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Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys

Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys

President Barack Obama carries on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from the dinner table with a "presidential pardon" of 'Cheese' the turkey in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys

Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys

President Barack Obama, right, with daughters Sasha, third from right, and Malia, second from right, carries on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from the dinner table with a "presidential pardon" of 'Cheese' in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 26…

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Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys

Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys

President Barack Obama, center, with daughters Sasha, second from right, and Malia, right, carries on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from the dinner table with a "presidential pardon" of 'Cheese' in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Al…

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Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys

Obama defends legal authority _ to pardon turkeys

President Barack Obama, right, with daughter Sasha, carries on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from the dinner table with a "presidential pardon" of 'Cheese' in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Also with Cheese are Gary Cooper, center,…

November 26, 2014 3:52 pmLoading…
Birthday: Michael Chertoff

Birthday: Michael Chertoff

Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is 61.

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Thanksgiving travel woes

Thanksgiving travel woes

A pedestrian uses an umbrella as as he walks infront of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. A mix of rain and snow is falling steadily around the Washington region as a winter weather advisory remains in effect on one of the busiest travel days of the year, and thousands…

November 26, 2014 10:16 am
Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy

Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy

President Barack Obama speaks about the ongoing events is Ferguson, Mo., before speaking at the Copernicus Community Center in Chicago to discuss immigration reform, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

November 25, 2014 6:14 pmLoading…
Obama: No excuse for violent, destructive protest

Obama: No excuse for violent, destructive protest

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about Ferguson, Mo., before speaking at the Copernicus Community Center in Chicago to discuss immigration reform, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

November 25, 2014 4:41 pmLoading…
Obama: No excuse for violent, destructive protest

Obama: No excuse for violent, destructive protest

President Barack Obama turns around as he is interrupted by a woman on stage during his remarks at the Copernicus Community Center in Chicago to discuss immigration reform, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Obama visited his hometown to promote his executive action on immigration. (AP Photo/Pablo Mart…

November 25, 2014 4:41 pmLoading…
A look at what's ahead in the Ferguson case

A look at what's ahead in the Ferguson case

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014 file pool photo Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson in Florrissant, Mo., after Johnson was put in charge of security in Ferguson. Two days after Michael Brown's shooting in August, Holder said the case deserved …

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Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

President Barack Obama, right, speaks before awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Obama is presenting the nation's highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants and…

November 24, 2014 2:56 pmLoading…
Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

President Barack Obama awards Ethel Kennedy, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Obama is presenting the nation's highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants and others. …

November 24, 2014 2:56 pmLoading…
Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

President Barack Obama awards journalist, Tom Brokaw, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Obama is presenting the nation's highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants and…

November 24, 2014 2:56 pmLoading…
Pentagon chief Hagel stepping down under pressure

Pentagon chief Hagel stepping down under pressure

President Barack Obama, left, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, embrace after speaking about Hagel's resignation during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Hagel is stepping down under pressure from Obama's Cabinet, senior admini…

November 24, 2014 2:44 pmLoading…
Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

Meryl Streep, left, and Marlo Thomas, right, sit together on stage before being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Obama is presenting the nation's highest …

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Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

President Barack Obama awards professor, Mildred Dresselhaus, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Obama is presenting the nation's highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public serv…

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Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to 18

President Barack Obama awards author, Isabel Allende, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Obama is presenting the nation's highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants and…

November 24, 2014 1:21 pmLoading…
Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom

Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom

Journalist Tom Brokaw, is introduced before being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Obama is presenting the nation's highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants…

November 24, 2014 12:56 pmLoading…
Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

President Barack Obama, standing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, talks about Hagel's resignation during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Hagel is stepping down under pressure from Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials s…

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Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

President Barack Obama, standing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, talks about Hagel's resignation during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Hagel is stepping down under pressure from Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials s…

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Barack Obama, Chuck Hagel

Barack Obama, Chuck Hagel

President Barack Obama, standing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, talks about Hagel's resignation during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday.

November 24, 2014 9:33 am
For Obama, a long road to immigration order

For Obama, a long road to immigration order

President Barack Obama walks the White House Colonnade, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Washington, before his departure aboard Marine One to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Obama is traveling to Las Vegas to promote an executive order that would offer temporary legal status to millions of immigrants …

November 21, 2014 6:34 pmLoading…
SPIN METER: Immigration steps are beyond the norm

SPIN METER: Immigration steps are beyond the norm

President Barack Obama checks his watch as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before boarding Marine One helicopter, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Obama is traveling to Las Vegas to promote an executive order that would o…

November 21, 2014 2:52 pmLoading…
Forgetful Obama? President leaves something behind

Forgetful Obama? President leaves something behind

President Barack Obama signals to his aides and staff that he will return to the White House because he forgot something before his departure on Marine One helicopter, Friday, Nov., 21, 2014, in Washington. Obama is traveling to Las Vegas to promote an executive order that would offer tempor…

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Barack Obama

Barack Obama

El presidente Barack Obama almorzando en el restaurante We the Pizza/Good Stuff Eatery en Washington, el jueves 20 de noviembre de 2014. (Foto AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

November 20, 2014 12:12 pm
Obama has lunch with Native American youth

Obama has lunch with Native American youth

President Barack Obama has lunch with members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Youth at We the Pizza/Good Stuff Eatery restaurant in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Obama has lunch with Native American youth

Obama has lunch with Native American youth

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, right, have lunch with members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Youth at We the Pizza/Good Stuff Eatery restaurant in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Obama has lunch with Native American youth

