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President Barack Obama. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Urges People To Push Stalled Gun Legislation

Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, President Barack Obama urged his most ardent supporters Saturday “to get back up and go back at it” and help push stalled legislation out of Congress so dangerous people won’t get their hands on guns.

09/22/2013

President Barack Obama answers a question on Syria during a joint press conference with Swedish Prime Minister after their bilateral meeting at the Rosenbad Building in Stockholm on Sept. 4, 2013. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

US And Iran Eye Diplomatic Defrosting At UN

The presidents of America and Iran may meet briefly next week for the first time, marking a symbolic but significant step toward easing their countries’ tense relationship.

09/20/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Away From DC, Obama Regroups For Fiscal Showdowns

President Barack Obama is pressing his case in America’s heartland that Congress mustn’t jeopardize fragile economic progress with threats of a government shutdown.

09/20/2013

The Obama administration estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from chemical weapons attacks in Syria. (Photo credit  JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Gates, Panetta Question Obama’s Syria Strategy

President Barack Obama’s first two defense secretaries on Tuesday night questioned his Syria strategy and said they would have told him not to seek Congress’ approval for a strike on President Bashar Assad’s forces.

09/17/2013

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Obama Ally In Congress Grapples With Syria Plan

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith is a leader on military issues in a comfortably Democratic district — a perfect ally to build support for President Barack Obama’s proposal for a military strike in Syria.

09/12/2013

The Obama administration estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from chemical weapons attacks in Syria. (Photo credit  JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Democrats Face Divide Over A Strike On Syria

President Barack Obama’s pursuit of a military strike in Syria has put congressional Democrats and party leaders around the country in a tough spot.

09/07/2013

President Barack Obama (R) meets with members of Congress in the cabinet room of the White House on September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama is urging Congress to authorize military action against Syria, and says he is willing to work with lawmakers on the wording of a specific resolution. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Faces A Tough Sell With House GOP Freshmen

Persuading first-term Republicans in the House is President Barack Obama’s toughest sell on military strikes against Syria.

09/06/2013

A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and whether to slap sanctions on Iran. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid: ‘Guardedly Optimistic’ Senate Will Approve Military Strikes

A Democratic aide said U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is “guardedly optimistic” that his chamber will approve limited military strikes next week against Syria.

09/06/2013

File photo of Donald Rumsfeld. (credit: Getty Images)

Rumsfeld: Either Oust Assad Or Stay Out Of Syria

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — President Barack Obama should either oust Syrian President Bashar Assad or not bother getting involved in the civil-war torn Middle Eastern nation, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told a Michigan […]

09/03/2013

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Obama Inspires Many In 50th-Year King Remembrance

President Barack Obama’s challenge to seize the cause of racial equality from the “glorious patriots” of the tumultuous 1960s struck a deep generational chord.

08/29/2013

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