Barack Obama

Obama jabs Republican candidates in Walker's Wisconsin

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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.

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

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

Obama seeks overtime rules revamp that could help 5 million workers

- The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled details of a long-awaited proposal that would make nearly 5 million more U.S. workers eligible for overtime pay, but many businesses say it would force them to cut hours and wages. | Video

Politics, U.S. 30 Jun 2015
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Hillary Clinton lowers her guard – at least a bit

When presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton and her deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, exchanged emails while Clinton was secretary of state, they seemed more like work friends than clinically professional colleagues.

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Former Democratic Senator Webb announces White House campaign

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WASHINGTON - Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb launched a long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, promising to fight the political influence of big-money interests and bring a new approach to solving problems.