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Op-Ed: Chinese dissident criticizes Obama, praises Hillary Clinton

In a Voice of America interview, a blind Chinese dissident blamed the Obama White House for trying to force him out of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, where he had sought refuge in 2012, but praised former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her help.

Op-Ed: Fun times as Canadian born Ted Cruz (Dad Cuban!) seeks Presidency

Many members of the Tea Party were among those loonies that jumped on an Internet rumor about U.S. President Barack Obama and turned it into the birther movement. They said he wasn't born in the U.S. - they were way wrong - and so could not be President.

Obama rips Netanyahu over Arab voter comments

Washington - US President Barack Obama criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his warning that Arab Israeli voters would vote "in droves.

US First Lady urges Cambodian girls to hold leaders accountable

Siem Reap - Michelle Obama called on schoolgirls to stay in school to push for equality and hold their leaders accountable on Saturday during the first trip by a sitting US president's wife to Cambodia.

Op-Ed: Obama should pursue term limits instead of mandatory voting

Washington D.c. - President Barack Obama has just suggested that making voting mandatory in the United States — like it is in other industrialized democracies — could help counteract the influence of big money in politics. While his goal is noble, his theory is incorr

European brain project under review

Brussels - Following serious criticism throughout 2014, the European Commission–led scheme to map the brain’s neural connections must undergo serious reform or be shut down, according to a review panel.

Obama on Jimmy Kimmel Live: Reads mean tweets, talks Ferguson

US President Barack Obama appeared on the late night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on ABC, and made his first official statement about the Ferguson cop shooting, as well as reading mean tweets.

Obama weighs in on Clinton email controversy

Washington - President Barack Obama cautiously threw his weight behind his former top diplomat Hillary Clinton, as she battles a fallout over her use of a private email account while heading the State Department.

Obama in Selma: 'Our march is not over'

Selma - US President Barack Obama rallied a new generation of Americans to the spirit of the civil rights struggle on Saturday, warning their march for freedom "is not yet finished.

Holder 'prepared' to disband Ferguson police

Washington - Attorney General Eric Holder warned Friday that he was prepared to dismantle the Ferguson police department after an official report unearthed damning evidence that officers in the St. Louis suburb targeted African Americans.

Iran says Obama nuclear remarks 'unacceptable'

Tehran - Iran's foreign minister rejected Tuesday as "unacceptable" remarks by US President Barack Obama who said a minimum 10-year nuclear deal offered the best hope of avoiding an atomic-armed Tehran.

Intelligence agencies identify executioner in ISIS videos

London - Two unnamed U.S. officials confirmed Thursday that a black-dressed militant who spoke for the Islamic State group in a series of gruesome videos is London-born Mohammed Emwazi, a 26-year-old Islamic militant already known to British security services.

Op-Ed: Why aren’t Islamic State terrorists Islamic terrorists?

The White House Summit on Combating Violent Extremism ended last week with much politically correct discussion, but no definite plan on how to combat violent extremism, and certainly no willingness to define it.

White House still undecided over what to do on immigration ruling

The White House was dealt a hard blow on Monday night when federal court Judge Andrew Hanen blocked President Obama's executive action on immigration. Still reeling from the blow, administration lawyers are debating how to proceed.

Obama's immigration policy: States in disagreement

Last Monday, a Texan federal judge grounded President Obama’s immigration initiatives by ruling there had been a failure to comply with basic administrative procedures.

Fox 5 News airs apology after portraying Obama as rape suspect

San Diego - After mistakenly portraying President Barack Obama as a rape suspect during a news broadcast last Friday, Fox 5 San Diego has apologized after initially saying it was "no big deal."

Obama seeks big science boost

Washington - The fiscal year 2016 could be promising for scientific research if the President Obama's budgetary requests are granted.

Obama signs veterans suicide prevention bill

President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act on Thursday. The legislation will provide $22 million toward reducing the high suicide rate taking the lives of soldiers and former members of the U.S.military.

President Obama's goofy BuzzFeed video goes viral

Washington - A new video reveals what President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, does when no one is watching. The video, produced by BuzzFeed, and released on Thursday, is titled "Things Everybody Does But Doesn't Talk about."

