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3 years 4 months ago

Obama cheered over bin Laden's death

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The killing of Osama bin Laden has given President Barack Obama a new applause line for fundraising events. Obama boasted at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser Tuesday night that thanks to the U.S. military and American intelligence agencies, "Osama bin Laden will never again threaten...

4 years 2 weeks ago

President to address the nation on Iraq

President Barack Obama speaks to the nation tonight to herald the formal end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq. The president will say tonight he's fulfilled a campaign promise. Ahead of the speech, he's thanking troops at Fort Bliss, Texas, for the valor they've shown in Iraq....

4 years 1 month ago

President Obama politicking, raising money

President Barack Obama is touching nearly every region of the country to stir up cash and attention for Democrats, launching a three-day trip. Obama will spend the heart of his Monday in Wisconsin, raising money for gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett and other Wisconsin Democrats. He will cap his...

4 years 1 month ago

Obama playing host to Super Bowl champs

Now that training camp is underway for the new NFL season, President Barack Obama will welcome the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints to the White House on Monday. The Saints will hold a football clinic with Washington-area children before the event with Obama. After their White House meeting,...

4 years 1 month ago

States continue legal battle against health care law

Twenty states and the nation's most influential small business lobby are about to respond to the federal government's attempt to dismiss their lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The states, the National Federation of Independent Business and several individual taxpayers will file their response Friday. A key...

4 years 1 month ago

Obama defends education policies to critics

President Barack Obama says the country's long-term economic success will be tied to the success of the nation's schools. Speaking at the centennial convention of the National Urban League, Obama says he won't tolerate a status quo where United States lags behind other countries in education achievements. The...

4 years 11 months ago

President Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO (AP) - President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee says Obama is receiving the honor because of "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." According to the committee "Only very rarely has a person to the...

4 years 11 months ago

Olympics decision stuns Chicago crowd

Bewilderment and disappointment sum up the reaction in downtown Chicago to word that the Windy City won't be hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics. The crowd in Daley Center gasped, then stood in stunned silence after the International Olympic Committee eliminated Chicago in the first round of voting. The rejection came...

4 years 11 months ago

Obama meets with Afghanistan commander

President Barack Obama summoned his top commander in Afghanistan to a 25-minute meeting aboard Air Force One before returning to Washington. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs that Obama invited Gen. Stanley McChrystal to meet him Friday in the Dutch capital, where he was pitching the International Olympic Committee's on the...

4 years 11 months ago

McHugh sworn in as Army secretary

Former Republican congressman John McHugh has been sworn in as the new secretary of the Army. President Barack Obama named McHugh to the Army's top civilian spot in June. But his nomination was blocked by the two Kansas senators over the prospect of Guantanamo detainees being sent to their home...

5 years 3 days ago

'You lie' - Rep. Wilson is admonished by House

The House has voted to admonish Rep. Joe Wilson over his "You lie" outburst to President Barack Obama during the president's health care speech to Congress last week. The 240-179 vote on the resolution of disapproval reflected the sharp partisan divide over the issue. Democrats insisted that the South Carolina...

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