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  • Obama says Trump should push Russia on nukes

    January 18, 2017 2:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to continue trying to persuade Russia to reduce its nuclear stockpiles. In his final press conference as president Wednesday, Obama said that he tried to negotiate further reducing nuclear arsenals with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but he says Putin... more »
  • Obama cuts short Chelsea Manning's prison sentence

    January 17, 2017 4:41 PM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents. The White House says Manning is one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama is shortening. Manning is more than six years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified government... more »
  • Official says Obama has intel report on hacking

    January 5, 2017 10:11 AM

    WASHINGTON- U.S. intelligence officials have delivered the classified report on Russian and other foreign meddling in American elections to the White House. A U.S. official said Thursday that President Barack Obama has received the report. President-elect Donald Trump is to be briefed on the report on Friday. The official was... more »
  • Obama offers condolences to Turkey's president

    January 3, 2017 10:08 PM

    ISTANBUL - The White House says President Barack Obama has offered his condolences to Turkey's leader over a pair of deadly attacks, including at a nightclub on New Year's Eve. Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also agreed during their telephone conversation Tuesday that their countries must "stand united"... more »
  • Obama calls Japan's premier's visit 'historic'

    December 27, 2016 8:05 PM

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - President Barack Obama says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor is a "historic gesture" that shows the power of reconciliation. Obama is speaking at Pearl Harbor along with Abe. It's the first such joint visit by U.S. and Japanese leaders. The president says... more »
  • Obama set to sign bill boosting spending on cancer research

    December 13, 2016 12:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will sign legislation on Tuesday that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse. The 21st Century Cures Act invests $1.8 billion for a cancer research "moonshot" that is strongly supported by Vice President Joe Biden, whose son Beau died of the disease.... more »
  • President Obama: 'Michelle will never run for office'

    November 30, 2016 9:47 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has tamped down any speculation that first lady Michelle Obama may one day run for office herself. In an interview with Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner conducted the day after the presidential election earlier this month, Obama said, "Michelle will never run for office." He... more »
  • Michael Jordan, Ellen DeGeneres among 21 to receive Medal of Freedom

    November 22, 2016 4:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is awarding the nation's highest civilian honor to 21 groundbreaking actors, musicians, athletes and others during a ceremony Tuesday at the White House. Among those getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom: actors Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Robert Redford. Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,... more »
  • President tours flood ravaged areas, snaps selfies with flood victims Play Video

    August 23, 2016 5:28 PM

    ZACHARY - People in the Castle Place Subdivision in Zachary received a high profile visitor to their subdivision Tuesday. President Obama shook hands with flood victims and offered them words of encouragement during a three-hour visit to the flood ravaged region. Tamika Bennett's home filled with nearly four... more »
  • 9,000 flood insurance claims already filed in wake of flood

    August 17, 2016 2:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - The President received updates from FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate on Wednesday morning after Fugate traveled to Louisiana on Tuesday to follow up with ongoing flood response in the state. Administrator Fugate briefed Obama on the resources that have been provided to support the response and recovery, including... more »
  • Obama: He'll be too emotional to speak at Malia's graduation

    January 20, 2016 3:14 PM

    DETROIT - Malia Obama's high school will have to find another commencement speaker when she graduates this year. Her father, President Barack Obama, says he'll be too emotional to get through a speech without crying. Obama told lunch guests in Detroit on Wednesday that he'll just "cry and sit there"... more »
  • Signed Obama speech stolen from vehicle Play Video

    January 16, 2016 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a thief who broke into cars at a McKinley High School basketball game didn't know what he had his hands on, and threw a speech signed by President Barack Obama into the trash. Officers arrested 17-year-old Keondrae Ricks after investigators said he and a... more »
  • Sources: President will stay at Holiday Inn off Constitution Play Video

    January 13, 2016 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Secret Service and local law enforcement spent Wednesday getting a local hotel ready for President Obama's arrival. Multiple sources confirmed to WBRZ, the President will stay at the Holiday Inn off Constitution Avenue. The massive effort to secure the spot where President Obama will sleep began... more »
  • President Obama to speak at McKinley High School

