Denis McDonough

In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about his signature health care law. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama health care woes become credibility fight

WASHINGTON (AP) – Throughout President Barack Obama’s first four years in office, he prided himself on his ability to bounce back when much of Washington thought his presidency was in peril. But the political challenge […]

11/17/2013

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Lawmakers push to keep Obama’s health care pledge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Little more than a week after millions of consumers received health care cancellation notices, lawmakers in both parties are pushing legislation to redeem President Barack Obama’s long-ago pledge that anyone liking their […]

11/05/2013

In this Oct. 21, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

After unity, some Democrats push back on Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two weeks after President Barack Obama saw his Democratic Party put up an unyielding front against Republicans, his coalition is showing signs of stress. From health care to spying to pending […]

10/31/2013

From left, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., meet in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Congress lumbers while threatened default looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats in Congress lumbered through a day of political maneuvering Saturday while a threatened default by the Treasury crept uncomfortably closer and a partial government shutdown neared the end of […]

10/12/2013

US President Barack Obama (l) and President of Syria Bashar Assad. (AP Photo)

Back home, high-stakes week on Syria awaits Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama faces a high-stakes week of trying to convince a skeptical Congress and a war-weary American public that they should back him on a military strike against Syria. His administration […]

09/07/2013

President Barack Obama arrives to deliver remarks about the crisis in Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In first major test, Obama overrules new team

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama’s new foreign policy advisers, the first test of their willingness to undertake military action wound up being a stark lesson in the president’s ability to overrule them all. […]

09/02/2013

Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary (AP Photo)

Carney: Criticism of IRS response ‘legitimate’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top spokesman says the White House is facing “legitimate criticisms” for its shifting accounts about who knew what about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative political groups, and […]

05/22/2013

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Lawmakers: Obama wooing might break budget logjam

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers said they welcome President Obama’s courtship and suggested the fresh engagement between the White House and Congress might help yield solutions to the stubborn budget battle.

03/10/2013

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