President Barack Obama

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

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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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Was ‘Cuban Twitter’ program political or not?

The Obama administration is looking into whether a “Cuban Twitter” program secretly backed by the U.S. government contained political messages, despite administration claims that the effort was intended only to increase the flow of information […]

04/10/2014

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AP correspondent discusses shooting at Fort Hood Army base

We’re learning more about the gunman who opened fire at Foot Hood yesterday, killing three people and wounding 16 others, before killing himself. Penny and Phil spoke with Associated Press National Security Correspondent Sagar Meghani […]

04/03/2014

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Poll: Obama health law fails to gain support

Just as the White House announced we’ve reached the 6-million sign-up goal for Obamacare, there’s a new poll that could prove troubling for the health care laws future. Penny and Phil talked about the poll […]

03/28/2014

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Pope Francis welcomes President Obama to the Vatican

Pope Francis welcomed President Obama to the Vatican today. The president considers Francis a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality. Phil and Penny discussed the details on the visit with AP White House Correspondent Mark […]

03/27/2014

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Obama plays up US-Europe bond in Brussels

President Obama is in Brussels today to solidify the West’s response to Russian intervention in Ukraine, but he has a number of domestic issues that he’s dealing with at the same time. Phil and Penny […]

03/26/2014

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’s Europe ties get new test in Russia dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s complex relationship with Europe faces new challenges during a weeklong trip as he tries to persuade allied leaders to hold firm in efforts to punish Russia for its incursion […]

03/22/2014

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