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  • Congress took impeachment seriously with Watergate

    Bill Cohen served as an influential three-term U.S. senator, as well as secretary of defense, and is a respected global thinker. He believes his defining political moment was a summer four decades ago. As a 33-year-old freshman Republican representative...
  • Obama meets Apollo 11 crew to mark moon landing's 45th anniversary

    Obama meets Apollo 11 crew to mark moon landing's 45th anniversary
    President Obama celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing by meeting with the surviving crew members of the NASA mission that put the first humans on the moon. In the Oval Office, the president spoke privately with astronauts Buzz...
  • White House to honor 2 Chicagoans for arts, humanities

    White House to honor 2 Chicagoans for arts, humanities
    — President Barack Obama will award medals Monday to prominent figures in the arts and humanities, including two Chicagoans: Joan Harris, a leading patron of the arts, and Darlene Clark Hine, a Northwestern University professor who explores the...
  • Local groups involved in rallies supporting Palestine

    On June 12, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped in Gush Etzion, in the West Bank, as they were hitchhiking to their homes. The Israel Defense Forces began a search for the three teens. In the early days of the investigation, Israel arrested...
  • White House pressures Israel over civilian deaths in Gaza

    White House pressures Israel over civilian deaths in Gaza
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House put pressure on Israel on Monday to take greater steps to protect Palestinian civilians from being killed in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip. President Barack Obama, who repeated his position that Israel...
  • British Labour Party leader Miliband meets with Obama

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband met U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday and said they had a wide-ranging discussion touching on relations with Russia and the Ukraine crisis. Obama...
  • Obama demands Russia force separatists to aid Malaysia Airlines probe

    Obama demands Russia force separatists to aid Malaysia Airlines probe
    President Obama accused pro-Russia separatists of tampering with evidence at the site of last week’s crash of a Malaysia Airlines jet and called on Russia to use its influence to ensure a credible investigation into the downing of the plane over...
  • Obama signs order barring LGBT bias for federal contractors

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday that bars companies that do work for the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Religious groups had lobbied Obama...
  • Youth program gets more funding

    Youth program gets more funding
    A sports-based mentoring program and a math tutoring initiative touted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for turning around the lives of at-risk boys is getting an additional $10 million in federal funding. The White House announced Monday new partnerships for...
  • Obama: Russia must press Ukraine rebels to allow plane probe

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Thursday and the White House said both agreed on the need to impose more sanctions on Russia for continuing to arm pro-Russian separatists in...
  • Obama reveals first family's favorite snacks

    Obama reveals first family's favorite snacks
    President Obama revealed the first family's snack favorites during a recent appearance at a White House event promoting healthy eating and attended by school children from across the country. Can you guess his? "My big thing, chips and guacamole,''...