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  • White House: 'We're confident we will prevail' in Obamacare legal battle

    The White House's top spokesman brushed aside the impact of a court ruling invalidating the federal government's ability to provide Obamacare subsidies, saying the Obama administration is confident that its legal case will prevail on appeal.

  • Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats. Obama on Tuesday was starting a three-day West Coast trip, scheduled to attend at...

  • White House reports drop in minors crossing border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly. White House press secretary Josh Earnest says about 150 children daily — on average — were apprehended along the Rio Grande border in the first two weeks of July. He...

  • Conundrum: Americans are unhappy with Obama's handling of foreign crises, but don't want the U.S. involved

    U.S. voters are deeply unhappy with the Obama administration for its seemingly clueless and underwhelming response to growing crises overseas, but this anger does not necessarily mean Americans want the U.S. to become more involved in the world's problems.

  • US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire

    CAIRO (AP) — With high hopes but low expectations, the U.S. stepped up calls Monday for an international push to end fighting in the Gaza Strip as President Barack Obama sent his top envoy to the Mideast to help broker a new cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants — the third since...

  • Reporters revolt over anonymous source complaint

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Monday criticized a Washington Post story for its reliance on anonymous sourcing.

  • Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a somber...

  • Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause." "America's federal...

  • VIDEO: Joe Biden to veterans: Fixing Veterans Affairs is a 'sacred obligation'

    Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd of veterans Monday fixing the problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs is part of the government's only "sacred obligation."

  • President Obama on statehood for DC: 'I'm for it'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation's capital. Obama was asked Monday about the prospect of the District of Columbia becoming the 51st state during a town hall at a city school. The president said, "I'm for it," adding that he has been "for...

  • Obama: Vladimir Putin must compel separatists to cooperate with crash investigation

    President Obama delivered a stern message to Putin on Monday, accusing him of failing to live up to his promises to intervene to protect the crash site of the downed Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine and stop the fighting by the Russian-backed separatists to allow for a credible international...

  • VIDEO: President Obama's full statements on Ukraine

    President Obama's increased pressure on Russia and Russian separatists Monday.

  • Obama continues midterm money chase amid challenges in Ukraine, Gaza

    President Obama will continue his fundraising push this week with a West Coast swing through three major cities, juggling his midterm money chase with two major immediate foreign policy challenges and the ongoing immigration crisis on our own southern border.

  • Obama unveils programs for young men's initiative

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is announcing new commitments for his initiative aimed at helping boys and young men of color, called "My Brother's Keeper." The commitments include an effort by the NBA to recruit 25,000 new mentors and work with at-risk students to increase...

  • John Kerry: Evidence suggests Russia gave rebels weapon used to shoot down Malaysia airliner

    Secretary of State John Kerry said "extraordinary circumstantial evidence" suggests that the Russian government supplied pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine with the rocket launcher used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.



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