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Obama says 'America's possibilities are limitless'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring "our journey is not complete," President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term before a crowd of hundreds of thousands Monday, urging the nation to set an unwavering course toward...

 

Obama says 'America's possibilities are limitless'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring "our journey is not complete," President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term before a crowd of hundreds of thousands Monday, urging the nation to set an unwavering course toward... Full story

 

Obama begins inaugural festivities by volunteering

WASHINGTON — Pressing toward his second term, President Barack Obama touted "the importance of giving back" as he kicked off three days of inaugural celebrations Saturday with a National Day of Service. AP Photo/Susan Walsh...

 

Obama begins inaugural festivities by volunteering

WASHINGTON — Pressing toward his second term, President Barack Obama touted "the importance of giving back" as he kicked off three days of inaugural celebrations Saturday with a National Day of Service. AP Photo/Susan Walsh... Full story

 

Obama vows job creation without adding to deficit

WASHINGTON — Pledging to revive a "rising, thriving middle class," President Barack Obama promised Tuesday night to create solid new jobs without raising the federal deficit. He's calling for a "smarter government" but not a...

 

Obama, Karzai agree to speed military transition

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Friday they have agreed to speed up slightly the schedule for moving Afghanistan's security forces into the lead across the country, with U.S. troops... Full story

 

Obama, Karzai agree to speed military transition

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Friday they have agreed to speed up slightly the schedule for moving Afghanistan's security forces into the lead across the country, with U.S. troops...

 

Sources: Obama to nominate Hagel as Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, a senior administration official said Sunday, choosing a former Senate colleague and a decorated Vietnam veteran and signaling...

 

Sources: Obama to nominate Hagel as Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, a senior administration official said Sunday, choosing a former Senate colleague and a decorated Vietnam veteran and signaling...

 

Obama presses his gun proposals in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — With his gun proposals dividing Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday the challenges he faces in winning support for measures ranging from criminal checks on gun buyers to an assault weapons ban. But, he...

 

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...

 

AP Source: Dems move to formally back gay marriage

WASHINGTON — The Democratic Party is moving to include support for gay marriage in the official party platform for the first time, a Democratic official said Monday, marking a key milestone for advocates of same-sex unions. The...

 

Obama nominates Kerry for secretary of state

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday nominated Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state, elevating the longtime lawmaker and foreign policy expert to the top diplomatic job he had coveted. "He is not going not need...

 

Gun laws show difficulty of stemming violent acts

he reloaded. But the ban and other U.S. gun laws wouldn't have prevented his mother's purchase of the pTowerful assault rifle or the especially deadly ammunition that he used to kill 26 people. A generation of U.S. gun laws ...

 

Fiscal cliff efforts ongoing, Boehner offers plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner pushed ahead on negotiating a broad deal to avert the "fiscal cliff," even as the GOP leader readied a backup plan Tuesday to pressure the White House with...

 

Obama: Historic Myanmar visit underscores progress

BANGKOK — On the eve of his landmark trip to Myanmar, President Barack Obama tried to assure critics that his visit was not a premature reward for a long-isolated nation still easing its way toward democracy. "This is not an...

 

Obama team tries to lower expectations for debates

COLUMBUS, Ohio — President Barack Obama's re-election campaign doesn't want to talk about what the Democrat is doing to prepare for the fall debates with Republican Mitt Romney. But aides are readily setting expectations — and...

 

Romney says Obama just trying to 'hang onto power'

WASHINGTON — Escalating an increasingly acrimonious campaign, Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney dug in Wednesday on his charge that President Barack Obama's campaign was being driven by "division and attack and...

 

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... Full story

 

Obama, Boehner meet to discuss 'fiscal cliff'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met Sunday at the White House to discuss the ongoing negotiations over the impending "fiscal cliff," the first meeting between just the two leaders since... Full story

 

Obama voices his support for gay marriage

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he now supports same-sex marriage, ending months of equivocation on a subject with powerful election-year consequences. Obama says he has concluded that it is important for him to affirm... Full story

 

Dems seek Clinton luster; move Obama's big speech

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama swept into his convention city Wednesday, eager to accept his party's nomination and make the case for re-election despite a sputtering economy. He hoped to claim a little luster from...

 

Dems seek Clinton luster; move Obama's big speech

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama swept into his convention city Wednesday, eager to accept his party's nomination and make the case for re-election despite a sputtering economy. He hoped to claim a little luster from... Full story

 

Obama focuses on turnout, Romney on Pennsylvania

CONCORD, N.H. — Just two days from the finish, President Barack Obama's campaign is mobilizing a massive get-out-the-vote effort aimed at carrying the Democrat to victory, as Republican Mitt Romney makes a late play for votes in... Full story

 

Obama trying to avoid miscue in first debate

HENDERSON, Nev. — President Barack Obama has one mission heading into his first debate with Republican Mitt Romney: Don't screw things up. Less than five weeks from Election Day, Obama has political momentum and an edge in polls...

 

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