President Obama


President Obama (R) and daughters Sasha and Malia at the annual Thanksgiving Turkey pardon ceremony in the White House last year.

Lucky turkey chosen to meet president

Nov 20, 2015
President Obama will pardon the California bird this upcoming week.
Posted In: turkeys, President Obama, white house
A pedestrian walks through a street in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Obama offers plan to help Puerto Rico

Oct 22, 2015
The island's debt is at $72 billion and the government says it's out of cash.
Posted In: Puerto Rico, President Obama, debt
The issue of a debt limit hike has caused rising tensions in Congress.

The temporary funding patch pattern in Congress

Oct 21, 2015
Congress and the president will continue going around and around.
Posted In: President Obama, funding, Congress
Pope Francis greets children alongside U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Tuesday on the start of a three-day trip to Washington.

Pope's flight path altered by tardy president

Sep 22, 2015
His flight had to make a few loops.
Posted In: Final Note, pope, pope francis, flights, President Obama, Joe Biden

Kenyans hope to cash in on Obama visit

Jul 24, 2015
Businesses are banking on diplomats staying around after global summit ends.
Posted In: President Obama, Kenya, economic growth, tourism

The Obamacare sales pitch

Jul 1, 2015
The president is courting conservative states to expand Medicaid.
Posted In: Obamacare, medicaid, healthcare, President Obama
A plume of exhaust extends from the Mitchell Power Station, a coal-fired power plant in New Eagle, PA.

SCOTUS rules against EPA regulations

Jun 29, 2015
In a 5-4 decision, the court says the agency didn't properly consider costs.
Posted In: Environmental Protection Agency, Supreme Court, President Obama, Antonin Scalia
Demonstrators organized by Center for American Progress wait for the Supreme Court ruling Thursday morning. Their signs show numbers of people from different states that would have lost subsidies if the Court were to have ruled against Obamacare.

With Obamacare upheld, health care firms exhale

Jun 25, 2015
Hospital stocks jumped eight to 15 percent as the ruling came down.
Posted In: Supreme Court, Affordable Care Act, President Obama
Brad Pierog walks around the site of the Weyerhaeuser sawmill in Aberdeen, Washington, where he worked for 25 years before it closed in 2009.

Helping global trade's 'losers'

Jun 16, 2015
House's vote puts worker-retraining program in jeopardy.
Posted In: Trans-Pacific Partnership, China, President Obama