Barack Obama

President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Michigan, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich., about his proposal to raise the national minimum wage. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In Michigan, Obama presses for higher minimum wage

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Pressing his economic case in an election year, President Barack Obama came to Michigan on Wednesday to praise the state’s ongoing effort to raise the minimum wage — and to […]

04/02/2014

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)

Samsung hooks unsuspecting Obama as phone ad star

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest pitchman in Samsung’s marketing machine: an unwitting President Barack Obama. Boston Sox baseball player David Ortiz snapped a selfie with the president at a White House event using a […]

04/02/2014

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)

Obama welcomes World Series champion Red Sox

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed the World Series champion Red Sox to the White House Tuesday, praising their triumph on the field while hailing them as a symbol of their city’s “grit and […]

04/01/2014

Chart shows poll of Affordable Care Act support over time.

Obama health law fails to gain support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a late surge in sign-ups, support for President Barack Obama’s health care law is languishing at its lowest level since passage of the landmark legislation four years ago, according to a […]

03/28/2014

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Unguarded comments, caught on tape, dog candidates

WASHINGTON (AP) — You might think this year’s candidates had learned from Barack Obama’s comments about bitter people who “cling to guns or religion.” Or perhaps from Mitt Romney’s apparent dismissal of the 47 percent […]

03/27/2014

Pope Francis and President Barack Obama smile as they exchange gifts, at the Vatican Thursday, March 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, Pool)

Obama and Pope gift exchange marked with a bang, twice

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The exchange of gifts is a de rigueur part of every papal audience but Thursday’s presentation had an unusually loud element to it. A metal support stilt holding up the top […]

03/27/2014

FILE - In this March 26, 2013 file photo, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del. speaks during a ceremony in New Castle, Del. at First State National Monument, which was designated a national monument by President Barack Obama. The House takes up a bill aimed at limiting President Barack Obama's ability to designate new national monuments. Obama created five new monuments last year, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites. Republicans say the bill would not block new monuments, but would require greater public participation in such decisions. Seated behind Carper are, from left, Vice President Joe Biden, New Castle, Del. Mayor Donald Reese and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The monument is the first step toward creating a national park in Delaware, the only state not included in the national park system. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

House votes to limit president on public monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his successors would see their ability to designate new national monuments limited under a bill approved Wednesday by the House. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, […]

03/26/2014

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 commit more forces to NATO efforts

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States plans to join with other NATO nations in increasing ground and naval forces in Eastern Europe as part of the military alliance’s response to Russia’s incursion in Ukraine, the […]

03/26/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as arrives from Air Force One at Zaventem airport in Brussels on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.  (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama’s arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday. The […]

03/25/2014

A sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Obama to propose ending NSA’s phone call sweep

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans’ phone calls. And a proposal to have […]

03/25/2014

Tech company CEO's including Google CEO Eric Schmidt, center of group in blue tie, walk to exit the Soutwest Gate of the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, Friday, March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama reassures Internet CEOs on tech privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A week before a self-imposed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to […]

03/21/2014

National Security Adviser Susan Rice, accompanied by White House press secretary Jay Carney, speaks during a briefing on President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia, Friday, March 21, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Russia’s aggression will dominate Obama’s European trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing back against demands to supply arms to Ukraine, Obama administration officials said Friday that economic sanctions would remain the primary weapon as the U.S. and its European allies seek a diplomatic […]

03/21/2014

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