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This photo provided by HHS shows the main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/HHS)

Obama’s tarnished health care law at a crossroads

WASHINGTON (AP) — All things good, bad and unpredictable converge Jan. 1 for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul as the law’s major benefits take effect, along with an unpopular insurance mandate and a risk […]

12/31/2013

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Garcetti appointed to Obama Climate Change Task Force

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – President Barack Obama today appointed Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to a task force overseeing federal efforts to guard against droughts, floods, wildfires and storms related to climate change. Garcetti will […]

11/04/2013

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Garcetti in Washington to seek funding to restore the Los Angeles River

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to attend Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard’s “LA River Day” event today on the final day of his trip to Washington. Garcetti and the City Council […]

10/29/2013

The White House Twitter account via Twitter.

Links used in Obama Twitter account hacked

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonprofit political advocacy group which emanated from President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign says hackers altered the links contained in tweets sent under his name. An official with Organizing for Action said […]

10/28/2013

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu speaks during a meeting of the State Budget Crisis Task Force at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing tea party lawmakers of staining the GOP with their refusal to bend in the budget impasse […]

10/11/2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference at the Millennium Hotel in midtown Manhattan, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

US, Iran leaders talk for first time since 1979

WASHINGTON (AP) – Breaking a third-of-a-century diplomatic freeze, President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephone on Friday and, in a historic shift from years of unwavering animosity, agreed to work […]

09/27/2013

The U.S. flag flies at half-staff at the White House. (AP Photo)

Obama orders flags lowered for shooting victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is ordering flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor victims of a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. A proclamation Obama signed Monday says […]

09/16/2013

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 in Buffalo, N.Y., where he began his two day bus tour to speak about college financial aid. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Obama proposes new system for rating colleges

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Calling higher education an “economic imperative,” President Barack Obama is pushing for an ambitious new government rating system for colleges that would judge schools on affordability and performance and ultimately determine […]

08/22/2013

President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Central Missouri in  Warrensburg, Mo., Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama to play host to his Cabinet at Camp David

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hosting members of his Cabinet and their families at Camp David on Friday. First lady Michelle Obama is also expected to attend the rare gathering at the presidential […]

07/25/2013

President Obama

Obama’s statement on court’s gay marriage ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the Supreme Court’s finding that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional: ___ I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to strike […]

06/26/2013

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (AP File Photo)

Kamala Harris won’t comment on president’s compliment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris is declining to address comments this month by President Barack Obama that sparked a national discussion over whether compliments paid to a woman detract from her accomplishments.

04/15/2013

President Obama

Legacy in mind, Obama aides form web of influence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Close aides and loyal allies who made President Obama’s re-election possible are attempting to do what’s never been done before: building an extensive, well-heeled network of outside groups to promote his agenda and shape his legacy.

03/04/2013

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