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President Barack Obama and First Lady MIchelle Obama (AP Photo)

Obamas return for summer stay on Martha’s Vineyard

WASHINGTON (AP) – The first summer vacation of President Barack Obama’s second term is taking him back to Martha’s Vineyard, the well-heeled Massachusetts island he avoided during last year’s re-election campaign. But his return is […]

08/10/2013

In this April 25, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama stands with former president George W. Bush at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama calls George W. Bush after heart procedure

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has called his predecessor, former President George W. Bush, to wish him well as he recovers from a heart procedure to ease a blocked artery. White House spokesman Jay […]

08/08/2013

President Barack Obama greets Marines and their families before a speech, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Obama says he’d save money by refinancing mortgage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he’d save money by refinancing the mortgage on his Chicago home, but he hasn’t jumped on current low interest rates because “when you’re president you have […]

08/07/2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, where she told  reporters that Congress has too much critical, unfinished work to be leaving for a five-week recess.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Health care fix spares insurance hike for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under a forthcoming fix from the Obama administration, American taxpayers will continue paying for most of the health benefit costs for members of Congress and their aides who are being marshaled into […]

08/02/2013

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

White House ‘extremely disappointed’ with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is “extremely disappointed” in Russia’s decision to grant asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the White House said Thursday. In its first public response to Russia’s move […]

08/01/2013

Edward Snowden (center) attends news conference with Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks (l) and an unidentified woman (r), at Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow, Russia. (Human Rights Watch handout / AP Photo)

White House seeking clarity on Snowden’s status

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it has asked Russian authorities to clarify the status of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, and restated its desire to see him returned to the […]

07/24/2013

President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland on June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Obama weighs canceling Moscow talks with Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering canceling a fall summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, a move that would further aggravate the already tense relationship between the […]

07/18/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

On Martin case, Obama shifts from passion to calm

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama first addressed the death of Trayvon Martin last year, he did so passionately, declaring that if he had a son, he would look like the slain 17-year-old. His […]

07/16/2013

Edward Snowden (center) attends news conference with Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks (l) and an unidentified woman (r), at Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow, Russia. (Human Rights Watch handout / AP Photo)

White House criticizes Russia for Snowden meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House criticized Russia on Friday for allowing National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden to meet with human rights activists, calling it a “propaganda platform” for the man who seeks to […]

07/12/2013

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Q&A: Latest health law fight: Battle of mandates

WASHINGTON (AP) — If businesses get an extra year to meet a new health care mandate, why not everybody else? Republicans, seizing on the White House delay for employers, are demanding that the Obama administration […]

07/11/2013

Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary (AP Photo)

White House: Egypt aid cutoff not in US interest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says cutting off aid immediately to Egypt wouldn’t be in the best interests of the United States. White House press secretary Jay Carney says the U.S. is still reviewing […]

07/08/2013

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

Obama hit by Snowden setbacks with China, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s globe-trotting evasion of U.S. authorities has dealt a startling setback to efforts to strengthen ties with China and raised the prospect of […]

06/25/2013

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