Barack Obama

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk across the tarmac following their arrival on Marine One helicopter at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., to begin their weekend vacation. White House spokesman Josh Earnest defended Obama's trip to Key Largo, despite the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, arguing Obama would be able to monitor events from Florida. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

4 nations urge US gas exports amid Ukraine crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Central European nations are urging the United States to boost natural gas exports to Europe as a hedge against the possibility that Russia could cut off its supply of gas to […]

03/08/2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet members of the military on the tarmac upon their arrival at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Ukraine doesn’t keep Obama from Florida vacation

MIAMI (AP) — The crisis in Crimea won’t keep President Barack Obama from forging ahead with a weekend getaway with his wife and daughters in the Florida Keys. But it’s more than the Oval Office […]

03/07/2014

President Barack Obama greets Patti LaBelle after she performed "Over the Rainbow" during the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 6, 2014, hosted by President Barack Obama, and first lady Michelle Obama. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama shows his R-E-S-P-E-C-T for “women of soul”

WASHINGTON (AP) — He bobbled the spelling, but President Barack Obama had nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the “women of soul” who shook and rattled the rafters of the White House on Thursday night. “What a […]

03/06/2014

In this June 17, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin get up to leave after their meeting in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama tells Putin Russia’s moves are violation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country’s actions are a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The White House says the two […]

03/06/2014

President Barack Obama leaves the podium after speaking about the situation in Ukraine, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Ukraine throws wrench into Obama vacation plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed be a weekend getaway to Florida for President Barack Obama and his wife and daughters, an escape from the frigid weather and lingering piles of snow around Washington. But […]

03/06/2014

President Barack Obama pauses as he talks about the situation in Ukraine, Thursday, March 6, 2104, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. The president said a referendum for Ukraine's Crimea region to separate and become part of Russia would violate international law. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama: West won’t let Kremlin carve up Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama ordered the West’s first sanctions in response to Russia’s military takeover of Crimea on Thursday, declaring his determination not to let the Kremlin carve up Ukraine. He asserted that […]

03/06/2014

Debo Adegbile (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Senate blocks Obama’s pick for civil rights post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division was blocked by bipartisan Senate opposition Wednesday in an emotional postscript to the long-ago murder of a Philadelphia policeman and […]

03/05/2014

FILE - This April 22, 2013 file photo shows Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Latino group leader: Obama is ‘deporter in chief’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of a prominent Latino advocacy group called President Barack Obama the “deporter in chief,” denouncing the administration’s deportation of nearly 2 million immigrants. Janet Murguia, who heads the National Council […]

03/04/2014

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks announces he's running for California Governor, in Baldwin Park, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Calif. gubernatorial candidate compares Obama to Hitler

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Republican candidate for California governor is comparing President Barack Obama’s gun control policies with those of dictators such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Il. State […]

03/04/2014

Copies of President Barack Obama’s proposed fiscal 2015 budget are set out for distribution by Senate Budget Committee Clerk Adam Kamp, center, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama 2015 budget focuses on boosting economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget Tuesday that would funnel money into road building, education and other economy-bolstering programs, handing Democrats a playbook for their election-year themes of creating […]

03/04/2014

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama’s 2015 budget appeals to Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving for unity among Democrats rather than compromise with Republicans, President Barack Obama will unveil an election-year budget on Tuesday that drops earlier proposals to cut future Social Security benefits and seeks […]

03/03/2014

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: Tough choices needed in Mideast talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to salvage an elusive Middle East peace plan, President Barack Obama pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday to make the “tough decisions” needed to move forward on talks with the […]

03/03/2014

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