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Pentagon denies bombing Iraq as Obama mulls attack on ISIS

Sinjar - The Pentagon on Thursday vehemently denied Kurdish reports that US forces had begun bombing Islamist militants in Iraq, as President Barack Obama said he was considering renewed military action in the war-torn nation.

Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

Washington - President Barack Obama has acknowledged that the United States tortured detainees during the ongoing 13-year war against terrorism.

See the video North Korea wants removed from the Internet

Kim Jong-un is shown in this parody of world leaders dancing and goofing off during a digital altered video. While North America and Russia say nothing of their leaders being mocked, North Korea wants the video removed.

President Barack Obama releases statement concerning VA Scandal

Journalist receives unexpected reply from The White House concerning VA Scandal. Says she never expected a reply to come but went out on a limb anyway, this was a topic that breached the heart of our nation. The worst that could happen was no reply."

Quinnipiac: Pres. Obama 'worst president since World War II'

Washington - The latest Quinnipiac poll may be the most troubling for Democrats hoping to hang onto the Senate after midterm elections. In it, Pres. Barack Obama is considered the “worst president” since World War II.

Obama says U.S. should have paid maternity leave

Washington - The United States is the only nation in the industrialized world without paid maternity leave, and President Barack Obama wants to change that.

Shinseki end up 'taking the fall' over VA health care scandal

President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he had accepted Eric Shinseki's resignation as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. This move came after a scathing internal audit that indicated a "systemic" problem has been in the making.

Op-Ed: Will Obama continue supporting child soldiers in South Sudan?

Tuesday's announcement that the United States was targeting both sides in South Sudan's ongoing conflict with sanctions has raised the question of whether the Obama administration will continue to support child soldiers in the war-torn African nation.

Op-Ed: Fatah/Hamas reconciliation represents huge fumble by Kerry

Washington - On Thursday, American/Israeli relations hit the skids after the administration's grandiose mini-summit designed to jump-start Middle East peace talks went south.

Obama puts progress on Cuba relations on back burner

Washington - While U.S. relations with Cuba have improved slowly over the last decades, President Obama seems to be unwilling to push progress any further in the face of resistance from a well-established and organized anti-Cuba lobby.

Keystone XL pipeline green lit by U.S. State Dept report

Washington - In a report released today the United States State department has found that the Keystone XL pipeline would not significantly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.However,the project has yet to be fully approved by President Barack Obama.

Op-Ed: Financial Planner — Obamacare will be disaster for the economy Special

Findlay - Obamacare will be a disaster for the American economy after citizens are forced to enroll this year, and businesses are required to provide coverage next year, according to a financial planner with 28 years of experience.

Obama signs off on pay raise in 2014 for federal workers

President Barack Obama on Monday authorized a 1 percent pay raise for government workers effective Jan 1, ending a three-year pay freeze for most civilian Federal employees.

President Obama issues tribute to Nelson Mandela

President Barack Obama, the first black American president, has paid tribute to the late President Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president.

CBS: Obama's approval dives to 37%

Washington - President Barack Obama's job approval rating has nosedived according to a CBS News poll out Wednesday, dropping from 46 percent to 37 percent in a month’s time.

Op-Ed: Ethanol production created environmental disaster

How the environmentalists sang its praises. All kneel to ethanol, the corn-based green fuel destined to slow global warming.

Merkel demands explanation from Obama about alleged phone tapping

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel phoned President Barack Obama on Wednesday to demand an "immediate and comprehensive" explanation for alleged US spying on her mobile phone communications.

Op-Ed: Sen. Durbin alleges GOP House leader insulted Obama

Washington - On his Facebook page over the weekend, Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin alleges that a senior Republican in the House of Representatives insulted President Obama directly to his face.

Malala Yousafzai blasts US drone strikes in meeting with Obama

Washington - Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived a Taliban assassination attempt, met with US President Barack Obama in the White House on Friday and told him that drone strikes kill innocent people and are "fueling terrorism."

Obama to GOP: End 'threats' before we will negotiate

Washington - President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he is more than willing to negotiate on budget issues but not until Republicans agree to re-open the federal government and eliminate the threat of default — with no strings attached.

Op-Ed: Obama to GOP — I got your compromise — right here!

Washington - President Obama took to the stump Monday to remind Republicans of something they already know, but something that isn't getting a wide amount of coverage from the mainstream media that thrives on conflict.

Fox News airs fake story claiming Obama is funding Muslim museum

A fake news story from a parody website found its way on a "Fox & Friends Saturday" segment telling its viewers that during the government shutdown President Barack Obama is using his own money to keep a museum dedicated to Muslim culture open.

