More Barack Obama Articles

  • The big omission in Obama's upbeat economic narrative

    President Obama has sounded increasingly triumphant in recent weeks when talking about the state of the U.S. economy, using words like "booming" and listing new records. But his narrative is missing one big subplot.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Aug. 11

    The Democratic primary for Hawaii's Senate seat remains too close to call following Saturday's primary. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hi. leads Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hi. by a narrow margin, but because of Tropical Storm Iselle, many voters will now vote by absentee ballot. The race may not be decided...

  • In Iraq, Obama launches another drive-by war

    President Obama says he doesn't take lightly the decision to launch air attacks on Iraq -- but you couldn't tell that from the way he launched the attack.

  • Obama's 'lid' theory of conflict in Iraq

    There's one word President Obama uses a lot in his argument for tightly limiting U.S. military action in Iraq. The word is "lid."

  • Obama: U.S. airstrikes in Iraq will continue for 'some time'

    "We feel confident we can prevent [the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] from going up the mountain and slaughtering people who are there," Obama said in a statement on the White House South Lawn before leaving on vacation.

  • 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...

  • Zogby Report Card: Nobody is singing Pharrell's 'Happy' under Obama

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama is sitting on an unsettled political world and economy that is pleasing nobody.

  • 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...



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