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World Apr 11Obama, Castro vow to pursue new future for US and Cuba
Cuban President Raul Castro, in a speech to the Summit of the Americas, ran through an exhaustive history of perceived Cuban grievances against the U.S. dating back more than a century.
World Apr 10Stage being set for historic Obama-Castro meeting Saturday
PANAMA CITY -- President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro moved toward a groundbreaking meeting on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas Friday in what would be a remarkable display of reconciliation between two nations with the…
Politics Mar 13Obama banters with Kimmel, reflects on Ferguson
President Barack Obama read "Mean Tweets" on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Thursday night, but he was unfazed. After enduring the routine -- in which celebrities read hostile Twitter comments about themselves -- Obama told Kimmel, "You should see what the…
Economy Feb 23White House pushing tougher rules on retirement account brokers
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing tougher restrictions on brokers who manage Americans' retirement accounts, reigniting a confrontation with the financial services industry over rules affecting trillions of dollars in 401k and other savings accounts.
Economy Feb 19White House economic report pushes for higher wages to combat stagnation
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's top economists say that even as the U.S. has managed to kick start a lasting and growing recovery, modest wage gains are far from making up for decades of paycheck stagnation for middle-class workers.
Politics Feb 01Obama to propose foreign profits tax to fund public works
President Barack Obama's budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas, White House officials…
World Jan 23Obama offers condolences on death of Saudi King Abdullah
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama expressed condolences and offered sympathy Thursday to the people of Saudi Arabia upon the death of King Abdullah, an important ally and a major force in the Muslim world.
Nation Dec 12NFL ‘behind the curve’ on Ray Rice case, Obama says
President Barack Obama says the Ray Rice domestic violence case showed that the National Football League was "behind the curve" in setting policies about athlete behavior. He says new policies now in effect will send a message that there is…
Politics Nov 25Obama to pitch immigration actions in Chicago
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, the onetime community organizer, is returning Tuesday to the city where he says he first forged his ties to the Latino community to pitch his new executive actions on immigration.
Nation Oct 31Soldiers and civilians face different Ebola protocols
WASHINGTON — A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse…