Barack Obama

Senate panel raises privacy concerns in White House hacking incident

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee has written President Barack Obama over concerns that a recently reported data breach on the White House computer system might have compromised the personal information of many Americans.

Obama administration says to provide $20 million for police body cameras

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will provide $20 million in grants to local police departments to help buy body cameras for officers, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

01 May 2015

Republicans pass deep spending cuts, aim at Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed the first joint House-Senate budget plan in six years on Thursday, a measure that aids the party's goal of dismantling President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law this year.

30 Apr 2015

Republicans pass deep spending cuts, aim at Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed the first joint House-Senate budget plan in six years on Thursday, a measure that aids the party's goal of dismantling President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law this year.

30 Apr 2015

Obama to announce free e-books for low-income kids

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will go to a public library in one of Washington's poorest neighborhoods on Thursday to talk about a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000 e-books. | Video

U.S., Tech, Politics 30 Apr 2015

Obama unlikely to unveil Keystone move during Canada election: sources

OTTAWA - U.S. President Barack Obama is unlikely to deliver his verdict on TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline between mid-June and mid-October for fear of being seen as interfering in Canada's upcoming election, said three Ottawa-based sources familiar with the matter.

Politics, Environment 30 Apr 2015

Obama urges 'soul searching' after Baltimore custody death and riot

WASHINGTON - For President Barack Obama, the riots in Baltimore marked the return of a recurring nightmare that continues to bedevil him: How to stop deadly encounters between police and African-Americans and the resulting race-related violence.

U.S., Africa 29 Apr 2015

Republican budget seeks to boost defense spending, ease repeal of Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Republicans unveiled the first joint House-Senate budget plan in six years on Wednesday, aiming to boost defense spending, eliminate deficits by 2024 and ease a repeal of President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law.

29 Apr 2015

Obama faces up to policy limits on U.S. urban ills

WASHINGTON - Despite his recognition that the violence in Baltimore is rooted in economic desperation, Barack Obama has been unable to enact substantial policies to tackle inner city problems, facing limits imposed by Congress and his own identity as the first black president.

29 Apr 2015

Obama accuses China of flexing muscle in disputes with neighbors

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama accused China on Tuesday of "flexing its muscles" to advance its maritime claims against Asian neighbors and assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of the U.S. commitment to defend Japanese territory, including tiny islands in dispute with Beijing. | Video

World, China, Japan 28 Apr 2015
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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.