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Obama calls for more mentors for minority boys

Obama calls for more mentors for minority boys

President Barack Obama is calling on all Americans to get involved with his push to reverse underachievement among young minority men by getting involved with mentorship and tutoring programs. The…

Obama touts energy policy as new rules loom

Obama touts energy policy as new rules loom

Setting the stage for upcoming restrictions on coal-fired power plants, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success that is creating…

Can Obama recast America’s postwar foreign policy?

Can Obama recast America’s postwar foreign policy?

As the nation emerges from more than a decade of war, President Barack Obama is seeking to recast U.S. foreign policy as an endeavor aimed at building international consensus and…

Obama leads nation in celebrating Memorial Day

Obama leads nation in celebrating Memorial Day

President Barack Obama led the nation in commemorating Memorial Day, declaring the United States has reached “a pivotal moment” in Afghanistan with the end of war approaching. Obama, who returned…

First Lady fires back at GOP over school meals

First Lady fires back at GOP over school meals

First lady Michelle Obama is answering Republicans in Congress who want to roll back healthier school meal standards, holding an event at the White House to highlight the success of…

Obama set to propose limited U.S. foreign policy

Obama set to propose limited U.S. foreign policy

Confronting critics of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama will soon outline a strategy for his final years in office that aims to avoid overreach as the second of the…

Castro leaves Texas for a more promising future

Castro leaves Texas for a more promising future

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was long viewed as biding his time: waiting out shifting demographics in Texas until 2018, when a Hispanic Democrat with a national profile could be…

Obama taps Castro as new housing secretary

Obama taps Castro as new housing secretary

In a second-term Cabinet reshuffle, President Barack Obama tapped San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Friday to be the nation’s next housing secretary, giving a prominent national platform to one…

Obama trying to sooth fears over Syria inaction

Obama trying to sooth fears over Syria inaction

White House officials have been holding private meetings this week aimed at soothing lawmakers’ concerns over the U.S. posture in Syria, the future of the American military presence in Afghanistan…

Obama to Democrats: Vote in mid-term elections

Obama to Democrats: Vote in mid-term elections

President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Democrats to vote in November elections, saying the chance to pass immigration reform is at risk if Republicans gain control of both houses of…