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  • Obama sends best wishes for Muslim holy month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sending his best wishes to Muslims in the U.S. and around the world on the start of the holy month of Ramadan (RAH'-mah-dahn). Obama says in a statement that the U.S. is grateful for Muslim-American organizations, individuals and businesses that...

  • Court ruling comes as Obama's use of power tested

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executive authority as just so much grousing from frustrated partisans. Then, in a 9-0 decision Thursday, the high court ruled that at least in...

  • Obama rips GOP in election-year economic salvo

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Blasting the GOP as wilfully indifferent to American struggles, President Barack Obama issued a rebuke Friday to Republican attempts to thwart his economic agenda, offering a stark contrast that Democrats hope will yield electoral success in November. Obama's remarks at a...

  • Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the same Sunni extremist group, President Barack Obama moved on Thursday to ratchet up U.S. efforts to strengthen more moderate Syrian rebels. Obama's request to Congress for $500 million in...

  • Facing headwinds, Obama courts 'real America'

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With 2 1/2 years remaining in his term, President Barack Obama has been blocked by Congress and is running out of steps he can take on his own to achieve his goals. So the White House is trying to maximize Obama's exposure to "real Americans," hoping that more intimate and...

  • Obama watches US in World Cup on way to Minnesota

    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — Air Force One gave President Barack Obama an advantage that wasn't available to many other frequent flyers Thursday: the opportunity to watch the U.S. team play World Cup soccer. About midway through the approximately 2 1/2 hour flight, aides brought photographers...

  • Ex-US Sen. Howard Baker Jr. dies at 88

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr., who cut to the core of the 1973 Watergate hearings when he asked, "What did the president know and when did he know it?" has died. He was 88. Baker died Thursday at his home, according to an email distributed at the law firm where Baker was...

  • Obama: Elections mark 'milestone' for Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Libya's parliamentary elections mark a "milestone" in the country's transition toward democracy. Obama says Wednesday's vote demonstrates "the power of individual Libyans in determining their future." But he says the elections are just one step in...

  • Obama: Climate change steps making a difference

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Appealing for patience and perseverance from environmental activists, President Barack Obama claimed progress Wednesday in his second-term drive to combat climate change but said more must be done to address a generational problem. One year after unveiling an aggressive...

  • Biden: Gay rights take precedence over culture

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions. Biden told a gathering of...

  • Obama hosts Presidents Cup golfers at White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his most famous golf partner, Tiger Woods, got together again Tuesday, but at the White House instead of on the course. Obama honored a team of American golfers who last year defeated an international team to win their fifth straight Presidents...

  • Obama says US should have paid maternity leave

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns. "Many women can't even get a paid day off to give birth — now that's a pretty low bar," Obama said at the White House...

  • Kerry hands dire warning to Iraqis over future

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Warning of the "existential threat" posed by Sunni militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the U.S. is prepared to take military action even if Baghdad delays political reforms, noting that the risks of letting the insurgency run rampant threaten dangers beyond...

  • Obama's not just on the loose. He's also hungry.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The bear isn't just on the loose. He's also hungry. In this case, the bear in question is President Barack Obama, who has lately been comparing his yearnings to escape the White House security bubble to an animal breaking free from his cage. And his objects of pursuit once...

  • White House, business back Export-Import Bank

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and an influential pair of business organizations called for renewal of the Export-Import Bank on Monday, one day after newly elected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California said the agency should be phased out. The bank's existence is fast...



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