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  • Former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe joining Uber

    David Plouffe, the former campaign manager and senior adviser for President Obama, is joining Uber, the company announced Tuesday.

  • As protests rage, Obama struggles to find his role

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America's painful history on race, can be healed. Six years...

  • Privacy rights could trump transparency as Congress debates Ferguson policing

    A key Democrat who is trying to restrict the flow of military equipment to local police forces is open to the idea of outfitting police with body cameras, though he wants to ensure that related privacy issues are fully debated.

  • Obama offers no clues on why he returned to Washington

    Those speculating that Obama halted his vacation to make a bombshell announcement will have to wait a few more hours before the president returns to Martha's Vineyard on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Obama: Time to review local police militarization

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling for a sharp separation between the nation's armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama on Monday urged a re-examination of programs that have equipped civilian law enforcement departments with military gear from the Pentagon. The transfers have come under...

  • Obama says Syria's declared chemical weapons destroyed

    President Obama announced Monday that U.S. forces have completed the destruction of Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile weeks ahead of schedule.

  • Obama calls on new Iraqi leader to unite country

    President Obama pledged increased international support Monday to incoming Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi if he helps form a more inclusive government to drive out the threat of the Islamic State.

  • Obama on Ferguson: 'Gulf of mistrust' between cops and community

    President Obama on Monday lamented the shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., saying the episode showcased the distrust that minorities in many communities have of their local police officers.

  • Biden welcomes Castro amid 2016 VP chatter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden gave a hearty welcome Monday to the man many Democrats hope will someday replace him. Biden presided over a ceremonial swearing-in for new Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro. He's the former San Antonio mayor whose political profile...

  • Cause of Action sues 12 departments that allowed White House to intervene in FOIA responses

    President Obama has claimed since his first day in the Oval Office that his administration would be "the most transparent" in history.

  • Obama administration wants fewer out-of-school suspensions

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday praised a suburban Washington school system for revising its rules to move away from out-of-school suspensions.

  • Possible immigration rift for Obama with Democrats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies. If Obama takes the broadest action under consideration — removing...

  • Zogby Report Card: Good moves in Iraq and Ferguson, Mo., buoy midterms

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama scored good points with his Iraq policy and efforts to quell violence in Ferguson, Mo., giving him something to brag on in November.

  • The history behind the awkward Obama-Benjamin Netanyahu relationship

    Here's a look at how the two leaders have arrived at yet another point at which both U.S. and Israeli officials are questioning whether the Obama-Netanyahu connection is beyond repair.

  • White House looking into reports of Russian convoy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is looking into what it calls unconfirmed reports that Ukraine's security forces have disabled vehicles in a Russian military convoy inside Ukraine. A spokeswoman for the National Security Council says it's working to gather more information. NATO says a...



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