President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama signs a document proclaiming the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama expands protection for California coastline

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is fulfilling a State of the Union pledge to preserve more federal lands by adding more California coastline to a national monument. Obama on Tuesday signed a proclamation permanently protecting […]

03/11/2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet members of the military on the tarmac upon their arrival at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

For Obama, a last stab at improving ties with Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — In late December, President Barack Obama’s new legislative affairs team sent him more than a dozen recommendations for ways to improve his strained relations with Capitol Hill. The president responded with a […]

03/08/2014

The view from inside the Sunnylands Center & Gardens at The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage, Calif., where President Barack Obama is playing golf according to White House officials, on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama golfs with childhood buddies in California

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — It’s a day of golf in Southern California for President Barack Obama while the nation’s capital recovers from this week’s snowfall. The White House says Obama teed off Saturday at […]

02/15/2014

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Obama: US not backing any Egyptian party or group

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Saturday reiterated that the U.S. is not aligned with and is not supporting any particular Egyptian political party or group and again condemned the ongoing violence across Egypt. […]

07/06/2013

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Medicare increase could ding some in middle class

WASHINGTON (AP) – Retired city worker Sheila Pugach lives in a modest home on a quiet street in Albuquerque, N.M., and drives an 18-year-old Subaru. She doesn’t see herself as upper-income by any stretch, but President Barack Obama’s budget would raise her Medicare premiums and those of other comfortably retired seniors.

04/14/2013

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Newtown mom pleads for gun control at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) – The mother of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut school shooting used the opportunity to fill in for President Barack Obama during the weekly radio and Internet address to make a personal plea from the White House for action to combat gun violence.

04/13/2013

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Risk for Obama in pursuing morning-after pill case

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill. But fighting that battle in court comes with its own set of risks.

04/06/2013

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Obama: Budget not `ideal’ but has `tough reforms’

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says his soon-to-be released budget, already criticized by friends and foes, is not his “ideal plan” but offers “tough reforms” for benefit programs and scuttles some tax breaks for the wealthy.

04/06/2013

US President Barack Obama delivers second inaugural address during 57th inauguration ceremony, Washington DC. (AP Photo)

Obama: Scouts should be open to gays and lesbians

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says the Boy Scouts of America should open its membership to gays and lesbians when its national executive board discusses the issue this week.

02/03/2013

Antonio Villaraigosa

Villaraigosa says he’s focused on his job as mayor

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Despite recommendations that he would quit a little early and join the President’s cabinet, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa intends to finish all of his term.

02/02/2013

President Obama, and Vice President Biden) place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. (AP Photo)

Honoring the nation’s fallen soldiers

WASHINGTON (AP) – On the cusp of his second term, President Barack Obama solemnly honored the nation’s fallen soldiers Sunday before taking the oath of office in an intimate White House ceremony.

01/20/2013

Obama and Karzai

US mission in Afghanistan to shift to support role

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai say in a statement that the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan is expected to shift to a support role later this spring – a […]

01/11/2013

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