More Barack Obama Articles

  • Obama tests work policies on federal contractors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama is using the federal government's vast array of contractors to impose rules on wages, pay disparities and hiring on a segment of the private sector that gets taxpayer money and falls under his control. Obama this week plans to...

  • Obama pays tribute to victims of Rwanda genocide

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is remembering the victims of the Rwandan genocide, an event he says was "neither an accident nor unavoidable." On Monday, Rwanda will mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the 100-day genocide. Obama says he honors the memory of those who...

  • APNewsBreak: Obama actions test workplace ideas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lacking congressional support to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is again imposing his policies on federal contractors, in keeping with presidents' tradition of exerting their powers on a fraction of the economy they directly control. Obama...

  • Obama plans to attend Fort Hood service Wednesday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House aide says President Barack Obama plans to attend a memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood — the site of last week's shooting rampage. A Fort Hood spokesman confirms there will be a remembrance ceremony that day, and presidential adviser Dan Pfeiffer tells...

  • Obama and top lawmakers consult on Ukraine crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is thanking congressional leaders for approving aid for Ukraine, but urging them to go further by adopting changes to the International Monetary Fund. Obama met Thursday in the Oval Office with House Speaker John Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy...

  • Obama clears way for South Sudan sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning that the United States may levy sanctions on individuals and entities involved in stoking violence and instability in South Sudan. Obama signed an executive order Thursday clearing the way for possible visa bans and asset freezes. Officials...

  • Voters giving Obama low marks on key issues, Quinnipiac poll shows

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Americans are split on President Barack Obama’s job performance, a new poll shows. According to a Quinnipiac University poll, released April 2, voters disapprove of Obama’s job Performance 50-42 percent. Obama When it comes to healthcare, voters disapprove...

  • In Michigan, Obama presses for higher minimum wage

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Pressing his economic case in an election year, President Barack Obama came to Michigan on Wednesday to praise the state's ongoing effort to raise the minimum wage — and to accuse Republicans who oppose that step in Michigan and in Congress of standing in the way of...

  • Obama to Putin: Pull back from Ukraine border

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Worried about Moscow's intentions, President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull his troops back from the border with Ukraine during an hourlong phone call Friday. The Russian leader, who initiated the call, asserted that Ukraine's government...

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama meets Your Holiness

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The exchange of gifts is a de rigueur part of every papal audience but Thursday's presentation had an unusually loud element to it. A metal support holding up the top of President Barack Obama's gift — a chest of seeds from the White House garden — twice crashed onto...

  • Vatican: Obama talks included birth control

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says the Catholic Church's objection to a contraception requirement under the Affordable Care Act was raised during President Barack Obama's visit. The Vatican says other areas of discussion during Obama's historic visit included abortion, immigration reform,...

  • Poll: Ukraine crisis hurts Obama approval ratings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign policy used to stand out as a not-so-bleak spot in the public's waning assessment of Barack Obama. Not anymore. He's getting low marks for handling Russia's swoop into Ukraine, and more Americans than ever disapprove of the way Obama is doing his job, according to a...

  • Analysis: Russia deeply linked to Obama priorities

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Even as he criticizes Vladimir Putin and imposes sanctions on Russia, President Barack Obama is struggling with the consequences of his own earlier quest for a fresh start between Washington and Moscow. From early in his presidency, Obama has engaged Russia to help achieve...

  • Obama honors American WWI dead at Flanders Field

    WAREGEM, Belgium (AP) — Pvt. Wesley Creech could no longer hide the darkness of his thoughts as he longed for his wife Carzetta and 5-month-old daughter Marie: "If I never see you and Marie any more in this life I hope to meet you in a Better Place," he wrote in a letter on Aug. 24, 1918 —...

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama praises art backdrop

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Forget about the White House East Room. President Barack Obama says a famous Dutch art work provided one of the best settings ever for one of his statements to the media. Towering behind him as he spoke at the Rijksmuseum, the recently renovated Dutch national art house, was...



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