Barack Obama Headlines

Sat, Nov 22 2014

Obama approves fresh guidelines for U.S. military in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has approved plans giving U.S. military commanders broader authority in helping Afghanistan forces repel Taliban fighters after U.S. and NATO combat operations formally end in December, a senior administration official said.

Afghanistan, Politics 22 Nov 2014

Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

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LAS VEGAS - President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote. | Video

Politics, U.S. 22 Nov 2014

Obama signs order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role: NYT

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WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Politics, Afghanistan 22 Nov 2014

Fri, Nov 21 2014

Obama's immigration speech gets most viewers on Univision

LOS ANGELES - As the lead-in to the Latin Grammys, U.S. President Barack Obama's speech announcing his sweeping immigration reforms reached its largest audience on Spanish-language network Univision, according to figures released on Friday.

Politics, Spain, U.S. 21 Nov 2014

Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

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LAS VEGAS - President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote.

U.S., Politics 21 Nov 2014

Obama's immigration plan to reach far fewer than 4.7 million: lawyers

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama's executive action easing the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants is unlikely to cover many of those eligible because of practical hurdles, immigration lawyers said.

Politics, U.S. 21 Nov 2014

Mexico, Central America hail Obama's immigration reform

MEXICO CITY/TEGUCIGALPA - Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American leaders hailed U.S. President Barack Obama's sweeping immigration reforms on Friday, with the Mexican leader calling them the "most important measures taken in several decades."

Obama will visit India again as ties expand

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WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama will attend India's Republic Day celebrations in January as chief guest, a sign of steadily expanding ties between two countries that share concerns about China's growing power in Asia.

Politics, China, World 21 Nov 2014

Conservatives, states set to launch legal blitz against Obama over immigration

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NEW YORK - The morning after President Barack Obama announced his sweeping action to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, conservative groups and states were already pulling together legal strategies to dismantle the plan.

Politics, U.S. 21 Nov 2014

Obama unveils U.S. immigration reform, setting up fight with Republicans

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans who vow to fight his moves. | Video

Politics, U.S. 21 Nov 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.