Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Threat Against Obama’s Niece Prompts Security Hike at NCAA Tournament Game

A threat against President Barack Obama’s niece, a player on Princeton’s women’s basketball team, prompted increased security at the Tigers’ NCAA Tournament game at Maryland.

03/23/2015

George Zimmerman the acquitted shooter in the death of Trayvon Martin, answers questions from a Seminole circuit judge during a first-appearance hearing. He was acquitted in July of all charges in the shooting death of unarmed, black teenager, Trayvon Martin.   (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman Says He Was Victimized By Obama Increasing Racial Tensions

Speaking out for the first time since the Justice Department cleared him of all charges, George Zimmerman criticized President Obama saying he was victimized by heightened racial tensions following the death of Travyon Martin.

03/23/2015

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Obama: ‘Some Members Of Congress Want To Make Common Cause With Hardliners In Iran’

Republican lawmakers warned the leaders of Iran on Monday that any nuclear deal they cut with President Barack Obama could expire the day he leaves office. The White House denounced the GOP’s latest effort to undercut the international negotiations as a “rush to war.”

03/09/2015

Protesters hold signs against the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a 1,980-mile (3,200-kilometer) conduit for oil from Canada's tar sands region to the US Gulf Coast, outside a Democratic event with US President Barack Obama. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Clears Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, Setting Up Veto

The Republican-controlled Congress has cleared a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

02/11/2015

A member of the Secret Service's Uniformed Division sits in his car on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House January 26, 2015 in Washington, D.C. after a small aerial drone was found on the grounds. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Tells Police Drone Crash at White House Was Accidental

The U.S. Secret Service says a small drone crashed overnight at the White House complex while the president was in India, but Obama’s spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat.

01/26/2015

White House On Budget: 'End The Era Of Manufactured Crises And Mindless Austerity' (Photo credit MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Seek Wilderness Designation For Oil Rich Alaskan Refuge

President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain.

01/25/2015

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Huckabee Slams Obama for Letting Daughters Listen to Beyoncé

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has accused President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle of parenting by double-standard, saying they shelter their daughters from some things but allow them to listen to the music of Beyoncé.

01/13/2015

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Obama Back in D.C. After 2-Week Hawaii Trip

President Barack Obama is back in Washington after spending two weeks with his family in Hawaii.

01/04/2015

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2014 Top Stories of the Year

2014 Top Stories of the Year

12/23/2014

A view of the U.S. Capitol Building's Rotunda after a vote on Capitol Hill on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Averts Shutdown Fears; Fights Over Nominees

Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama’s nominees, and several Republicans blamed tea party-backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for creating an opening for the outgoing majority party to exploit.

12/13/2014

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