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GOP increases attacks on health-care law

WASHINGTON - Republicans will make another move today to damage the national health-care law they derisively call Obamacare. This time, they're being aided by the champion of the measure, President Obama.

July 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Obama wraps up 3-nation Africa trip

Obama wraps up 3-nation Africa trip

WASHINGTON - President Obama wrapped up a weeklong visit to Africa on Tuesday, a tour overshadowed at times by the legacy of his predecessor and a political hero with a bid for his own mark on the continent.

July 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Federal watching rampant these days

Federal watching rampant these days

WASHINGTON - Welcome to the new normal, the U.S. national security state that's grown like mad since the 9/11 terrorist attacks nearly a dozen years ago.

June 08, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
After gun failure, Obama learning limits of power

After gun failure, Obama learning limits of power

WASHINGTON - Six months after his triumphant re-election, President Obama has run into the hard reality of the modern presidency.

May 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

White House says it knew of IRS probe a month ago

WASHINGTON - The White House acknowledged Monday that senior aides to President Obama knew a month ago that the Internal Revenue Service had targeted conservative groups. The admission expanded on previous administration statements about who in the White House knew about the inquiry and when…

May 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Obama renews vow to shut prison at Guantanamo Bay

Obama renews vow to shut prison at Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON - Presi-dent Obama said Tuesday that he would redouble efforts on a failed first-term campaign promise to close the prison for terrorism suspects at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

May 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Obama assures Boston: 'We will finish the race'

Obama assures Boston: 'We will finish the race'

BOSTON - President Obama on Thursday celebrated this city's resilience in the face of a bomb attack that upended the legendary Boston Marathon, pledging that runners will return to the streets of an unbowed city next year.

April 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Obama's new taxes don't target just the rich

WASHINGTON - President Obama touted a proposal this week to collect $580 billion in new taxes from the wealthy to reduce the nation's escalating deficit.

April 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
New effort to pardon boxing great

New effort to pardon boxing great

WASHINGTON - For nine years, a pair of Capitol Hill lawmakers have asked the president to pardon posthumously American boxing legend Jack Johnson.

March 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Obama info transparency faulted, but some gains cited

WASHINGTON - President Obama has relied on state secrets and secret laws to make national security decisions with little congressional or public oversight much as his predecessor did, according to a report being released today by a liberal government watchdog group.

March 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

State of Union likely to be Obama's call to action

WASHINGTON - A confident President Obama is expected Tuesday to unveil an aggressive agenda in the first State of the Union address of his second term, calling for a rewrite of the nation's immigration laws, steps to prevent gun violence and ways to bolster a still-fragile economy.

February 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Political shoals threaten smooth sailing in Obama's 2nd term

WASHINGTON - Four years ago, President Obama used his inaugural address to declare "an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics."

January 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Obama proposes ban on assault weapons, other measures

Obama proposes ban on assault weapons, other measures

WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama proposed a broad package Wednesday designed to curb gun violence, including a ban on assault weapons, limits on ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, required background checks on all gun purchases and stiff new penalties for those who buy guns from unlicensed …

January 16, 2013 10:46 amLoading…

Obama's 'Pivot to Asia' message eclipsed by Middle East violence

YANGON, Myanmar - Welcomed by U.S. friend Thailand and greeted with rock-star status during a historic visit to Myanmar, President Obama felt the love on much of his three-nation tour of Southeast Asia.

November 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

News analysis: Economic uptick, ability to define Romney were keys to Obama victory

CHICAGO - Barack Obama wasn't supposed to win re-election. The hope was gone, critics said, evaporated by endless partisan gridlock in Washington and a jobless rate that hovered above 8 percent for much of his first term.

November 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Obama asks more time to get US on track

Obama asks more time to get US on track

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - With his presidency on the line, President Obama on Thursday asked for more time from voters, acknowledging that despite his lofty goals of hope and change, the economy is going to take years to recover.

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