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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…

Obama finally breaks silence on VA debacle

Obama finally breaks silence on VA debacle

After weeks of criticism for a detached response, President Barack Obama is showing new resolve to respond to a growing crisis over veterans’ health care. Obama called in Veterans Affairs…

Obama ‘madder than hell’ over VA problems

Obama ‘madder than hell’ over VA problems

The White House chief of staff says President Barack Obama is “madder than hell” about reports of treatment delays at veterans’ hospitals across the country. Top aide Denis McDonough tells…

Obama continues his Cabinet shuffle

Obama continues his Cabinet shuffle

Shuffling his second-term Cabinet, President Barack Obama plans to nominate Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan to be budget director and is considering San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to succeed Donovan, according…

Obama touts jobs over lunch with workers

Obama touts jobs over lunch with workers

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden promoted government-financed work projects as they lunched outside the White House Friday, saying the projects could be endangered if Congress does not…

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.…