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  • AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the strike and whether there were American citizens...

  • Suspect package delays Obama return to White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is back at the White House after his return there was delayed by the discovery of a suspicious package. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama was held aboard Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base until the package at the White House was...

  • Obama pushes transportation money at closed bridge

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Barack Obama announced a new program Thursday to attract more private money to help pay to build new roads and bridges as he criticized Congress for refusing to approve a more lasting source of funding. The new program is designed to encourage collaboration...

  • Obama on a high wire on immigration law changes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic opposition increased Wednesday to legal changes that would speed removals of young Central American migrants, jeopardizing President Barack Obama's call for $3.7 billion in emergency border spending to deal with the remarkable surge of unaccompanied youths at the...

  • Obama: Climate change a direct threat to US cities

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Harsher storms, worsening flooding and rising seas threaten the public's safety and health across the country, President Barack Obama warned Wednesday as he urged local communities to prepare for the effects of climate change. Joined by top federal officials and local, state...

  • Obama, Kerry discuss 'path forward' on Iran talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry met Wednesday to discuss whether to extend Iranian nuclear talks. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Iran's track record in implementing an interim agreement has been "surprisingly...

  • GOP, Dems fight over legality of suing Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A planned House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama is justified because his actions carrying out his health care law dangerously exceed his powers, constitutional lawyers backing the litigation told lawmakers Wednesday. Attorneys allied with Democrats in...

  • Obama presses for more lasting highway funding

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he supports temporary measures to keep federal transportation aid flowing to the states and to keep construction crews on the job, while he also pressed Congress for a more permanent solution to the longstanding shortfall in funding for...

  • Dollars for Obama library roll in from NY, Chicago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first major donations to President Barack Obama's presidential library are rolling in from New York and Chicago, two cities that are competing vigorously to host the future library. Since launching in February, the Barack Obama Foundation has raised at least $850,000...

  • White House opposes subpoena of political director

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is opposing congressional Republicans' subpoena of a top political adviser to President Barack Obama to testify this week, saying the demand threatens the constitutional separation of powers. White House counsel Neil Eggleston sent a letter Monday to House...

  • His agenda in gridlock, Obama relishes roadshow

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Welcome to Barack Obama's split-screen presidency. On one side: a confident Obama making campaign-style stops around the country and ridiculing his political opponents to the delight of cheering supporters. On the other side: an increasingly unpopular president hobbled by...

  • Obama cites letter writers in pitching economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his travels beyond the capital and his visits with selected letter writers demonstrate the need for Congress to act on his stalled economic agenda. In his weekly radio and Internet address Obama cited meetings this week with a college student and...

  • House chairman: $3.7B border request 'too much'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama's multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats rejected policy changes Republicans are demanding as their price for approving any money. The...

  • Obama asking companies to pay suppliers faster

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of companies, including Apple, Honda and Coca-Cola, have agreed to pay their suppliers more quickly in a bid to boost small businesses, the White House announced Friday. President Barack Obama was to launch an initiative called SupplierPay during a White House meeting...

  • Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border. Republicans demanded...



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