Stories tagged: president obama
Sun., April 28, 2019
The 2020 U.S. presidential elections seem impossibly remote as nine Americans weave their kayaks through a thick red mangrove forest on Cuba’s southern coast.
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017
Former President Barack Obama called on fellow Democrats to reject politics of “division” and “fear” while rallying on Thursday at the side of his former ambassador to Germany, who is …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
Former U.S. President Barack Obama says that diplomacy, rather than military might, is the best way to deal with the “real threat” presented by North Korea.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
Like the heroes who assisted shooting victims, it’s the American people who will have to step up if they want to stem the wave of mass shootings.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017
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
Americans across the political spectrum generally support a generous immigration program, as long as it’s orderly.
Tue., June 6, 2017
It’s become all about Trump, when it should be about the inherent difficulty of regulating the global climate.
Sat., May 6, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
No surprise. China’s ostentatious rudeness was perfectly reflective of the world’s general disdain for President Obama.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016
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
A Spokane drug dealer who is serving life in prison had his sentence commuted.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …