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Op-Ed: Kerry begins to accept that Congress will have say on Iran deal

Washington, D. C. - Sounds like a fourth-grade social studies teacher finally got to him. Of course, we’re speaking about U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the longtime U.S. Senator who took over the State Department when Hillary Clinton left in 2013.

Obama, Venezuela's Maduro meet for first time

Panama - US President Barack Obama spoke with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for the first time, telling him Washington was not seeking to threaten Caracas amid sky-high tensions.

Castro tells Obama diplomatic thaw requires patience

Panama - Cuban President Raul Castro told US counterpart Barack Obama during historic face-to-face talks Saturday that negotiations to restore diplomatic ties will require much patience.

Obama's personalized medicine plan advances

Washington D.c. - The U.S. National Institutes of Health has assembled a team of medicine and science experts to begin the process of building President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative.

Obama visits Jamaica, takes in Bob Marley museum

Kingston - Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to set foot in Jamaica since 1982 -- and made some time for the late reggae legend Bob Marley.

Russia hacked the White House, accessed the President's schedule

The same Russian hackers that recently damaged the State Department hacked into sensitive parts of the White House managed to access information including details of the president's schedule, according to a new report.

Obama to offer alternative to Venezuelan crude on Caribbean swing

Washington - Barack Obama will become the first US president to set foot on Jamaican soil in more than three decades Wednesday, as the United States bids to check Venezuelan influence in the Caribbean.

Op-Ed: Voice of America can learn from State Dept. about social media

When it comes to a few important journalistic new media skills, such as speed of posting information online and use of social media, U.S. State Department's public diplomacy is leagues ahead of U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA).

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.
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