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  • Stay away: Just 46% of Democrats want to see Obama help local politicians

    Just 43 percent of Democrats call Obama's presidency a success and a near majority believe that a visit by the damaged president would not help local politicians.

  • Ad portrays Obama as bad boyfriend

    The 60-second spot by Americans for Shared Prosperity features a woman saying she "fell in love" with President Obama in 2008. But by 2012, she says, "our relationship was in trouble."

  • Experts: Obama could drag Hillary Clinton to defeat in 2016

    Hillary Clinton will have a hard time winning due to the rotten economy, President Obama's slumping approval rating and America's desire for change after a two-term president, according to two political prognosticators.

  • Obama readies vetoes as Republicans eye the Senate

    The emboldened new Senate Republican majority will likely pass a flurry of bills aimed at dismantling Obama's signature healthcare law, environmental regulations aimed at climate change, and executive orders on subjects both big and small.

  • Broken culture, risky reforms leave unethical VA execs on public payroll

    Nobody at the Department of Veterans Affairs linked to phony appointment logs or patient deaths has been fired, despite a hastily passed new law designed to make it easier to oust corrupt and inept federal managers.

  • Obama relies on wishful thinking to avoid debt troubles

    Given the realities of the global environment, it is a far safer bet to assume that the U.S. will be required to spend something closer to the post-war average on national security than the historically low amounts built into Obama administration budget plans.

  • Absent Obama will play starring role on campaign trail anyway

    President Obama will likely never run for office again, but for many in Congress, his name might as well be on the top of the ballot this fall.

  • Congress ducks military authorization vote, for now

    House and Senate lawmakers dodged a vote on a broad military authorization for President Obama to go after Islamic terrorists in the Middle East, guaranteeing a heated debate over the issue when Congress returns after the November election.

  • Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined. But military experts inside and outside the administration argue that an even greater expansion may be needed for the mission to succeed,...

  • Hamm, other stars join campaign against assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" and Connie Britton of "Nashville" to help fight campus sexual assault. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are unveiling the "It's On Us" campaign Friday at a White House event. The...

  • Senators ask Obama to name highway safety chief

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators are calling on the White House to hire a permanent chief of the agency that keeps the nation's roadways safe. Democrat Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Republican Dean Heller of Nevada made the request Tuesday at the start of a hearing on how the agency handles...

  • Obama: Combating Islamic State not US fight alone

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is distinguishing the military campaign against Islamic State militants from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He says the new fight must avoid what he calls mistakes of the past. Obama says more nations are joining a coalition against the extremists....

  • Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide control of the Senate. Republicans who have hammered the...

  • Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the cusp of intensified airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. But Obama has made no effort to ask Congress to explicitly...

  • Obama, Clinton celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton on Friday highlighted the benefits of volunteering as they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program and welcomed the newest class of volunteers. "For those of you who know my story...



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