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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…
Politics Nov 02Obama signs 2-year budget, debt deal before default deadline
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law a bipartisan budget bill that avoids a catastrophic U.S. default and puts off the next round of fighting over federal spending and debt until after next year's presidential and congressional…
Politics Oct 21Obama says U.S. will tackle prescription drug and heroin abuse
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will take steps to improve doctor training and ease access to drug treatment as part of an effort to help communities battling the scourge of heroin and prescription painkiller abuse.