    January 11, 2016 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - President Barack Obama will speak at McKinley High School during his visit to Baton Rouge this week. The White House said Obama's visit is part of a post-State of the Union road trip where the president he will highlight items from his address Tuesday night "to... more »
  • Gun sellers, buyers in Louisiana react to Obama executive order Play Video

    January 5, 2016 4:40 PM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - President Barack Obama tightened America's gun laws today during a lengthy and emotional address. The President wiped tears from his eyes as he referred back to recent mass shootings. He referenced the dozens of children who were killed in Newtown, Connecticut and also talked about innocent... more »
  • In climate deal, Obama sees legacy he hopes won't be undone

    December 14, 2015 6:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is counting on the global climate accord to leave a lasting imprint on the world, even as his opponents begin working to whittle it away. The agreement marks one of Obama's most significant diplomatic achievements. Getting nearly 200 countries to sign a carbon-cutting deal seemed... more »
  • Negotiators take heart at Obama climate change comments

    December 1, 2015 12:16 PM

    LE BOURGET, France - France's environment minister is welcoming U.S. President Barack Obama's pledge to push for a climate accord that includes legally binding promises. Obama said on the sidelines of climate negotiations in Paris that parts of the accord should be binding to hold countries accountable. But Obama's remarks... more »
  • Obama says Turkey has right to defend airspace

    November 24, 2015 12:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey points to an "ongoing problem" with Russia's airstrikes in Syria. Obama says Turkey "has a right to defend its territory and its airspace." And he says that Russia is operating very close to the Turkish border... more »
  • Republican lawmakers may try to block Syrian refugee plan

    November 16, 2015 12:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican lawmakers may try to use must-pass government spending legislation to block President Barack Obama's plans to increase the number of Syrian refugees entering the U.S. Pressure to do so follows Friday's deadly attacks in Paris. Congress is facing a Dec. 11 deadline to approve a spending bill... more »
  • Homicide spike draws alarm from Obama administration

    October 27, 2015 8:20 AM

    WASHINGTON- Rising homicide totals in many large American cities have raised alarms within the Obama administration. Federal officials have been drawing attention to the problem, with the Justice Department convening a summit for police chiefs. On Tuesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and President Barack Obama are expected to discuss criminal... more »
  • Obama vetoes $612 billion defense bill in rebuke to GOP

    October 22, 2015 4:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has vetoed a sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill in a rebuke to congressional Republicans. Obama says the bill does a number of good things, but falls woefully short in other areas. He says it "resorts to gimmicks." The White House invited reporters and photographers... more »
  • Obama: Trade pact will open new markets for US farmers

    October 6, 2015 12:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is touting a new trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 other countries, saying it will provide American businesses and workers with access to new, fast-growing markets. He says the deal will provide a fair shot and level the playing field. However, the... more »
  • Trump criticized for not correcting questioner who said Obama is Muslim

    September 18, 2015 11:33 AM

    ROCHESTER, N.H. - Donald Trump's campaign manager says Trump had trouble hearing a question yesterday from a man at a town hall event in New Hampshire who incorrectly stated that President Barack Obama is a Muslim. Trump has been criticized for declining to correct the questioner. Trump was a... more »
  • White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

    August 30, 2015 5:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. He's giving the mountain its traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit to Alaska. Denali is an Athabascan word meaning "the high one."... more »
  • McConnell acknowledges difficulty in blocking Iran deal

    August 17, 2015 5:51 PM

    GEORGETOWN, KY - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell grudgingly acknowledges President Barack Obama has "a great likelihood of success" in his showdown with congressional Republicans on the Iran nuclear deal. The GOP-led Senate and House are expected to turn down the deal next month. Obama has pledged to... more »
  • President Obama hosts first White House Demo Day

    August 4, 2015 12:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is hosting top innovators and startup founders from across the country for the first White House Demo Day. The White House will showcase work Tuesday by more than 30 startup teams of women, minorities and young people - all underrepresented in entrepreneurship. The exhibits... more »
  • Obama says he could win a third term

    July 28, 2015 11:39 AM

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Could President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He's convinced that he could -- if he were allowed to do so. Speaking in Ethiopia today, Obama urged African leaders to leave office peacefully after their terms expire. As for his own situation,... more »
  • US, Cuba restore full diplomatic ties after 5 decades

