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Obama wants smoother health care renewal

Obama wants smoother health care renewal

The Obama administration said Thursday it wants most of the 8 million Americans already signed up for coverage under the health care law to be able to renew their coverage…

Obama tries to humanize economic struggles

Obama tries to humanize economic struggles

President Barack Obama, in an attempt to put a human face on the economic policies he and Democrats are championing, is spending a day with a Minneapolis mother who wrote…

Obama to employers: ‘Be family friendly’

Obama to employers: ‘Be family friendly’

President Barack Obama is encouraging more employers to adopt family-friendly policies by hosting a daylong summit Monday, even though the U.S. government doesn’t always set the best example. The United…

Obama says theat from militants in Iraq could grow

Obama says theat from militants in Iraq could grow

Al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow in power and destabilize other countries in the region, President Barack Obama said. The Iraqi public will ultimately reject…

Kerry: Iraq insurgency threatens entire Mideast

Kerry: Iraq insurgency threatens entire Mideast

Arab countries should resist funding Sunni fighters in what is turning into a cross-border war between Iraq and Syria because that support eventually could help the fast-spreading insurgency in Iraq,…

Obama wants sick leave for gay couples

Obama wants sick leave for gay couples

The Obama administration will work to ensure that gay and lesbian Americans are eligible to take leave from their jobs to care for a same-sex spouse, regardless of whether they…

Medal of Honor for Marine who took grenade hit

Medal of Honor for Marine who took grenade hit

President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to a veteran who took the blow from a grenade to protect a fellow Marine in Afghanistan, sustaining major wounds, including…

Obama hits road for political day trip

Obama hits road for political day trip

Drawing attention to his economic policies and courting a key Democratic constituency, President Barack Obama is embarking on a two-stop day trip to highlight technological developments and to raise money…

Obama back to Washington to deal with Iraq

Obama back to Washington to deal with Iraq

Wrapping up a weekend away with his family, President Barack Obama was returning to Washington Monday faced with an impending choice on how to act to stop violent insurgents bringing…

Obama to rail workers: ‘Get back on the job’

Obama to rail workers:  ‘Get back on the job’

President Barack Obama is forcing workers in Philadelphia’s commuter rail strike to return to the job. Obama granted Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s request to create a presidential emergency board to…