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  • How the Obama-Vladimir Putin relationship died

    There have been so many new lows in the relationship between President Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, that it's easy to forget how confident Obama was in forging a new partnership with the Kremlin after his election in 2008.

  • AP NewsAlert

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: US condemns Israel's shelling of UN school in Gaza Strip.

  • Obama unveils tougher sanctions against Russia

    President Obama announced new, tougher sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, as Western nations ramped up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine.

  • Why the White House slammed the GOP border bill

    The White House on Tuesday threw cold water on a pared-down Republican bill to address the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, dismissing the legislative package as insufficient and "arbitrary" just days before Congress is expected to leave town for an extended recess.

  • Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United...

  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat. "It's...

  • White House: New GOP whip 'doesn't know what a blank check is'

    The White House took aim Monday at newly elected House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, mocking the Louisiana Republican's criticism of President Obama's $3.7 billion funding request to address the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under review by Congress. The potential 2016 Democratic...

  • For White House, even small victories prove elusive in Gaza, Ukraine

    The White House this week will attempt to dial down tensions in both Gaza and Ukraine, as those conflicts rage on with little notice of U.S. efforts to limit the bloodshed there.

  • Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House — six years in — still doesn't get it when it comes to working with...

  • White House: 'Prominent' Republicans want to impeach Obama

    The White House Friday stood behind its assertions that Republicans seriously wanted to impeach President Obama, even though Speaker John Boehner has repeatedly dismissed the possibility.

  • How the House GOP lawsuit could lead to more executive actions

    White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer says administration aides are scouring areas of the law ripe for more executive actions in response to House GOP lawsuit accusing President Obama of overreach. 

  • Obama to attend UN climate summit in September

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will attend a United Nations summit on climate change in September. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited heads of state and other leaders to the Sept. 23 summit in New York. The U.N. says the goal is to spur governments, industry and civil...

  • Why Malaysian Airlines crash was not a game-changer, after all

    For President Obama, the crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight in Ukraine wasn't really a game-changer. Even as global anger against Russian President Vladimir Putin has grown for his indirect role in the crash, Obama hasn't spent much political capital pressing the issue, while Europe remains...

  • Obama brags about increasing oil production -- and reducing carbon emissions

    President Obama, in California Thursday to talk about "economic patriotism," walked a very fine tightrope in talking up the administration's accomplishments.



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