More Barack Obama Articles

  • Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

    ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. Friday's announcement is the first real step toward...

  • Putin's popularity in Russia soars to highest level in years as Obama's star fades

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is as popular in Russia as he has been in years, since even before President Obama's inauguration in 2009, according to a new Gallup Poll.

  • Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations. Obama's action...

  • Weekly Examiner: Another tragic airline disaster

    This week's biggest event happened on Thursday when a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was allegedly shot down out of the sky into Eastern Ukraine. The flight was carrying 298 people going from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

  • Obama administration hands oil industry a big win

    The Obama administration announced Friday that it would allow exploration for oil and gas off some portions of the Atlantic Coast using sonic testing devices that environmentalists say harm marine life.

  • Obama says jetliner crash is an 'unspeakable' outrage, calls on Putin to intervene

    President Obama firmly denounced the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine, calling the incident an "outrage of unspeakable proportion" and saying for the first time that U.S. authorities had determined that a rocket attack was responsible for the crash that killed 298 people.

  • Voters to D.C.: Send the latest surge of illegal immigrants back home ASAP

    A majority of Americans want the nation's leaders to drop everything they're doing on immigration reform and immediately return the recent crop of young undocumented immigrants who have swarmed the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Michelle Obama's Veterans Affairs scandal distraction

    The president and Michelle Obama are quite the diversionary tag-team. He blames everyone else for his problems. She takes credit for progress on his behalf that he doesn't deserve and distracts public attention from his avalanche of failures with endless feel-good photo-ops.

  • How Obama questions your patriotism

    So President Obama is again using one of the most contemptible phrases in American politics -- "economic patriotism."

  • Roads are in bad shape, but just how bad?

    Transportation funding relies on data, but White House's recent rating of "poor"-condition roads in D.C. shows the numbers are all over the lot.

  • Republicans blast Obama for fundraising after jetliner crash in Ukraine

    President Obama's decision to go forward with two fundraisers in New York just hours after a Malaysian airliner was apparently shot down in Ukraine and Israel launched a ground war in Gaza is giving critics new ammunition for attacks on his leadership.

  • Why perceptions of Obama's foreign policies may never turn around

    President Obama has never faced this many international crises at once. And it's never been so obvious that he lacks the silver bullet to fix them.

  • Where are America's leaders who are willing to confront real problems?

    "Too often … we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought," President John Kennedy famously asserted before Yale's class of 1962.

  • 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...



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