Barack Obama

President Barack Obama speaks about the killing of journalist James Foley in Syria during a statement in Edgartown, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.  The president said the US will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama said the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing. The president says he spoke Wednesday with Foley's family and offered condolences. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama: US won’t stop confronting Islamic State

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants’ threats to […]

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President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, Obama met with top advisers at the White House to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Mo., two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

As protests rage, Obama struggles to find his role

  WASHINGTON (AP) — When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the “racial stalemate we’ve been stuck in for years.” Over time, he said, such […]

08/19/2014

President Barack Obama waves as he leaves a cafe on Martha's Vineyard, MA.  on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama weighing options for rescuing Iraqi refugees

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is considering a range of military options, including airlifts and creating safe passages, for rescuing thousands of Iraqi refugees trapped on a mountain, and is expected to make a […]

08/13/2014

President Barack Obama talks about his administration's response to a growing insurgency foothold in Iraq, Friday, June 13, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Congress on board with Obama’s Iraq plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American warplanes strike extremist targets in Iraq. Almost a week into the […]

08/13/2014

FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally stand in line for tickets at the bus station after they were released from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Watchdog: Officials didn’t OK immigrant releases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wrongly denied for weeks in 2013 that it had released more than 2,000 immigrants from jails because lower-ranking government officials failed to notify the Homeland Security secretary they were […]

08/12/2014

Flowers are placed in memory of actor/comedian Robin Williams' Walk of Fame star on Hollywood Boulevard Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

Robin Williams remembered as ‘a lightning storm of comic genius’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless […]

08/12/2014

President Barack Obama hugs Stg. Maj. James McGruder as he arrives to speak at the Wallace Theater in Fort Belvoir, Va., Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, about H.R. 3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. The bill gives resources to the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve access and quality of care for veterans. Also on stage from left are, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald, Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-In., Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., Rep. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Me., and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, of Maryland. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Boost for vets’ health: Obama signs new law

  FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) — Tens of thousands of military veterans who have been enduring long waits for medical care should be able to turn to private doctors almost immediately under a law signed […]

08/07/2014

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., left, and President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila, right, who is attending the US-Africa Summit, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama to welcome African leaders for dinner

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Will there be “Dancing on the Ceiling” at a White House dinner for African leaders and will it go “All Night Long?” Both are likely with award-winning singer Lionel Richie set […]

08/05/2014

President Barack Obama salutes as he exits Marine One and is greeted by Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., left, as the president arrives in Los Altos Hills, Calif., July 23, 2014, during his three-day West Coast trip to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

Obama kicks off birthday weekend golfing with pals

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is starting his birthday weekend with a round of golf before escaping to the Maryland mountains. Obama turns 53 on Monday. In what’s become an annual birthday tradition, […]

08/02/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Obama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday that the United States remains deeply concerned that Russia is ramping up support for pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. He later conceded that pressure […]

08/01/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Obama to GOP: ‘Stop just hating all the time’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him rather than […]

07/30/2014

Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, arrives for a meeting of the Republican Conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans began muscling legislation through the House on Wednesday authorizing an election-year lawsuit asserting President Barack Obama has violated the Constitution by exceeding his executive powers. Democrats branded it a political charade […]

07/30/2014

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