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3 years 10 months ago

President to address the nation on Iraq

President Barack Obama speaks to the nation tonight to herald the formal end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq. The president will say tonight he's fulfilled a campaign promise. Ahead of the speech, he's thanking troops at Fort Bliss, Texas, for the valor they've shown in Iraq....

3 years 11 months ago

President Obama politicking, raising money

President Barack Obama is touching nearly every region of the country to stir up cash and attention for Democrats, launching a three-day trip. Obama will spend the heart of his Monday in Wisconsin, raising money for gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett and other Wisconsin Democrats. He will cap his...

3 years 11 months ago

Obama playing host to Super Bowl champs

Now that training camp is underway for the new NFL season, President Barack Obama will welcome the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints to the White House on Monday. The Saints will hold a football clinic with Washington-area children before the event with Obama. After their White House meeting,...

3 years 11 months ago

States continue legal battle against health care law

Twenty states and the nation's most influential small business lobby are about to respond to the federal government's attempt to dismiss their lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The states, the National Federation of Independent Business and several individual taxpayers will file their response Friday. A key...

3 years 11 months ago

Obama defends education policies to critics

President Barack Obama says the country's long-term economic success will be tied to the success of the nation's schools. Speaking at the centennial convention of the National Urban League, Obama says he won't tolerate a status quo where United States lags behind other countries in education achievements. The...

4 years 9 months ago

Obama calls for $250 payments to seniors

President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to approve $250 payments to more than 50 million seniors to make up for no increase in Social Security next year. The White House put the cost at $13 billion. The Social Security Administration is scheduled to announce Thursday that there will be...

4 years 9 months ago

President Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO (AP) - President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee says Obama is receiving the honor because of "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." According to the committee "Only very rarely has a person to the...

4 years 9 months ago

Obama meets with Afghanistan commander

President Barack Obama summoned his top commander in Afghanistan to a 25-minute meeting aboard Air Force One before returning to Washington. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs that Obama invited Gen. Stanley McChrystal to meet him Friday in the Dutch capital, where he was pitching the International Olympic Committee's on the...

4 years 10 months ago

McHugh sworn in as Army secretary

Former Republican congressman John McHugh has been sworn in as the new secretary of the Army. President Barack Obama named McHugh to the Army's top civilian spot in June. But his nomination was blocked by the two Kansas senators over the prospect of Guantanamo detainees being sent to their home...

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