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  • Obama takes step to improve government technology

    CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — The White House is announcing the creation of a team of digital experts tasked with upgrading the government's technology infrastructure and making its websites more consumer friendly. The move is aimed at avoiding a repeat of the website debacle that marred the rollout...

  • Obama: US won't be dragged into another Iraq war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States can't and shouldn't intervene in every world crisis. But he says when innocent people face a massacre and the U.S. has the ability to stop it, the nation shouldn't look away. Obama is discussing his rationale for authorizing...

  • Possibility of genocide moved Obama to act in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the summer, President Barack Obama had watched with alarm as a brutal, al-Qaida-linked insurgency seized more and more territory in northern Iraq. But it wasn't until Thursday, when Obama learned that genocide could be imminent, that the president decided the U.S....

  • Obama's Iraq aim: contain, not destroy, extremists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain — not destroy — the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country's northern region. That leaves open the questions of how deeply the U.S. will be drawn into the sectarian...

  • Obama signs $10.8 billion highway funding bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law $10.8 billion in temporary funding for highway and transit construction. The bill the White House says Obama signed Friday will keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through May, when lawmakers will again be challenged to come up with...

  • Obama interrupting summer vacation with trip to DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is doing something unusual with his summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard: He'll come back to Washington midway through the getaway to attend White House meetings. It's an odd move, especially since Obama and his aides for years have fended off questions...

  • AP Analysis: Iraq upheaval threatens Obama legacy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of resisting the pull of more Mideast conflicts, President Barack Obama has sent the military back into action in Iraq, where he once accused his predecessor of waging a "dumb war." U.S. planes on Friday bombed Islamic militants who were towing artillery outside...

  • Obama to sign veterans' health care overhaul

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law Thursday. The $16.3 billion measure also allows the Veterans Affairs Department to hire thousands of doctors,...

  • As summit closes, Obama hails US-Africa ties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Though noting persistent challenges, President Barack Obama heralded Africa as a continent on the rise and a growth market for U.S. businesses as he closed an unprecedented summit Wednesday aimed in part at fostering his own African legacy. The summit also marked a rare return...

  • Obama reviewing options on corporate tax loophole

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the administration is reviewing what authority he has to act without Congress to stop American companies from reincorporating overseas to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes, a practice he has denounced as unpatriotic and has...

  • Obama urges enduring cease-fire for Gaza Strip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An enduring stability between Israel and Palestinians is not in the near future, and will require leaders on both sides of the generations-long dispute to take political risks for the sake of peace and prosperity, President Barack Obama said Wednesday. But first, Obama said, a...

  • Obama welcomes African leaders for unusual dinner

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Take a White House state dinner and multiply it by 50. The result is the most elaborate and unusual dinner of President Barack Obama's administration, a one-of-a-kind affair put on Tuesday night for a one-of-a-kind gathering of several dozen leaders from countries across...

  • Obama seeks executive ways to limit tax inversions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to sidestep a logjam in Congress, the Obama administration is looking for steps it could take on its own to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. taxes, officials said Tuesday. President Barack Obama has denounced so-called tax...

  • Obama announces $33B in commitments for Africa

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to strengthen America's financial foothold in Africa, President Barack Obama announced $33 billion in commitments Tuesday aimed at shifting U.S. ties with Africa beyond humanitarian aid and toward more equal economic partnerships. The bulk of the commitments came from...

  • Obama hosts Africa summit with an eye on legacy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama immerses himself in talks on Africa's regional security, democracy building and business investment this week, the world's attention — and much of his own — will be on an extraordinary array of urgent overseas crises. Obama is gathering nearly 50...



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