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Jan 24, 2011

President Obama is expected to talk about a centrist approach to pressing political issues in his upcoming State of the Union address, reports the New York Times.

In a video sent to supporters of his 2008 presidential campaign, Obama said that he will focus on broad centrist themes to appeal to voters who have been alienated by policies enacted during the first two years of his administration.

"We're up to it, as long as we come together as a people - Republicans, Democrats, independents - as long as we focus on what binds us together as a people, as long as we'r

Jan 12, 2011

President Obama has begun working with the U.S. Department of Commerce to create a program that would assign a unique internet ID for each American, reports CBS News.

"We are not talking about a national ID card," said Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, explaining the new program.

Jan 4, 2011

President Obama recently met with William Daley, a former Secretary of Commerce under Bill Clinton, to discuss his potentially joining the administration as the new White House chief of staff, according to Politico.

Although the two men met over the holidays, the source cautions that Obama has not offered Daley any specific position and may not offer any job at all.

The White House chief of staff position is currently held in an interim capacity by Pete Rouse, who ascended to the role when the previous holder of the position, Rahm Emanuel, resigned to run for mayor of Chicago

Dec 21, 2010

The Senate is slated to vote soon on the New START arms treaty with Russia, and the deal's possible passage could be seen as a major victory for President Obama in multiple arenas.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the upcoming vote has the potential to be a seminal moment for Obama's foreign policy.

Dec 10, 2010

A report from the New York Times indicates that President Obama may soon begin a push for significant reform of the nation's tax code in an effort to fight growth of the national debt.

Obama has allegedly ordered officials from the Treasury Department and members of his team of economic advisers to analyze ways in which loopholes can be closed and taxes can be simplified for both individuals and corporations.

According to the source, Obama's actions follow the recommendations of his bipartisan commission on debt reduction, which said last week that the proposed elimin