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Nation Sep 15Two Vietnam veterans receive the Medal of Honor
President Barack Obama said Monday a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops.
Nation Sep 07Obama will lay out American strategy to defeat Islamic State this week
President Barack Obama will begin laying out a strategy this week to defeat Islamic State militants in the Middle East, meeting with congressional leaders Tuesday and giving a speech Wednesday, the eve of the 13th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist…
Politics Aug 07President Obama signs bill allowing new changes in veteran health care
FORT BELVOIR, Va. — President Barack Obama says the government must ensure that the Veterans Affairs Department has the resources to keep up with the demands of troops returning from war.
Politics Aug 04Former Reagan press secretary Jim Brady dies
The family of James Brady, the White House press secretary who was wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, says he has died. Brady was 73.
Nation Jul 28President Obama gets emotional over Malia’s impending departure to college
In a commencement address to high school graduates in Worcester, Massachusetts, Obama said he's practicing for what's coming in two years. "So I'm trying to get used to not choking up and crying and embarrassing her. So this is sort…
Politics Jul 17Obama promotes public-private partnerships for highway funding
With federal transportation funding about to run dry, President Barack Obama is taking steps to boost the flow of private dollars into public works projects. Using the recently closed I-495 bridge at the Port of Wilmington in Delaware as a…
Politics Jul 05FLOTUS ready to ‘fight until the bitter end’ on nutritious meals in school
"The last thing that we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids' health, especially when we're finally starting to see some progress on this issue," Mrs. Obama said at the White House.
Nation May 30Temporary leader tasked with immediate reforms at Veterans Affairs
"Sloan, I think, would be the first to acknowledge that he's going to have a learning curve that he's got to deal with," President Barack Obama told reporters Friday after announcing that Gibson would replace Shinseki temporarily.
Politics May 29Better medical information needed on youth sports concussions, Obama says
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is a lover of games played on hard courts, baseball diamonds and in 10-yard increments. His two daughters are active in sports and, like many parents with children on athletic teams, he worries about their…
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…