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  • Obama unveils programs for young men's initiative

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is announcing new commitments for his initiative aimed at helping boys and young men of color, called "My Brother's Keeper." The commitments include an effort by the NBA to recruit 25,000 new mentors and work with at-risk students to increase...

  • John Kerry: Evidence suggests Russia gave rebels weapon used to shoot down Malaysia airliner

    Secretary of State John Kerry said "extraordinary circumstantial evidence" suggests that the Russian government supplied pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine with the rocket launcher used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

  • John Kerry says 'drunken' rebels compromising Malaysia Airlines crash site in Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of not doing enough with the investigation of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that was shot down in eastern Ukraine last week, saying that “drunken” pro-Russian separatist have comprised the crash site. “Not withstanding [Russian] President...

  • For Obama, foreign crises grow more challenging

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Surveying a dizzying array of international crises, President Barack Obama stated the obvious: "We live in a complex world and at a challenging time." And then suddenly, only a day later, the world had grown much more troubling, the challenges even more confounding. The...

  • Obama: US must retrain workers who lose jobs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says all American workers deserve to know that if they lose their jobs, their country will help them train for a better one. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says Congress has taken steps in the right direction by approving job-training...

  • Zogby Report Card: Pollster urges public to let Obama 'do his job,' avoid 'potshots'

    In our weekly presidential report card, pollster John Zogby says that now is not the time to take pot shots at President Obama as he faces world crises.

  • The 10 worst second-term moments for presidents since Richard Nixon

    Call it the second-term curse. For whatever reason, the final four years in office have not been kind to presidents lately.

  • Central American leaders to meet with Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will come to Washington next week to discuss the surge of unaccompanied minors from their countries across the U.S border. The White House says Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, Honduran President Juan Orlando...

  • Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

    ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. Friday's announcement is the first real step toward...

  • Obama to sign orders protecting gay employees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations. Obama's action...

  • First lady: Healthy food has place in lunchrooms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Friday that 54 junior cooks who won a contest to make healthier yet tasty meals show the nation's schools can also turn out nutritious food that kids will actually eat. One kid chef from each state, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories were...

  • Obama administration hands oil industry a big win

    The Obama administration announced Friday that it would allow exploration for oil and gas off some portions of the Atlantic Coast using sonic testing devices that environmentalists say harm marine life.

  • Obama says jetliner crash is an 'unspeakable' outrage, calls on Putin to intervene

    President Obama firmly denounced the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine, calling the incident an "outrage of unspeakable proportion" and saying for the first time that U.S. authorities had determined that a rocket attack was responsible for the crash that killed 298 people.

  • How Obama questions your patriotism

    So President Obama is again using one of the most contemptible phrases in American politics -- "economic patriotism."

  • Roads are in bad shape, but just how bad?

    Transportation funding relies on data, but White House's recent rating of "poor"-condition roads in D.C. shows the numbers are all over the lot.



From the Weekly Standard

  • No Sword, No Justice

    On Tuesday, President Obama visited the Dutch embassy in Washington to pay his respects to the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, shot down over Ukraine by forces armed and backed by Vladimir...

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    Moments of clarity often come when you least expect them. In a speech to contributors last week in Seattle, Barack Obama made the case that his presidency has made America better. In most...

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