    July 20, 2015 8:38 AM

    WASHINGTON- More than five decades of Cold War and lingering enmity have come to an end with the United States and Cuba restoring full diplomatic relations. The new era of U.S.-Cuba relations began with little fanfare as midnight Sunday passed into Monday in Washington and Havana and the terms of... more »
  • Landmark agreement reached on Iran's nuclear program

    July 14, 2015 7:53 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama says every path to a nuclear weapon will be cut off for Iran under a historic agreement announced in Vienna. Obama spoke from the White House Tuesday morning after the deal was announced. Addressing skeptics of the agreement, Obama said, "This deal is not built on... more »
  • Obama heads to Pentagon for meetings on Islamic State

    July 6, 2015 11:02 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is making a rare visit to the Pentagon today to get an update from military leaders on the campaign against the Islamic State. Obama's meetings follow a wave of weekend airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition in eastern Syria. The coalition says it was one... more »
  • Obama's trade agenda clears key Senate hurdle

    May 21, 2015 11:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's trade agenda has cleared a key Senate hurdle to move toward a final vote. The Senate has topped the 60 votes needed to begin substantive action on Obama's bid for "fast track" negotiating authority. The vote was 62-38. Obama says fast track authority will improve... more »
  • 2 WWI heroes at last to be recognized with Medal of Honor

    May 14, 2015 4:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - Nearly 100 years after their heroics on the battlefields of France, two World War I veterans will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor next month by President Barack Obama. Army Sgt. William Shemin, who was Jewish, raced across the battlefield three times to pull wounded comrades to... more »
  • White House backs compromise Iran bill in Senate

    April 14, 2015 1:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama would be willing to sign a compromise bill giving Congress a say on the emerging nuclear deal with Iran. Republicans and Democrats on a key Senate panel reached a compromise Tuesday. The compromise shortens the congressional review period and makes other... more »
  • At summit, Obama aims to broaden world approach to extremism

    February 18, 2015 4:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. is not at war with Islam but with people who have perverted the religion. Some have criticized the White House for avoiding linking terrorism directly to Islamic extremism. But Obama says those fighting for the Islamic State group and al-Qaida are not... more »
  • Obama to sign veterans suicide prevention bill today

    February 12, 2015 3:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is joining with lawmakers and top government leaders to cast a spotlight on the issue of suicide among veterans. Obama on Thursday will sign the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act into law. First lady Michelle Obama, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald... more »
  • GOP lawmakers: Scrap Obama health law, use tax credits

    February 5, 2015 2:39 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Three Republican lawmakers are proposing tax credits and greater leeway for states and health insurers as the GOP unveils its first plan this year for repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The outline was released Wednesday by three Republicans: House Energy and Commerce Committee... more »
  • Obama, Dalai Lama due at prayer breakfast

    February 5, 2015 2:35 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - How much will President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama interact during the National Prayer Breakfast? Heaven only knows. Obama is to sit at the head table Thursday morning with other speakers. Event organizers say the spiritual leader of Tibet will be seated in the audience of... more »
  • Senate takes up bill to lower suicide rate among veterans

    February 2, 2015 2:23 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bill aimed at reducing a suicide epidemic among military veterans appears headed to the president's desk. The Senate is expected to take up a bill Monday named for Clay Hunt, a 26-year-old veteran who killed himself in 2011. The bill is aimed at reducing a wave... more »
  • Obama visits GOP strongholds of Idaho, Kansas,

    January 22, 2015 2:31 AM

    LAWRENCE, KS - President Barack Obama likes to say there are no red states or blue states, just the United States of America. Yet his first two stops on the traditional post-State of the Union tour were in Republican "red" states. The White House says this is not a coincidence.... more »
  • In State of the Union, Obama aims to influence 2016 debate

    January 20, 2015 2:25 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues, rather than setting a realistic agenda for Congress. Obama's... more »
  • White House: US should have sent other officials to Paris

    January 12, 2015 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says it erred in not sending a high-level official to an anti-terror march in Paris on Sunday. More than 40 world leaders attended the rally, which was aimed at showing unity following terror attacks by Islamic militants that left 17 people dead. The Obama administration... more »
  • US judge says Obama immigration action invalid

