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  • Obama to visit Utah base in first trip to state as president
    Obama to visit Utah base in first trip to state as president 5 hours ago

    President Barack Obama is scheduled to make his first visit to Utah as president this week, the White House announced Monday. White House spokesman Eric Schultz said the president will travel to Hill Air ... More »

  • Obama to attend opening of Institute honoring Sen. Kennedy
    Obama to attend opening of Institute honoring Sen. Kennedy 7 hours ago

    BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise on Monday, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was. More »

  • Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin: Reuters/Ipsos pol …
    Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin: Reuters/Ipsos pol … 11 hours ago

    By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2,809 Americans to rate how much of a threat a list of countries, organizations and individuals posed to the United States on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being no threat and 5 being an imminent threat. The poll showed 34 percent of Republicans ranked Obama as an imminent threat, ahead of Putin (25 percent), who has been accused of aggression in the Ukraine, and Assad (23 percent). More »

  • Obama to visit Kenya in July for entrepreneurship summit -White House
    Obama to visit Kenya in July for entrepreneurship summit -White House 12 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Kenya in July for the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, his fourth trip to sub-Saharan Africa during his presidency, the White House said in a statement on Monday. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Emily Stephenson) More »

  • Obama to make first visit to Kenya as president 13 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first trip as president to Kenya, the country of his father's birth. More »

  • Obama spin doctors hired to shake up deadlocked UK vote
    Obama spin doctors hired to shake up deadlocked UK vote 17 hours ago

    Rival parties in Britain's election campaign have hired former strategists for US President Barack Obama in an attempt to sway one of the most unpredictable elections in years ahead of polling day on May 7. More »

  • Obama to headline Kennedy Institute dedication 20 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is headlining the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, a facility that includes a full-size replica of the chamber where the late Massachusetts Democratic senator served for 47 years. More »

  • Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin: Poll
    Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin: Poll 21 hours ago

    By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2,809 Americans to rate how much of a threat a list of countries, organizations and individuals posed to the United States on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being no threat and 5 being an imminent threat. The poll showed 34 percent of Republicans ranked Obama as an imminent threat, ahead of Putin (25 percent), who has been accused of aggression in the Ukraine, and Assad (23 percent). More »

  • Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'
    Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!' Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life. More »

  • Obama golfs with big money, oil moguls in Florida
    Obama golfs with big money, oil moguls in Florida Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama is teeing off in Florida with a trio of oil and private equity moguls. More »

  • Fore! Obama golfs with Alonzo Mourning on Florida getaway
    Fore! Obama golfs with Alonzo Mourning on Florida getaway Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama kicked off the spring season on Saturday with a weekend golf getaway in Florida, teeing off with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning and former sportscaster Ahmad Rashad. More »

  • GOP-guided budget sets up battles between Congress and Obama
    GOP-guided budget sets up battles between Congress and Obama Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    With Republicans muscling a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, Congress is positioned for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health ... More »

  • Obama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day
    Obama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don't work in the building. He's also asking private businesses ... More »

  • Obama, in call to Saudi king, expresses support for Yemen action -White Hou … Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with Saudi King Salman on Friday and reaffirmed Obama's support for the military action taken in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies, the White House said in a statement. Obama and King Salman agreed that their goal is to achieve lasting stability in Yemen through a negotiated political solution, the statement said. Obama also underscored his commitment to Saudi Arabia's security. More »

  • Venezuela to present anti-US petition at summit with Obama
    Venezuela to present anti-US petition at summit with Obama Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is readying a gift for President Barack Obama when the two leaders cross paths at a regional summit next month: a petition containing millions of signatures denouncing U.S. aggression. More »

  • Obama, Merkel discuss ongoing nuclear talks with Iran - White House Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama spoke on Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, the White House said in a statement. "They reaffirmed their commitment to achieving a long term comprehensive deal that fully and verifiably ensures that Iran's nuclear programme is exclusively peaceful going forward, while noting that Iran must make the decisions necessary to resolve several remaining issues," the White House said. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Sandra Maler) More »

  • Retiring Reid wins praise from surprise caller _ Obama Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There was a surprise caller waiting to talk on live radio to Harry Reid, shortly after the Senate minority leader announced he would not run for re-election next year. More »

  • Obama praises Reid as a fighter upon retirement announcement Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling Harry Reid "a fighter" and says the Senate won't be the same without him. More »

  • Obama talks drug war with 'The Wire' creator David Simon
    Obama talks drug war with 'The Wire' creator David Simon Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Talk of overhauling the criminal justice system is serious business — but before diving into the subject, President Barack Obama had something else he wanted to say. More »

