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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. […]

06/26/2014

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 […]

06/25/2014

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. […]

06/25/2014

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 […]

06/24/2014

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 […]

06/23/2014

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 […]

06/23/2014

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. […]

06/19/2014

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the situation in Iraq, Thursday, June 19, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: Iraqi government must be more inclusive (full press conference audio here)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says it’s going to be hard for the current Iraqi government to resolve the country’s crisis unless the government is more inclusive. Obama stopped short of calling for Iraqi […]

06/19/2014

Soldiers jumping out of aircraft. (Photo credit: GoArmy . com)

US likely to send teams of Green Berets to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says the Obama administration is poised to announce it will send about 100 Army special forces members, divided into teams of about a dozen each, to advise and assist […]

06/19/2014

President Barack Obama meets with Lindsay Lawlor, of San Diego, Calif., and his creation, a 17-foot-tall, 2,200-lb robotic giraffe that "walks" on wheels and is powered by a 12-horsepower hybrid fuel-engine motor, during his tour on the South Lawn of the White House to meet with students, entrepreneurs and inventors, during the first ever White House "Maker Faire", Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama, inventors check out electric giraffe

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Barack Obama is mingling with inventors, sooner or later there has to be a robot. On Wednesday, it was Russell, the 17-foot electric giraffe towering in the South Lawn of […]

06/18/2014

President Barack Obama points to a replica of the Presidential seal that Terry Sandin made during a tour of TechShop, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Obama traveled to Pittsburgh and visited TechShop, a fabrication and prototyping studio open to the public via paid memberships, to deliver remarks on the economy. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama seeks to draw attention to manufacturing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Surrounded by an array of gadgets and high tech equipment, President Barack Obama pledged to boost American manufacturing and to give entrepreneurs greater access to production tools that would help bring their […]

06/17/2014

Iraqi federal policemen watch as Shiite tribal fighters deploy with their weapons in the northwest Baghdad's Shula neighborhood, Iraq, Monday, June 16, 2014. Sunni militants captured a key northern Iraqi town along the highway to Syria early on Monday, compounding the woes of Iraq's Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory to the insurgents in the country's north. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

More US troops to Iraq; special forces considered

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is urgently deploying several hundred armed troops in and around Iraq and considering sending an additional contingent of special forces soldiers as Baghdad struggles to repel a rampant insurgency, even […]

06/17/2014

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