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Op-Ed: Police change story in Ferguson case

Ferguson - Although St. Louis cops made much to do of witnesses changing stories in the Michael Brown killing, investigators themselves made a significant change in their description of what occurred.

Defense secretary resigns, could signal U.S. government shakeup

Washington, D. C. - Speculation about a shakeup at the highest levels of the U.S. government security apparatus were rampant Monday after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation.

Op-Ed: Obama sees expanded role for US in Afghanistan in 2015

Washington - While US combat troops are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan at the end of this year, under an agreement signed by the new Afghan president Ashraf Ghani almost 10,000 troops will remain through 2015 at least.

Op-Ed: Herding the liberal sheep into the Democratic fold

Washington - The United States is a two-party system consisting of Republicans and Democrats. While other parties exist, and independents as well, they do not have sufficient funds or support to challenge the two main parties.

Obama announces executive action on immigration

Washington - President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that he would take executive action to allow millions of undocumented immigrants who meet certain criteria to remain legally — but temporarily — in the United States.

Obama to act alone to fix 'broken' US immigration law

Washington - US President Barack Obama will lay out a plan Thursday to fix the "broken" laws stranding millions of undocumented migrants in limbo, saying the problem has festered for too long.

Obama uses Facebook to announce immigration plans for Thursday

President Obama used social media today to invite Americans to watch his immigration reform announcement Thursday night at 8 p.m. The White House posted a video to its Facebook page giving the public a heads-up on what's coming.

Obama to act alone to fix 'broken' US immigration law

Washington - US President Barack Obama will lay out a plan Thursday to fix the "broken" laws stranding millions of undocumented migrants in limbo, saying the problem has festered for too long.

With two years left, Obama prepares to go it alone

Washington - Barack Obama has only two years left in office but he is not ready to slow down. Instead, he plans to charge into two of the most sensitive issues in US politics: immigration and climate change.

Obama confirms 'evil' murder of U.S. aid worker Kassig

President Barack Obama confirmed Sunday the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, calling his beheading at the hands of the Islamic State group "pure evil.

Obama rules out alliance with Syria's Assad against IS

Brisbane - US President Barack Obama on Sunday rejected any alliance with Bashar al-Assad against the Islamic State group, arguing that the Syrian ruler was illegitimate and that any such pact would backfire.

Ex-U.S. officials criticize Obama 'micromanagement'

Simi Valley - Leon Panetta and Robert Gates, two former directors of the CIA and Defense Department, on Saturday criticized President Barack Obama's "micromanagement" of the military.

Obama pledged $3bn to a climate fund at G20 summit in Australia

U.S. Pres. Barack Obama spoke on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia today, telling students a global climate change pact must be reached within a year. He said every nation must "do its part" to make it work.

Boehner won't rule out govt shutdown over immigration fight

Washington D.c. - Recently, the Obama administration has been considering a plan that aims to shield about five million immigrants currently living in the U.S. illegally from deportation as part of a set of executive actions that maybe announced next week, officials say.

U.S. House passes Keystone XL bill that now goes to Senate

Washington - The U.S. House of Representatives controlled by Republicans easily passed a bill that approves the Keystone XL pipeline that also circumvents the need to get presidential approval for the project.

Op-Ed: Showdown coming between Obama and GOP over immigration

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner told reporters on Wednesday he would not rule out withholding funds in an attempt to block President Barack Obama from halting deportation for millions of illegal immigrants. Boehner said,"All options are on the table."

Secret talks yield ambitious U.S. — China climate change deal

Beijing - The United States and China agreed on Wednesday to an ambitious action plan to combat climate change, the result of secret high-level communications between the two countries over the past nine months.

Op-Ed: Net neutrality furor — Why the Internet should be a public good

The Internet is the greatest invention in modern decades in terms of education and consumer awareness...so why are some conservatives upset that the Obama administration wants to preserve Net Neutrality?

Obama calls on FCC to enact strict net neutrality rules

Washington - President Barack Obama on Monday voiced his strongest support yet for a free and open Internet, imploring the Federal Communications Commission to adopt strict net neutrality rules.

