Barack Obama Headlines

Tue, Jul 22 2014

U.S. court rulings create new uncertainty over Obamacare

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WASHINGTON - Two U.S. judicial panels on Tuesday injected new uncertainty into the future of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with conflicting rulings over whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans.

U.S., Health, Politics 22 Jul 2014

Obama's veterans agency nominee vows corporate-style discipline

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WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged on Tuesday to bring corporate-style discipline and accountability to the troubled agency plagued by healthcare delays and accusations of mismanagement and fraud.

22 Jul 2014

U.S. Senate Democrats cut $1 billion from Obama border request

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed cutting $1 billion from President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency funding request to deal with a surge of some 57,000 undocumented Central American children across the southern border.

22 Jul 2014

U.S. judge dismisses Republican lawsuit over Obamacare subsidy for Congress

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MILWAUKEE - A federal judge has thrown out a U.S. Senator's legal challenge to a part of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that grants health insurance subsidies for members of Congress and their staffs.

Health, U.S., Politics 22 Jul 2014

Obama says Biden would make 'superb' president: New Yorker

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report on Monday said.

22 Jul 2014

Obama, Biden highlight job-training in middle-class push

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will put a spotlight on job-training programs on Tuesday as part of a White House push to boost economic opportunities for middle-class Americans, an important voting group in November elections.

22 Jul 2014

Mon, Jul 21 2014

Obama says Biden would make 'superb' president: New Yorker

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report on Monday said.

21 Jul 2014

Sat, Jul 19 2014

Central America leaders to ask Obama for plan to stem child exodus

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TEGUCIGALPA - Central American leaders will ask U.S. President Barack Obama to support a regional development and security plan to stem the tide of illegal child migrants to the United States at a meeting next week, a Honduran minister said on Saturday.

Politics, World 19 Jul 2014

Fri, Jul 18 2014

Obama condemns Russia over downed plane in Ukraine, gunmen hamper inquiry

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HRABOVE Ukraine - U.S. President Barack Obama demanded Russia stop supporting separatists in Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airliner by a surface-to-air missile he said was fired from rebel territory raised the prospect of more sanctions on Moscow. | Video

Obama to sign order Monday barring federal discrimination against gays

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will sign an executive order on Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, the White House said on Friday.

18 Jul 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.