Op-Ed: Speaker Boehner finds Obama's response to ransom demand lacking

Washington - Speaking to a bank of microphones and clicking cameras after a meeting with President Obama and other House and Senate Leaders, Speaker of the House John Boehner expressed dissatisfaction with Democratic response to the latest ransom demand.

Op-Ed: Sen. Cruz suggests killing hostage ACA one limb at a time

Washington - Showing that some people are faster learners than others, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz is now suggesting that the way to kill the Affordable Care Act, with the cooperation of Democrats in the Senate, is to do it one limb at a time.

Op-Ed: Republican meltdown creates heat felt the world over

Washington - In future political science classes at future universities, the Great Republican Shutdown Debacle of 2013 will be taught as an example of how to take the flagging fortunes of a slumping president and give his legacy new life.

Eggs and shoe thrown at Iranian President as he returns home

Tehran - Eggs and a shoe were thrown at Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on his return from a United Nations' General Assembly meeting in New York City. The incident happened as hundreds of people thanked him for his diplomatic efforts.

Iran frees 80 prisoners jailed in political crackdowns

Tehran - Iran said Monday it had released 80 prisoners previously arrested in political crackdowns. The Boston Herald says the move will offer a potential diplomatic boost to the country before the new Iranian president's U.N. visit.

Op-Ed: Distrust in politicians and silicone valley following NSA leaks

Whilst many people may have suspected that governments were spying on them online, few in the west could have realised the extent of the surveillance. At least one positive has come out of this sordid affair and that is debate, but at a price — distrust

Obama needs more votes in US House for Syria resolution

Washington - A Washington Post article claims that if there were a vote in the House today (September 8) the Obama administration would lose by a large margin.

Turkey-Israel relations at an all-time low

After a brief courtship last spring, the relationship between Israel and Turkey have fallen to an all new low, officials in both countries say, just as the two former allies are bracing for a potential U.S. military action in neighboring Syria.
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President Barack Obama delivers the first State of the Union address of his second term
President Barack Obama delivers the first State of the Union address of his second term
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President Barack Obama with news anchor Brian Williams
President Barack Obama with news anchor Brian Williams
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President Bill Clinton speaking at Democratic National Convention:  I want Barack Obama to be the ne...
President Bill Clinton speaking at Democratic National Convention: "I want Barack Obama to be the next President of the United States and I proudly nominate him as the standard bearer of the Democratic Party."
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President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the Whit...
President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, October 8, 2013.
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Audience member reacting to President Barack Obama s 2012 DNC speech.
Audience member reacting to President Barack Obama's 2012 DNC speech.
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Remarks by President Barack Obama on Osama Bin Laden.
Remarks by President Barack Obama on Osama Bin Laden.
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Preparations for next week s Inauguration Ceremony on Capitol Hill. This area  usually open to visit...
Preparations for next week's Inauguration Ceremony on Capitol Hill. This area, usually open to visitors, is now barricaded off as setup takes place.
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During the videoconference on the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome.
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During the videoconference on the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome. Photo taken May, 22, 2014
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President Obama gives an emotional speech to those attending an Interfaith Vigil in Newtown CT
President Obama gives an emotional speech to those attending an Interfaith Vigil in Newtown CT
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President Barack Obama s presidential limo  known as  The Beast
President Barack Obama's presidential limo, known as "The Beast"
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Obama s victory speech as he wins second term
Obama's victory speech as he wins second term
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President Obama/Vice President Joe Biden buttons available at a souvenir shop.
President Obama/Vice President Joe Biden buttons available at a souvenir shop.
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President Barack Obama addresses 2012 Democratic national convention.
President Barack Obama addresses 2012 Democratic national convention.
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Obama s victory speech as he wins second term
Obama's victory speech as he wins second term
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Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
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President Barack Obama at Ready to Go Rally  Richmond  VA  May 5th  2012
President Barack Obama at Ready to Go Rally, Richmond, VA, May 5th, 2012
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Holly Solomon  28  was arrested on charges of domestic violence and aggravated assault charges after...
Holly Solomon, 28, was arrested on charges of domestic violence and aggravated assault charges after she allegedly ran down her 36-year-old husband in a parking lot after an argument over politics.
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Anyone looking to view the White House as Inauguration Day approaches must do so off to the side. (M...
Anyone looking to view the White House as Inauguration Day approaches must do so off to the side. (Most of the visitors are off to the right of this image taking pictures)
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President Barack Obama addressing the Democratic National Convention
President Barack Obama addressing the Democratic National Convention
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President Obama  NJ Gov. Chris Christie Tour Superstorm Sandy s Devastation
President Obama, NJ Gov. Chris Christie Tour Superstorm Sandy's Devastation
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