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World Jul 29U.S. accuses Russia of violating arms control treaty by testing cruise missile
WASHINGTON — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered…
Politics Jul 01Immigration advocates stack demands for Obama
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama faced immediate demands for bold action to stem deportations Tuesday, a day after declaring immigration legislation dead and announcing plans to act on his own. At the same time GOP opposition to the president's go-it-alone…
Politics Jun 17Obama’s day trip highlights economy, courts donors
PITTSBURGH — Drawing attention to his economic policies and courting a key Democratic constituency, President Barack Obama is embarking on a two-stop day trip to highlight technological developments and to raise money for the Democratic Party from a newly energized…
Politics May 28During West Point commencement, Obama touts U.S. foreign policy but urges restraint
In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a "long season of war," but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.
Politics May 09Obama angers labor groups by promoting Wal-Mart’s solar projects
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- President Barack Obama is showcasing Wal-Mart, often a target of labor groups and other Democratic constituencies, to promote advances in energy efficiency in his broader campaign to confront climate change. Obama on Friday was to announce…
Nation May 07Obama pledges U.S. government support in rebuilding tornado-struck Arkansas
VILONIA, Ark. -- Surveying the residue of nature's destructive power in the country's midsection, President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to residents of tornado-ravaged Arkansas communities that their government will stand with them until they finish rebuilding.
Politics Apr 08Obama, Democrats look to take action on equal pay
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are making a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women's wages, linking Obama executive actions with pending Senate legislation aimed at closing a compensation gender gap that favors…
Politics Mar 28Obama makes fence-mending trip to Saudi Arabia
President Barack Obama is making a fence-mending mission to Saudi Arabia, an important Middle East ally that's grown nervous as the U.S. negotiates with Iran and pulls out troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.
World Mar 21Russia rewrites the itinerary for Obama’s trip to Europe
Pushing back against demands to supply arms to Ukraine, Obama administration officials said Friday that economic sanctions would remain the primary weapon as the U.S. and its European allies seek a diplomatic solution to Russia's aggression.
Nation Mar 18Obama awards Medal of Honor to 24 overlooked veterans
Seeking to correct potential acts of bias spanning three wars, President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible recipients were not bypassed due to prejudice.