Barack Obama

An Osprey carrying the press corps traveling with President Barack Obama flies over the palm trees of a neighborhood in Los Angeles Wednesday, July 23, 2014, to attend a fundraising event during the president's three-day West Coast trip to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

Obama’s day in LA and traffic alerts with road closure info

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – President Barack Obama is set to conclude a planned 24-hour visit to the Los Angeles area today by participating in another Democratic National Committee fundraiser and speaking at Los Angeles Trade- […]

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March 18, 2014 --  Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators’ state Capitol day event in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to […]

18 hours ago

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 begins Southland visit

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – President Barack Obama arrived aboard Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport today, beginning a roughly 24-hour visit during which he will conduct two political fundraisers and speak at Los […]

07/23/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situation in Ukraine and Gaza, at the White House in Washington, Monday, July 21, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Free tickets given out for Obama speech in LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Hundreds of people lined up for hours today for a shot at free tickets to see President Barack Obama deliver a speech at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Some people began lining […]

07/22/2014

President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One before departure at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, en route to Seattle in a three-day West Coast trip includes at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Obama on fundraising trip to West Coast

SEATTLE (AP) — Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats. […]

07/22/2014

Young men listen intently as President Barack Obama speaks about the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, at the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington, Monday, July 21, 2014. President Obama announced that leaders of 60 of the largest school systems have pledged to expand minority boys' access to better preschools and advanced classes and to try to prevent grade retention, suspensions and expulsions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama touts expansion of program for minority boys

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced a major expansion of his initiative to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, with educators, star athletes, companies and foundations announcing partnerships to help […]

07/21/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situation in Ukraine and Gaza, at the White House in Washington, Monday, July 21, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators […]

07/21/2014

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the situation in Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Obama called for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine, demands credible investigation of downed plane. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obamas to spend rare weekend at Camp David retreat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is foregoing his usual round of weekend golf at a Washington suburban military base. Instead, he and his family are choosing what is for them a rare woodland getaway: […]

07/18/2014

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the situation in Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Obama called for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine, demands credible investigation of downed plane. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia. President Barack Obama said […]

07/18/2014

People walk amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia plane incident

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that the passenger plane downed over Ukraine “looks like it may be a terrible tragedy” and his top priority is finding out whether American citizens were on […]

07/17/2014

FILE - In this June, 7, 2013, file photo, Shannon Richardson is escorted to a Titus County Sheriff's car after a court appearance in Texarkana, Texas.  (AP Photo/Texarkana Gazette, Curt Youngblood, File)

Woman who sent ricin letters gets 18 years in prison

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman who had minor acting roles in film and television was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New […]

07/16/2014

This combination image of President Barack Obama shows him, left, talking about the economy during a visit to Denver on July 9, 2014, and right, talking at the White House in Washington about the situation in Iraq on June 19, 2014. (AP Photos)

His agenda in gridlock, Obama relishes roadshow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Welcome to Barack Obama’s split-screen presidency. On one side: a confident Obama making campaign-style stops around the country and ridiculing his political opponents to the delight of cheering supporters. On the other […]

07/13/2014

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