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Obama Talks Gun Control In Chicago

President Obama Gun Control Talk in Chicago

President Obama visited Hyde Park in Chicago’s South Side on Saturday where he spoke about the need for greater gun control. The POTUS spoke just days after teen Hadiya Pendleton was killed in crossfire brought about by gang violence. Speaking to the crowd, Obama said he is trying to “work towards giving every child every… Read more »

President Obama’s Top Google Hangout Responses

President Obama Google Hangout

President Obama held an open chat on Google Hangout’s on Thursday. The POTUS took the time to answer citizens questions relating to Tuesday’s State of the Union address and other various questions as they presented themselves. The Hangout included a wide variety of topics that ranged from patent trolls and gun control to Facebook CEO… Read more »

US Treasury Reports First Budget Surplus Since 2008

US Budget Surplus January

The US Treasury reported a budget surplus for the first time since 2008. The Treasury likely benefited from a windfall when the payroll tax cuts expired on January 1. The budget surplus for January was $3 billion. Treasury Department data showed on Tuesday that the surplus was the first in five years and was significantly… Read more »