President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama waves as he leaves a cafe on Martha's Vineyard, MA.  on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama appeals for ‘peace and calm’ in Ferguson

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Appealing for “peace and calm,” President Barack Obama on Thursday said there is no excuse for excessive use of force by police in a St. Louis suburb against crowds protesting the […]

08/14/2014

Police wearing riot gear stage outside the remains of a burned convenience store Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Hactivist group releases name it says is officer in shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The hacker group Anonymous has released the name of the person that it says is the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The Associated Press has […]

08/14/2014

President Barack Obama waves as he leaves a cafe on Martha's Vineyard, MA.  on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Clinton and Obama to party and maybe even hug

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton is making her presence felt on President Barack Obama’s summer vacation – in more ways than one. The former secretary of state happens to be holding a […]

08/13/2014

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

Obama, Clinton to attend Martha’s Vineyard party

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will spend a bit of his summer vacation with Hillary Rodham Clinton, a get-together that comes amid signs that the former secretary of state is seeking to distance herself from […]

08/12/2014

FILE - This Sept. 22, 2011 file photo shows Robert McDonald, CEO and president of Procter & Gamble. President Barack Obama is selecting the former Procter and Gamble executive as his choice to be secretary of Veterans Affairs, an administration official said Sunday, June 29, 2014.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Obama picks ex-P&G head to lead Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Proctor & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment […]

06/29/2014

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the situation in Iraq, Thursday, June 19, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Analysis: Obama plan leaves Iraq mostly on its own

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the U.S. has been clear about its intent to step back from Iraq. The restrained American military aid now being offered to defend Baghdad against a ferocious Sunni insurgency reaffirms […]

06/20/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama waves upon his arrival for his three-day visit in Malaysia, at the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Subang, Malaysia, Saturday, April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Obama pushes again for minimum wage increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is again encouraging Congress to pass a bill raising the minimum raise to $10.10 an hour. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says increasing the pay for […]

04/26/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

An inside look into President Obama’s Asia trip

President Obama has arrived in Japan, the first stop of a four-country Asia tour. He headed straight for a private dinner with the Japanese prime minister. Phil and Penny discussed the details  about the trip with AP White […]

04/23/2014

FILE - In this March 17. 2014 photo, President Barack Obama speaks about Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington.   Obama travels across the Atlantic next week and will seek a cohesive stance from European leaders unnerved by Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula.   (AP Photo/ Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

TOKYO (AP) – President Barack Obama opened a trip to Japan Wednesday with a close-up look at the art of sushi making at a tiny Tokyo restaurant with hard-to-come-by reservations and a hefty price tag. […]

04/23/2014

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Md. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama to survey deadly Washington mudslide damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans a brief visit near Seattle to survey damage from a recent mudslide that killed more than three dozen people. Obama will stop while on his way to the […]

04/22/2014

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