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  • Obama plans to attend Fort Hood service Wednesday

    A White House aide says President Obama plans to attend a memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood — the site of last week's shooting rampage. A Fort Hood spokesman confirms there will be a remembrance ceremony that day, and presidential adviser Dan Pfeiffer tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that...

  • APNewsBreak: Obama actions test workplace ideas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lacking congressional support to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is again imposing his policies on federal contractors, in keeping with presidents' tradition of exerting their powers on a fraction of the economy they directly control. Obama...

  • Obama plans to attend Fort Hood service Wednesday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House aide says President Barack Obama plans to attend a memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood — the site of last week's shooting rampage. A Fort Hood spokesman confirms there will be a remembrance ceremony that day, and presidential adviser Dan Pfeiffer tells...

  • Obama hails Afghan election as 'important milestone'

    President Obama on Saturday hailed the presidential election in Afghanistan as an “important milestone,” as the U.S. and allies ready to withdraw military forces. “On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the millions of Afghans who enthusiastically participated in today’s...

  • Suit over deadly drone strikes is tossed by judge

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaeda cleric.

  • White House hopes for European shale gas face headwinds

    The White House wants Europe to frack to weaken Russia's influence over energy supplies on the continent. Translating that desire into action, however, will take time. Officially, the White House has said it would help the European Union develop "unconventional hydrocarbons," a reference to...

  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against Obama administration over drone strikes

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials over the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, one of them an al Qaeda cleric. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer says the case raises serious constitutional questions and is not easy to...

  • White House splits from some Senate Democrats on natural gas exports

    Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region led to calls for the administration to green light more natural gas exports, to lessen Europe's dependence on Russian energy.

  • John Kerry, White House: It's 'reality-check time' for peace process

    Secretary of State John Kerry and other administration officials warned of limits to U.S. patience in helping facilitate the Mideast peace process after Israel and the Palestinians signaled an unwillingness to make the concessions necessary to move forward. Kerry, while traveling in Morocco...

  • Kerry outdoes himself in new diplomatic frenzy

    CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — More than a week into what was supposed to be only a five-day trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sat in a Paris hotel suite contemplating his next moves on multiple crisis fronts. It was Monday morning, and despite an emergency...

  • Former president calls painting his life's passion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President George W. Bush has found painting as his new passion to fill the void in his life after he left the White House. In an interview on NBC's "Today" show, Bush tells his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, "I paint a lot because, as you know, I'm a driven person." The...

  • Obama and top lawmakers consult on Ukraine crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is thanking congressional leaders for approving aid for Ukraine, but urging them to go further by adopting changes to the International Monetary Fund. Obama met Thursday in the Oval Office with House Speaker John Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy...

  • Obama signs cancer research bill in memory of girl

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A 10-year-old girl who died of brain cancer is leaving a legacy for other sick children in a new law signed by President Barack Obama. Obama on Thursday signed the bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act. It directs $126 million in federal money to be spent over...

  • Obama clears way for South Sudan sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning that the United States may levy sanctions on individuals and entities involved in stoking violence and instability in South Sudan. Obama signed an executive order Thursday clearing the way for possible visa bans and asset freezes. Officials...

  • White House vows to quickly release CIA torture report --- with redactions

    The Obama administration vowed to release a summary on CIA torture practices after a Senate panel earlier Thursday voted to declassify portions of the report, but the White House stressed it would redact any information that harmed national security. “Our position remains that the executive...



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