Obama heading to visit shooting victims, families

President Barack Obama will travel to Colorado on Sunday to visit with victims of the movie theater shooting and their families.

Saturday - 07/21/2012, 09:16pm EDT

Targeting al-Shabab, US bars Somali charcoal

President Barack Obama has ordered a cutoff in U.S. imports of charcoal from Somalia, hoping to starve the militant Islamist group al-Shabab of resources.

Friday - 07/20/2012, 07:21pm EDT

National security adviser to visit China, Japan

President Barack Obama's national security adviser, Thomas Donilon, will discuss security in the Middle East and Asia with senior Chinese officials in Beijing next week.

Friday - 07/20/2012, 06:07pm EDT

White House announces accelerated port projects

The Obama administration is speeding up expansion projects at five major U.S. ports, including two in politically important Florida, as part of a broader plan to accelerate public works projects across the country during a weak economic recovery.

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 01:46pm EDT

Obama, Putin discuss violence in Syria

The White House says President Barack Obama called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday and they agreed that the growing violence in Syria shows the need for a political transition as soon as possible.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 04:28pm EDT

Obama bemoans 'barbaric' terror attack in Bulgaria

President Barack Obama is strongly condemning a "barbaric terrorist attack" against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 03:33pm EDT

Obama proposes $1B for science, math teachers

The Obama administration unveiled plans Wednesday to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. students' achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 06:53am EDT

DC officer accused of threatening first lady

A District of Columbia police officer who worked as a motorcycle escort for the White House and other officials has been moved to administrative duty after he allegedly made threatening comments about Michelle Obama, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 09:00pm EDT

Obama calls for rise in small business write-offs

President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to increase the amount of investments small businesses can expense next year.

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 09:40am EDT

GOP governors doubt health overhaul can work

Republican governors say they doubt President Barack Obama can deliver coverage for most of the nation's uninsured by January, 2014, as called for by his health care law.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 04:48pm EDT

AdWatch: Ad says Obama makes excuses on economy

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Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 02:03pm EDT

Romney hits Obama as 'outsourcer-in-chief'

Mitt Romney is calling President Barack Obama the "outsourcer-in-chief" and says he is an "extreme liberal" who is trying to raise taxes on job creators.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 01:13pm EDT

White House threatens veto on health care repeal

The White House has issued a veto threat for a House bill to overturn President Barack Obama's health care law.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 07:11pm EDT

Obama signs student loan, road-building bill

President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday maintaining jobs on transportation projects and preventing interest rate increases on new loans to millions of college students, saying it would "make a real difference" for millions of Americans.

Friday - 07/06/2012, 06:07pm EDT

Obama thanks military at July Fourth celebration

President Barack Obama is marking the Fourth of July by thanking service members and their families, who he said "represent what is best in America."

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 07:48pm EDT

Obama salutes new service-member American citizens

President Barack Obama marked the Fourth of July by welcoming two dozen U.S. service members as newly-sworn American citizens, saying the contributions they have already made dramatize the need for Washington to achieve comprehensive immigration reform.

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 12:11pm EDT

Obama offers condolences in firefighting crash

President Barack Obama is expressing condolences to families of North Carolina Air National Guard crew members who died in a crash fighting fires in South Dakota.

Monday - 07/02/2012, 04:38pm EDT

No one-size-fits-all approach to wooing Hispanics

In New Mexico, Tomasita Maestas says she will pick the presidential candidate who has the best plan to fix education and the economy.

Monday - 07/02/2012, 03:40am EDT

Re-election drives Obama's legacy

Presidents live in a world of wins and losses quickly forgotten. Rarely are they presented with the kind of defining moment that President Barack Obama experienced when the Supreme Court upheld his health care law.

Monday - 07/02/2012, 03:37am EDT

Obama to head to Camp David for weekend break

President Barack Obama plans to take a break at his presidential retreat beginning this weekend.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 06:18pm EDT
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