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Politics Jan 18Watch Video: Obama defends decision to commute Manning’s sentence
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term Wednesday, arguing in his final White House news conference that the former Army intelligence analyst had served a "tough…
Politics Dec 17Obama, rapping Putin, says U.S. could strike back on cyberattacks
President Barack Obama put Russia's Vladimir Putin on notice Friday that the U.S. could use offensive cyber muscle to retaliate for interference in the U.S. presidential election.
Politics Dec 16WATCH: In year-end news conference, Obama addresses Russian hacking, Aleppo
President Barack Obama on Friday warned against turning Russian hacking in the United States into a "political football" and said he hoped his successor, Republican Donald Trump, will take foreign influence in American elections seriously once he takes office.
Politics Oct 20Donald Trump says he will ‘totally accept’ presidential election results — on one condition
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he was reserving his right to "contest or file a legal challenge" if he loses.
Politics Jul 19Did Melania Trump’s speech borrow lines from Michelle Obama?
Melania Trump's speech Monday at the Republican National Convention contained two passages that nearly match Michelle Obama's speech from the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Politics Mar 19Obama’s historic trip to open new era of U.S. relations with Cuba
President Barack Obama will open a new era in the United States' thorny relationship with Cuba during a history-making trip that has two seemingly dissonant goals: locking in his softer approach while also pushing the island's communist leaders to change…
Politics Nov 15In wake of Paris attacks, world leaders pledge renewed fight against ISIS
Jolted to attention by a horrifying terror spree in Paris, world leaders pledged a renewed fight Sunday against the Islamic State group, but offered little in the way of a revamped counter-terrorism strategy.
Politics Aug 02Biden expected to make decision on White House run by September
Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run…
Politics Jul 15Obama defends Iran deal as only option to avert arms race
President Barack Obama vigorously defended the nuclear deal with Iran on Wednesday, casting the historic accord as the only possibility to avert a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and reduce the chances of war.