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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."…
Nation Dec 31Obama, lawmakers see centennial as chance to spruce up parks
WASHINGTON — Under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the nation prepared for the 50th birthday of the National Park Service with a spending splurge that refurbished Independence Hall in Philadelphia and helped complete the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the…
Politics Dec 29White House to hold state dinner for Canada’s prime minister
HONOLULU -- The White House says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend a state dinner on March 10 in a visit intended to boost ties between the neighboring countries.
Nation Dec 21Obama administration expands wildlife protections for lions
The Obama administration is expected to extend Endangered Species Act protections for two breeds of lions, in response to a large decline in their numbers in Africa over the past two decades.
Politics Dec 13Obama optimism on climate pact tempered by GOP opposition
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the newly passed international climate change agreement as a major achievement that could help turn the tide on global warming, but the immediate reaction of leading Republican critics was a…
Politics Dec 12Obama: The world ‘met the moment’ in reaching climate change deal
Obama, speaking from the White House, said the leaders from nearly 200 nations working in Paris "met the moment" in agreeing to what is being described as the most ambitious climate change agreement in history. He said the world can…
Politics Dec 12White House hails ‘most ambitious climate change agreement in history’
The White House is praising what it calls "the most ambitious climate change agreement in history" after the United States and nearly 200 other countries backed the deal in Paris.
Nation Nov 25Obama pardons ‘Honest’ and ‘Abe’ before Thanksgiving
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama spared two turkeys Wednesday named for one of the nation's most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times.
Nation Nov 12Obama awards Medal of Honor to retired Army captain
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday that a young Army captain who is the newest Medal of Honor recipient had the instincts and the courage to tackle a suicide bomber in Afghanistan during a moment of selfless bravery, saving…
Politics Nov 09Obama points to blocking Keystone as key accomplishment
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is already citing the decision not to proceed with the Keystone XL pipeline as one of the key accomplishments of his presidency.