action

By Lisa Lerer, Bloomberg on Dec. 19, 2012, at 5:19 p.m.

Can Obama forge a deal on climate change?

on Dec. 05, 2012, at 4:31 p.m.

How business can recover from 2012 election debacle

By Steven Pearlstein, The Washington Post on Nov. 11, 2012, at 6:06 p.m.