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Politics Jun 14Trade loss proves ominous sign for Obama during challenging month
The trade defeat in Congress was an ominous sign in a month of challenges that could help determine President Obama's standing for the rest of his second term.
Politics Jun 09Ahead of court ruling, Obama says health law a U.S. reality
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that his 5-year-old health care law is firmly established as the "reality" of health care in America, even as he awaits a Supreme Court ruling that could undermine it.
World May 20China’s impact looms large as U.S. debates its own trade deals
WASHINGTON — If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game.
Politics May 18Obama sends first tweet from his own @POTUS account
President Barack Obama is embracing short-form communication. Twitter has a new @POTUS account.
Economy May 08Obama says trade deal lets U.S. write the rules, not China
President Barack Obama argued forcefully Friday for a pending international trade agreement, saying the U.S. must write the rules for global commerce now, while it's in a position of economic strength, or lose out.
Politics May 08With South Dakota visit, Obama is the fourth president to visit all 50 states while in office
President Barack Obama is delivering the commencement address on the eastern end of the state at a two-year technical institute, a chance to promote his proposal for free community college and to become the fourth president to set foot on…
World Apr 28Obama welcomes Abe to White House with high ceremony
President Barack Obama welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tuesday with full pomp and ceremony on a bright, dewy morning at the White House, calling the state visit a "celebration of the ties of friendship" and praising the alliance the…
Politics Apr 17Obama calls delay of his attorney general nominee ‘crazy’
President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch.
Politics Apr 12Can Obama sell both Iran and Cuba plans to Congress?
After triumphs abroad, President Barack Obama is finding stern challenges at home to his foreign policy breakthroughs, facing hard sells to skeptics over U.S. shifts, first on Iran and now Cuba.
World Apr 11In historic meeting, Obama and Castro vow to turn page on relations
The leaders of the United States and Cuba held their first formal meeting in more than half a century on Saturday, clearing the way for a normalization of relations that had seemed unthinkable to both Cubans and Americans for generations.