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Op-Ed: Obama goes ballistic over TPP free trade deal critics

Washington - There is bipartisan support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) free trade involving 12 countries in the Asia-Pacific region but many US liberals, environmentalists, and unions are against the deal.

Jeb Bush: NSA mass surveillance 'best part of Obama presidency'

Seattle - Possible Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush praised President Barack Obama for enhancing the National Security Agency by continuing its worldwide program of mass surveillance and bulk data collection.

Obama in fresh push on climate change

Washington - US President Barack Obama will travel to Florida's Everglades Wednesday hoping to reframe the debate on climate change ahead of a vital few months that will shape his environmental legacy.

Is China getting too aggressive in South China Sea?

Washington, D. C. - U.S. officials are raising concerns internationally about China’s latest activities in the South China Sea that appear to threaten Southeast Asia allies.

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.
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President Barack Obama of the United States greets Prime Minister Enrico Letta of Italy at the G8 Su...
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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Obama seeks Syria support from senators McCain and Graham
Obama seeks Syria support from senators McCain and Graham
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The 'light" at the end of the tunnel.
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President Obama makes a statement to the press before a meeting with members of Congress on the situation in Syria (September 03, 2013)
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President Obama listens, during a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House
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President Barack Obama talks with Foreign Minister Carl Bildt of Sweden during the arrival ceremony at Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport in Sweden, Sept. 4, 2013
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President Barack Obama delivers a birthday present to Senior Advisor Pete Rouse in his West Wing Office at the White House, April 15, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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US President Barack Obama.
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US President Barack Obama delivers a statement before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on August 9, 2014
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President Barack Obama holds a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House
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President Barack Obama participates in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC's Good Morning America, in the Cabinet Room of the White House
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File photo: President Barack Obama with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)
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President Barack Obama engages the audience at an "Open for Questions" online townhall.
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President Barack Obama signs H.R. 3210, Pay Our Military Act, in the Oval Office
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File photo of U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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John Brennan briefs Obama about Sandy Hook shootings
John Brennan briefs Obama about Sandy Hook shootings
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President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers a statement and takes questions about the Administration’s gun policy process in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut
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Obama to Northern Ireland s youth:  You re an inheritor of a just and hard-earned peace
Obama to Northern Ireland's youth: "You're an inheritor of a just and hard-earned peace"
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President Barack Obama delivers a statement to the press in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House
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This maitre d at the Hau Tree Lanai at the New Otani on the outer edge of Waikiki agrees with other residents that questions about the birth certificate are foolish.