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9:49 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Obama Moves To Delay Cancellations Of Insurance Plans

President Barack Obama speaking at the White House on Thursday.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 12:18 pm

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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.

Those cancellations — most effective on Jan. 1 — have sparked intense criticism of the ACA, in part because the president pledged many times that if Americans liked the health plans they had, they wouldn't have to give them up under the terms of his program.

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Politics
11:30 am
Sat November 9, 2013

President Barack Obama Speaks On The Economy And The Affordable Care Act At The Port Of New Orleans

President Barack Obama delivered a speech on the economy and the Affordable Care Act during his appearance at the Port of New Orleans on Friday.
Jason Saul WWNO

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 5:06 pm

President Barack Obama visited the Port of New Orleans on Friday, Nov. 8, delivering a speech on the state of the economy and the vitality of the nation's ports, and touching on future infrastructure spending and the Affordable Care Act.

The full text of the President's remarks, as provided by the White House Press Office:

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Politics
7:05 am
Fri November 8, 2013

President Obama Visiting Port Of New Orleans

Cranes at the Port of New Orleans
Jason Saul WWNO

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 2:28 pm

President Obama is heading to New Orleans this morning. He selected the port of New Orleans as the backdrop for a speech on the importance of exports. And others are hoping for moment to discuss other economic issues.

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Politics
5:24 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Could Obama's Gas Policies Bring Jobs to La.?

In President Obama's State of the Union address, he spoke about the place of oil and gas in a time of climate change and growing green energy.
Credit Pete Souza

President Barack Obama touched on the oil and gas industry in his State of the Union. Some of these initiatives may benefit Louisiana’s economy.

First, the President suggested loosening regulation. “My administration will keep cutting red tape and speeding up new oil and gas permits,” Obama said. “That’s got to be a part of an all-of-the-above plan.” 


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