Family of Barack Obama

In this image released by The White House, Bo, left, and Sunny, the Obama family dogs, on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. The White House says the Obamas have added Sunny, a Portuguese Water Dog like Bo, to the first family. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

Even Obama dogs jump through hoops to enter Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — It doesn’t matter that they belong to President Barack Obama — first family dogs Bo and Sunny had to go through Hawaii’s strict quarantine procedures to travel to the islands for their […]

12/30/2013

Onyango Obama, President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, arrives at U.S. Immigration Court for a deportation hearing Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

White House changes story on Obama’s uncle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama briefly lived with an uncle who faced deportation from the United States, correcting its previous statements that the president had never met Onyango […]

12/05/2013

In this Nov. 25, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama, left, stops his speech and turns around in response to an unidentified man, right, who heckled him about anti-deportation policies, at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Advocates press Obama for fewer deportations

WASHINGTON (AP) – Advocates are demanding that President Barack Obama use his powers as chief executive to stop deportations of more people among the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally. The president is obliging, […]

11/27/2013

President Barack Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt ceiling during a visit to M. Luis Construction, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Rockville, Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Shutdown in 3rd day with bigger trouble looming

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama laid the blame for the government’s partial shutdown at the feet of House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, escalating a confrontation that is running the risk of a potentially […]

10/03/2013

People take pictures in front of the steps of the closed Lincoln Memorial, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Washington. The museums that draw millions of visitors to the National Mall closed their doors Tuesday, memorials were barricaded and trash will go uncollected in the nation's most-visited national park due to the first government shutdown in 17 years.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Stop being so stupid, voters tweet to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The roiling debate over the U.S. government shutdown is extending to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as fed-up Americans turn to social media to register their disgust with federal lawmakers for shutting down […]

10/02/2013

In this image released by The White House, Bo, left, and Sunny, the Obama family dogs, on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. The White House says the Obamas have added Sunny, a Portuguese Water Dog like Bo, to the first family. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

Obamas adopt 2nd White House dog, name her Sunny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Watch out, Bo — there’s a new dog in town. The White House says the Obamas have added a second dog to the first family. Her name is Sunny, and she’s a […]

08/19/2013

Barack Obama is officially sworn-in for a second term by Chief Justice John Roberts (r), with first lady Michelle Obama holding the Robinson family Bible and daughters Malia and Sasha watching (c, l-r), Blue Room of the White House. (AP Photo)

Obama reminds daughters their life is ‘not the norm’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he and the first lady are constantly reminding their daughters that they’re growing up in a “slightly unreal environment” at the White House. In an interview published online […]

07/31/2013

US first lady Michelle Obama (l), US President Barack Obama (back to camera) hugs his daughter, Malia, with daughter Sasha (r) looking on, Blue Room, White House, 57th Presidential Inauguration, Washington, DC. (AP Photo)

Obamas to return to Martha’s Vineyard this summer

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s back to the beach for President Barack Obama this summer. The White House says the president and the first lady will return to Martha’s Vineyard next month for a nine-day stay. […]

07/13/2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry (AP Photo)

Kerry expects Syrians to attend transition talks

STOCKHOLM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a stern warning Tuesday to Syria’s government, saying that new help will be given to opposition forces should President Bashar Assad’s regime decide to back […]

05/14/2013

Obama attends daughter’s basketball game

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has attended a basketball game for his younger daughter. The White House says 11-year-old Sasha Obama’s team had a game Saturday morning at a community center in Chevy Chase, Md., just outside Washington.

03/09/2013

Boy Scouts of America logo over uniform

Boy Scouts delay decision on admitting gays

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Faced with intense pressure, the Boy Scouts said it needed more time for consultations before deciding whether to move away from its policy of excluding gays as scouts or adult leaders. LISTEN to NBC’s Pete Williams analysis.

02/06/2013

Onyango Obama

Obama uncle gets Dec. deportation hearing

BOSTON (AP) — A federal immigration judge has scheduled a new deportation hearing granted last year to President Barack Obama’s uncle in Massachusetts.

01/30/2013

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