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President Barack Obama says getting Americans back to work is his top priority, a message the White House has tried to underscore with weekly economy-focused stops outside Washington. His latest trip is Wednesday, when he is making a quick visit to Pittsburgh to deliver an update on the nation’s economy in a week otherwise dominated… Continue Reading Obama to deliver status-check speech on economy

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Dear Editor: Recently, more than 3,500 members of the hospice community sent a letter to President Obama asking for his immediate action to stop the Medicare rate cuts enacted by the previous Administration. Hospice offers a dignified and compassionate way for a patient to spend precious time at home surrounded by loved ones at the… Continue Reading Obama should permanently rescind Bush Medicare rate cuts

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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is picking a Nike vice president to lead the federal agency that oversees the country’s national service programs.Obama’s selection of Maria Eitel comes Tuesday as the president plans to sign a bill to triple the size of AmeriCorps and expand other programs that the corporation administers. Eitel is nominated… Continue Reading Obama picks Nike V.P. to oversee national service programs

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Obama seeks to free frozen credit markets

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration launched a new effort Monday to end a paralysis in lending, saying it will team with investors to initially buy up to a trillion dollars of bad assets from banks that have been reluctant to make loans to consumers and companies. In announcing the program, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner… Continue Reading Obama seeks to free frozen credit markets

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