Barack Obama

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Obama to push minimum wage Wednesday in Conn.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to show momentum on a top legislative priority, President Barack Obama is appearing next week with Northeastern governors who back his push to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an […]

03/01/2014

President Barack Obama arrives to speak about Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Obama's statement comes as his administration is expressing growing concern over Russian intentions in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a blunt warning Friday to Moscow against military moves in the country's southern Crimea region that could further inflame tensions. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

US calls on Russia to withdraw forces from Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine by pulling his forces back to bases in the country’s Crimean region and to refrain from […]

03/01/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about the ongoing situation in Ukraine in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama warns Russia of ‘costs’ in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivering a blunt warning to Moscow, President Barack Obama expressed deep concern Friday over reported military activity inside Ukraine by Russia and warned “there will be costs” for any intervention. He did […]

02/28/2014

Let's Move video posted by the White House on YouTube.

Barack and Joe show how to ‘move’

In a foot race between the President and Vice President, does the number two guy pull back a bit and let the Commander in Chief win? It probably did not come down to that as […]

02/28/2014

President Barack Obama, next to White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, left, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell, meets with foundation and business leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, where he discussed his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative to expand opportunity for minority boys and young men. Former Lakers basketball star Magic Johnson, far left partially obscured, also attended. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama plan aims to improve odds for minority boys

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday launched his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, urging stronger efforts to create more opportunities for young minority men and to improve conditions that keep them impoverished and imprisoned […]

02/27/2014

President Barack Obama arrives via motorcade in a light snow, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. before boarding Air Force One for a trip to St. Paul, Minn.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama seeking $300 billion for roads, railways

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $300 billion to update roads and railways, arguing the taxpayer investment will help put Americans to work. Obama was announcing the proposal Wednesday […]

02/26/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the National Organizing Summit in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama: Health insurance enrollment at 4 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressing for a final rush of health care enrollees, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that about 4 million people have signed up for health insurance through federal or state marketplaces set up […]

02/26/2014

President Barack Obama, stands next to a robotic arm, as he speaks about manufacturing innovation institutes, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama announces new Midwest manufacturing hubs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced the creation of two Pentagon-led institutes to boost advanced high-tech manufacturing, with the eventual goal of creating jobs that have been lost to global competition. As […]

02/25/2014

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey follows Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after a news conference at the Pentagon, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, where Hagel recommended shrinking the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Congress signals tough fight for Pentagon plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers signaled a difficult battle ahead for the Obama administration’s plan to dramatically overhaul the nation’s military, voicing opposition Tuesday to proposed cuts in benefit packages, long-standing weapons programs and bases that […]

02/25/2014

President Barack Obama meets with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama, Boehner meet for hour at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) have met for about an hour at the White House, their first one-on-one meeting in more than a year. Spokesmen for Obama and […]

02/25/2014

Afghan members of civil society organizations light candles during a memorial ceremony for 21 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Hundreds of heavily armed Taliban insurgents attacked army checkpoints in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, Feb. 23, officials said, killing 21 soldiers in the deadliest single incident for the Afghan army in at least a year. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year should the Afghan government refuse to sign a security agreement […]

02/25/2014

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey follows Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after a news conference at the Pentagon, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, where Hagel recommended shrinking the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hagel says US military must shrink to face new era

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking beyond America’s post-9/11 wars, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing bases and reshaping forces to confront a “more volatile, […]

02/24/2014

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