Barack Obama

President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama seeks power to return immigrant children

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for increased powers to send unaccompanied children from Central American back from the U.S. border to the countries they’re trying to flee illegally. In a letter […]


FILE -This June 25, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Obama sends best wishes for Muslim holy month

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sending his best wishes to Muslims in the U.S. and around the world on the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Obama says in a statement that […]


FILE - In this Wednesday, June 25, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at the League of Conservation Voters Capitol Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Court ruling comes as Obama’s use of power tested

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executive authority as just so much grousing from frustrated partisans. Then, […]


This Aug. 21, 2013 file photo shows a Syrian military soldier holding his AK-47 with a sticker of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Arabic that reads, "Syria is fine," as he stands guard at a check point in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition, as the U.S. grapples for a way to stem a civil war that […]


FILE -This June 25, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

High court rebukes Obama on recess appointments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president’s power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama. The high […]


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Analysis of Boehner’s lawsuit against Obama

House Speaker John Boehner says he intends to file a lawsuit accusing President Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress. The suit would be filed on behalf of the Republican-controlled House. […]


In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, right, walks among gravestones of World War I soldiers with Belgium's King Philippe, left, at the World War I Flanders Field American Cemetery in Waregem, Belgium. (AP Photo/Olivier Hoslet, Pool, file)

For Obama, Putin, Merkel: WWI is family history

BRUSSELS (AP) — It’s not just ordinary people whose ancestors fought in World War I. It’s a shared chapter in the genealogies of President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. For British Prime Minister […]


House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner says House plans to sue Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday. […]


President Obama leaned over the sneeze guard at a Chipotle restaurant, as seen in White House photographer Pete Souza's Twitter feed.

Obama ‘overreaches’ at Chipotle stop

On Monday, President Barack Obama made a typical, quick stop at Chipotle on his way to deliver a speech at the Working Family Summit. What has given the tidbit continued life online is the photo […]


President Barack Obama crosses the street as he walks to have lunch at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014, prior to attending the White House Summit on Working Families. Walking with Obama, from left are, Shirley Young, Lisa Rumain, Shelby Ramirez,  and Rodger Trombley. Obama is encouraging more employers to adopt family-friendly policies, part of a broader effort to convince employers that providing more flexibility is good for business as well as workers. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama’s not just on the loose. He’s also hungry.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bear isn’t just on the loose. He’s also hungry. In this case, the bear in question is President Barack Obama, who has lately been comparing his yearnings to escape the White […]


Jill Biden kisses her husband, Vice President Joe Biden, as she introduces him at The White House Summit on Working Families, Monday, June 23, 2014, in Washington. The gathering, organized by the White House, Labor Department, and the Center for American Progress, highlights the challenges and offers solutions faced by working families in America. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama encouraging family-friendly work policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hosting a daylong summit Monday to encourage more employers to adopt family-friendly policies, even though the U.S. government doesn’t always set the best example. The United States is […]


President Barack Obama awards retired Marine Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry, Thursday, June 19, 2014, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Carpenter received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as an Automatic Rifleman in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Afghanistan vet honored as new troops head to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 24-year-old veteran who lost an eye after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine received the nation’s highest military honor Thursday in a somber White House ceremony. […]