President Barack Obama

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Push To Write New War Powers For Obama Stalls In Congress

A move to write new war powers to authorize the Obama administration’s 9-month-old battle against Islamic State militants has stalled in Congress. It might even be dead.

05/18/2015

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President Obama Gets Own Twitter Feed

President Obama took to social media with his first official @POTUS Twitter account.

05/18/2015

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Obama Library To Be Built In Chicago’s South Side

The president chose the site near the University of Chicago campus to honor the city where he began his political career.

05/12/2015

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Obama Sends Handwritten Note To McConnell

The president’s note thanked the Senate’s top Republican for backing the confirmation of Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

05/11/2015

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Senate OKs Bill Giving Congress Review Of Iran Nuclear Deal

The Senate muscled its way into President Barack Obama’s talks to curb Iran’s nuclear program, overwhelmingly backing legislation Thursday that would let Congress review and possibly reject any final deal with Tehran.

05/07/2015

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2016 Presidential Candidates Will Have To Address Problems Facing The Poor

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate. Tensions […]

05/02/2015

US President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn after arriving on Marine One at the White House in Washington, DC, April 29, 2015. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Lives Up To Pledge To Slow Immigrant Deportations

President Barack Obama has failed to live up to a campaign promise to push through immigration legislation, but he has met a postelection pledge to slow deportations with or without approval from Congress

04/29/2015

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Obama: Police Must Hold Officers Accountable For Wrongdoing

On a morning radio program, President Obama said police departments need to regain the trust of minority communities by outing bad cops.

04/29/2015

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2R) and his wife Akie Abe (L) pose with US President Barack Obama (R) and US First Lady Michelle Obama (2L) before a state dinner at the White House April 28, 2015 in Washington, DC.    AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

State Dinner Offers New Chef And Chopsticks For The Brave

President Barack Obama’s state dinner for the prime minister of Japan offered guests a new chef, new china and the specter of chopsticks — a daunting challenge for some nervous newcomers, no big deal to others.

04/28/2015

U.S. President Barack Obama and his family on vacation in Hawaii. (credit:  Kent Nishimura-Pool/Getty Images)

White House To Unveil Barack Obama State China

A hue of blue inspired by the waters of Hawaii is a prominent feature of the Obama state china service being unveiled by the White House.

04/27/2015

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