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Politics Apr 18Obama’s first farewell tour starts with damage control
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama sets out this week on his first in a series of international farewell tours, a sometimes wistful tradition for presidents in legacy mode. But in a reminder of this president's uneven ties to allies, Obama's…
Politics Apr 04Obama says NATO alliance remains ‘linchpin’ to collective security
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday called NATO "the linchpin" of U.S. security policy and a critical ally in the fight against terrorism, indirectly countering Republican Donald Trump's recent claims that the 67-year-old alliance is obsolete.
Politics Mar 24Biden: ‘There is no Biden rule’ on Supreme Court nominations
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday tried to clear his name and tout his record on Supreme Court nominations, calling Republican branding of his past remarks on the subject "ridiculous" and casting himself as a longtime advocate of…
Nation Mar 09Obama signals Supreme Court announcement could come soon
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Thursday signaled that his announcement of a Supreme Court nominee could come soon, saying the nation's highest court needs to operate at full strength.
Politics Mar 01Obama, congressional leaders talk Supreme Court vacancy
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is due to meet face-to-face Tuesday with Senate Republican leaders who vow to block his Supreme Court nominee -- no matter who it is -- with the hope of keeping the seat open for a…
Politics Feb 23Guantanamo Bay undermines security, must be closed, Obama says
WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials say the Pentagon's long-awaited plan to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer the remaining detainees to a facility in the United States calls for up to $475 million in construction costs…
Politics Jan 27Obama, Sanders talk foreign policy, economy and ‘a little bit of politics’
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders talked foreign policy, the economy and "a little bit of politics," Sanders said Wednesday after their first extended sit-down since the senator's presidential campaign jolted the race for the Democratic nomination.
Politics Jan 26Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in fed prisons
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Monday he will ban the use of solitary confinement for juvenile and low-level offenders in federal prisons, citing the potential for "devastating, lasting psychological consequences" from the use of the isolation as punishment.
Politics Jan 25Who’s Obama for? Clinton has reason to smile
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama hasn’t endorsed a Democratic successor, but he’s now revealed some personal pros and cons in the fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Clinton has reason to smile.
World Jan 19Obama touts Australia’s contribution to Islamic State fight
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday thanked Australia for its "steadfast" alliance and key contributions in the fight against Islamic State group, as he we welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to the White House for the new leader's first…