President Barack Obama

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Union-Backed Dems Make Final Push To Kill Obama’s Trade Bill

Union-backed Democrats launched a last-ditch effort Thursday to scuttle President Barack Obama’s trade agenda by sacrificing a favored program of their own that retrains workers displaced by international trade.


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VA Nomination On Hold In Senate Over Agent Orange Dispute

Two Democratic senators are holding up a vote on Dr. David Shulkin’s nomination for the Veterans Affairs’ top health post.


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Obama: U.S. Lacks ‘Complete Strategy’ For Training Iraqis

Obama said the Pentagon is reviewing plans to ramp up training and assistance to the Iraqi forces, but he added there must be full commitment by the Iraqis themselves.


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Obama: ‘Handful Of Senators’ Standing In The Way Of The Patriot Act

President Obama says he expects the Senate to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions before it expires Sunday at midnight.


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Top 7 Silly Questions #AskPOTUS Didn’t Answer

President Obama fielded questions about climate change on Twitter, but not everyone wanted to be serious during his Twitter chat.


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Court Won’t Lift Hold On Obama Immigration Action

A federal appeals court refused to lift a temporary hold on President Obama’s executive action that could shield as many as 5 million immigrants illegally living in the U.S. from deportation.


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Obama’s Trade Agenda Clears Key Senate Hurdle

President Barack Obama’s trade agenda cleared a key Senate hurdle and advanced toward likely passage on Thursday despite opposition from most Democrats.


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Report: N-Word Search In Google Maps Goes To White House

Google is apologizing for a racially offensive term in Google Maps that points users directly to the White House.


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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.


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President Obama Gets Own Twitter Feed

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