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  • HHS chief: Obamacare is 'clearly working'

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell insisted Monday that Obamacare is "clearly working," trying to move past the rocky rollout of President Obama's signature health law by insisting that her agency was not concerned with fighting "last year's battles."

  • President Obama can't win right now, and the future doesn't look any better

    Push Congress to vote, Republicans won't go along. Take action on his own, they'll charge him with overreach. Hold back, and he'll bleed support from Dems.

  • Obama: Immigration plan wasn't delayed to save the Senate

    President Obama claimed in an interview Saturday that the border crisis, not the November elections, made him recalculate when to unveil his blueprint.

  • Delay won't help Obama's immigration pain

    The president didn't exactly hide the content of his plan, but just remained coy about the timing of its release.

  • Obama delays immigration action until after elections

    Obama is punting on the polarizing issue in an attempt to insulate Senate Democrats from GOP attacks and preserve control of the upper chamber.

  • For Obama, silver linings in a GOP Senate?

    If Democrats lose the Senate in November, Republicans will have effectively driven a stake in the rest of President Obama's agenda -- or so goes the conventional wisdom.

  • Obama: Goal is to 'dismantle,' not 'contain' ISIS

    President Obama struck a tougher tone Friday on his plans for combating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, saying that the terrorist group must be eliminated rather than just marginalized.

  • U.S. to 'deepen and broaden' sanctions against Russia despite cease-fire

    President Obama, at the close of a NATO summit in Wales, welcomed the cease-fire but was skeptical of how long peace would last.

  • Justice Dept. to investigate racial profiling, excessive force in Ferguson

    The Justice Department's civil rights division will explore accusations of racial profiling and excessive force against the police department in the St. Louis suburb. Ferguson protesters claim the shooting of Brown was just the latest example of hostility towards minorities by an overwhelmingly...

  • Obama spy chief backs NSA reform bill

    A bill by Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has received support from prominent Republicans and Democrats and the endorsement by the Obama administration.

  • Joe Biden: U.S. will follow ISIS to 'gates of hell'

    "We take care of those who are grieving," the VP said, "and when that's finished, they should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice, because hell is where they will reside."

  • Obama: Russia is paying the price

    "We will defend the territorial integrity of every single ally," the president pledged. "An attack on one is an attack on all."

  • Obama defends 'no-strategy' remarks

    "I was specifically referring to the possibility of a military strategy inside of Syria that might require congressional approval," Obama said in a press conference Wednesday.

  • Obama: 'Too early to tell' what cease-fire means in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday announced a "lasting cease-fire" with Russia, but the Kremlin later insisted that they had not entered into such an agreement.

  • Obama condemns beheading of second American journalist

    President Obama announced Wednesday that the American government had confirmed the execution of reporter Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, calling the second beheading of a U.S. journalist in recent weeks "a horrific act of violence."



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