Barack Obama

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

Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks near the Israel and Gaza border, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, as Palestinians reported more than a dozen of people killed in strikes that hit a home and a beachside cafe and Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Obama offers US help negotiating Israel cease-fire

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama offered the help of the United States on Thursday in negotiating a cease-fire to end escalating violence between Israel and Hamas, as world leaders warned of an urgent need […]

07/11/2014

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Bob Costantini: Republicans want to reign in President Obama

House Republicans have taken the first step toward suing President Obama. House Speaker John Boehner released a draft resolution yesterday that would authorize the House to file suit. Penny and Phil spoke in detail about the lawsuit […]

07/11/2014

President Barack Obama, center right, meets with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, to the right of the president, and Gov. Rick Perry, top, about border immigrantion during the president's stopover in Dallas on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Pool, The Dallas Morning News, Louis DeLuca)

Obama to border critics: ‘This is not theater’

DALLAS (AP) — President Barack Obama, seeking to keep a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border from becoming a deeper political liability, pushed back Wednesday at critics who have cast his administration’s response to the […]

07/10/2014

President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he arrives at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama discusses border crisis with Perry in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — President Barack Obama, resisting calls to visit the U.S.-Mexico border, met Wednesday with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other officials to discuss the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America that has […]

07/09/2014

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Mark Smith: Obama to meet on immigration

President Obama will travel to Texas later today, where he intended to focus on fundraising, but he will now have to address the immigration crisis at the border. AP White House Correspondent Mark Smith talked to […]

07/09/2014

FILE - In this July 7, 2014 file photo, immigrant families and children's advocates rally in response to President Barack Obama's statement on the crisis of unaccompanied children and families illegally entering the United States, outside the Los Angeles Federal building. Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, Obama on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border, straining immigration resources and causing a political firestorm in Washington.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up […]

07/08/2014

In this June 25, 2014 photo, a group of  immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Border money request will precede policy proposals

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he […]

07/08/2014

President Barack Obama, glances back during a reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington,  June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

AP sources: Obama backs off border policy changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is holding off for now on seeking new legal authority to send unaccompanied migrant kids back home faster. The approach is a change from what the White House has […]

07/07/2014

FILE - This June 24, 2014, file photo shows Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson arriving to testify before the House Committee on Homeland Security on Capitol Hill in Washington about the growing problem of unaccompanied children crossing the border into the United States. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

White House: Most kids at border won’t stay in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would prevent them from being sent back from their home […]

07/07/2014

President Barack Obama speak about education during a lunch meeting with teachers, Monday, July 7, 2014, in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama highlights push for better skilled teachers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama brought forward a new administration effort Monday to place quality teachers in schools that need them the most. Obama said the U.S. education system has “a problem” in that […]

07/07/2014

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