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Obama Celebrates Black History Month, Ahead of Selma Visit

President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls “the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life.”

02/26/2015

President Barack Obama speaks during a rally at Chicago State University on Oct. 19, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

With Poll, Obama Foundation Hints at Library’s Likely Site

The foundation developing Barack Obama’s future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said, in the clearest sign to date that the library likely will go to the University of Chicago.

02/26/2015

Obama Speaking

Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

02/24/2015

President Barack Obama speaks at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline on March 22, 2012 in Cushing, Okla. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

White House: Obama To Veto Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Bill

President Barack Obama will veto a Republican-backed bill on Tuesday that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the White House said, putting a freeze on a top GOP priority — at least for now.

02/24/2015

Obama Plants Tree

India Officials: Tree Obama Planted Isn’t Dead, Just Looks Dead

Officials in India want to make one thing clear: The tree that President Barack Obama planted in New Delhi three weeks ago is not dead.

02/20/2015

John Kerry Speaking

Kerry: ‘Silly Debate’ In Media On How To Combat Terrorism

In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama argues the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn’t: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims.

02/19/2015

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, speaks at the DNC's Leadership Forum Issues Conference in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2014. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Dems Call On GOP To Denounce ‘Nonsense’ Comments On Obama’s Patriotism

Democrats are assailing former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for questioning President Barack Obama’s love of country.

02/19/2015

White House: Higher Wages Needed As Wealth Gap Widens (Photo by NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: Higher Wages Needed As Wealth Gap Widens

White House: Higher Wages Needed As Wealth Gap Widens

02/19/2015

Obama Speaking

Obama to Designate 3 National Monuments

President Barack Obama is designating three new national monuments for protection as historic or ecologically significant sites, including the Pullman neighborhood in Chicago where African-American railroad workers won a historic labor agreement.

02/18/2015

Former President Bill Clinton campaigns for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett at a ''Get Out The Vote'' Rally as Barrett tries to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a recall election on June 1, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wis. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Survey: Clinton Jumps To 8th In List Of Greatest US Presidents, JFK Most Overrated

Former President Bill Clinton jumped into the upper echelon of greatest U.S. Presidents in a new survey placing him as 8th on the list of best presidents of all time.

02/18/2015

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