    December 16, 2014 3:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - A federal judge in Pittsburgh is declaring that President Barack Obama's recent executive actions on immigration are unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab says Obama's order in November designed to spare millions living illegally in the United States from deportation amounts to "unilateral legislative action" in violation of... more »
  • Multistate coalition sues over immigration order

    December 3, 2014 2:27 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is leading a multistate coalition in suing over the Obama administration's recently announced executive actions on immigration. Many top Republicans have denounced the president's unilateral move designed to spare as many as 5 million people living illegally in the United States from deportation. But Texas Gov.-elect... more »
  • Appeals court hears challenge to health care law

    December 2, 2014 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Opponents of President Obama's health care overhaul law say Democrats used an unconstitutional amendment process to get it through Congress. Health care law opponents told a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday that the bill violates the Constitution's requirement that tax-raising measures... more »
  • Obama wants more police wearing body cameras

    December 1, 2014 1:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - Spurred by the Ferguson, Missouri shooting, President Barack Obama is calling for $75 million in federal spending to get 50,000 more police to wear body cameras that record their interactions with civilians. However, Obama is not seeking to pull back federal programs that provide military-style equipment to local... more »
  • Which turkey will Obama pardon - Mac or Cheese?

    November 26, 2014 10:31 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey, but which of two gobblers will get the presidential pass? Will it be Mac? Or is it Cheese? The White House was running an online contest until Wednesday afternoon to let the public decide which of the two nearly 50-pound... more »
  • Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom

    November 24, 2014 2:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom made the world stronger, wiser, more beautiful and more humane. Obama is praising the artists, activists and lawmakers receiving the award at a White House ceremony. Among the recipients are Ethel Kennedy, actress Meryl Streep... more »
  • Obama orders review of US hostage policy

    November 18, 2014 1:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - With terrorists beheading Americans, President Barack Obama has ordered a review of how the United States responds when citizens are taken hostage overseas. The White House says over the summer, Obama ordered a "comprehensive review" of the tools to try to bring American hostages home. The United States... more »
  • Sources: Executive order to affect millions

    November 13, 2014 3:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is poised to unveil a series of executive actions on immigration that will shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation, according to advocates in touch with the White House. The estimate includes extending deportation protections to parents of U.S.... more »
  • Obama's net neutrality stance draws fire from GOP, Big Cable

    November 10, 2014 3:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - When it comes to the issue of "Net Neutrality," the White House is coming down on the side of consumer activists. They're afraid that if Internet providers are allowed to charge more money to Netflix and other big sources of content -- to make sure their material is... more »
  • McConnell cites trade agreements, taxes for action

    November 5, 2014 1:29 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, in line to be the next majority leader, says voters expect newly empowered Republicans and the Democratic White House to find common ground for fast action. McConnell says he spoke with President Barack Obama Wednesday and says he looks forward to finding areas... more »
  • White House predicts Democrats will hold Senate

    November 3, 2014 3:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - On the eve of the midterm elections, a spokesman says President Barack Obama believes Democrats will hold onto the Senate. Spokesman Josh Earnest says Democrats are backed by a get-out-the-vote strategy that could boost their candidates by 2 or 3 percentage points on Election Day. Republicans across the... more »
  • House approves arms, training for Syrian rebels

    September 17, 2014 4:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels. The bipartisan vote was 273-156 on Wednesday. The Senate is expected to back the program as early as Thursday. It is one part of the... more »
  • Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

    September 17, 2014 11:29 AM

    TAMPA, Fla. - President Barack Obama says U.S. forces in Iraq "do not and will not" have a combat mission as part of the effort against Islamic State militants. Obama received a briefing Wednesday from officers at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida. That command oversees military efforts in the... more »
  • Vietnam soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    September 15, 2014 3:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops. Obama is bestowing the Medal of Honor on Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat, nearly half... more »
  • Obama says he has authority for militant campaign

    September 9, 2014 4:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama has told congressional leaders he has the authority he needs to take the action against the Islamic State militants that he will outline Wednesday night. Obama discussed his plans with congressional leaders Tuesday. Following the meeting, the White House said Obama... more »
  • House condemns Obama for prisoner swap

