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Is Barack Obama still relevant?

Is Barack Obama still relevant?

It was supposed to be a joke. “Are you still president?” comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month. But the question seemed to speak to growing weariness with…

Obama salutes end of American role in Afghanistan

Obama salutes end of American role in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama marked the end of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan by paying tribute to America’s military, telling troops on Christmas Day that their sacrifices have…

Judge rejects immigration lawsuit by Arizona sheriff

Judge rejects immigration lawsuit by Arizona sheriff

Refusing to rule on the merits of the case, a federal judge has rejected an Arizona sheriff’s lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama’s plan to spare nearly 5 million…

Obama started 2014 with high hopes

Obama started 2014 with high hopes

President Barack Obama had high hopes for 2014. Years of waiting for Congress to come around to his point of view had Obama’s patience wearing thin. So as he rang…

Execution drug use varies in states

Execution drug use varies in states

Problematic executions in Oklahoma, Arizona and other states have highlighted a patchwork approach states are taking with lethal drugs, with types, combinations and dosages varying widely. Arizona announced Monday that…

Sheriff, gadfly attorney seek to stop Obama on immigration

Sheriff, gadfly attorney seek to stop Obama on immigration

A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million…

Obama hoping for quiet vacation after tough year

Obama hoping for quiet vacation after tough year

A tumultuous year all but behind him, President Barack Obama set off for his annual winter getaway in Hawaii hoping for one thing: Quiet. Air Force One touched down late…

Not much Congress can do about Cuba policy

Not much Congress can do about Cuba policy

Opponents of President Barack Obama’s sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba have little chance of scuttling his effort in Congress. His initiative faces some strong resistance among lawmakers and…

Cuba decision stirs emotional responses

Cuba decision stirs emotional responses

The surprising move by President Barack Obama to restore U.S. ties with Cuba reignited long-simmering political passions over the fate of the island nation, reinforcing yet another difference between Democrat…

Cubans cheering new relations with America

Cubans cheering new relations with America

Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States, hopeful they’ll soon see expanded trade and new economic vibrancy even though the 53-year-old economic…