Posts Tagged ‘President Barack Obama’

Cochran seeking commitment from DHS for data center consolidation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is seeking confirmation that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to programs that promote cost savings while still meeting the nation’s domestic security needs — specifically pointing to the data center consolidation project at Stennis Space Center and advanced funding for U.S. Coast Guard ship […] [...]

President gets bill transferring Natchez Trace land to city

NATCHEZ — Congress has sent to the White House a bill that will authorize the transfer of surplus land along the Natchez Trace Parkway to the city of Natchez. Final approval came yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill now goes to President Barack Obama. The National Park Service acquired the land in […] [...]

Lawyers for man accused of sending ricin-laced letters ask off case

ABERDEEN — Federal public defenders George L. Lucas and Gregory S. Park have asked a judge to replace them as attorneys for James Everett Dutschke of Tupelo, who is charged with mailing ricin-laced letters to President Obama and others. The two, in federal court documents filed yesterday, cite an undisclosed conflict with another client in […] [...]

Marty Wiseman: Who the heck is Saul Alinsky?

“Fascinating” is certainly one way to describe Newt Gingrich’s continuous invocation of the name of famed community organizer Saul Alinsky in his effort to hang a derogatory label on President Barack Obama. Given Gingrich’s penchant for shooting from the hip (lip?) when it comes to political rhetoric one or two references to Alinsky could be […] [...]

A look at MDOT’s stimulus allocations

by Amy McCullough Published: March 10,2010

Tags: economy, highway funds, President Barack Obama, stimulus

The federal government allocated more than $26 billion through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for improvements to the nation’s transportation infrastructure. Mississippi’s share was $354.5 million, of which $338.5 has already been obligated to 162 projects, according to a February report from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials […] [...]

Southern Co. to get federal loan for reactors

by Associated Press Published: February 16,2010

Tags: energy, nuclear energy, President Barack Obama, utilities

BURKE, Ga. — President Barack Obama will announce a guarantee of $8.3 billion in loans for the first new U.S. nuclear power plant in nearly three decades, underscoring the administration’s efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil. Obama was to make remarks today after touring a jobs center in Maryland. He was expected to announce […] [...]

Republicans cool to healthcare talk on TV

by Associated Press Published: February 9,2010

Tags: healthcare, healthcare reform, President Barack Obama, republicans, White House

WASHINGTON — Republicans gave a chilly reception yesterday to President Barack Obama’s invitation to discuss healthcare in a bipartisan, televised setting later this month, part of the White House effort to revive the stalled legislation. The House and Senate GOP leaders said Obama and his fellow Democrats must shelve their long-debated healthcare bill, which was […] [...]

President wants no return to moon

by Associated Press Published: January 29,2010

Tags: moon, NASA, President Barack Obama, space exploration, White House

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is essentially grounding plans to return astronauts to the moon and instead is sending NASA in new directions with roughly $6 billion more. A White House official confirmed Thursday that when next week’s budget is proposed, NASA will get an additional $5.9 billion over five years, as first reported in […] [...]

State of the Union boosts stocks

by Associated Press Published: January 28,2010

Tags: investments, President Barack Obama, stocks and bonds

NEW YORK — Stock futures rose today on a flurry of upbeat earnings reports coming a day after President Barack Obama said the government should take new actions to bolster the economy and create jobs. Overseas markets rose on hopes the U.S. economy will continue to strengthen. Politics, not the economy, had been dictating trading […] [...]

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