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Vice President Joe Biden applauds as President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama calls for immigration law by end of the year

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called on Congress Thursday to finish work on an immigration overhaul by the end of the year, a lofty goal that will be difficult to meet given the staunch […]

10/24/2013

President Barack Obama, right, applauds after awarding the Medal of Honor to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson of Seattle, Wash., during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Swenson was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in a lengthy battle against Taliban insurgents  in the Ganjgal valley near the Pakistan border on Sept. 8, 2009, which claimed the lives of five Americans, 10 Afghan army troops and an interpreter. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama presents Afghan war vet with Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Army captain whose heroic actions in a deadly Afghan battle were captured on video received the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor, from President Barack Obama at the […]

10/15/2013

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Hall of Fame football Coach Don Shula, right seated, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, where the president honored the Super Bowl VII football Champion Miami Dolphins. From left are, quarterback Bob Griese, the president and running back Larry Csonka and Shula. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama and ’72 Dolphins, a salute after 40 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some were gray-headed, others a bit stooped, at least one carried a cane. But despite age, there were still hints of the large frames that once had been covered in football pads […]

08/20/2013

President Barack Obama stands with families who benefited from the health care law provision that provides consumers with a refund if their insurance company doesn’t spend the majority of premium dollars on medical care as he speaks about health care reform and the Affordable Care Act in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama talks up health care rebates, lower premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) — Disputing Republican criticism of his health care plan, President Barack Obama said Thursday the law is working and cutting costs for consumers with insurance company rebates and the promise of lower premiums. […]

07/18/2013

President Barack Obama

Obama slams IRS targeting, defends Libya effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday called reports that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups “outrageous” and said anyone responsible should be held accountable. He pushed back strongly against fresh Republican criticism […]

05/13/2013

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama (AP Photo)

Michelle Obama challenges kids with lunch contest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children from across the nation will rub elbows with Michelle Obama and dine off fine china in the East Room of the White House this summer as part of a contest to promote healthy eating.

04/03/2013

Obama to hold news conference on Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will hold a news conference on Wednesday, his first since being re-elected to a second term. White House press secretary Jay Carney says Obama will take questions from reporters […]

11/09/2012

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