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Obama mixes politics with monument designation

Obama mixes politics with monument designation

Officially, President Barack Obama came home to Chicago on Thursday to designate a new national monument. But you’d be forgiven for mistaking the visit for a campaign event for Mayor…

Obama: Fight extremism by embracing Muslims

Obama: Fight extremism by embracing Muslims

In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn’t: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants,…

Keystone XL debacle: Will Obama, GOP compromise?

Keystone XL debacle: Will Obama, GOP compromise?

A looming veto by President Barack Obama of a Republican-championed bill foreshadows a key question for the White House: whether the president and Republicans can find areas to work together,…

In 2016, Joe? Joe who?

In 2016, Joe? Joe who?

When Vice President Joe Biden steps off of Air Force Two in Iowa, there will be no shortage of speculation about his political future. It’s Iowa, after all — the…

Obama wants no limits on domestic, defense spending

Obama wants no limits on domestic, defense spending

President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, negating the effects of across-the-board cuts agreed to by…

Obama facing decision time on Keystone XL pipeline

Obama facing decision time on Keystone XL pipeline

Republicans in Congress and a state supreme court have thrown the political hot potato known as Keystone XL straight back onto President Barack Obama’s lap. So loath is Obama to…

Can Obama deal with a Republican-run Congress?

Can Obama deal with a Republican-run Congress?

President Barack Obama this week will test whether he still has the sway to keep Washington focused on his own priorities, even as a new Republican-run Congress descends on the…

Obama salutes end of American role in Afghanistan

Obama salutes end of American role in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama marked the end of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan by paying tribute to America’s military, telling troops on Christmas Day that their sacrifices have…

Obama started 2014 with high hopes

Obama started 2014 with high hopes

President Barack Obama had high hopes for 2014. Years of waiting for Congress to come around to his point of view had Obama’s patience wearing thin. So as he rang…

North Korea on ‘state terrorism sponsor’ list?

North Korea on ‘state terrorism sponsor’ list?

The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the U.S. decides how to respond…

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