Monday, August 31, 2015
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U.S. President Obama delivers a speech at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana

Obama Alaska Trip Aims For ‘Punctuation Mark’ On Climate Legacy

With 16 months left in office, Obama is trying to build support for tough new rules on carbon emissions from power plants ahead of a hoped-for international climate deal later this year that could cement his legacy on the issue.

August 31, 2015

Obama To Rename North America’s Highest Peak As Denali On Alaska Trip

President Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America’s tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.

August 31, 2015
Obama pauses during remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

Obama Reassures Jewish Groups On U.S.-Israel Relationship

President Obama on the Iran debate: “Everybody keep in mind that we’re all pro-Israel… We have to make sure that we don’t impugn people’s motives even as we have what is a very serious debate.”

August 28, 2015
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum in Washington

Obama Endorsement Possible As Biden Considers Clinton Challenge

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said nothing to discourage a run by Joe Biden.

August 24, 2015
Presdient Obama plays golf with Clinton on Martha's Vineyard

Obamas, Clintons Golf And Fete Friend On Martha’s Vineyard

President Obama played golf with former President Clinton and attended a party with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday, to celebrate the birthday of Washington power broker and mutual friend Vernon Jordan.

August 17, 2015
Obama greets guests after his remarks on climate change at Everglades National Park, Florida

Obama Unleashes Drilling Rigs While Fighting Global Warming

President Obama is playing the roles of both climate change warrior and driller-in-chief.

August 13, 2015
U.S. President Obama delivers a statement about the nuclear deal reached between Iran and six major world powers from the White House in Washington

Obama Vs. The Cavaliers Of Unilateralism

If you wondered why President Obama gave such a passionate and, yes, partisan speech on behalf of the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, all you had to do was tune in to the Republican presidential debate the next night.

August 10, 2015
Obama boards Air Force One to depart Addis Ababa

Obama’s Rose Garden In Late Bloom At Last

His presidency has never been in better form. When historians finish writing their weighty volumes, they will agree the summer of 2015 wrought a clear culmination for a president who once was lost, but now is found, finding “amazing grace.”

August 7, 2015

Obama Calls For Voting Rights Reform On 50th Anniversary Of Historic Law

President Obama called on Congress to pass “an updated version” of the Voting Rights Act on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal law.

August 6, 2015
Obama delivers remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

Why Israel’s Security Experts Support The Iran Deal — And Why Iran’s Hardliners Don’t

On the Iran deal, mainstream opinion in Israel’s military and intelligence circles is more closely aligned with Barack Obama than Bibi Netanyahu — as two former chiefs of the Jewish state’s spy services have publicly declared.

August 6, 2015
Obama pauses during remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

The 45th President Will Owe Obama Big Time

Obama has already done many favors for the president who will be inaugurated in January 2017. The Democrats know it and the Republicans won’t admit it.

August 6, 2015
Obama delivers remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

Obama Defends Iran Nuclear Deal As U.S. Diplomacy Over War

Obama: “Let’s not mince words. The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy or some form of war. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon.”

August 5, 2015
Obama pauses during remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

Obama Warns Of Dangers To Israel If Iran Deal Blocked

President Barack Obama told U.S. Jewish leaders it was likely rockets would fall on Tel Aviv if a nuclear deal with Iran was blocked and military action ensued, one of them said on Wednesday.

August 5, 2015
U.S President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the Clean Power Plan at an event in the East Room  of the White House Aug. 3, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Obama Lays Out New Climate-Change Plan

Obama tried to anticipate and rebut arguments from critics about harm his vision could do to American business.

August 3, 2015
The US government formally pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent over 2005 levels within the next decade, ahead of a major climate conference later this year (AFP/David McNew)

Obama’s New Emissions Rules Likely To Help Shape White House Race

With Monday’s release of landmark rules to combat global warming, President Barack Obama is putting into place what probably will be the last piece of his ambitious second-term agenda.

August 2, 2015
The Planned Parenthood logo is pictured outside a clinic in Boston

White House Opposes Congress Cutting Off Planned Parenthood Funds

Planned Parenthood said it broke no laws, because abortion providers are allowed to charge costs to cover expenses associated with fetal tissue donation.

July 30, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Obama (And Jon Stewart) Don’t Care!

Larry Wilmore brought a special guest on ‘The Nightly Show’ to provide an expert commentary on what it’s like to be just about to leave a job: Jon Stewart from ‘The Daily Show.’ But for his part, Jon said Obama isn’t quite in ‘don’t care’ mode — he’s in ‘I’m gonna build me a library with my name on it’ mode.

July 29, 2015

Endorse This: Obama And Trump — Distant Relatives?!?

President Obama was got to meet a very distinguished ancestor of his during his African tour — indeed, she’s a renowned ancestor to all of us.

July 28, 2015
Obama drops in on "Reach Higher" event at the White House in Washington

Obama Says He’s Not Interested, But Could Win Election Again

“I’m still a pretty young man, but I know that someone with new insights and new energy will be good for my country.”

July 28, 2015

Endorse This: Yes, Obama Went There — And In Kenya

Obama paid tribute to his late father’s homeland, spoke of his own continued family ties and heritage, and toasted to hope for future generations in all of Africa. But he also got in a joke against his detractors back home in America — who might be wondering what his trip to Kenya was really all about.

July 27, 2015
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Mike Huckabee Throws The ‘Oven’ At Obama

Mike Huckabee is making some big headlines — by totally embracing Godwin’s Law.

July 27, 2015

White House Says It Is Drafting Plan To Close Guantanamo

The White House is racing against time to resolve one of President Barack Obama’s most intractable problems.

July 22, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Obama’s Newest Order

President Obama made a special, full-length appearance on ‘The Daily Show’ to promote the Iran nuclear deal — but first, he had an announcement to make to Jon Stewart.

July 22, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference about the recent nuclear deal reached with Iran, in Washington

Any Fool Can Start A War With Iran

When you’re the most powerful economic and military power on Earth, Obama keeps saying with regard to the Iran deal, it’s important to act like it.

July 22, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the recent Iran nuclear deal during a news conference at the White House in Washington

5 Reasons Barack Obama May Be Having The Best Year Of Any Recent President

Republicans hated — and tried to obstruct — President Obama from his first day in office. Nevertheless, he has achieved much of what he set out to do. And it’s worth noting just how much Obama achieved in the last year alone.

July 20, 2015
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