Iraq says has not asked for U.S. ground forces

Sydney - Baghdad has not requested foreign ground forces to battle the Islamic State group, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafaari said Thursday after Barack Obama called for military operations that stop short of a full-scale invasion.

Obama says special forces could target IS leaders

Washington - President Barack Obama said he would not flinch from sending US special forces to kill Islamic State leaders, as he called for Congress to authorize military operations that stop short of a full-scale invasion.

Indian minister responds to Obama comments on religious tolerance

India's Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, spoke to media during a function and responded to comments during a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama, about the importance of maintaining religious tolerance in India.

Artist Jun Aquino praises Pacquiao for promoting his artworks

Rising Filipino artist Jun Aquino praised Congressman Manny Pacquiao for choosing his boxing-inspired artwork as gift to US President Barack Obama during his recent visit to Washington, DC on the occasion of the 63rd annual US National Prayer Breakfast.

What Pacquiao gave as a gift to Obama in his Washington DC visit

In his second visit to the White House, Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao presented to President Barack Obama a boxing-inspired painting as his gift on the occasion of the 63rd annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.

Obama warns against religious atrocities in Prayer Breakfast

Washington D.c. - President Barack Obama denounced religious intolerance and atrocities committed in the name of faith during his address of religious and political leaders at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday.

Obama administration brings national race conversation to Calif.

Oakland - The sometimes raucous national debate on race relations and the police returns to center stage Thursday in Oakland, Calif., when U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder meets with community and law enforcement leaders.

Obama launches the precision medicine initiative

Washington - U.S. President Obama has requested $215 million infunding in order to launch his push for personalized clinical care. This means medicines tailor made for individual patients.

Op-Ed: Proposed tax on foreign-parked corporate profit a good idea

President Barack Obama scores another winner with his proposal to offer a temporary, 14 percent tax on U.S. corporations' foreign-parked profits, followed by a 19 percent tax after this year. This tax is intended to pay for infrastructure improvements.

U.S. intervention is worsening Syria's conflict and helping ISIS Special

Damascus - U.S. President Barack Obama has called for more forceful intervention in the Syrian conflict — but groups on the ground say that America's misguided actions aren't just not helping — they're making things worse.

Pacquiao to join National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will be in Washington DC next week to join the National Prayer Breakfast with President Barack Obama and other heads of state including the Dalai Lama.
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White House staffers, including President Obama and Hillary Clinton, react to news about the mission to capture Osama bin Laden
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INTRUDER ALERT: U.S. Secret Service officers began searching the White House grounds at dawn Monday after an apparent drone aircraft crashed on the lawn during the middle of the night. No injuries or damage was reported.
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President Barack Obama talks with Ricardo Zuniga, Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, and Cecilia Muñoz, Domestic Policy Council Director, before delivering remarks at the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, Mexico
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President Barack Obama visits with a platoon of U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan that recently lost six members, Dec. 3, 2010. The President made an overnight trip to visit troops in Afghanistan.
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Obama and Biden addressing American public after the health care bill passes the House
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President Barack Obama on Labor Day in Detroit, 2011
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President Barack Obama meets in the Situation Room with his national security advisors to discuss strategy in Syria, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013
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President Barack Obama paid a visit to a Washington Irish pub on St. Patrick s Day  March 17  2012.
President Barack Obama paid a visit to a Washington Irish pub on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2012.
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President Barack Obama outlines the details of the American Jobs Act during an address to a Joint Session of Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 2011
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One slide in "The Life of Julia," a web slideshow on President Barack Obama's re-election website.
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President Obama with his wife Michelle at a memorial service in Tucson
President Obama with his wife Michelle at a memorial service in Tucson
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Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper talking during the G20 Summit in Toronto
Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper talking during the G20 Summit in Toronto
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President Obama wipes at his eye during a speech about the Newtown shooting
President Obama wipes at his eye during a speech about the Newtown shooting
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President Barack Obama of the United States greets Prime Minister Enrico Letta of Italy at the G8 Summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland on 17 June 2013.
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