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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…
Politics Jan 16Analysis: Prisoner release puts GOP in difficult position on Iran
Iran's release of Americans prisoners puts Republicans vowing to isolate Tehran in a tough spot, removing an argument that the U.S. should not lift sanctions while Americans are being held.
Politics Jan 04Obama starts 2016 with a fight over gun control
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is slated Monday to finalize a set of new executive actions tightening the nation's gun laws, making his first order of business in 2016 a clear signal the president in his final year doesn't intend…
Politics Dec 11Obama’s executive actions could open a door for successors
WASHINGTON — While the White House has condemned Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslim immigrants as "disqualifying" and "toxic," President Barack Obama may have only himself to blame if a President Trump ever succeeds in putting his plan,…
Nation Dec 04Obama administration weighs making women eligible for military draft
The White House says the administration is considering proposing changes to the selective service law that would make women eligible for the draft.
Politics Dec 04California shooting doesn’t fit Washington’s gun debate
Bullets were still flying in San Bernardino when President Barack Obama, sitting for a scheduled television interview, issued a now-familiar call for more gun control. Around the same time Wednesday night, in an interview at his golf course in Northern…
Economy Nov 18Obama promotes trade deal in Asia, but tough fight remains at home
The president is facing opposition to the deal from Democrats and Republicans alike.
World Nov 17President Obama tries to build momentum for climate change deal
With a high-stakes deadline two weeks away, President Barack Obama hopes to build momentum on Wednesday for a broad and potentially legacy-burnishing global climate change agreement.
World Nov 17In signal to China, Obama will give two ships to Philippine Navy
MANILA, Philippines — With a towering warship behind him, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. will hand over two ships to the Philippine Navy to boost its maritime security capabilities, in a bid to show the U.S. and…