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Politics Jul 21Donald Trump may support gay rights, but does the Republican Party?
While Republicans seek to broaden their appeal ahead of November's election, the party adopted a platform that moves farther away from gay rights with a new admonition of gay parenting, adding language that says kids raised by a mother and…
Politics Jul 20Why some Republicans in Cleveland want Hillary Clinton in prison
It's no surprise that Republicans are emphasizing Clinton's weaknesses more than Trump's strengths. The GOP's strategy for winning in November rests in part on the hope that voters dislike the Democrat more than the Republican.
World Jul 13Obama deploys 47 U.S. troops to South Sudan amid heavy fighting
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he's deployed 47 U.S. troops to South Sudan amid a worrisome outbreak of fighting there.
Nation Jul 07Obama: Police shootings should trouble all Americans
Obama says when incidents like this occur, many Americans feel it's because they're not being treated the same. He says, "That hurts."…
Nation Jul 06Obama slows troop drawdown in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON — The U.S. will slow its troop drawdown in Afghanistan, leaving a force of 8,400 when President Barack Obama completes his term, the president announced Wednesday in a blunt acknowledgment that America will remain entangled there despite his aspirations…
Politics Jul 03Obama campaign machine prepares to support Clinton
The vaunted data-driven machine that twice got President Barack Obama elected is revving up to help elect Hillary Clinton, as Democrats look to recreate the tactical advantage they used against Republicans in 2008 and 2012.
Nation Jun 24Stonewall Inn officially becomes first national monument for gay rights
President Barack Obama is designating New York's Stonewall Inn as a national monument — the first to honor gay rights.
Health Jun 22Obama signs major overhaul of toxic chemicals rules into law
President Barack Obama has signed into law the first overhaul of toxic chemical rules in 40 years.
Nation Jun 16Obama in Orlando: We can’t wipe away hatred in the world, but we can stop some tragedies
President Barack Obama was undertaking a grim and delicate mission to Orlando, Florida on Thursday, offering solace after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Politics Jun 01Obama touts economic record in Elkhart, Indiana
In Elkhart, a town of about 50,000 not far from South Bend, Obama will encounter a community whose experience during his presidency has mirrored the country's broader economic revival: uneven and bumpy, with both winners and losers.