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  • Obama looks away as Iran plows ahead

    Obama looks away as Iran plows ahead
    While Iran's march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran's march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the...
  • Funding 2 years of college is a small price to pay to get educated workers

    Funding 2 years of college is a small price to pay to get educated workers
    President Obama's bold proposal to make two years of community college virtually free is the most encouraging idea for higher education to emerge from Washington in years. Just like the 1862 Morrill Act, which donated land on which to establish great...
  • Highlights of Obama plan to tax wealthy, spend additional revenue on middle class

    The White House says President Barack Obama will propose in his State of the Union address a plan to impose higher taxes on the wealthy and use the revenue to help middle-class families. Congress would have to agree, and lawmakers have rebuffed Obama's...
  • Obama to use State of Union address to pitch tax proposals aimed at helping middle class

    President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class. As Obama...
  • Obama to cut short India trip to visit Saudi Arabia

    Obama to cut short India trip to visit Saudi Arabia
    President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day trip to India to travel to Saudi Arabia to pay respects following the death of King Abdullah, U.S. and Indian officials said Saturday, hours before the president was to depart for New Delhi. The...
  • U.S. halts some counterterror efforts in Yemen

    U.S. halts some counterterror efforts in Yemen
    The Obama administration has been forced to suspend certain counterterrorism operations with Yemen in the aftermath of the collapse of its government, according to U.S. officials, a move that eases pressure on al-Qaida's most dangerous franchise....
  • Obama moves to lift legacy, party's 2016 outlook with tax plans

    WASHINGTON Barack Obama this week will lay the foundation for the last two years of his presidency. Helping middle- and lower-income households will be the cornerstone. Obama is trying to shore up his legacy and help Democrats seeking to win the White...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: The president's State of the Union dream far from reality

    It's understandable, fitting even, that President Barack Obama should use his annual State of the Union address for a little self acclaim. After all, the issue of his legacy has kept him largely preoccupied since the day he entered office. But the...
  • Trudy Rubin: Foreign policy still a muddle

    If anyone still needed proof of President Barack Obama's reluctance to let foreign policy distract from his domestic agenda, he provided an excess in his State of the Union address. In the brief foreign policy portion of the speech, Obama revisited his...
  • YouTubers interview President Obama about State of the Union

    YouTubers interview President Obama about State of the Union
    Two days after his State of the Union address, President Obama had to win over a new audience: YouTubers. Hank Green, Bethany Mota and GloZell Green may not be household names by traditional standards, but the three YouTube personalities -- who have...
  • Republicans tell Obama to get more aggressive on trade

    WASHINGTON Abandoned by many congressional Democrats who vow to kill his trade plans, President Barack Obama is banking on the new Republican majority to advance his ambitious proposal to sell more U.S. goods throughout the Pacific Rim. To get it done,...