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Politics May 23Obama to announce Julian Castro for housing secretary post
President Barack Obama is preparing to boost the profile of an up-and-coming young Hispanic Democrat by nominating San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to become the nation's housing secretary. Obama's current housing chief gets a new title: budget director. Obama was…
Politics May 22Obama heads to Cooperstown to promote U.S. tourism
Promoting travel to the U.S. as a job creator, President Barack Obama is planning new steps to make it easier for people from other countries to visit the 50 states and spend money at their hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions and…
Politics May 20First Lady Michelle Obama promotes arts education program with White House talent show
WASHINGTON — Count on singing and dancing, maybe even a few magic tricks, when the curtain goes up Tuesday on the very first White House talent show.
Politics May 10Michelle Obama speaks out on kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls
Michelle Obama on Saturday decried the kidnapping of scores of Nigerian schoolgirls who have been missing for nearly a month and used their plight to speak out for the rights of girls everywhere to get an education.
World Apr 24Obama rejects notion that Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger
TOKYO -- As trade negotiators struggled to overcome their differences, President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and urged the U.S. and Japan to take bold steps to complete an agreement that…
Politics Apr 23Obama dreams of sushi, kicks off diplomatic talks at Tokyo restaurant
TOKYO -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed economic, military and political partner that can serve as a counterweight to China's growing influence.
Politics Apr 16Obama, Biden to announce $600 million in job grants
Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land…
Nation Feb 17Five years later, what did the stimulus bill accomplish?
The costly $787 billion spending bill that President Barack Obama signed into law soon after taking office boosted the economy and helped avoid another Great Depression, the White House said in a status report on Monday's fifth anniversary of the…
Nation Feb 14Obama travels to California to address drought-stricken region
President Barack Obama will offer millions of dollars in federal aid for drought-stricken California during a visit with farmers and ranchers Friday and outline plans to seek $1 billion from Congress to help communities manage the effects of climate change.
Politics Jan 15Obama to announce new manufacturing consortium in NC
Highlighting the growing manufacturing sector of the U.S. economy, President Barack Obama is proposing new ways for the government and the private sector to help keep those jobs coming. The White House said Obama will announce Wednesday in Raleigh, N.C.,…