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Pacquiao to join National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will be in Washington DC next week to join the National Prayer Breakfast with President Barack Obama and other heads of state including the Dalai Lama.

Obama backs spending increase, hits Republicans

Washington - A combative US President Barack Obama unveiled plans to increase government spending, in defiance of his Republican opponents controlling Congress.

Obama leaves India, quoting Gandhi, calling for religious freedom

US President Barack Obama, ended his three-day India trip, with a town-hall meet in New Delhi, where he spoke to some 1,500 students about the future of India-US relations.

Op-Ed: Obama's sickening Saudi homage is object lesson in U.S. hypocrisy

Riyadh - By paying effusive homage to the late Saudi King Abdullah and by honoring the kingdom's new fundamentalist dictator with his presence, President Barack Obama has given the world an object lesson in American hypocrisy.

Modi and Obama announce deals, give joint radio address

New Delhi - India's 66th Republic Day celebrations, with Barack and Michelle Obama as chief guests, went off smoothly, despite foggy, rainy weather. Modi and Obama also made announcements about nuclear, business and defense cooperation.

Unmanned drone recovered from White House grounds

Washington, D. C. - A drone aircraft found on the grounds of the White House in Washington, D.C., prompted new concerns Monday about the quality of protection offered to U.S. President Barack Obama and his family.

India celebrates Republic Day with Obama as Chief Guest

New Delhi - U.S. President, Barack Obama, graced India’s 66th Republic day, marking the event as the first American leader as chief guest at the annual event.

From cold shoulder to hugs: Obama and Modi's unlikely friendship

New Delhi - At first glance, they might appear unlikely friends or allies. One is a right-wing nationalist and long-time international pariah, while the other is an unabashed liberal and Nobel peace laureate.

Obama cuts short India visit to meet new Saudi king

New Delhi - US President Barack Obama has cut short his visit to India, cancelling a planned trip to the Taj Mahal, to "pay respects" to new King Salman in Saudi Arabia, the White House said Saturday.

Obama official: Israel will 'pay price' for 'spat in face'

Washington - A 'spat' between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu escalated on Friday, as a White House official blasted the leader of one of America's closest allies — and vowed retaliation for his perceived disrespect.

Obama says 'shadow of crisis has passed'

Washington - President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared America has turned the page on years of war and economic hardship, in a populist-tinged State of the Union address that set up the battle to succeed him.

Obama to call for new war powers to fight IS: Excerpts

Washington - US President Barack Obama on Tuesday was to urge lawmakers to endow him with new war powers to defeat Islamic State militants, warning the battle would be long but eventually successful. "This effort will take time. It will require focus.

Obama sees U.S. turning the page on recession and war

Washington - Barack Obama will say America is turning the page on years of war and economic hardship Tuesday, in a populist-tinged State of the Union address that puts him on a collision course with Republicans.

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.

Obama calls for new laws to increase cybersecurity

Washington - Citing recent cyber attacks against the Pentagon and Sony Pictures Entertainment, President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to pass sweeping legislation aimed at boosting US cybersecurity.

Op-Ed: Did Obama not attend Paris vigil to avoid angering extremists?

While many Western heads of state are flocking to Paris to mourn the victims of the terrorist attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, top leaders from the United States are notably absent. Is this intentional? Is it appeasement of extremists?

Op-Ed: The Obama 'free community college for all' idea is doomed to fail

The White House has announced that president Barack Obama wants to make community college free for everyone "who is willing to work for it." This may be a noble idea...but it could wreck American higher education.

White House announces Obama will veto Keystone Pipeline bill

The very first bill that America's new Congress, which opened today, intends to send the President is one authorizing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline that would run from Canada into the U.S. They might as well not have bothered.

White House's photos of the year include 'Veep,' Bill Murray

Just in the nick of time, the White House has released its annual "year in photos," featuring a slew of candid moments involving the president, his staff and more.

Obama's golf game disrupts soldier's wedding

President Barack Obama reportedly issued a personal apology over the weekend after his golf game forced a pair of Army captains to relocate their wedding on a military base in Hawaii.

Obama's golf game disrupts soldier's wedding

President Barack Obama reportedly issued a personal apology over the weekend after his golf game forced a pair of Army captains to relocate their wedding on a military base in Hawaii.

U.S. court dismisses immigration lawsuit against Obama

Washington - A U.S. federal judge handed a victory to President Barack Obama, throwing out a lawsuit over controversial actions he took last month shielding millions of undocumented migrants from deportation.

Op-Ed: An American holiday thank-you note to Mexico Special

Chihuahua - Christmas note to Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto from U.S. President Barack Obama: "Thank you Quique for all the legal immigration you've been sending! Your best and brightest? Gosh, we don't know how to thank you. ¡Feliz Navidad! – Barackcito"

Op-Ed: Putin shuts down media inside and outside Russia

Moscow - This weekend President Vladimir Putin convinced Facebook to shut down an organizing page used by his opponents to try to mimic the April Spring.

Op-Ed: North Korea and Cuba: Barack Obama and Rand Paul have it right

Rarely are Barack Obama and Rand Paul on the same side of history, but when it comes to combating communism both men have the right idea: Let it compete with the free market and allow the best policy to win. This could be a game-changer in 2016.

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.
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John Brennan briefs Obama about Sandy Hook shootings
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Pro-Obama artwork in Haight Ashbury pre the 2008 election.
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President Barack Obama greets children upon arrival in Seattle, Wash.
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President Barack Obama works as his motorcade arrives at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn.
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President Barack Obama disembarks Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
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Filmmaker Spike Lee uses his iPad to photograph President Barack Obama
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President Barack Obama meets with National Security Advisors
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President Barack Obama prepares to meet with members of his staff in the Oval Office
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President Barack Obama is briefed by Richard Reed, Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Senior Director for Resilience Policy, in the Oval Office, April 26, 2011, before a phone call with Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe to discuss tornado damage in that state. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Photo of Biden and Obama after winning U.S. election
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President Barack Obama on Labor Day in Detroit, 2011
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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with advisors for a health care implementation meeting in the Oval Office
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President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia enter the Stan Sheriff Center at the University of Hawaii to watch the Diamond Head basketball game between Oregon State Beavers and Akron Zips during their Christmas vacation in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 22, 2013
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The Egyptian Revolution - January 2011
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Portuguese President Cavaco Silva (right) escorts US president Barack Obama from Belem National Palace, Lisbon, Portugal after a meeting on 19 November 2010
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