Barack Obama http://kgou.org en New York Times Correspondent On President Obama's Playbook For Foreign Confrontation http://kgou.org/post/new-york-times-correspondent-president-obamas-playbook-foreign-confrontation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Obama touts diplomacy as a characterizing trait of his administration, but his actions reveal a mix of diplomatic persuasion and the coercive use of force.</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:02:00 +0000 Nick Aguilera & Suzette Grillot 26566 at http://kgou.org New York Times Correspondent On President Obama's Playbook For Foreign Confrontation Obama And Boehner Relationship Anything But Solid http://kgou.org/post/obama-and-boehner-relationship-anything-solid If more were actually getting done in Washington, there probably would be much less attention focused on how few times President Obama and Speaker John Boehner have met face-to-face, and on their "relationship."<p>But Congress is testing new lows in terms of legislative productivity, which leaves plenty of time for journalists to muse about the president-speaker relationship, such as it is, on the day of one of their rare meetings.<p>On Tuesday, the president and Boehner met one-on-one for the first time since December 2012. They've been part of group meetings and have talked by phone. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:23:31 +0000 Frank James 24036 at http://kgou.org Obama And Boehner Relationship Anything But Solid Oklahoma Congressional Delegation Not Impressed With State Of The Union http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-congressional-delegation-not-impressed-state-union <p>Most of Oklahoma’s all-Republican Congressional delegation panned President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address he delivered to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night.</p><p>U.S. Sen. <a href="http://inhofe.senate.gov/">Jim Inhofe</a> says the President made it clear he would continue to bypass Congress, and use a “pen and phone” to get work done. Inhofe says Americans will see this play out with a Climate Action Plan the president unveiled last summer.</p><p>http://youtu.be/r0T3T_5ikCw</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:46:09 +0000 Associated Press & Brian Hardzinski 22135 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Congressional Delegation Not Impressed With State Of The Union Coburn Earns Praise From Obama, Oklahoma Colleagues http://kgou.org/post/coburn-earns-praise-obama-oklahoma-colleagues <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">President Obama called U.S. Sen. <a href="http://coburn.senate.gov">Tom Coburn</a> (R-Okla.) a personal friend who was willing to work in a bipartisan manner to fight wasteful spending and cut down on earmarks.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/01/17/statement-president-retirement-senator-tom-coburn">In a statement released by the White House on Friday</a>, Obama noted that he and Coburn were both elected to the Senate in 2004 and quickly became friends after their wives struck up a conversation. Obama said the people of&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;have been "well-served by this 'country doctor from Muskogee' over the past nine years."</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:58:30 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 21397 at http://kgou.org Coburn Earns Praise From Obama, Oklahoma Colleagues Will Obamacare Play Big In 2014? Keep An Eye On N.H. Senate Race http://kgou.org/post/will-obamacare-play-big-2014-keep-eye-nh-senate-race With a new White House push to promote the Affordable Care Act well underway, the question is whether an improved HealthCare.gov site and onslaught of positive talking points will be enough to bolster Senate Democrats facing tough races in 2014.<p>One re-election fight to watch is Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's in New Hampshire, where she's been taking heat for supporting the new health care law.<p>Step inside a small diner called Chez Vachon in a working-class section of Manchester, N.H., and you'd never guess the White House is actually regaining its footing on the health care rollout. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:23:51 +0000 Ailsa Chang 18750 at http://kgou.org Will Obamacare Play Big In 2014? Keep An Eye On N.H. Senate Race Not Many Health Care Policies Canceled In Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/not-many-health-care-policies-canceled-oklahoma <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Insurance Commissioner John Doak says the number of health insurance policies canceled in the state due to Affordable Care Act guidelines has been minimal.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:25:20 +0000 Associated Press 17212 at http://kgou.org Not Many Health Care Policies Canceled In Oklahoma Obama Moves To Delay Cancellations Of Insurance Plans http://kgou.org/post/obama-moving-delay-cancellations-insurance-plans President Obama announced Thursday that Americans who have had their health insurance plans canceled because of his Affordable Care Act can keep those plans for another year if they wish.<p>Those cancellations — most effective on Jan. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:18:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 17162 at http://kgou.org Obama Moves To Delay Cancellations Of Insurance Plans VIDEO: Tribal Leaders Gather For White House Conference http://kgou.org/post/video-tribal-leaders-gather-white-house-conference <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Native American leaders are gathered in Washington, D.C., to express their needs to officials in President </span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Obama's</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;administration.</span></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:04:20 +0000 Associated Press 17106 at http://kgou.org VIDEO: Tribal Leaders Gather For White House Conference Oklahoma Tribal Leaders Meet With President Obama http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-tribal-leaders-meet-president-obama <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Two tribal leaders from&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Oklahoma</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;were among 12 Native American officials who recently met with President Barack Obama at the White House.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Chickasaw Nation Gov. <a href="https://www.chickasaw.net/Office-of-the-Governor/Home.aspx">Bill Anoatubby</a> and <a href="http://www.wichitatribe.com/default.aspx">Wichita and Affiliated Tribes</a> President Terri Parton were among the leaders who met with Obama on Tuesday, the day before the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/12/president-obama-host-2013-white-house-tribal-nations-conference">White House Tribal Nations Conference</a>.</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:16:52 +0000 Associated Press 17100 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Tribal Leaders Meet With President Obama Obama: Health Care Site Is Troubled; Affordable Care Act Is Not http://kgou.org/post/obama-health-care-site-troubled-affordable-care-act-not The website that's meant to allow Americans to shop and sign up for new medical plans under the Affordable Care Act isn't working as well as it should, President Obama says. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:32:39 +0000 Bill Chappell 15693 at http://kgou.org Obama: Health Care Site Is Troubled; Affordable Care Act Is Not