    September 9, 2014 4:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-led House has voted to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders. The vote on Tuesday was 249-163 for the nonbinding resolution. Democrats label the vote an election-year, partisan attack... more »
  • Obama arrives in Estonia to reassure Baltics

    September 3, 2014 1:45 AM

    TALLINN, Estonia - President Barack Obama has arrived in Estonia to make a symbolic show of solidarity with Eastern Europe in the face of a Russian-backed military offensive in Ukraine. Obama was to meet with Baltic leaders Wednesday to offer reassurances to NATO member states near the Russian border. The... more »
  • On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role Play Video

    August 28, 2014 4:50 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision? Just last summer Obama was barreling toward strikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. But Congress balked at... more »
  • Obama back in Washington on rare vacation break

    August 18, 2014 2:57 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. Louis suburb intruded on his golf and beach plans. The exact reason for Obama's return remains unclear, though... more »
  • Obama to sign veterans' health care overhaul

    August 7, 2014 3:39 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is set to sign into law a bill aimed at helping veterans avoid long waits for health care. The legislation is a response to reports of veterans dying while awaiting appointments to see Veterans Affairs doctors and of a widespread practice of employees covering... more »
  • Jindal: time to stop flow of illegals crossing border Play Video

    August 4, 2014 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Following an afternoon trip to the United States border with Mexico, Governor Bobby Jindal addressed the 1,071 unaccompanied minors that are being cared for in Louisiana. "What doesn't make sense is to send the word out that if you get here illegally, you can stay without... more »
  • Central American leaders talk border crisis at the White House

    July 25, 2014 3:20 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S. He's hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border. Obama... more »
  • Obama to talk economy amid fundraising spree

    July 24, 2014 2:06 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - President Barack Obama wraps up a three-day fundraising trip on the West Coast on Thursday, devoting part of his day to promoting his economic agenda at a technical college. Obama is also attending a Democratic National Committee event Thursday before returning to Washington. Obama attended six... more »
  • House, Senate in stalemate over border crisis

    July 23, 2014 2:49 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Democrats and House Republicans are moving separately to slash President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency spending request for the southern border, but they're unlikely to end up with a deal that could pass both chambers. A Senate bill being unveiled Wednesday would allocate $2.7 billion for... more »
  • VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

    July 22, 2014 2:09 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department goes before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job. VA nominee Robert McDonald appears headed to easy confirmation. The path for the... more »
  • Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast

    July 22, 2014 2:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is embarking on a mission that has regularly proved a winner for him - raising money for his fellow Democrats. Obama on Tuesday is starting a three-day West Coast trip, during which he is scheduled to attend fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and... more »
  • Executive order protects gay, transgender workers

    July 21, 2014 10:45 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says America's federal government contracts should not subsidize discrimination. Obama is speaking during a signing ceremony for an executive order that will prohibit employment discrimination against gay and transgender workers by the federal government and its contracting agencies. The president says many in the crowd,... more »
  • Obama: Shutdown will 'throw wrench' into economy

    September 30, 2013 5:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is ramping up pressure on Republicans to avoid a post-midnight government shutdown. He says a shutdown would hurt the economy and hundreds of thousands of government workers. He says it would "throw a wrench into the gears" of a recovering economy. He urges the House... more »
  • Scant foreign support for US strikes on Syria

    August 30, 2013 4:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is poised to become the first U.S. leader in three decades to attack a foreign nation without broad international support or in direct defense of Americans. Not since President Ronald Reagan ordered an invasion of the Caribbean island of Grenada in 1983 has the U.S.... more »
  • FBI: Early test shows ricin in Obama letter

    April 17, 2013 10:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - The FBI says the letters sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker are related and are both postmarked out of Memphis, Tenn., dated April 8. In an intelligence bulletin obtained by The Associated Press, the FBI says the letters both say: "To see a wrong and... more »
  • Obama joins inaugural parade as he begins 2nd term

    January 21, 2013 2:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has joined the inaugural parade from Capitol Hill to the White House celebrating the start of his second term. Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their families were among more than 8,800 people, floats and marching bands participating in the late-starting parade that passed before... more »
  • Congress approves deal to avoid 'fiscal cliff'

    January 1, 2013 10:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - Past its own New Year's deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national "fiscal cliff" of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America's divided government to the limit. The bill's... more »

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