08/30/14 07:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he's optimistic about the growing economy. He says decisions made now will determine...
08/30/14 05:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. Democrats who were bracing for the impact that Obama's long-awaited announcement would have...
08/29/14 06:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering civilian federal workers and members of the military a 1 percent pay increase in 2015, the same raise he offered last year citing efforts to keep government costs down during the economic recovery. The new pay raises reflect what Obama...
By Ed Sykes | 08/29/14 03:50 PM
"You can't completely eliminate extremism anywhere through simply kinetics, through airstrikes alone," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/29/14 03:17 PM
President Obama returned from his vacation earlier this week and went right back to work. On Tuesday, he unveiled new executive actions for veterans' health care, and on Thursday, he addressed the growing problem that is ISIS.
By Becket Adams | 08/29/14 01:49 PM
Although President Obama is no stranger to the occasional careless remark, he has in recent months forced his most ardent supporters to defend an unusual number of missteps.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/29/14 01:07 PM
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the U.S. is "unlikely" to raise its terrorist threat level -- at least in the short-term --after the U.K. did so Friday in response to a threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/29/14 11:32 AM
The president for the first time stopped short of abiding by his self-imposed deadline of acting on immigration without Congressâ€™ consent by the end of the summer.
By Paul Bedard | 08/29/14 08:49 AM
Planning strategy to deal with the terrorist rebels in Syria will take a back seat to fundraising Friday, as President Obama takes a two-state trip to raise cash for a couple of Democratic groups.
By Zack Colman | 08/29/14 08:21 AM
President Obama tapped Colette Honorable, the Democratic utility regulatory chief in Arkansas who's earned praise from both sides of the aisle in Washington, as nominee for commissioner at the federal electric grid regulator.
By Brian Hughes | 08/28/14 11:23 PM
Rather than the average inartful comment that disappears after a few news cycles, the no-strategy line could help cement charges that Obama lacks the competency to handle multiple crises at once.
08/28/14 07:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East. The president spoke shortly before...
08/28/14 07:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer. Obama raised the slim hope that Congress could take action on a...
By Brian Hughes | 08/28/14 05:54 PM
When asked about the prospect of additional sanctions against Russia, the president replied, "I think there are ways for us to deepen or expand the scope of some of that work."
By Paul Bedard | 08/28/14 05:32 PM
President Obama's Thursday press conference had barely ended when NBC, acting with speed of NBC Sports, posted an instant replay of the president lauding Chuck Todd, who is moving from the White House briefing room into the hosts chair at Meet the Press.
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