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President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Income inequality a defining challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama turned his focus Wednesday to the pocketbook issues that Americans consistently rank as a top concern, arguing that the dream of upward economic mobility is breaking down and the […]

12/04/2013

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)

Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle allowed to remain in US

BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle, who ignored a deportation order more than two decades ago, on Tuesday was granted permission to stay in the United States. Judge Leonard Shapiro made the decision […]

12/04/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama declares health care law is working

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to regroup from his health care law’s disastrous rollout, President Barack Obama on Tuesday insisted that the sweeping overhaul is working and warned Republican critics that he would fight any efforts […]

12/03/2013

President Barack Obama at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, Oct. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

5 new things about Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) – The man who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is more than just another celebrity, or the famous face behind the government’s troubled health care website. Here are five new things about President […]

12/02/2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

White House: On track for health care website goal

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration says it will meet its self-imposed deadline of fixing the troubled health care website so that 50,000 people can log in at the same time starting late Saturday. Yet […]

11/30/2013

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 boards Air Force One before his departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Obama: US movies, TV help shape world’s culture

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama says thanks to television and movies, the rest of the world has had a front-row seat for America’s march toward progress. Obama is trumpeting the entertainment industry at […]

11/26/2013

President Barack Obama at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama pushes back on critics of Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to his critics, President Barack Obama forcefully defended the weekend nuclear agreement with Iran, declaring that the United States “cannot close the door on diplomacy.” The president’s remarks came as criticism […]

11/25/2013

President Barack Obama at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama invokes Thanksgiving spirit on immigration

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama is invoking the Thanksgiving spirit in search of an immigration deal with Congress. The president says he’s willing to go along with House Republicans who want to break […]

11/25/2013

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and his wife former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, along with members of the Kennedy family, pause during a wreath laying ceremony in honor of President John F. Kennedy, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama, Clinton families pay tribute to JFK

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute Wednesday to former President John F. Kennedy’s legacy, joining former President Bill Clinton to lay a wreath at Kennedy’s grave and presenting a freedom medal that Kennedy […]

11/20/2013

President Barack Obama awards former President Bill Clinton the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama opens JFK tribute with freedom medals

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama opened a day of tributes to former President John F. Kennedy on Wednesday by bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on prominent Americans, 50 years after Kennedy was assassinated […]

11/20/2013

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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