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Boston bomb survivors, gay basketball player guests for SOTU

Boston bomb survivors, gay basketball player guests for SOTU

Two survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and an openly gay NBA player are among the guests who will sit with first lady Michelle Obama Tuesday when President Barack Obama…

Can Obama generate second-term momentum?

Can Obama generate second-term momentum?

Struggling to generate second-term momentum, President Barack Obama will use Tuesday’s State of the Union address to announce new executive actions on job training and retirement security, while prodding a…

Democrats say ‘no games’ on debt limit increase

Democrats say ‘no games’ on debt limit increase

With House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan saying Republicans will, once again, put changes in Obamacare in the way of extending the nation’s debt limit, the Democrats Friday had a…

Panel to Obama: Shut down NSA phone spying

Panel to Obama: Shut down NSA phone spying

  A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency’s surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency’s bulk collection…

New poll declares Obama a ‘so-so’ President

New poll declares Obama a ‘so-so’ President

Nice guy, so-so president. Taking stock of President Barack Obama at the five-year mark in his term, less than a third of Americans consider him to be an above-average chief…

Politically, a State of Disunion

Politically, a State of Disunion

Here’s a little secret about the State of the Union address that President Barack Obama will deliver next week: He’ll give Congress a long list of requests but few likely…

Obama targets epidemic of college sexual assaults

Obama targets epidemic of college sexual assaults

President Barack Obama is launching an initiative to combat sexual assault, particularly on college campuses, turning the spotlight on a problem that has devastated millions of Americans yet rarely receives…

Human Rights Watch: Obama came up short on NSA changes

Human Rights Watch: Obama came up short on NSA changes

President Barack Obama has not gone far enough in reforming the monitoring activities of the National Security Agency (NSA) and is continuing to violate the privacy rights of individuals, the…

Obama: Marijuana is safer than booze

Obama: Marijuana is safer than booze

President Barack Obama said he doesn’t think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.” “As has been well documented, I smoked pot…

Critics speaking out on Obama’s NSA ‘reform’

Critics speaking out on Obama’s NSA ‘reform’

Leaders of the congressional intelligence committees are pushing back against a key part of President Barack Obama’s attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance, saying it is unworkable for the government to…