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  • Court won’t lift hold on Obama immigration action

    NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s executive action that could shield as many as 5 million immigrants illegally …


  • Obama puts stricter controls on military-style gear for police

    WASHINGTON — Nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and …


  • NC State’s Cat Barber says all is OK with Obama after profanity

    N.C. State’s Cat Barber says things are square again with President Barack Obama. Last Saturday night, Barber was caught by TV cameras saying “What … (is) wrong with Barack Obama” …


  • Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

    WASHINGTON — 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 …


  • President Obama promotes economic plan in Idaho

    BOISE – President Barack Obama wanted to make a statement by picking Republican-dominated Idaho for his first public appearance after his State of the Union. “There’s not a liberal America …


  • McMorris Rodgers backs immigration measure; foresees action in 2015

    U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers joined almost all her Republican colleagues in supporting the bill Thursday that would nullify portions of President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration reform. “Just …


  • Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops for Iraq

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama authorized a broad expansion on Friday of the U.S. military mission in Iraq that will boost the total number of American troops there to about …


  • Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what …


  • Obama: I’ll act on my own on immigration

    WASHINGTON — In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama will act on his own to make changes in immigration policy, a White House official said Monday. Obama …


  • Obama: No apology for Bergdahl prisoner exchange

    BRUSSELS (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday he “absolutely makes no apologies” for seeking the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, vigorously defending …


  • Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle allowed to remain in US

    BOSTON — President Barack Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle has been granted permission to stay in the U.S.


  • Obama honors Clinton, Oprah, others with freedom medal

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on more than a dozen prominent Americans 50 years after the death of the award’s founder, President John …


  • Obama pays tribute to 107-year-old veteran

    ARLINGTON, Va. — President Barack Obama on Monday paid tribute to those who have served in the nation’s military, including one of the nation’s oldest veterans, 107-year-old Richard Overton.


  • High court will review EPA global warming rules

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether to block key aspects of the Obama administration’s plan aimed at cutting power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed …


  • Shutdown in 3rd day with bigger trouble looming

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama laid the blame for the government’s partial shutdown at the feet of House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, escalating a confrontation that is running the …


  • Lawmakers feeling heat from government shutdown

    Lawmakers locked in a political stare-down Wednesday were buffeted by rising anger from across the nation about a partial government shutdown that ruined vacations, sapped businesses and closed military cemeteries …


  • Government shutdown begins over health care feud

    WASHINGTON — Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a protracted dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law reached a boiling point, forcing some …


  • Obama: GOP ’grandstanding’ in budget battle

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a failure to increase the government’s borrowing authority would effectively shutter the economy.


  • Obama applauds UN deal on Syria’s chemical weapons

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a deal reached on a United Nations resolution to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons is “potentially a huge victory for the international community.”


  • Obama: UN must enforce ban on chemical weapons

    UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama says the U.N. Security council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for the regime of President Bashar Assad …


  • Obama cancels Moscow summit with Putin

    LOS ANGELES — In a rare diplomatic rebuke, President Barack Obama on Wednesday canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.


  • Tribute from Obama

    President Barack Obama on Monday honored former baseball players in the Negro League, a haven for African-American players who for decades were prevented from competing with white players in professional …


  • Obama proposes ’grand bargain’ for jobs

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is extending a new proposal to Republicans that he hopes will break the political gridlock on budget negotiations, offering to cut corporate tax rates in …


  • Obama asks for ’soul searching’ after Martin shooting

    WASHINGTON — Looking for positive lessons to draw from the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, President Barack Obama said Friday the nation needs to do some “soul-searching,” look for ways …


  • Senate steps back from brink in nominations fight

    WASHINGTON — The Senate stepped away from the brink of a meltdown on Tuesday, clearing the way for confirmation of several of President Barack Obama’s nominees long blocked by Republicans, …


  • Ricin-letter suspect Buquet pleads not guilty

    A Spokane man pleaded not guilty today to developing and sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obabma and a federal judge.


  • Is Big Data turning government into ’Big Brother?’

    SAN FRANCISCO — With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking …


  • Administration defends collecting phone records

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday defended the National Security Agency’s need to collect telephone records of U.S. citizens, calling such information “a critical tool in protecting the nation …


  • Obama nominating 3 to US appeals court

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling on Senate Republicans to allow prompt votes on three lawyers he’s nominating to an understaffed federal appeals court in Washington. In the White …


  • Hackers compromise AP Twitter account

    LONDON — Hackers have compromised the main Twitter account of The Associated Press, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House.

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