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Obama Urges Senate to Renew Phone-Records Program

President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including the government’s ability to search Americans’ phone records.

05/26/2015

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Byron Allen: Obama Is ‘A White President In Black Face’

A major television mogul has harsh words for President Barack Obama.

05/26/2015

US President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns during Memorial Day ceremonies on May 25, 2015 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.   AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Pays Tribute to Fallen Service Members at Arlington

President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the nation’s fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and saying Americans “can never fully repay the debt” to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

05/25/2015

US President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the Adas Israel Congregation May 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Tells People of Israel: ‘America Has Its Back’

President Barack Obama said Friday he “forcefully” objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime U.S. ally.

05/22/2015

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Obama: Refusing To Act To Slow Effects Of Global Warming Amounts To ‘Dereliction Of Duty’

President Barack Obama is framing the challenges of climate change as a matter of national security that threatens to aggravate poverty and political instability around the globe and jeopardize the readiness of U.S. forces.

05/20/2015

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Obama, Hillary Clinton Not Following Each Other On Twitter

President Barack Obama has nearly 2 million Twitter followers since launching his first tweet Monday morning, but one of them isn’t his former secretary of state.

05/19/2015

Protestors on Reisterstown Road near Mowdamin Mall, April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The funeral service for Freddie Gray, who died last week while in Baltimore Police custody, was held on Monday morning. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Obama Bans Some Military-Style Equipment Provided to Police

In a surprise announcement coming nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is banning the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law enforcement.

05/18/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15:  U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on May 15, 2015 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.  The ceremony, held since 1982, comes near the end of Police Week, a 53-year-old event first officially recognized in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reported that 126 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty last year, compared with 102 in 2013.   (Photo by Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Calls for Healing of Rifts Between Police, Communities

With police under increasing scrutiny after the highly publicized deaths of black suspects, President Barack Obama called on Americans Friday to honor law enforcement “heroes” by working harder to heal rifts with communities they serve.

05/15/2015

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Obama Offers Gulf Nations ‘Ironclad’ Security Cooperation

President Barack Obama is pledging unity with Persian Gulf allies in dealing with concerns about Iran.

05/14/2015

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2 WWI Heroes at Last to be Recognized With Medal of Honor

Nearly 100 years after their heroics on the battlefields of France, two World War I veterans will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor next month by President Barack Obama.

05/14/2015

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