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Politics Oct 19In face of ongoing criticism, Obama confronts Ebola head on
It's an issue that President Obama can no longer push aside. This past week's jarring Ebola developments have put a spotlight on the president's management skills just as he was earning praise for acting militarily against Islamic militants.
Nation Oct 16Obama authorizes use of National Guard, if needed, for Ebola response
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday authorized the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Nation Oct 16First nurse to contract Ebola in Dallas being flown to Maryland
WASHINGTON — The revelation that a second Dallas nurse who is ill with Ebola was cleared to fly the day before her diagnosis raised new alarms as leaders of the nation's public health system prepared to defend their efforts to…
Politics Sep 06White House: Obama to delay action on immigration reform
Abandoning his pledge to act by the end of summer, President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections, White House officials said.
Politics Sep 01Obama delivers Labor Day pep talk, renews push for raising minimum wage
WASHINGTON -- Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term…
Politics Aug 26Obama unveils plans to improve mental health care for veterans
His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain their…
Politics Aug 25Busy end of August awaits as Obama returns to Washington
WASHINGTON — While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively asked, "What is it about August?"…
Nation Aug 23White House reviewing programs that equip local police with military gear
The White House is conducting a review of programs that have equipped local police departments with military gear from the Pentagon, urged by President Barack Obama's call for more separation between the nation's armed forces and civilian law enforcement.
Nation Aug 18President Obama cites progress in Iraq, announces Holder is heading to Ferguson
President Barack Obama plans to speak Monday about the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri, after meeting with top aides on both trouble spots.
Nation Aug 01Obama phones Putin to talk Ukraine, missiles and sanctions
In an Obama-initiated phone call Friday, the U.S. president also raised concerns that Russia violated a key Cold War era nuclear weapons treaty, the White House said. In a letter this week from Obama to Putin and in an administration…