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Obama relies on 1953 law to ban Arctic and Atlantic drilling

President Barack Obama, with an eye on protecting the Arctic from destructive oil and gas drilling ventures, announced on Tuesday what could be called a permanent ban on offshore drilling in U.S. waters in the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean.

Op-Ed: President Obama — pardon Edward Snowden

Today I join the growing chorus of voices calling on President Barack Obama to pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden before leaving office in January.

President Obama leads new VR tour of Yosemite National Park

Oculus has announced a new virtual reality experience that sees President Obama take you on a tour of the Yosemite National Park. In the short 360-degree film, Obama remarks on several of Yosemite's most famous features to celebrate its centennial.

House passes GMO labeling bill, now heads to president's desk

A bill to create a federal labeling standard for foods with genetically modified ingredients and block individual states from issuing their own labeling laws easily passed through the House of Representatives on Thursday.

Cuba inc. —The empire strikes back Special

While most Cubans welcomed President Obama when he came to Havana last month, the country’s retired leader Fidel Castro sat out the party — probably because it wasn’t his party.

Cuba on the cusp Special

If you were blindfolded and parachuted into the beach resort town of Varadero you’d be hard pressed to identify where you were.

Op-Ed: If this Iowa bill passes, will it create a 'militia of toddlers?'

If there's anything the NRA does well, it's profiting from dead toddlers. And a new bill recently passed by the Iowa House of Representatives may well cause a few more dead toddlers, and rack up more profits for the NRA.

Hackers post private data of America's largest police union

Personal online files from the largest police union in the U.S. were leaked online Thursday after a hacker breached the website of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).

Op-Ed: Sandy Hook 'truthers' send death threats to victim's family

Newtown - His name was Noah Pozner, and he was only six years old when he was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Dec. 2012.

Congress passes bill requiring childproof liquid nicotine bottles

Washington - It's called the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act, and it's intended to keep kids safer by making it more difficult for sticky little fingers to get into yummy-looking but highly toxic liquid nicotine. Congress passed the measure on Monday.

Op-Ed: Syrian man admirably expressed his gratitude to be an American Special

A Syrian family caught between two worlds tries to build a new life in a strange land, with strange laws and customs, because going home isn't an option.

Jennifer Thalasinos honors husband Nick and meets President Obama Special

San Bernardino - Jennifer Thalasinos said her final goodbye to husband Nick at his funeral where Messianic Jewish singing and dancing celebrated life beyond the act of terrorism.

Man who jumped over White House fence left a suicide note behind

Washington - A man who jumped over the fence at the White House on Thanksgiving left a suicide note in which he told his mom she may not see him again. He also included a reference to "Star Wars."

Video: Jon Stewart explains 'secret' White House meetings

Jon Stewart offers his signature comedic response to media reports that the talk show host had "secret" visits with President Obama at the White House.

Op-Ed: Jeb Bush schooled by college student: 'Your brother created ISIS'

Reno - Potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush found himself in troubled waters when a college student confronted him and said his brother, former President George W. Bush was responsible for the rise of the Islamic State.

Op-Ed: Evolving Reddit — New video division will create unique content

New York City - Reddit is THE site everyone has an opinion about, for, or against. Some love it, some loathe it. It’s the internet’s answer to getting your face sandblasted every day, or a really fascinating roam around the world. Buzzfeed with soul, perhaps.

Op-Ed: How Giuliani's statements about Obama make us less safe

Rudolph Giulani, of 9/11 fame, offered us a profile in courage on that fateful day when the World Trade Towers was bombed, even as today his behaviors make us less safe in an insecure world.

Russian cybersecurity firm reports U.S. embedded spyware

San Francisco - A Russian Cybersecurity firm reported on Monday that the United States permanently embedded sabotage tools and software in targeted networks globally.

Executive order takes steps to promote Internet security

On Friday, February 13, 2015, President Barack Obama signed an executive order urging companies to participate in information-sharing hubs.

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."

Op-Ed: Republican response to Obama prayer speech misses the point

Are those from the right who criticized U.S. President Barack Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast this week as ignorant as they make themselves out to be? A look at their responses suggest they are.

Small drone flies onto White House grounds and lands in the night

What the Secret Service describes as a small drone flew in from somewhere and landed on the White House lawns early today. The origin of the device is unknown but officials are looking to determine where it came from and may already have a suspect.

Great player, great man, Chicago Cub forever Ernie Banks dies

The great Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, hailed as one of the most cheerful and positive players in the history of sport, has died. Mr. Banks passed away at the age of 83 at a Chicago hospital on Friday night; Banks died of a heart attack.

