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May 4, 2011

President Barack Obama recently heard from a group of Hispanic lawmakers who are pressuring him to help some immigrants stay in the U.S. while waiting for action from Congress. 

The Associated Press reports that Representative Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat from Illinois who has criticized the president, said that Obama has agreed that it does not make much sense to deport youths from the country after they were brought to the U.S.

Apr 26, 2011

According to a recent poll conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News, President Barack Obama's approval ratings are falling, particularly among Americans who say they've been hurt by the rising gas prices.

Of the people surveyed who called the increasing gas prices a "serious financial hardship," 39 percent approve of the president's job performance, while just 33 percent say he is doing a good job with the economy, reports Politico.

According to the Energy Information Administration, the average gas price was $3.88 per gallon last week, which is up

Apr 14, 2011

President Barack Obama recently asked Congress to approve a combination of spending cuts and revenue increases in order to lower the country's long-term budget deficit, the Wall Street Journal reports.

According to the news provider, Obama claimed that Republicans are supporting tax cuts for "millionaires and billionaires" at the expense of the country's middle class, poor and elderly population.

"Their vision is less about reducing the deficit than it is about changing the basic social compact in America...There's nothing courageous about asking fo

Apr 5, 2011

During his upcoming visit to the Allison Transmission plant in Indianapolis, Indiana, President Barack Obama is expected to continue his push for the U.S. to reduce its dependence on foreign oil, The Associated Press reports.

According to the news provider, Obama recently detailed his goals for increasing domestic oil production, as well as ensuring that cars and trucks become more energy efficient.

Allison Transmission says that buses using its hybrid equipment have saved approximately 15 million gallons of fuel since 2003.

Mar 25, 2011

A report released by President Obama's administration recently indicated that the president's plan to make a popular research tax credit permanent would potentially support one million workers, Reuters reports.

According to the news provider, the latest proposal is part of Obama's 2012 budget and has been supported by businesses as well as members of both political parties.

"The credit is a significant incentive to conduct research that would not otherwise be performed here in the U.S.," Michael Mundaca, assistant Treasury secretary for tax policy, recen