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Obama at today’s memorial at Fort Hood

A somber memorial will be held today at Fort Hood in Texas, where a shooting rampage last week left 3 people dead and 16 others injured. As he’s done in Tucson, Aurora, Oak Creek, Newtown, […]

04/09/2014

Afghan men line up for the registration process before they cast their votes at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Afghans flocked to polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the nation's first democratic transfer of power. The vote will decide who will replace President Hamid Karzai, who is barred constitutionally from seeking a third term. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

Obama praises Afghans on presidential election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that Afghanistan’s presidential election marks another milestone in the effort by the Afghan people to take full responsibility for their country as the United States and its […]

04/05/2014

In this March 23, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama signs the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. As a hectic sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama's health care law has managed to change the country. Americans are unlikely to go back to a time when people with medical problems could be denied coverage. But Obama’s overhaul needs reworking of its own to go down in history as a legacy achievement like Medicare and Social Security.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Health law legacy eludes Obama as changes sink in

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama’s health care law has indeed managed to change the country. Americans are unlikely to go back to a time when people with medical […]

03/29/2014

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President Obama to speak at UC Irvine’s commencement ceremony

A school that sits on land that was set aside by a US President 50 years ago, will be host to the current president for a special commencement ceremony in June. Dr. Thomas Parham, who […]

03/21/2014

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Crimea declares independence

Crimea’s parliament declared the region an independent state today, one day after its residents voted overwhelmingly to break off from Ukraine and seek to join Russia. The U-S and the E-U do NOT recognize the […]

03/17/2014

A Ukrainian officer stands outside the gate of a military base at the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in Crimea, Ukraine, Saturday, March 8, 2014.  (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

4 nations urge US gas exports amid Ukraine crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Central European nations are urging the United States to boost natural gas exports to Europe as a hedge against the possibility that Russia could cut off its supply of gas to Ukraine. […]

03/08/2014

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens as President Barack Obama speaks to media, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, before a meeting with between the president and Congressional leaders to discuss the situation in Syria. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House: ‘Common-sense test’ holds Assad responsible

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says a “common-sense test” shows that the Syrian government is responsible for a chemical weapons attack last month, and it demands a U.S. military response. White House chief of […]

09/08/2013

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New NSA spying allegations rile European allies

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration faced a breakdown in confidence Sunday from key foreign allies who threatened investigations and sanctions against the U.S. over secret surveillance programs that reportedly installed covert listening devices in […]

06/30/2013

Arctic sea ice extent for September 16, 2012 (in white) and 1979 to 2000 average extent (yellow line), NASA graphic. (AP Photo)

Icy Arctic rising as economic, security hot spot

WASHINGTON (AP) – The icy Arctic is emerging as a global economic hot spot. It’s one that is becoming a security concern for the U.S. as world powers jockey to tap its vast energy resources […]

05/11/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Obama returns to Washington from Mideast trip

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has returned to Washington after a four-day visit to the Mideast, his first foreign trip of his second term.

03/23/2013

President Barack Obama

Justices asked to void marriage law provision

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional a section of federal law that only recognizes male-female marriages.

02/23/2013

In this photo released by the White House, President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. The White House released a photo of Obama firing a gun, two days before he heads to Minnesota to discuss gun control. In a recent interview with The New Republic magazine, Obama said yes when asked if he has ever fired a gun. He said "we do skeet shooting all the time," except for his daughters, at Camp David. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

Obama a skeet shooter?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two days before President Obama’s first trip outside Washington to promote his gun-control proposals, the White House tried to settle a brewing mystery by releasing a photo to back his claim to be a skeet shooter.

02/02/2013

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