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Obama pares down list for new defense secretary

Obama pares down list for new defense secretary

President Barack Obama is weighing a slimmed-down list of candidates to become his next defense secretary, as top contenders pull their names from consideration for what is typically a highly…

Mary Landrieu’s big problem: President Obama

Mary Landrieu’s big problem: President Obama

President Barack Obama may not be on Louisiana’s Senate runoff ballot, but it’s clear his widespread unpopularity in the state stands as Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s biggest hurdle to a…

Obama plans meeting on Ferguson

Obama plans meeting on Ferguson

President Barack Obama planned to hold meetings Monday on the Ferguson situation, and a few members of the St. Louis Rams football team showed their support for protesters who have…

For immigrants, state laws control their futures

For immigrants, state laws control their futures

If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver’s license, qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to…

Obama’s quiet Thanksgiving

Obama’s quiet Thanksgiving

President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday’s basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the…

President Obama pays for his Thanksgiving meal

President Obama pays for his Thanksgiving meal

There’s no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter. He has to dig into his…

Barack Obama: The reluctant black president

Barack Obama:  The reluctant black president

America, not for the first time, stands at a racial crossroads. The crisis of race and democracy unfolded before a global audience on Monday night as hundreds of demonstrators set…

Obama’s immigration moves anger business

Obama’s immigration moves anger business

President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community’s top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the…

Obama found wrong scapegoat by firing Hagel

Obama found wrong scapegoat by firing Hagel

The timing of Chuck Hagel’s resignation as secretary of defense may have been a surprise, but the fact that he was on his way out has been rumored for weeks.…

Obama urges calm, says law has spoken

Obama urges calm, says law has spoken

President Barack Obama appealed for calm and understanding in Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, pleading with both residents…