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Obama’s new deportation policy: Lots of political risk

Obama’s new deportation policy: Lots of political risk

President Barack Obama’s decision on possible changes to U.S. deportation policy sets up an election-year skirmish that could help Democrats win points with their political base while irritating Republicans who…

Obama congratulates gay NFL draftee

Obama congratulates gay NFL draftee

President Barack Obama sends his congratulations to Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. Obama calls the selection of Sam “an important step forward.” Obama…

New White House focus: Road, bridge repair

New White House focus: Road, bridge repair

With time running out, the White House was preparing to press Congress next week to keep money flowing into a federal fund for road and bridge repairs, warning of economic…

Michelle Obama to graduates: ‘Stay hungry’

Michelle Obama to graduates: ‘Stay hungry’

A hunger for education should continue beyond graduation and should be used to guide and inspire “the next generation of geniuses,” first lady Michelle Obama said Saturday. In her commencement…

Obama pisses off big labor with Wal-Mart visit

Obama pisses off big labor with Wal-Mart visit

President Barack Obama is showcasing Wal-Mart, often a target of labor groups and other Democratic constituencies, to promote advances in energy efficiency in his broader campaign to confront climate change.…

High tech help, campaign cash for Obama

High tech help, campaign cash for Obama

They come from different worlds — the buttoned-down political culture of Washington and the entrepreneurial, socks-optional, let’s-do-this-faster ethos of Silicon Valley. But where those worlds overlap, that’s where you find…

More Obama ‘insiders’ set to ‘tell all’ in books?

More Obama ‘insiders’ set to ‘tell all’ in books?

Over the next month, two of President Barack Obama’s closest first-term advisers will spill insider details on the administration’s handling of the early days of the Great Recession, the White…

Dire climate warnings coming from White House

Dire climate warnings coming from White House

The Obama administration will release an updated report on Tuesday showing how climate change touches every part of the country, as the administration seeks to convince the American public on…

President jokes about Obamacare, gridlock

President jokes about Obamacare, gridlock

From the bungled rollout of “Obamacare” to New Jersey gridlock to the hue of John Boehner’s tan, all was fair game for President Barack Obama and his spirited but pointed…

Virginia Senator Kaine backing Hillary for President

Virginia Senator Kaine backing Hillary for President

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, an early supporter of Barack Obama in 2008, says he is backing Hillary Rodham Clinton for president if the former secretary of state seeks…