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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Obama and first lady are traveling to South Africa to attend a tomorrow's memorial service in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama heads to South Africa for Mandela memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama headed to South Africa on Monday to attend a national memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Obama and his wife, Michelle, boarded Air Force One under cold, rainy […]

12/09/2013

President Barack Obama turns from the podium after speaking  in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Dec. 5, 2013, about the death of Nelson Mandela. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama mourns death of icon Nelson Mandela

WASHINGTON (AP) — Counting himself among the millions influenced by Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama on Thursday mourned the death of the anti-apartheid icon with whom he shares the distinction of being his nation’s first […]

12/05/2013

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Californians divided over Obama’s health reforms as president’s job approval declines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians twice voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama, but they are split on his most important domestic policy achievement — health care reform. A Public Policy Institute of California survey released […]

12/05/2013

First lady Michelle Obama greets children during a holiday celebration showing the holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Michelle Obama unveils White House Christmas decor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The familiar black dog with the white chest and white front paws starred in past Christmases in President Barack Obama’s White House, but America’s first pooch had to let someone else in […]

12/04/2013

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

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