Barack Obama Headlines

Sun, May 24 2015

U.S. Republicans navigate the new politics of energy abundance

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - U.S. Republicans have had to watch from the sidelines as the Obama White House has taken political credit for America's unexpected energy boom and tumbling gas prices. Now it has left their presidential candidates scrambling for a way to reclaim leadership on an issue the party once seemed to own.

24 May 2015

Fri, May 22 2015

Senate votes to grant Obama fast-track power on trade deals

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama scored a major victory on Friday when the U.S. Senate voted to give him "fast-track" powers that would help wrap up negotiations on a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal central to projecting American influence in Asia.

22 May 2015

Senators urge Obama administration to block Arctic oil drilling

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WASHINGTON - A group of 18 mostly Democratic U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to stop Royal Dutch Shell's preparations for oil exploration in the Arctic, saying the region has a severely limited capacity to respond to accidents.

Politics, Environment 22 May 2015

U.S. Senators urge Obama administration to block Arctic oil drilling

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WASHINGTON - A group of 18 mostly Democratic U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to stop Royal Dutch Shell's preparations for oil exploration in the Arctic, saying the region has a severely limited capacity to respond to accidents.

Politics, Environment 22 May 2015

Obama reaffirms commitment to Israel security to American Jews

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, seeking to shore up support from the Jewish community ahead of a June deadline for reaching a potential deal to limit Iran's nuclear capabilities, on Friday said his commitment to Israel was "unshakeable." | Video

22 May 2015

Thu, May 21 2015

Senate advances fast-track trade bill sought by Obama

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Washington - President Barack Obama moved closer to winning the power to speed trade deals through the Congress, as the Senate on Thursday advanced legislation important to his Asian trade push. | Video

Senate advances fast-track trade bill sought by Obama

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Washington - President Barack Obama on Thursday moved closer to winning the power to speed trade deals through the U.S. Congress when the Senate advanced legislation important to his Asian trade push. | Video

Wed, May 20 2015

Obama tells Coast Guard grads climate change threatens U.S

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NEW LONDON, Conn. - Rising seas and thawing permafrost caused by warmer global temperatures threaten U.S. military bases and will change the way the U.S. armed services defend the country, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. | Video

Obama's Asian trade push in doubt as Senate vote looms

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's keynote Asian trade push risks failing in a Senate vote on Thursday, a result that would threaten the administration's diplomatic pivot to Asia to counter China's rising economic and political clout in the region.

Obama tells Coast Guard grads climate change menaces U.S.

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NEW LONDON, Connecticut - Rising seas and thawing permafrost caused by warmer global temperatures threaten U.S. military bases and will change the way the U.S. armed services defend the country, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. | Video

Mike Huckabee shows support for reality star with flawed past

Republican Mike Huckabee, a 2016 presidential candidate, has lent his support to the star of the TLC series 19 Kids and Counting, Josh Duggar, after it was discovered that the father of 19 had sexually molested under-age girls as a teen.