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Obama strikes defiant tone, says he is optimistic

Obama strikes defiant tone, says he is optimistic

For anyone expecting postelection contrition at the White House or vows to change course after a disastrous election for Democrats, President Barack Obama had one message Wednesday: Think again. A…

Republican wins could help Obama’s trade pact

Republican wins could help Obama’s trade pact

Big Republican gains on Election Day would be a blow to much of President Barack Obama’s agenda, but one stymied item on his to-do list might get a fresh chance…

Obama campaigning in Maine in governor’s race

Obama campaigning in Maine in governor’s race

President Barack Obama is heading to Maine to rally votes for the Democratic candidate for governor, the latest in a burst of campaign appearances Obama is making before next week’s…

Ebola focus tops Obama’s schedule

Ebola focus tops Obama’s schedule

Rarely one to leave anything to chance, President Barack Obama is playing it by ear this week as his administration’s response to the Ebola scare continues to evolve. After waking…

Wartime Obama overshadows his economic efforts

Wartime Obama overshadows his economic efforts

President Barack Obama’s escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But…

Obama playing coy about naming new AG

Obama playing coy about naming new AG

Could the White House be hinting at when President Barack Obama might nominate a new attorney general? The White House won’t give away Obama’s timeline. But press secretary Josh Earnest…

For Obama, air strikes bring rare coalition victory

For Obama, air strikes bring rare coalition victory

For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a…

Obama condemns latest beheading in Syria

Obama condemns latest beheading in Syria

President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a “barbaric murder” the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists. Haines was abducted last year in Syria, and…

Will Obama bypass Congress to wage war?

Will Obama bypass Congress to wage war?

As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush’s administration from taking military action against…

Clinton joins Obama to salute AmeriCorps

Clinton joins Obama to salute AmeriCorps

Former President Bill Clinton will join President Barack Obama at the White House this week to mark the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, officials said Tuesday. Clinton launched the first crop…