Barack Obama Headlines

Fri, Apr 18 2014

Obama-Abe summit to aid trade talks, not seal deal: U.S. official

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WASHINGTON/TOKYO - Next week's meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a good opportunity to give impetus to Pacific trade negotiations but will not seal a deal, a senior U.S. administration official said on Friday.

World, Japan 18 Apr 2014

Obama signs law to bar Iran diplomat from serving in U.N. post

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed a law on Friday that effectively bars an Iranian diplomat from serving as an envoy at the United Nations because of suspicions he was involved in the 1979-81 Tehran hostage crisis.

Obama: Ukraine diplomacy holds hope but sanctions ready

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that talks between Russia and Western powers aimed at ending tensions in Ukraine have potential but warned that the United States and its allies are prepared to impose more sanctions on Russia if the situation fails to improve.

World, Russia 18 Apr 2014

Thu, Apr 17 2014

Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from the U.S. Congress in November. | Video

Politics, U.S., Health 17 Apr 2014

Obama budget would boost U.S. tax revenue, cut deficits: CBO

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget request would boost U.S. tax revenue by nearly $1.4 trillion over 10 years if fully enacted, cutting deficits by $1.05 trillion while funding new spending, the Congressional Budget Office said on Thursday.

Politics, U.S. 17 Apr 2014

House Republican leaders holding up immigration reform: Obama

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Thursday called on the U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, which he said was being blocked by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives.

Politics, U.S. 17 Apr 2014

Obama, Abe to battle negative images at U.S.-Japan summit

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TOKYO/WASHINGTON - When U.S. President Barack Obama meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a summit next week, they will be battling negative undercurrents that could undermine their message that Asia's most important security alliance is firm.

World, Japan 17 Apr 2014

Wed, Apr 16 2014

Obama, Republicans openly feud over immigration legislation

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WASHINGTON - Partisan bickering over immigration reform legislation intensified on Wednesday as President Barack Obama and House of Representatives Republicans accused each other of standing in the way of progress one year after bipartisan Senate legislation was introduced.

16 Apr 2014

Obama, Biden visit Pennsylvania to promote job-training plan

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OAKDALE, Penn. - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took a trip to a Pennsylvania community college on Wednesday to promote a plan to train workers for skills they need for hard-to-fill jobs.

Politics, U.S. 16 Apr 2014

Obama's departing health chief mulls U.S. Senate run: report

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WASHINGTON - Departing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who took withering criticism over the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

16 Apr 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.