President Barack Obama

  • Supreme Court recess apointment case scheduled for Monday

    1/13/14 7:23 AM

    President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans are squaring off at the Supreme Court over the president's power to temporarily fill high-level positions.

  • Obamacare back in GOP crosshairs

    1/10/14 8:03 AM

    President Barack Obama's health care law is back in Republicans' legislative crosshairs as the GOP-led House weighs a bill that would impose new requirements on the administration.

  • Obama expected to tighten NSA restrictions

    1/8/14 10:08 PM

    Obama could unveil his highly anticipated decisions as early as next week. Ahead of that announcement, he is consulting with lawmakers, privacy advocates and intelligence officials who were invited to White House meetings Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Robert Gates' memoir critical of Obama, Bush, Biden

    1/8/14 7:59 AM

    The White House is bristling over former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new memoir accusing President Barack Obama of showing too little enthusiasm for the U.S. war mission in Afghanistan and sharply criticizing Vice President Joe Biden's foreign policy instincts.

  • 2014 marks 50th anniversary of 'War on Poverty'

    1/7/14 8:14 PM

    The White House says that although progress has been made in reducing poverty, government can still play a positive role in reducing hardship and increasing economic opportunity.

  • Obama calls for restoring unemployment benefits

    1/4/14 7:35 AM

    President Obama is urging Congress to reinstate jobless benefits for more than a million Americans.

  • Obama to face ACA debate after Hawaii

    1/3/14 10:53 PM

    The skies may be sunny in Hawaii, but the President will soon be returning to gloomy conditions – and not just on the ground.

  • An update on the ACA

    12/31/13 5:01 PM Comment

    Ethridge interview December 31, 2013

  • Hawaii plays underdog in quest for Obama library

    12/28/13 8:58 AM

    From the governor to the state's congressional delegation and local university leaders, Hawaii has spared no effort in laying the groundwork for a potential library for President Obama.

  • President Obama honors U.S. military in Christmas tradition

    12/26/13 7:25 AM

    President Obama stepped away from the seclusion of his quiet Hawaii vacation for what's become a Christmas tradition: paying tribute to U.S. troops and the sacrifices their families make during the holidays and throughout the year.

  • Obama's Christmas message encourages Americans to volunteer

    12/25/13 7:07 AM

    President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to embrace the spirit of Christmas by volunteering at a soup kitchen, buying gifts for kids in need, or organizing food and clothing drives.

  • President faces glitches while enrolling

    12/23/13 10:18 PM

    Announcing his enrollment Monday, the White House called it a symbolic show of Obama's support for the fledgling exchanges where millions of Americans must buy insurance or face a penalty.

  • Obama arrives in Hawaii for winter vacation

    12/21/13 10:59 AM

    President Barack Obama has begun his annual winter vacation in Hawaii.

  • Defense bill passes congress, headed to President Obama Friday

    12/20/13 7:47 AM

    Congress passed a new defense bill Thursday night, covering combat pay, as well as new ships, planes and military bases. The bill, which President Obama is expected to sign, also cracks down on perpetrators of sexual assault and rape.


  • Obama considering NSA recommendations

    12/19/13 6:53 AM

    President Obama is considering a long set of recommendations on how to alter the role of the National Security Agency in the wake of the spying scandal.

  • U.S. Olympic delegation to Sochi will include two openly gay athletes

    12/18/13 10:21 PM

    President Barack Obama sent Russia a clear message about its treatment of gays and lesbians with who he is - and isn't - sending to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics.

  • AP-GfK poll: Obama international ratings top domestic ones

    12/18/13 7:08 AM

    President Barack Obama's approval ratings for handling foreign policy issues generally top his ratings for most domestic issues, including the economy and health care, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • Budget deal: Obama expected to sign off on Wednesday

    12/17/13 10:05 PM

    Year-end legislation to ease Congress' chronic budget brinkmanship and soften across-the-board spending cuts moved to the cusp of final passage Tuesday, a rare display of Senate bipartisanship that masked strong Republican complaints about slicing into military retirement benefits.

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