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Jovial Obama paints picture of resurgent America

Washington - After a tough year capped by a bruising defeat for his Democrats in last month's midterm elections, no one would blame President Barack Obama if he were a bit down. On Friday at his year-end press conference, he was anything but down."I'm energized.

Obama blasts Guantanamo provisions as he signs defense bill

Washington - President Barack Obama signed into law America's annual defense policy bill, but he blasted provisions that ensure the Guantanamo Bay prison will stay open for now.

MPAA: 'It is a despicable, criminal act'; Obama weighs in, too

In his last press conference of the year, President Obama said he wished Sony had not pulled "The Interview." He and his family head to Hawaii for a holiday break.

Obama will sign Russia sanctions bill: White House

Washington - US President Barack Obama will sign into law a bill passed by Congress to tighten sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, the White House said Tuesday, amid a dramatic run on the ruble.

Op-Ed: Hillary Clinton C&W song is as disingenuous as, well, Hillary is

I confess right from the get-go that I am not a Hillary guy. I find her a tad arrogant, strident, and the selfish shots at Obama in the 2008 Democratic nomination race still rankle. And even from up in Canada Hillary's lack of sincerity is evident.

Obama says CIA torture 'contrary to our values'

Washington - US President Barack Obama said Tuesday the CIA's torture of Al-Qaeda suspects, as documented in a Senate report, had been "contrary to our values.

U.S. embassies brace for backlash ahead of torture report release

Washington - American diplomatic posts and thousands of US Marines have been placed on heightened alert a day ahead of the release of a long-awaited Senate report detailing CIA torture of terrorism suspects during the Bush administration.

Obama: Racism 'deeply rooted' in American society

President Barack Obama said that racism is "deeply rooted" in American society during an interview to be aired on Black Entertainment Television on Monday evening.

Obama's trip to hospital reveals acid reflux

Washington - President Barack Obama was taken to hospital with a sore throat which doctors diagnosed as acid reflux, the White House said, stressing it was not an urgent medical matter.

Op-Ed: U.S. economy booming a month after Obama party defeated

Denver - A month after America effectively rejected President Barack Obama’s party the nation’s economy was reported stronger Friday than it has been since the late 1990s.

Obama finds second wind after election drubbing

Washington - The hammering suffered by Barack Obama's Democratic party in last month's mid-term elections could have floored him out as he began his final two years as president.Instead, he has bounced back off the ropes and come out fighting.

Only one Kim Jong-un in North Korea, rest made to change name

South Korea’s KBS TV station has obtained a North Korean state document that was a directive for officials to go forth and force everyone named Kim Jong-un to change their name to something else. It was in anticipation of Kim Jong-un becoming leader.

Obama asks Congress to buy 50,000 body cameras for U.S. police

In an effort to help increase the trust minority communities have in their police forces, President Obama asked the U.S. Congress to provide funding for police body cameras. It was one of a number of measures the president spoke of on Monday.

Obama to move on police body cameras after Ferguson unrest

Washington - President Barack Obama will seek to release funds aimed at equipping more US police officers with body cameras following the racially charged fatal shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, the White House said.

NDAA indefinite military detention of Americans on radio tonight

WCRN's the John Weston Show will discuss the law signed by Obama once again in 2014, which gives the Executive Branch the power to sweep up Americans and put them into military detention facilities such as Guantanamo.

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.
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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 Barack Obama signs the Budget Control Act of 2011 in the Oval Office  Aug. 2  2011
President Barack Obama signs the Budget Control Act of 2011 in the Oval Office, Aug. 2, 2011
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This is the neighborhood area where Obama walked, near his school, and where his mother and grandparents lived as well, where he was born and where people knew him.
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President Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate.
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President Obama in Decorah, Iowa
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President Obama outlining the American Jobs Act
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President in Afghanistan: ‘Our Marine Corps is the finest expeditionary force in the world’
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A YouTube screengrab of the election results.
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President Barack Obama and Gen. David Petraeus depart the White House Oval Office
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John Brennan briefs Obama about Sandy Hook shootings
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Michelle Obama addressed the DNC's Women’s Leadership Fund Conference and defended her husband's record of achievement.
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Obama and Romney switch hair
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Geithner to leave in consideration of family.
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama view photographs of victims before addressing a memorial service at Fort Hood, Texas, on Nov. 10, 2009, a few days after 13 soldiers were killed and 38 wounded when an Army officer opened fire at a base processing center.
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Pictures are protesters against building the Keystone XL pipeline.
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US President Barack Obama talking about tax rates.
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President Obama with Chief of Staff Bill Daley
President Obama with Chief of Staff Bill Daley
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