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Obama still looking for a supporter of military force

Obama still looking for a supporter of military force

One day after President Barack Obama sent Congress legislation backing the use of military force against Islamic State militants, he’s still searching for his first outright supporter for the measure.…

In 2016, Joe? Joe who?

In 2016, Joe? Joe who?

When Vice President Joe Biden steps off of Air Force Two in Iowa, there will be no shortage of speculation about his political future. It’s Iowa, after all — the…

Obama asks for authority for military force against ISIS

Obama asks for authority for military force against ISIS

President Barack Obama sent Congress legislation Wednesday to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters, asking lawmakers to “show the world we are united in our resolve” to defeat militants…

Obama plays both sides on ground troops question

Obama plays both sides on ground troops question

A model of ambiguity, the White House isn’t saying it favors a role for U.S. ground forces in combatting Islamic State terrorists. But it isn’t saying it opposes one, either.…

Obama’s job approval ratings rising

Obama’s job approval ratings rising

Americans’ views of President Barack Obama have improved slightly in the past two months, and opinions are more positive about the direction of the country and the health of the…

Obama touts free community college plans

Obama touts free community college plans

President Barack Obama’s proposal to make two years of college free will get a key test Friday as he travels to Indiana, a red state where making college more affordable…

The budget battle: Is there really room to negotiate?

The budget battle: Is there really room to negotiate?

There are reasons President Barack Obama and his aides will argue that his new budget can be the start of a negotiation with the Republican controlled Congress. For one, some…

Spending delays, endangered butterflies in Obama budget

Spending delays, endangered butterflies in Obama budget

When you have a quarter of the nation’s $17 trillion economy to play with, it’s inevitable that you and your political opponents will clash over what to do with the…

Obama’s budget: The battle lines are already formed

Obama’s budget: The battle lines are already formed

President Barack Obama on Monday proposed a $3.99 trillion budget for fiscal year 2016 that sets up a battle with Republicans over programs to boost the middle class that are…

Obama sends $4 trillion budget to a wary Congress

Obama sends $4 trillion budget to a wary Congress

President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $4 trillion budget Monday that seeks to raise taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations and use the extra income to lift the fortunes…