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Obama and the Midterms: What's at stake?

WASHINGTON | For President Barack Obama, the stark reality of the looming midterm elections is that the best outcome for his party gets him nothing but two more years of the status quo.

October 13, 2014 3:00 pm

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

Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

WASHINGTON | Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreadi…

September 10, 2014 9:35 pm Related

Obama casts Russia as threat to peace in Europe

TALLINN, Estonia | Lashing out at Russia, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast Moscow's aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe. He vigorously vowed to come to the defense of NATO allies that fear they could be Vladimir Putin's next target.

September 03, 2014 1:46 pm
Obama: Iraq will need additional US assistance

Obama: Iraq will need additional US assistance

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama said Thursday Iraq will need more help from the United States as it seeks to push back a violent Islamic insurgency that has captured two key cities and is vowing to press toward Bagdad.

June 12, 2014 1:06 pm

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

WASHINGTON | People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

April 19, 2014 11:14 am
Obama vows to flex presidential powers in speech

Obama vows to flex presidential powers in speech

WASHINGTON | Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor. He unveiled an array of modest executive action…

January 28, 2014 9:24 pm Photos



Obama: 'No excuse' for health care signup problems

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama on Monday offered "no excuses" — and little explanation — for the computer bugs still frustrating Americans who are trying to enroll online for insurance plans at the center of his health care law. But software developers tasked with building the site said…

October 21, 2013 3:58 pm Related

In South Africa, Obama pays tribute to ill Mandela

JOHANNESBURG | Paying tribute to his personal hero, President Barack Obama met privately Saturday with Nelson Mandela's family as the world anxiously awaited news on the condition of the ailing 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader.

June 29, 2013 1:32 pm

Obama meets privately with Mandela family

JOHANNESBURG | President Barack Obama met privately Saturday with the family of Nelson Mandela.

June 29, 2013 9:46 am
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