By Charlie Spiering | 12/20/13 06:31 PM
During President Obama's last press conference of the year, New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes took the opportunity to wish Obama a "Mele Kalikimaka" as he prepared to leave for Hawaii to take his annual Christmas vacation. The Hawaiian phrase means "Merry Christmas.
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/20/13 03:54 PM
President Obama on Friday said he was too busy to attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. “I haven't attended [the] Olympics in the past and I suspect that, you know … me attending [the] Olympics, particularly at a time when we've got all the other stuff that people have been...
By Brian Hughes | 12/20/13 03:49 PM
President Obama on Friday dismissed criticisms that the botched rollout of Obamacare and other mishaps produced a lost year for the White House, brushing aside increasingly negative views of his presidency while insisting his administration could tackle big issues in his second term. In a sign...
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/20/13 03:42 PM
President Obama said the disclosures from national security Agency leaker Edward Snowden caused “unnecessary damage” and sidestepped a question about whether he would back amnesty or a plea bargain to bring him back to the U.S. At his year-end news conference, Obama said he welcomed the...
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/20/13 03:25 PM
President Obama on Friday defended the National Security Agency's collection of phone metadata, saying he was confident that the agency did not abuse its powers. But he added that he was weighing new restrictions to address public concerns about privacy and would take “very seriously” the...
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/20/13 01:33 PM
The poll finds Obama with a 41 percent approval rating, which matches his lowest point — reached last month — in the same survey. The president has a 56 percent disapproval rating.
By Brian Hughes | 12/20/13 11:19 AM
President Obama Friday called on military leaders to launch a "full-scale review" of sexual assaults in the armed forces, telling officials he would press forward with reforms if not satisfied with their progress.
By Brian Hughes | 12/20/13 11:02 AM
A top official working on healthcare.gov told lawmakers this week about two major security vulnerabilities, issues not disclosed publicly by the Obama administration as it pushes to convince Americans to sign up for Obamacare. Teresa Fryer, the chief information security officer for the...
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/20/13 10:51 AM
President Obama will nominate outgoing Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., as the next ambassador to China. “For more than two decades Max Baucus has worked to deepen the relationship between the United States and China,” said the president in a statement on Friday. “The economic agreements he...
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/20/13 10:34 AM
The president will take questions from reporters at 2 p.m. Later in the evening, Obama and the first family will depart for a 17-day vacation in Hawaii. Obama is likely to face tough questions about the troubled rollout of Obamacare's online insurance exchanges.
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