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AP Sources: 'Fiscal cliff' deal emerging

WASHINGTON (AP) — Working with Congress against a midnight deadline, President Barack Obama said Monday that a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" was in sight but not yet finalized. The emerging deal would raise tax rates on family income over...

 

Obama: Every American should get a fair shot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama called Tuesday night for a flurry of help for a hurting middle class and higher taxes on millionaires, delivering a State of the Union address filled with re-electio... Full story

 

Obama: Every American should get a fair shot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama called Tuesday night for a flurry of help for a hurting middle class and higher taxes on millionaires, delivering a State of the Union address filled with re-electio... Full story

 

Obama: No evidence of security breach in scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he has seen no evidence that national security was threatened by the widening sex scandal that ensnared his former CIA director and top military commander in Afghanistan. Facing questions from... Full story

 

Rice withdraws as secretary of state candidate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. ambassador, abruptly withdrew from consideration to be the next secretary of state on Thursday after an ugly standoff with Republican senators who declared they would vigorously oppose her... Full story

 

Under fire, Obama adjusts his birth control policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fierce election-year fire, President Barack Obama on Friday abruptly abandoned his stand that religious organizations must pay for free birth control for workers, scrambling to end a furor raging from the Catholic Church to...

 

Obama announces resignation of chief of staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt jolt to the White House, President Barack Obama announced Monday that chief of staff William Daley was quitting and heading home to Chicago, capping a short and rocky tenure that had been expected to last until... Full story

 

Obama announces resignation of chief of staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt jolt to the White House, President Barack Obama announced Monday that chief of staff William Daley was quitting and heading home to Chicago, capping a short and rocky tenure that had been expected to last until...

 

Obama's re-election road: Hope and a hard climb

WASHINGTON — People remember the hope and the history. For him or against him, they picture candidate Barack Obama as the one who stood on stage in a football stadium in Denver and accepted the Democratic presidential nomination by declaring "It's...

 

Fierce finish: Romney, Obama sharpen closing lines

PATASKALA, Ohio — Down to a fierce finish, President Barack Obama accused Mitt Romney of scaring voters with lies on Friday, while the Republican challenger warned grimly of political paralysis and another recession if Obama reclaims the White Hous...

 

Obama in Afghanistan to sign security pact

KABUL, Afghanistan — President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan Tuesday night on an unannounced visit on the anniversary of the killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. Obama is signing an agreement cementing a U.S. commitment to the... Full story

 

Obama in Afghanistan, sees 'light of a new day''

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — On a swift, secretive trip to the war zone, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that after years of sacrifice the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan is winding down just as it has already ended in Iraq. "We...

 

Obama to lay out his case on Libya to nation

Obama to lay out his case on Libya to nation BEN FELLER, AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is striving to explain why the U.S. is at war again — on a third front — as he resolutely defends the military campaign...

 

Obama strongly defends US military action in Libya

President Barack Obama speaks about Libya at the National Defense University in Washington, Monday, AP Photo/Charles Dharapak Obama strongly defends US military action in Libya BEN FELLER, AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending...

 

Obama: 30,000-plus surge troops leaving Afghan

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama hailed the beginning of the end of a devastating war Wednesday night, announcing he was pulling home 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by next summer, withdrawing the "surge" of forces he sent in to rescue a... Full story

 

Obama announces total Iraq troop withdrawal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all American troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end. Obama's...

 

Gadhafi death another victory for Obama doctrine

WASHINGTON — The death of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi expands the growing string of security victories on President Barack Obama's watch and reinforces his own style of dealing with enemies without immersing the United States in war. Even...

 

Face to face, Netanyahu rejects Obama on borders

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blunt display of differences, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the idea of using his country's 1967 boundaries as the basis for a neighboring Palestinian state on Friday, declaring his objections... Full story

 

Obama tells Israel: Go back to 1967 borders

WASHINGTON — Forcefully stepping into an explosive Middle East debate, President Barack Obama on Thursday endorsed a key Palestinian demand for the borders of its future state and prodded Israel to accept that it can never have a truly peaceful... Full story

 

Obama to lay out new jobs plan in Sept. speech

WASHINGTON — Seeking to jolt the economy, President Barack Obama will propose new ideas to create jobs and help the struggling poor and middle class in a major speech after Labor Day. And then he will try to seize political advantage by spending...

 

Obama says polarized nation needs healing

TUCSON, Ariz. — Summoning the soul of a nation, President Barack Obama on Wednesday implored Americans to honor those slain and injured in the Arizona shootings by becoming better people, telling a polarized citizenry that it is time to talk with...

 

Obama asks deeper payroll tax cut to spur economy

WASHINGTON — Confronting an economy in peril, President Barack Obama on Thursday night unveiled a $450 billion plan to boost jobs and put cash in the pockets of dispirited Americans, challenging Republican skeptics to embrace an approach heavy on...

 

Obama asks $450B to lift economy, mostly tax cuts

WASHINGTON — Confronting an economy in peril, President Barack Obama unveiled a larger-than-expected $450 billion plan Thursday night to boost jobs and put cash in the pockets of dispirited Americans, urging Republican skeptics to embrace an...

 

Meet the new boss: Daley is Obama chief of staff

President Barack Obama listens as his new White House Chief of Staff William Daley makes a statement in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) BC-US--White House Shake-up,9th Ld-Writethru/121...

 

Meet the new boss: Daley is Obama chief of staff

President Barack Obama listens as his new White House Chief of Staff William Daley makes a statement in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) BC-US--White House Shake-up,9th Ld-Writethru/121...

 

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