President Obama

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

Children who wrote letters to President Obama about the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, watch as he signs executive orders outlining proposals to reduce gun violence. (AP Photo)

Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

WASHINGTON (AP) – Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades.

01/16/2013

Analysis: US irked by Google chief’s NKorea plans

WASHINGTON (AP) – Google chief Eric Schmidt’s plan to visit North Korea has put the Obama administration in an awkward position.

01/05/2013

Pilots didn't get the memo, Obama is in town

(CNS) – Two F-16 fighter planes were deployed today to intercept a pair of single-engine airplanes that violated restricted airspace established over Los Angeles during a fundraising visit by President Barack Obama. A Cessna 206 […]

06/07/2012

Obama uses pay-for-access privileges

President Obama is using privileged access to one of America’s greatest landmarks to reward his most generous financial supporters. A review by The Associated Press finds that more than 60 of Obama’s biggest campaign donors […]

03/26/2012

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