Barack Obama Headlines

Obama changing name of Alaska's Mount McKinley to Denali

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, siding with the state of Alaska in ending a 40-year battle over what to call a peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.

Politics, U.S. 10:23pm EDT

Obama changing name of Alaska's Mount McKinley to Denali

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, siding with the state of Alaska in ending a 40-year battle over what to call a peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.

Politics, U.S. 6:49pm EDT

Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands.

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Sat, Aug 29 2015

Obama heads north to Alaska, where drilling decision looms large

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Saturday defended his decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean under what he said were rigorous standards, fending off criticism by environmental groups. | Video

Politics, U.S. 29 Aug 2015

Fri, Aug 28 2015

Obama to name James O'Brien hostage affairs envoy

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will name James O'Brien special presidential envoy for hostage affairs as part of a response to complaints about the government's handling of hostage situations.

28 Aug 2015

Obama reassures Jewish groups on U.S.-Israel relationship

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama reassured U.S. Jewish groups on Friday that the U.S.-Israel relationship is strong, despite differences over the nuclear deal with Iran, and called for more talks between the two governments on security cooperation.

Politics, Israel 28 Aug 2015

Appalachian coal country wants Republican nod for federal aid

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WASHINGTON - A small but growing number of Appalachian coal communities are urging Republicans in Congress to support a proposed $1 billion federal aid program from the Obama administration to save local economies ravaged by the decline of the coal industry.

28 Aug 2015

Thu, Aug 27 2015

Democrats confident Iran deal will survive in Congress

WASHINGTON - Democrats are confident they will have enough votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in the U.S. Congress, but they face an uphill task to avoid President Barack Obama having to use his veto power to ensure the agreement's survival.

27 Aug 2015

Eying volatile markets, Obama urges Congress to pass budget

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NEW ORLEANS - President Barack Obama said on Thursday urged the Congress to avoid contributing to global economic uncertainty and quickly pass a budget before a deadline at the end of September to prevent a government shutdown.

27 Aug 2015

Saudi King Salman to meet Obama at White House on September 4

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ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - Saudi Arabia's King Salman will meet President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 4, the White House said, as Washington and Riyadh seek to shore up relations after a period of tension mainly over a U.S.-led nuclear deal with Iran.

27 Aug 2015