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  • Obama, Putin exchange little more than pleasantries in China

    President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin came to agreement on Tuesday – that the soaring cloisonne ceilings and elaborately carved teak wood at the Yanqi Lake conference center here were really quite nice. “It’s beautiful,...
  • Republicans shouldn't play games with Loretta Lynch nomination

    There’s an easy way for Republicans to prove that they can behave responsibly now that they have captured control of the U.S. Senate: They can expeditiously confirm President Obama’s nominee for U.S. attorney general, Loretta Lynch, and not...
  • Attorney general nominee Lynch is about substance, not splash, Obama says

    Attorney general nominee Lynch is about substance, not splash, Obama says
    As President Obama announced Saturday that he would nominate U.S. Atty. Loretta Lynch to be the nation’s next attorney general, obstacles had already begun to appear on the path toward her confirmation. The administration’s rocky...
  • Election setbacks for Obama may embolden foreign adversaries

    Presidents from Harry Truman to Bill Clinton have turned to foreign policy in their final months in office when their domestic agendas have been stymied. For Barack Obama, that overseas pivot may offer little relief. As he landed in Beijing on Monday...
  • Obama authorizes 1,500 additional U.S. troops for deployment to Iraq

    Obama authorizes 1,500 additional U.S. troops for deployment to Iraq
    President Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the number of U.S. forces on the ground helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces battle the militant group Islamic State, U.S. officials said on Friday. Obama's decision...
  • Obama reportedly sought Khamenei's aid in fighting Islamic State

    The White House declined to comment Thursday on a news report that President Obama has secretly written to Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei seeking his help in fighting the militant group Islamic State and in reaching a nuclear agreement....
  • President Obama pardons national Thanksgiving turkey

    President Obama pardons national Thanksgiving turkey
    PresidentĀ Barack Obama pardoned Cheese the national Thanksgiving turkey in a ceremony at the White House onĀ Wednesday. U.S. presidents have been pardoning turkeys since the 1800s as part of the country's national Thanksgiving holiday, when roasted...
  • Even a beleaguered president loves the perks of office

    With President Barack Obama giddily professing his love for Meryl Streep as he fastened the Presidential Medal of Freedom around the famous actress's neck, we wondered what other perks of office this president enjoys. The news has been so wretched...
  • Even George Washington couldn't get along with the Senate

    Even George Washington couldn't get along with the Senate
    Will President Obama's relations with the Senate change, now that Democrats have lost control of it? Probably not. And that's because he didn't have much of a relationship with it in the first place. Neither did most of our previous presidents, even when...
  • Obama pardons turkeys in Thanksgiving ritual at White House

    Obama pardons turkeys in Thanksgiving ritual at White House
    Cheese, a 49-pound, 36-inch-tall turkey with a gobble said to sound like a country twang, received a presidential pardon at the White House on Wednesday, saving him from a "terrible and delicious fate." President Obama spared the bird as part of the...
  • Obama appears to be seeking a more forceful Defense secretary

    Obama appears to be seeking a more forceful Defense secretary
    As he searches for his fourth Defense secretary in six years, President Obama appears to be looking for a more forceful, articulate military leader to navigate the tough but limited wars that are likely to consume much of his final two years in office....