More funds requested for new facility at Guantanamo

Washington - The US Southern Command wants $69 million for a new facility where high-value detainees will be kept. The money is included in an appropriation for the 2017 portion of a four-year plan according to Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad commander of Guantanamo Bay.

Obama arrives in Beijing on Asia tour

Bejing - US President Barack Obama arrived in Beijing Monday for a regional summit, his first stop on a week-long Asian diplomatic tour.

Obama takes responsibility for Democrats' election rout

Washington - US President Barack Obama has taken responsibility for his party's crushing defeat in last week's midterm elections, he said in comments broadcast Sunday.

Op-Ed: The silent majority becomes the loud-mouthed

Denver - What Richard Nixon wouldn’t have given for an outcome like this? Record numbers of voters stayed home, and the silent becomes the loud-mouthed majority.

Obama hails 'wonderful' release of Americans in N. Korea

Washington - President Barack Obama expressed joy Saturday over the release of two Americans who had been held in North Korea, calling their liberation "wonderful.

Obama doubles U.S. troops in Iraq in expanding war on IS

Washington - President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled plans to send 1,500 additional troops to Iraq to help Baghdad government forces strike back at Islamic State jihadists, roughly doubling the number of U.S. soldiers in the country.

Op-Ed: Obama authorizes sending another 1,500 troops to Iraq

Baghdad - The White House has announced that US president Barack Obama has authorised sending up to 1500 more troops to Iraq. If all 1500 are sent then the number of troops in Iraq will be doubled.

Republican hawks plan new U.S. intervention agenda

Washington - The Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate and increased representation in the House will strengthen the role of war hawks in Congress and bring in many newcomers who also approve a more aggressive war plan for the U.S.

Obama doubles US troops in Iraq in expanding war on IS

Washington - President Barack Obama unveiled Friday plans to send 1,500 additional troops to Iraq to help Baghdad government forces strike back at Islamic State jihadists, roughly doubling the number of US soldiers in the country.

Op-Ed: Guantanamo unlikely to close although Kuwaiti is released

Washington - Fawzi al-Odah 37 left Guantanamo Bay for Kuwait on Wednesday morning. It is 13 years since he left Kuwait to do humanitarian work and teach in Afghanistan. US authorities claimed originally that he had been associated with Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

Obama congratulates Republicans on 'good night'

Washington - US President Barack Obama congratulated his Republican opponents Wednesday on their midterm election victory and promised to work constructively with them in Congress for the next two years.
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Yogi Berra gift for President Obama
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Book cover of Michael Likosky s  Obama s Bank - Financing a Durable New Deal  Cambridge University P...
Book cover of Michael Likosky's "Obama's Bank - Financing a Durable New Deal" Cambridge University Press (2010)
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While many are calling for his impeachment history shows us that Obama is safe for now.
While many are calling for his impeachment history shows us that Obama is safe for now.
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A recent net neutrality protest at the White House.
A recent net neutrality protest at the White House.
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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama in Feb. 2010
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama in Feb. 2010
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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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Sidewalk in front of Napa's 140-year-old Sam Kee Laundry Building is covered with debris from the Aug. 24 earthquake.
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President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama
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Filmmaker Spike Lee uses his iPad to photograph President Barack Obama
Filmmaker Spike Lee uses his iPad to photograph President Barack Obama
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President Obama s Long Form Birth Certificate.
President Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate.
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President Obama repealing the Don t Ask Don t Tell law
President Obama repealing the Don't Ask Don't Tell law
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White House Correspondents  Dinner
White House Correspondents' Dinner
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President Barack Obama is briefed by members of his national security team in the Situation Room of the White House, October 29, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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President Obama pauses to   look one more time
President Obama pauses to " look one more time"
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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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President Barack Obama meets with Ambassador Donald Booth  Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan  ...
President Barack Obama meets with Ambassador Donald Booth, Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, in the Oval Office, Aug. 28,
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President Barack Obama on Labor Day in Detroit  2011
President Barack Obama on Labor Day in Detroit, 2011
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Many historic Northern California buildings were damaged in the West Napa quake, including the city of Napa's 1870 courthouse, shown here surrounded by emergency fencing after the 6.0 shaker.
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A photo of President Obama seated in his chair
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