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Analysis: Donald Trump Enters Race And GOP Wonders, Presidency Or Reality TV?

Even before Trump jumped into the race, however, the logic of reality TV has had an effect on all the GOP campaigns.

June 16, 2015
Iowa Straw Poll 2011

Iowa Republicans Kill Presidential Straw Poll When Too Few Candidates Sign Up

Iowa Republicans bowed to the reality that the decades-old political tradition now only threatened to spotlight the state’s diminished role in the presidential race.

June 12, 2015
US President Barack Obama answers questions at a press conference in the East Room of the White House on January 16, 2015, in Washington, DC

Obama To Talk ‘Middle-Class Economics’ In State Of The Union Address

Get a preview of President Obama’s penultimate State of the Union address.

January 19, 2015
Obama Press

Obama Takes Questions Only From Women, Apparently A White House First

President Obama made history at his press conference Friday — simply by which reporters he called upon.

December 19, 2014

Cuba Releases American Alan Gross; Obama To Seek Shift In Relations

Alan Gross is finally coming home.

December 17, 2014

Obama Takes Immigration Reform Campaign To Nashville

President Obama traveled to hostile territory to pitch his immigration plan.

December 10, 2014

Obama’s Measured Approach To Race Is A Letdown For Some Backers

Some of the president’s most loyal supporters are running out of patience with his approach to civil rights.

December 9, 2014

Obama To Announce Executive Action On Immigration Friday In Las Vegas

Learn more about President Obama’s big announcement.

November 19, 2014

Obama Administration Reviewing Hostage Policies, But Not Ransom Ban

The U.S. has decided it will not be adjusting its stance on granting ransom requests for American hostages.

November 19, 2014

Kansas Republican Voices An Incumbent’s Lament

Pat Roberts says it’s “been a tough year” for all incumbents.

November 4, 2014

In Wisconsin Campaign, Obama Is Asked To Preach Only To The Choir

Obama travels to Wisconsin to rally voters for Mary Burke.

October 29, 2014
Eric Holder

White House Won’t Name New Attorney General Until After Election

Find out why the White House won’t move until November.

October 14, 2014

Obama Expresses Skepticism On Russia’s Aims In Ukrainian Conflict

By Kathleen Hennessey, Los Angeles Times ESTONIA — President Obama expressed skepticism Wednesday about Russia’s aims in Ukraine after Kiev announced that the two countries had agreed to a cease-fire, a claim it later reportedly backed off of. Noting that it was “too early to tell” whether Moscow would hold to such an agreement anyway, Obama […]

September 3, 2014

Obama: Video Of Slain Journalist Is Authentic, U.S. Won’t Be Intimidated

By Kathleen Hennessey, Los Angeles Times TALLINN, Estonia — U.S. intelligence officials have verified the authenticity of a video showing the beheading American journalist Steven Sotloff, President Obama said Wednesday as he declared the U.S. would “not be intimidated” by the Islamic State militants’ acts of “barbarism.” “Whatever these murderers think they’ll achieve by killing […]

September 3, 2014

Obama To Visit Baltic Leaders, Sending A Message To Russia

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Obama is slated to travel to Estonia next month, visiting the former Soviet republic in a move to try to reassure leaders in the region who worry that Russia’s aggression in Ukraine may spread. The trip likely will get a chilly response from Moscow, where […]

August 15, 2014

Obama ‘Appreciated’ Clinton’s Phone Call To Smooth Over Spat

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama “appreciated” the almost-sorry phone call from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the White House said Wednesday, as it tried to tie a bow on an awkward public row between the two before they meet for cocktails in polite company. The president and […]

August 13, 2014

Putting Pressure On al-Maliki, Biden Calls Iraq Prime Minister Appointee

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau EDGARTOWN, Mass. — As the United States tries to pressure Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step aside, Vice President Joe Biden called al-Maliki’s disputed successor Monday to urge him to form a new government. In a statement released Monday here, where President Barack Obama is vacationing, the White […]

August 11, 2014

Obama Signs $16.3 Billion VA Bill, Calls Mismanagement ‘Outrageous’

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed a $16.3 billion measure Thursday intended to clear the backlog of U.S. military veterans seeking care at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. The new law represents an unusually rapid response, and a rare increase in spending, from a Congress bitterly divided by […]

August 7, 2014

Federal Judge Rules Against DC Ban On Carrying Guns

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A federal judge struck down the nation’s last complete prohibition on carrying guns outside the home, declaring the District of Columbia’s strict handgun ban unconstitutional. The ruling by a federal judge in New York, announced late Saturday, is the latest blow to the decades-long gun law in […]

July 28, 2014

White House Working On New Birth Control Insurance Rule

By Kathleen Hennessey, Los Angeles Times The Obama administration plans to make another change in the rules governing how employer health care plans cover birth control, one in a long series of efforts to accommodate religious objections to some contraceptives. Details of the new rules will not be set for a few weeks, a senior […]

July 23, 2014

Don’t Send Kids To U.S., Obama Tells Central American Parents

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau MINNEAPOLIS — President Barack Obama is telling Central American parents considering sending their children to the U.S. border to escape violence and poverty to keep them at home. “Our message absolutely is don’t send your children unaccompanied, on trains or through a bunch of smugglers,” Obama told ABC News […]

June 27, 2014

Biden Heading To Central America To Address Child Immigration Wave

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The White House is expanding a public campaign aimed at dispelling rumors in the U.S. and Latin America about its rules regarding deportation of young immigrants — part of an effort to slow the rising number of minors crossing into the U.S. without parents or guardians. Administration officials […]

June 17, 2014

Obama: U.S. Considering ‘All The Options’ To Stop Insurgents In Iraq

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The U.S. is considering offering new military aid to Iraq as its beleaguered government tries to fend off an Islamic insurgency, President Barack Obama said Thursday. “It’s going to need more help from us and it’s going to need more help from the international community,” Obama told […]

June 12, 2014

Obama, Putin Hold Brief Face-To-Face Chat In France

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France — After snubbing the Russian leader earlier in the week, President Barack Obama met briefly with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday for the first face-to-face encounter between the two leaders since the crisis in Ukraine sent their already rocky relationship into a spiral. The roughly 15-minute […]

June 6, 2014

Obama Workout Video Goes Viral; Secret Service Says Gym Was Secure

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau BRUSSELS — President Barack Obama is getting burned for feeling the burn. The president woke up in Belgium Thursday to find images of his morning workout — puffy cheeks, squinty eyes and all — splashed across papers and websites on two continents. Someone, apparently a fellow exerciser, had captured […]

June 5, 2014