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Obama to Russia: More sanctions are teed up

President Obama is warning that if Russia doesn’t abide by an agreement to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine, there will be further sanctions. Speaking during his visit to Asia, the president said militias and armed […]

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Marine One, carrying President Barack Obama, takes an aerial tour of Oso, Wash., Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the site of the deadly mudslide that struck the community in March. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)

Obama surveys scene of sadness, death at mudslide

OSO, Wash. (AP) — Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last […]

04/22/2014

Justin Bieber appears in court via video feed, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Walter Michot, Pool)

White House on deport Bieber petition: No comment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment. Nearly 275,000 people signed an Internet petition calling the Canadian-born teen idol reckless […]

04/18/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about health care, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. The president said eight million have signed up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered […]

04/17/2014

President Barack Obama gives a keynote address during the Civil Rights Summit on Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Austin, Texas.  (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Ricardo B. Brazziell)

Obama says right to vote under threat in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — In an unsparing critique of Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday said the GOP is threatening voting rights in America more than at any point since the passage of the historic […]

04/11/2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for a memorial ceremony, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Fort Hood Texas, for those killed there in a shooting last week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obamas pay $98,169 in taxes on income of $481,098

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in taxes on $481,098 income last year, according to tax returns the White House released Friday. They paid an effective federal income […]

04/11/2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for a memorial ceremony, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Fort Hood Texas, for those killed there in a shooting last week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation’s comforter five years ago, mourning at Fort Hood with families […]

04/09/2014

Obama aunt who stayed in US illegally dies at 61

BOSTON (AP) — An aunt of President Barack Obama who was denied asylum in the U.S. but stayed illegally for years has died in Massachusetts. Zeituni Onyango was 61. Cleveland attorney Margaret Wong represented Onyango […]

04/08/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Md., Monday, April 7, 2014, about the economy and to announce the winners of a competition he launched last fall to bring together educators and employers to redesign the high school experience to give students access to real-world career skills and college-level courses. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama signs actions taking aim at gender pay gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women’s wages, President Barack Obama signed directives Tuesday that would make it easier for workers of federal contractors to get information about workplace […]

04/08/2014

Boston Red Sox player David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to the president during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. In the background are pitchers Junichi Tazawa, left, Koji Uehara, right.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Olympians say selfies were banned at White House

A handshake? Sure. A selfie? No way. Some of America’s Olympic athletes say they were asked to keep their cellphones in their pockets last week when they visited the White House and met with President […]

04/07/2014

President Barack Obama meets with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama to headline civil rights summit in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lyndon Johnson’s presidency has long been viewed in the shadow of the Vietnam War, a conflict that saw American soldiers die in jungles half a world away while anti-war demonstrators chanted […]

04/07/2014

In this March 3, 2014, photo, a woman uses her cellphone in Camajuani, Cuba. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

US secretly created ‘Cuban Twitter’ to evade government

WASHINGTON (AP) — In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba’s communist […]

04/03/2014

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