Stories tagged: President Obama
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Obama: GOP’s efforts to repeal health care ‘aggravating’
Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday called repeated Republican efforts to repeal his signature health care law “aggravating” as he urged people not to be discouraged by unsteady progress as …
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017
Froma Harrop: U.S. needs coherent immigration policy
Americans across the political spectrum generally support a generous immigration program, as long as it’s orderly.
Tue., June 6, 2017
Samuelson: Paris controversy distorts climate debate
It’s become all about Trump, when it should be about the inherent difficulty of regulating the global climate.
Sat., May 6, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
As Trump administration focuses on Southeast Asia, concerns over its approach to Myanmar
As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson welcomed officials from 10 Southeast Asian nations this week, a representative from Myanmar handed him a personalized letter.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 10 p.m.
President Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs
President Barack Obama welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the White House on Monday to celebrate their World Series win and speak to the power of sports to unite a divided …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
Pentagon and intelligence community chiefs urge Obama to remove NSA boss
The heads of the Pentagon and the nation’s intelligence community have recommended to President Obama that the director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Michael Rogers, be removed.
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 6:45 p.m.
President Obama honors Stanley Cup winners at White House
President Barack Obama honored the Pittsburgh Penguins at the White House on Thursday for completing what he described as one of the most remarkable turnarounds in the history of the …
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 7:25 p.m.
Obama welcomes relatives of 1936 African-American Olympians
Relatives of Jesse Owens and America’s 17 other black athletes from the 1936 Olympics were welcomed to the White House on Thursday by President Barack Obama for the acknowledgement they …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016
Charles Krauthammer: China incident highlights weakness
No surprise. China’s ostentatious rudeness was perfectly reflective of the world’s general disdain for President Obama.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Obama creates planet’s largest protected area
Using his executive authority under the 1906 Antiquities Act, President Obama last week created the largest ecologically protected area on Earth – a Pacific Ocean sanctuary so remote few people …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 4:51 p.m.
Obama shortens Spokane meth dealer’s life sentence
A Spokane drug dealer who is serving life in prison had his sentence commuted.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016
Rex Huppke: Obama is CEO, not founder, of ISIS
I realize some of you may find what I’ve written here shocking or hard to believe. But I assure you, it’s every bit as honest as Trump’s claim about Obama.
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016
Outside View: Free trade is American way
There is much frustration about the U.S. economy and the acute loss of manufacturing jobs in this nation. But insisting upon isolationist or protectionist economic policy is not the cure …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 7:08 p.m.
Libya airstrikes critical to U.S. security, President Obama says
U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Libya continued for a second day Tuesday, as President Barack Obama called the new bombing campaign critical to protecting U.S. national security …
Sat., July 16, 2016
Charles Krauthammer: Resisting the revisionists: Finally, a first step
NATO will now deploy four battalions to front-line states. In Estonia, they will be led by Britain; in Lithuania, by Germany; in Latvia, by Canada; in Poland, by the United …
Mon., May 16, 2016
Leonard Pitts Jr.: America should not apologize for Hiroshima
That said, there is a more visceral reason the answer to the second question must be no: Any other answer would defame Americans who endured unimaginable cruelty at Japanese hands.
Sun., May 15, 2016
Catherine Rampell: Congress should close tax loophole for rich
Certain investment fund managers receive a performance fee called “carried interest.” It’s taxed at half the tax rate they would pay if it were ordinary income.
Fri., May 13, 2016
Amy Goodman: Obama should listen closely in Japan
With each passing year, fewer and fewer survivors of the horrific attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki remain to provide eyewitness accounts.
Fri., April 15, 2016
Amy Goodman: Obama drives nuclear train wreck
As with his pledge to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Obama’s pledge to move the U.S. toward nuclear disarmament seems to have been abandoned.
Tue., March 22, 2016, 9:08 p.m.
With presidents Obama, Castro watching, Rays beat Cuban team
When Kevin Kiermaier slid into home plate for the Tampa Bay Rays’ first run of the day on Tuesday, President Barack Obama flung his arms wide in the sign for …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 9:18 a.m.
President Obama makes first visit to U.S. mosque
President Barack Obama is meeting with Muslim-American leaders from around the country as he pays his first visit to a mosque in the United States.
Sat., March 21, 2015
First Fans: Obamas’ niece to play for Princeton in NCAAs
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Nothing unusual about players’ family members showing up in the crowd for NCAA tournament games, of course. In the case of Princeton freshman forward Leslie Robinson, …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 10, 2014, 2:04 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers email asks whether U.S. should commit combat troops to fight ISIS
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers is polling supporters this morning via email on whether they want to see American troops committed to “defeat and destroy” Islamic State terrorists.
Sat., Sept. 6, 2014
U.S., NATO allies to take on Islamic State
NEWPORT, Wales – The U.S. and nine key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and they will take on the militants …
Wed., June 4, 2014
Judge tosses CdA woman’s lawsuit over NSA collection of cellphone data
BOISE – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Coeur d’Alene woman against President Barack Obama regarding National Security Agency collection of cellphone information, but raised questions …
Tue., May 20, 2014
Put down the juice box and lace up your sneakers. President Barack Obama is pinch-hitting for Little League. He paid a surprise visit Monday to Washington’s Friendship Park, where a …
Mon., March 24, 2014, 5:44 p.m.
Obama declares emergency for mudslide
President Obama signed an emergency declaration to send federal aid to victims of the mudslide in Snohomish County.
Mon., Nov. 18, 2013
OSU impresses Obama
President Barack Obama stayed to the end of a thrilling game and Oregon State rewarded him with a surprising victory, holding off Maryland 90-83 Sunday night. Beavers coach Craig Robinson …
Sat., Aug. 10, 2013
Obama won’t boycott
President Barack Obama rejected the idea of the United States boycotting the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year despite several significant disputes with Russia. Obama said the United States was …
Wed., Jan. 30, 2013
Vestal: What’s scary is this guy’s definition of what’s racist
Isn’t Obama black and scary-looking? You know he’s black, right? And scary-looking, naturally. Nothing racist about pointing that out. Goes without saying. But hey – race relations are tricky and …