Barack Obama Headlines

In Supreme Court term, Obama wins big and loses small


WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's administration was unexpectedly on the winning side in nearly all the close, politically significant Supreme Court cases decided in the term that ended this week, including blockbuster rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage.

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Thu, Jul 2 2015

Obama jabs Republican candidates in Walker's Wisconsin


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - President Barack Obama ripped the policies of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and poked fun at the large crop of Republican presidential candidates on Thursday, injecting himself into the race to find his successor in 2016.

02 Jul 2015

Wed, Jul 1 2015

Obama pushes state Medicaid expansion in healthcare hub Nashville


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Fresh from another Supreme Court validation of his landmark healthcare law, President Barack Obama visited healthcare hub Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday to push state governments to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor. | Video

Health, Politics, U.S. 01 Jul 2015

In emails, Hillary's outside advisers pushed hawkish Afghan line


WASHINGTON - In the fall of 2009, as U.S. President Barack Obama conducted a long, divisive review of whether to pour more U.S. troops into Afghanistan, an influential group of advisors were quietly pushing a hawkish line.

World, Politics, Afghanistan 01 Jul 2015

Obama formally opens U.S. diplomatic ties with Cuba


WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States had agreed to the historic step of re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba and will raise its flag over a U.S. Embassy in Havana later this summer.

Politics, Cuba 01 Jul 2015

Clinton struggled to fit in with Obama's White House, emails show


NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton struggled to fit into the government of President Barack Obama after being appointed Secretary of State in 2009, according to emails released by the State Department on Tuesday.

01 Jul 2015

Tue, Jun 30 2015

U.S.-Cuba deal to restore ties to be unveiled on Wednesday


WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Wednesday will announce it has reached an agreement with Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations severed more than five decades ago, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

World, Cuba 30 Jun 2015

Obama, Rousseff turn page on spy spat, work on trade, travel


WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used a White House visit on Tuesday to turn the page on a spying scandal that had damaged bilateral relations and said they want to work to bolster economic ties. | Video

Politics, Brazil 30 Jun 2015

After 'gratifying' week, Obama sees long to-do list in time left


WASHINGTON - It did not match the week of his wedding or the weeks his daughters were born, but President Barack Obama acknowledged on Tuesday that last week was a particularly momentous one for him. | Video

30 Jun 2015

Obama: Ex-Im lapse means 'lost sales, lost customers, lost jobs'


WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the U.S. Congress "is taking a step backward" by failing to renew the charter for the Export-Import Bank and instead letting it lapse at midnight.

30 Jun 2015