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Obama: America still rife with racism

President Barack Obama said the United States has not overcome its history of racism and is using the N-word to make his case. In an...

GOP candidates run against Obama, not each other

Republican presidential hopefuls eventually will have to start running against each other. But, for now, many are content to run against President Barack Obama,...

Trade: Place for a rare Obama-GOP alliance?

Trade pacts create odd politics. That's why advocates hope new trade agreements might advance this year despite tensions between the Republican-run Congress and the...

Obama to Democrats: Vote in mid-term elections

President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Democrats to vote in November elections, saying the chance to pass immigration reform is at risk if Republicans...

Vote to release terror report summary due in Senate

The Senate Intelligence Committee's expected vote to approve declassifying part of a secret report on Bush-era interrogations of terrorism suspects puts the onus on...

Obama promises action on Fort Hood shooting

President Barack Obama vowed that investigators will get to the bottom of a shooting incident Wednesday at Fort Hood, Texas, seeking to reassure the...

Ukraine crisis also a crisis for Obama in public approval

Foreign policy used to stand out as a not-so-bleak spot in the public's waning assessment of Barack Obama. Not anymore. He's getting low marks...

Obama appointees may decide fate of gay marriage

The overturning of Virginia's gay marriage ban places the legal fight over same-sex unions increasingly in the hands of federal appeals courts shaped by...

Democrats up for re-election steering clear of Obama

Spooked by President Barack Obama's low approval ratings, some of his fellow Democrats in tough November election races have begun their campaigns by distancing...

Obama’s Syria proposal faces tough hearing in the House

The Obama administration is facing a tougher examination of its plans for military intervention in Syria, squaring off against tea party Republicans and other...