WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will launch two new executive actions this week aimed at increasing transparency about women’s pay in a continuing effort to ensure women are paid equally to their male counterparts for similar work, the White House said on Sunday.
Obama and his advisers often cite the fact that the first law the president signed after taking office in 2009 was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which extended time periods for employees to file claims for wages lost as a result of discrimination.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he was “heartbroken” that another shooting had occurred at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.
A soldier shot dead three people and injured at least 16 before taking his own life at the base, the site of another deadly rampage in 2009, U.S. officials said.
CHICAGO, April 2 (Reuters) – On a politically focused trip
aimed at revving up his base and raising cash, President Barack
Obama on Wednesday urged supporters to help Democrats keep
control of the U.S. Senate and declared this year to be his last
Buoyed by good news over his signature healthcare program,
Obama touted proposals to raise the minimum wage and spur job
creation that have little chance of passage in Congress during a
rally with students in Michigan.
Obama also talks about immigration, early childhood education, infrastructure projects, living wages. Standard political speech.
At fundraiser in Chicago, #Obama talks Ukraine, says Russia’s moves were a sign of weakness, not strength.
Obama had been informed about reports of the Fort Hood shooting, a White House official says
Obama has landed in Chicago. Hometown visit, time for some fundraising.
ANN ARBOR, Michigan (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, needing a spark to nudge Democratic voters to the polls in November, pressed his case on Wednesday for job-creation measures that have little chance of passing Congress.
With his shirt sleeves rolled up and his suit jacket off, Obama delivered a campaign-style speech to a gymnasium of young people in Michigan in an effort to rev up his base for critical congressional elections, in which his party risks losing control of the U.S. Senate and seats in the House of Representatives.