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  • Obamas dine out, attend Marine Corps parade

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking in a Marine Corps parade with his family. The 57-year-old summertime tradition features the U.S. Marine Band in a display of music and marching just after sunset. The band is also known as "The President's Own." Its director, Col. Michael J....

  • Kerry: Syrian moderate rebels could help in Iraq

    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry signaled on Friday that the U.S. hopes to enlist moderate Syrian opposition fighters that the Obama administration has reluctantly decided to arm and train in the battle against militant extremists in neighboring Iraq. Obama sent...

  • VA review finds 'significant and chronic' failures

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a scathing appraisal, a review ordered by President Barack Obama of the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system concludes that medical care for veterans is beset by "significant and chronic system failures," substantially verifying problems raised by whistleblowers...

  • Obama sends best wishes for Muslim holy month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sending his best wishes to Muslims in the U.S. and around the world on the start of the holy month of Ramadan (RAH'-mah-dahn). Obama says in a statement that the U.S. is grateful for Muslim-American organizations, individuals and businesses that...

  • Court ruling comes as Obama's use of power tested

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executive authority as just so much grousing from frustrated partisans. Then, in a 9-0 decision Thursday, the high court ruled that at least in...

  • Obama rips GOP in election-year economic salvo

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Blasting the GOP as wilfully indifferent to American struggles, President Barack Obama issued a rebuke Friday to Republican attempts to thwart his economic agenda, offering a stark contrast that Democrats hope will yield electoral success in November. Obama's remarks at a...

  • Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the same Sunni extremist group, President Barack Obama moved on Thursday to ratchet up U.S. efforts to strengthen more moderate Syrian rebels. Obama's request to Congress for $500 million in...

  • Facing headwinds, Obama courts 'real America'

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With 2 1/2 years remaining in his term, President Barack Obama has been blocked by Congress and is running out of steps he can take on his own to achieve his goals. So the White House is trying to maximize Obama's exposure to "real Americans," hoping that more intimate and...

  • Obama watches US in World Cup on way to Minnesota

    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — Air Force One gave President Barack Obama an advantage that wasn't available to many other frequent flyers Thursday: the opportunity to watch the U.S. team play World Cup soccer. About midway through the approximately 2 1/2 hour flight, aides brought photographers...

  • Obama: Elections mark 'milestone' for Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Libya's parliamentary elections mark a "milestone" in the country's transition toward democracy. Obama says Wednesday's vote demonstrates "the power of individual Libyans in determining their future." But he says the elections are just one step in...

  • Obama: Climate change steps making a difference

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Appealing for patience and perseverance from environmental activists, President Barack Obama claimed progress Wednesday in his second-term drive to combat climate change but said more must be done to address a generational problem. One year after unveiling an aggressive...

  • Boehner says House plans to sue Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress, Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday. In a memo distributed to House members, Boehner, R-Ohio,...

  • For Obama, Putin, Merkel: WWI is family history

    BRUSSELS (AP) — It's not just ordinary people whose ancestors fought in World War I. It's a shared chapter in the genealogies of President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. For British Prime Minister David Cameron, it evokes proud family memories of valor tempered by sorrow....

  • Obama hosts Presidents Cup golfers at White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his most famous golf partner, Tiger Woods, got together again Tuesday, but at the White House instead of on the course. Obama honored a team of American golfers who last year defeated an international team to win their fifth straight Presidents...

  • Boehner says suit may target Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) is talking about suing President Barack Obama for allegedly exceeding his constitutional authority when it comes to administering the laws that Congress passes. Boehner has frequently accused Obama of picking and choosing what portions...



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