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Politics Feb 25Obama says U.S. to pursue campaign against IS ‘on all fronts’
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he has directed his national security team to press the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State group "on all fronts."…
Nation Feb 11Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary
President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday.
Politics Jan 26Obama to push for expanding retirement plans
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will pitch some new proposals to expand access to retirement savings accounts and revisit some old ones when issuing his budget next month.
Politics Jan 20Obama tours auto show, pledges help for Flint’s water crisis
DETROIT -- President Barack Obama will take a victory lap Wednesday in Detroit with a tour of the North American International Auto Show.
Politics Jan 17Obama heralds Americans’ release as victory for ‘smart’ diplomacy
"This is a good day," Obama said in a statement from the White House. "When Americans are freed and returned to their families, that's something we can all celebrate."…
Politics Jan 11Syrian refugee among first lady’s guests for State of the Union
A Syrian refugee is among those invited to sit in first lady Michelle Obama's visitor box to watch the State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Politics Jan 03Back from vacation, an energized Obama aims to tackle gun violence
Hawaiian vacation over, President Barack Obama says he is energized for his final year in office and ready to tackle unfinished business, turning immediate attention to the issue of gun violence.
Politics Jan 02More work needed before any Iran sanctions, White House says
The White House says it has more diplomatic and technical work to do before it will announce further sanctions in response to ballistic missile launches by Iran.
Politics Jan 01Obama to take executive action on gun control next week
HONOLULU — President Barack Obama is expected to take executive action next week to expand background checks on gun sales, according to an individual whose gun control advocacy group has been briefed by administration officials about the timing.
Arts Dec 31Obama sips coffee and talks about nothing with Seinfeld
HONOLULU — President Barack Obama and comedian Jerry Seinfeld compare cars and trade one-liners in a 19-minute episode of "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee."…