Barack Obama Headlines

Mon, Aug 18 2014

Obama urges Iraqis to unite because 'the wolf's at the door'

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WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama urged Iraqis on Monday to quickly form an inclusive government to unite against Islamic militants, warning "the wolf's at the door" and that U.S. airstrikes can only accomplish so much.

World, Iraq 18 Aug 2014

Sun, Aug 17 2014

White House: Obama authorized U.S. strikes on Mosul Dam in Iraq

EDGARTOWN Mass. - The White House on Sunday said President Barack Obama had informed Congress he authorized U.S. air strikes in Iraq to help retake control of the Mosul Dam, and that the action was consistent with his goal of protecting U.S. citizens in that country.

World, Iraq 17 Aug 2014

White House: Obama authorized U.S. strikes on Mosul Dam in Iraq

EDGARTOWN Mass. - The White House on Sunday said President Barack Obama had informed Congress he authorized U.S. air strikes in Iraq to help retake control of the Mosul Dam, and that the action was consistent with his goal of protecting U.S. citizens in that country.

World, Iraq 17 Aug 2014

Fri, Aug 15 2014

After crisis-filled start, Obama's vacation pace slows for a day

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OAK BLUFFS Mass. - Nearly a week after arriving on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, U.S. President Barack Obama appeared to take his first full day off since the start of his summer retreat.

Politics, U.S. 15 Aug 2014

Thu, Aug 14 2014

U.S. put more scrutiny on arms transfers to Israel during Gaza crisis

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration, which urged Israel do more to prevent civilian casualties in its conflict with Hamas militants, placed U.S. arms shipments to Israel under greater scrutiny during the Gaza crisis, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.

World, Israel 14 Aug 2014

Obama says Sinjar siege broken, some personnel to leave Iraq

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EDGARTOWN Mass. - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday the Islamist militant siege of Iraq's Mount Sinjar had been broken and most U.S. military personnel sent to assess the situation would be pulled out of Iraq in coming days.

World, Iraq, United Nations 14 Aug 2014

Obama says time for healing, transparency in Missouri shooting

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EDGARTOWN Mass. - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday called for peace on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer and urged authorities to be transparent in their investigation.

U.S., Politics 14 Aug 2014

Obama, Clinton mingle on Martha's Vineyard after foreign policy spat

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VINEYARD HAVEN Mass. - They may or may not have hugged, but President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton rubbed shoulders on Wednesday at a party on Martha's Vineyard after the former secretary of state criticized the foreign policy vision of her one-time boss.

14 Aug 2014

Wed, Aug 13 2014

Obama, Clinton to mingle on Martha's Vineyard after foreign policy spat

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VINEYARD HAVEN Mass. - They may or may not hug, but President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are rubbing shoulders on Wednesday at a party on Martha's Vineyard after the former secretary of state criticized the foreign policy vision of her one-time boss.

13 Aug 2014

Tue, Aug 12 2014

White House loosens restrictions on lobbyists

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is loosening restrictions on lobbyists who want to serve on federal advisory boards, a White House official said on Tuesday, a setback to the president's efforts to tamp down special interest influence in Washington.

Politics, U.S. 12 Aug 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.