Op-Ed: Obama's State of the Union speech — left rhetoric, right action

Washington - Obama's State of The Union Speech(SOTU) was upbeat about the economy and in general about the US situation. He set out many progressive measures that he intends to include in a new budget.

Op-Ed: Obama could really help middle class by raising capital gains tax

President Obama is on a progressive hot streak as his second term approaches halftime: He's proposed subsidized broadband Internet for everyone, free community college for all, and now he wants to raise the capital gains tax to make the rich pay more.

Marilyn Tavenner, head of Medicare and Medicaid resigns

Washington D.c. - Marilyn B. Tavenner, administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, announced on Friday that she is resigning. Tavenner supervised the chaotic rollout of the federal insurance marketplace.

Couple get 'wonderful' call from Obama after wedding moved

When U.S. President Barack Obama is in his home-state of Hawaii he tries to get a round of golf in. Book a time at a certain course and you're told there might be changes if he's there. For a couple getting married last weekend, there was.

Op-Ed: Revenge, PR and the brilliant troll behind the Sony hack

Washington D.c. - President Obama and the F.B.I claim North Korea is at the center of the Sony hack that shook Hollywood, but as many look inside the claims and put the pieces together, the story in Washington is being exposed as false.

Op-Ed: Six more leave Guantanamo but facility far from closure

Montevideo - On December 7, six Guantanamo prisoners flew to Uruguay. There were four Syrians, a Palestinian, and a Tunisian. The six had never been charged and had been cleared for release five years ago in 2009.

The late Mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, dies at 78

Former DC mayor, Marion Barry, a debatable and tireless supporter of the nation’s capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate D.C. politician. Barry died on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the age of 78.
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Brittney Lewis works at a Denney s Restaurant  performing a service folks should know more about  as...
Brittney Lewis works at a Denney's Restaurant, performing a service folks should know more about, as she declares what she believes America needs, with wisdom with which most folks might agree.
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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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Obama supporters celebrate outside of White House on Nov. 6th, 2012 after Obama's victory is announced.
President Obama wipes away a tear as the speaks to reporters about the tragedy at a school in Newton...
President Obama wipes away a tear as the speaks to reporters about the tragedy at a school in Newton, Ct.
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President Barack Obama meets with his National Security Staff to discuss the situation in Syria  in ...
President Barack Obama meets with his National Security Staff to discuss the situation in Syria, in the Situation Room of the White House, Aug. 30, 2013. From left at the table: National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice; Attorney General Eric Holder; Secretary of State John Kerry; and Vice President Joe Biden
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Obama addresses Congress - State of the Union Address 2013
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President Obama addresses recently passed laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado with ...
President Obama addresses recently passed laws legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado with Barbara Walters.
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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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The house of congress
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Secret service agents at work protecting the president of U.S.
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Obama supporters celebrate outside of White House on Nov. 6th  2012 after Obama s victory is announc...
Obama supporters celebrate outside of White House on Nov. 6th, 2012 after Obama's victory is announced.
President Barack Obama addresses citizens at a town hall meeting in Santa Monica  California  Octobe...
President Barack Obama addresses citizens at a town hall meeting in Santa Monica, California, October 9, 2014
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Canadian activist Maude Barlow addressing crowd
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The Fox 5 broadcast showing the erroneous photo of president Obama.
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President Barack Obama greets members of the audience following his remarks at an event with military personnel at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola
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Obama supporters celebrate outside of White House on Nov. 6th  2012 after Obama s victory is announc...
Obama supporters celebrate outside of White House on Nov. 6th, 2012 after Obama's victory is announced.
Obama supporters celebrate outside of White House on Nov. 6th  2012 after Obama s victory is announc...
Obama supporters celebrate outside of White House on Nov. 6th, 2012 after Obama's victory is announced.
Executive Order Takes Steps to Promote Internet Security
Executive Order Takes Steps to Promote Internet Security
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President Barack Obama visits the Dubliner, an Irish pub in Washington, D.C., with his Irish cousin, Henry Healy, center, and Ollie Hayes, a pub owner in Moneygall, Ireland, on St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17, 2012
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President Barack Obama announced his re-election campaign on Monday  and is expected to raise $1 bil...
President Barack Obama announced his re-election campaign on Monday, and is expected to raise $1 billion or more in campaign contributions, surpassing his previous record contributions of $750M during his 2008 campaign.
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