  • Vatican sending diplomat to Obama summit with Latin America Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is sending a top emissary to a gathering between U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of Latin America. More »

  • NC State's Barber says all is OK with Obama after profanity
    NC State's Barber says all is OK with Obama after profanity Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — N.C. State's Cat Barber says things are square again with President Barack Obama. More »

  • Obama praises payday lender rules, vows veto of limitations
    Obama praises payday lender rules, vows veto of limitations Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Embracing proposed new rules aimed at payday lenders, President Barack Obama on Thursday said working families need protections from heavy debt burdens and warned Republicans that he would veto attempts ... More »

  • Obama discusses Yemen, Iran in call with Turkey's Erdogan Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Barack Obama spoke with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday about pressing issues in the Middle East, including the crisis in Yemen, the White House said. The hour-long call was initiated by Turkey, sources in the Turkish president's office said. It came on a day when Erdogan later complained at a news conference that "Iran is trying to dominate the region" and must withdraw forces from Yemen, Syria and Iraq. More »

  • Pope Francis to visit Obama at White House on Sept 23
    Pope Francis to visit Obama at White House on Sept 23 Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Pope Francis will visit U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on September 23, the White House said on Thursday in a statement on the meeting, scheduled as part of the pontiff's first visit to the United States. More »

  • Obama authorizes some support for Saudi airstrikes in Yemen Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama has authorized U.S. logistical and intelligence support for Saudi Arabia as it launches airstrikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen. More »

  • Obama highlights benefits of trade on small businesses Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    President Barack Obama met with mayors and owners of small businesses at the White House on Wednesday to highlight the benefits of trade on a broad swath of the economy. Participants included Mayors Michael ... More »

  • Christie joins legal fight against Obama immigration reform Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has repeatedly refused to outline his positions on the nation's immigration system, has quietly signed onto an amicus brief opposing President Obama's executive action on immigration. More »

  • Obama ready to sign bill revamping Medicare doctor fees
    Obama ready to sign bill revamping Medicare doctor fees Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he's ready to sign "good, bipartisan" legislation protecting physicians from steep cuts in Medicare reimbursements and bolstering health programs for children and the poor as Senate Democrats seemed to soften their opposition to the package. More »

  • Venezuela collects 3 million anti-Obama signatures, foes denounce coercion
    Venezuela collects 3 million anti-Obama signatures, foes denounce coercion Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    By Diego Ore CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist government said on Wednesday it has collected more than three million signatures asking U.S. President Barack Obama to repeal measures declaring the South American country a security threat. In the worst flare-up between the ideological enemies since Nicolas Maduro took power in 2013, Washington earlier this month declared a "national emergency" over "the unusual and extraordinary threat" from Venezuela and sanctioned seven officials over allegations of rights abuses and corruption. In response, Maduro has accused Washington of planning to invade Venezuela and public squares around the nation of 29 million people have become centres for a nationalist petition drive by the ruling Socialist Party. More »

  • Obama ready to sign bill revamping Medicare doc fees
    Obama ready to sign bill revamping Medicare doc fees Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    President Barack Obama said Wednesday he's ready to sign "good, bipartisan" legislation protecting physicians from steep cuts in Medicare reimbursements as Senate Democrats seemed to soften their ... More »

  • Obama says he's ready to sign Medicare doctor payment fix
    Obama says he's ready to sign Medicare doctor payment fix Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's ready to sign good bipartisan legislation to fix Medicare's doctor payment problem, without endorsing any specific legislation. More »

  • Can Ted Cruz Convince Conservatives Obama Is a Success?
    Can Ted Cruz Convince Conservatives Obama Is a Success? Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Is that Ted Cruz? Or is it Barack Obama? The similarities between the two men are somewhat superficial—you'd be hard-pressed to find many parallels deeper than what's listed here—but it's enough to have set off a debate among conservatives about whether Cruz is a "Republican Obama." And that debate offers a view of a different and more interesting debate in the same group, about whether President Obama has been a disastrous failure or a disastrous success. More »

  • Preparing for 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton embracing Obama
    Preparing for 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton embracing Obama Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is embracing President Barack Obama — sometimes even literally. More »

  • Senator resigns as committee chair after Obama-IS group post Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine state senator who was criticized for a Facebook post that linked President Barack Obama to the Islamic State group is stepping down from his post as chairman of a legislative committee. More »

  • Obama: Base health care payments on quality, not quantity Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    President Barack Obama says he's ready to sign bipartisan legislation to fix Medicare's doctor payment problem. Obama says he's got his pen "ready to sign a good bipartisan bill." Without a fix, ... More »