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Monday, July 22, 2024

President Obama Delivers Remarks on Energy

SPEAKER: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA [*] OBAMA: Good afternoon, everybody. Since taking the — excuse me. Since taking office, my administration’s mounted a sustained response to a historic economic crisis. But even as we take decisive action to repair the damage to our economy, we’re also working …

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American dream turns into a nightmare

Owning a home used to be the American Dream.

When we were young, just married and thinking about starting a family, putting together money for a down payment for a home was at the top of the list.

Now that dream is an nightmare for too many Americans as more and more face foreclosure and plans to allow homeowners to renegotiate mortgages to lower payments are stalled by paperwork backlogs and home prices that continue to fall.

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Is Mitt Romney plotting another run for the gold?

While sex scandals and other problems bring down one 2012 Republican Presidential hopeful after another, Mitt Romney sits in the wings, waiting for his rivals to fall by the wayside.

Romney insists publicly he’s not even thinking about another run for the gold but while he issues public denials, his Presidential campaign team from 2008 remains in place, raising money and putting together plans.

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Second stimulus? Don’t count on it

A senior White House adviser said Sunday the economic stimulus has not yet "broken the back of the recession" but set aside calls for a second massive spending bill. Republicans, meanwhile, called spending under way a failure.

White House adviser David Axelrod urged patience for President Barack Obama’s $787 billion economic stimulus package in the face of sliding poll numbers. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a past and potentially future presidential candidate, said the spending was ill-designed and served only to expand the size of government.

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Stimulus boosts health care for poor

Homeless teenagers at a central Colorado shelter are feeling the effect of the government’s economic stimulus package. It’s the feeling of a dentist’s drill.

The 20 runaway youths living at the Urban Peak shelter had no regular dental care until this spring, when a $1.3 million stimulus grant to a community health center paid for a mobile dental and medical clinic to visit once a month. The residents now get medical and dental screenings, and cavities filled, right from their shelter’s parking lot.

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For Obama, a major victory on climate

Facing a rare defeat, President Barack Obama put a big dose of political capital on the line and scored a major victory just when he needed one.

In private telephone conversations and last-minute public appeals, Obama leaned heavily on House Democratic holdouts to support the first energy legislation ever designed to curb global warming. The measure ended up passing in dramatic fashion.

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Say what? Some teens expect to die young

A surprising number of teenagers — nearly 15 percent — think they’re going to die young, leading many to drug use, suicide attempts and other unsafe behavior, new research suggests.

The study, based on a survey of more than 20,000 kids, challenges conventional wisdom that says teens engage in risky behavior because they think they’re invulnerable to harm. Instead, a sizable number of teens may take chances "because they feel hopeless and figure that not much is at stake," said study author Dr. Iris Borowsky, a researcher at the University of Minnesota.

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