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Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

WASHINGTON (AP) — One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.

October 02, 2014 7:30 am

Obama calls for dismantling IS 'network of death'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the U.N. on Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State "network of death" that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East and drawn the U.S. back into military action.

September 24, 2014 1:00 pm

Benghazi select committee starts in bipartisan way

WASHINGTON (AP) — A special House panel on Benghazi made its public debut in a surprisingly subdued and bipartisan atmosphere Wednesday after two years of pitched political battles between Republicans and Democrats over the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in eastern Libya.

September 17, 2014 10:46 am

Obama to outline strategy on Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.

September 08, 2014 8:30 am
St. John family seeks signatures for son's health

St. John family seeks signatures for son's health

If nearly 270,000 Americans can support an effort to deport Justin Bieber, surely a fraction can sign a petition to help sick boys.

March 23, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Obama hosts 1st White House student film festival

Obama hosts 1st White House student film festival

Two days before the Oscars, President Barack Obama recognized the best of nearly 2,500 films made by K-12 students after the White House asked them for short videos on the role technology plays in their education.

March 03, 2014 12:00 am
Highland man among team of White House holiday decorators

Highland man among team of White House holiday decorators

HIGHLAND | A Highland man's handiwork is on display among the lights, garland, trees and bows adorning the White House this Christmas.

December 24, 2013 12:20 am Photos

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AL HAMNIK: NFL great Bob Kuechenberg makes his point with White House snub

AL HAMNIK: NFL great Bob Kuechenberg makes his point with White House snub

Bob Kuechenberg has always spoken his mind.

August 20, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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We owe it to our children to combat climate change

I support President Obama's recently announced plan to combat climate change and advance clean energy. The plan calls for reducing carbon pollution from power plants -- our largest source of pollution driving climate change -- that also harms our health and economy.

July 30, 2013 12:00 am

Obama should focus on uniting, not dividing, us

I was disheartened to hear President Barack Obama's words regarding the Travon Martin/George Zimmerman issue. He seemed to focus heavily on the issue of racism, which he thinks is rampant in our country.

July 24, 2013 12:00 am

Obama says U.S. must shift cars, trucks off of oil

LEMONT, Ill. | Envisioning cars that can go "coast to coast without using a drop of oil," President Barack Obama on Friday urged Congress to authorize spending $2 billion over the next decade to expand research into electric cars and biofuels to wean automobiles off gasoline.

March 15, 2013 11:51 pm Related

Obama has done much despite Republican opposition

When President Barack Obama was inaugurated in 2009, Republican leaders vowed to make him fail even though the economy was in the most dangerous collapse since 1929 through 1932.

March 10, 2013 12:00 am
Ravens' hard-hitter Ed Reed on making NFL safer: I'm with Obama

Ravens' hard-hitter Ed Reed on making NFL safer: I'm with Obama

NEW ORLEANS | Unlike several players at the Super Bowl, Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed agrees with President Obama that football needs to be made safer. Reed wants to be part of the solution, too.

January 28, 2013 8:15 pm
Essay winners heading to DC

Essay winners heading to DC

The Barden Gary Foundation awarded seven high school students with trips to Washington, D.C., to see President Obama's inauguration.

December 11, 2012 6:57 pm
OFFBEAT: Jerry O'Connell stars as Ralphie in 'Christmas Story' follow

OFFBEAT: Jerry O'Connell stars as Ralphie in 'Christmas Story' follow

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 22, 2012 12:00 am
AL HAMNIK: The 'returns' on Lorenzo Booker still out among Bears' coaches

AL HAMNIK: The 'returns' on Lorenzo Booker still out among Bears' coaches

 You needed a roster and mug shot to know who Lorenzo Booker was at Bears training camp.

August 20, 2012 7:00 pm

Do-nothing U.S. Senate needs to get to work

President Obama calls out Harry Reid and the Senate for not passing job bills passed by the House of Representatives.

July 03, 2012 11:00 pm
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June 26, 2011 12:00 am

Obama's cavalier attitude is deserving of scorn

At the G 20 meeting, President Barack Obama declared, "I do what I do regardless of why the people disagree ..." This is probably one of the most truthful statements he has made since he's been in office so far.

July 01, 2010 12:00 am
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