Obama has lunch with Native American youth

President Barack Obama has lunch with members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribal youth at We the Pizza/Good Stuff Eatery restaurant in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

November 20, 2014 12:07 pmLoading…
Obama has lunch with Native American youth

Obama has lunch with Native American youth

First lady Michelle Obama, and President Barack Obama have lunch with members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Youth at We the Pizza/Good Stuff Eatery restaurant in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

November 20, 2014 12:07 pmLoading…
Obama plugs science, math education at ceremony

Obama plugs science, math education at ceremony

President Barack Obama holds up a compact flash memory card as an example of technology innovations during his remarks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, before awarding the National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation. …

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Obama plugs science, math education at ceremony

Obama plugs science, math education at ceremony

Bruce Alberts, from the University of California, San Francisco walks back to his seat after being awarded the National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The awards are the highest honor b…

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Obama plugs science, math education at ceremony

Obama plugs science, math education at ceremony

President Barack Obama awards the National Medal of Science to Robert Axelrod, from the University of Michigan, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The awards are the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government upon scienti…

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Obama plugs science, math education at ceremony

Obama plugs science, math education at ceremony

President Barack Obama awards the National Medal of Science to Alexandre J. Chorin, University of California, Berkeley, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The awards are the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government upon…

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Obama's immigration speech Thursday night

Obama's immigration speech Thursday night

White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield immigrants …

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Obama signs bill to revamp federal child care aid

Obama signs bill to revamp federal child care aid

President Barack Obama signs the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 into law, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. At left is Rep. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Obama signs bill to revamp federal child care aid

Obama signs bill to revamp federal child care aid

President Barack Obama, center, signs the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 into law, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. From left are, Rep, Richard Hanna, R-NY., Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa., Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., Sen. Barbara …

November 19, 2014 2:42 pmLoading…
Obama signs bill to revamp federal child care aid

Obama signs bill to revamp federal child care aid

President Barack Obama speaks before signing the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 into law, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. From left are, Rep, Richard Hanna, R-NY., Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa., Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., Sen. B…

November 19, 2014 2:42 pmLoading…
Obama: US needs to bring schools into 21st century

Obama: US needs to bring schools into 21st century

President Barack Obama walks past a teleprompter showing his remarks as he host 'ConnectED to the Future', in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. The conference is with superintendents and other educators from across the country who are leading their sch…

November 19, 2014 2:18 pmLoading…
Barack Obama

Barack Obama

El presidente Barack Obama en una fotografía de archivo del martes 18 de noviembre de 2014, en el salón Roosevelt de la Casa Blanca, en Washington. (Foto AP/Pablo Martínez Monsiváis)

November 19, 2014 10:21 am
US home construction drops 2.8 percent in October

US home construction drops 2.8 percent in October

In this Nov. 4, 2014 photo, construction continues on a boutique apartment building on the southeast corner of Florida Ave. and 14th Street NW, in Washington. Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, the Commerce Department reported Wednesda…

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Probe of Ferguson police could spur broad change

Probe of Ferguson police could spur broad change

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014 file-pool photo, Attorney General Eric Holder participates in closed door meeting with students at St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley in Ferguson, Mo. As local authorities in Missouri near the end of their investigation into the Ferguson shooting, a se…

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Probe of Ferguson police could spur broad change

Probe of Ferguson police could spur broad change

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014 file-pool photo, Attorney General Eric Holder speaks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Drake's Place Restaurant in Ferguson, Mo. As local authorities in Missouri near the end of their investigation into the Ferguson shooting, a separa…

November 18, 2014 3:15 pmLoading…
Obama orders review of US hostage policy

Obama orders review of US hostage policy

President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Confronted by terrorists beheading Americans, President Barack Obama has ordered a review of how the United States responds when citizens are taken hostage overseas.(AP Photo/Pablo M…

November 18, 2014 1:27 pmLoading…
Obama: West Africa not out of the woods on Ebola

Obama: West Africa not out of the woods on Ebola

President Barack Obama meets with his National Security and Public Health teams to receive an update on the Ebola response, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. At right is Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa M…

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Obama: West Africa not out of the woods on Ebola

Obama: West Africa not out of the woods on Ebola

President Barack Obama meets with his National Security and Public Health teams to receive an update on the Ebola response, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. At left is Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Obama: West Africa not out of the woods on Ebola

Obama: West Africa not out of the woods on Ebola

President Barack Obama meets with his National Security and Public Health teams to receive an update on the Ebola response, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain, the president, Assistant to the Pre…

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Obama condemns Jerusalem attack as 'horrific'

Obama condemns Jerusalem attack as 'horrific'

President Barack Obama comments on today's terrorist attack on worshippers at a synagogue in Jerusalem, during his meeting with his National Security and Public Health teams to receive an update on the Ebola response, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washin…

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Obama stakes final 2 years on climate change

Obama stakes final 2 years on climate change

President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One as he arrives from Brisbane, Australia, by way of Hawaii, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Obama stakes final 2 years on climate change

Obama stakes final 2 years on climate change

President Barack Obama walks down the stairs of Air Force One as he arrives from Brisbane, Australia, by way of Hawaii, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Myanmar house chief rules out 2015 charter change

Myanmar house chief rules out 2015 charter change

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014 file photo, Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, walks out with U.S. President Barack Obama, right, at her home to begin their joint news conference in Yangon, Myanmar. The influential speaker of Myanmar's parliament Shwe Mann said Tuesday, Nov. 18…

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