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  • Obama approves U.S. World War One memorial in Washington

    President Barack Obama has approved the creation of a national memorial to commemorate World War One in which more than 116,000 Americans died, the memorial's commission said on Saturday. The site will complete the quartet of national memorials in...
  • Obama says U.S. Congress could tackle tax reform in 2015

    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that he thought lawmakers could agree to make changes to the U.S. tax code in the next Congress, based on his recent conversations with Republican leaders. "I'd like to see more simplicity in the system. I'd...
  • Obama says would veto any weakening of consumer protections

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday threatened to veto any efforts by a Republican-controlled Congress to weaken measures aimed at protecting consumers from abuses in the financial system. Obama told a news conference he believed Republicans, who...
  • Obama says normalization offers best chance to influence Cuba

    Normalized relations with Cuba will give the United States its best chance to influence the communist-ruled island, President Barack Obama said on Friday, and he urged Congress to ease the U.S. economic embargo against Havana. Obama, who announced on...
  • How a $1.3-billion, 21-year study of U.S. children's health fell to pieces

    The National Children's Study was launched with a fanfare of expectation and ambition in 2000. The idea was to follow 100,000 American children from the pre-natal stage to age 21, collecting an unprecedented volume of data on "environmental influences...
  • Obama says Sony erred in canceling film, should have 'spoken to me first'

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama criticized Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday for retreating on a film that seemingly instigated a devastating cyberattack now blamed on the North Korean government. Amid escalating concerns over porous U.S....
  • Here are all the homes nominated for Lights Tour

    Here are all the displays nominated for the Christmas Light Tour, including whether they're collecting for charity. Northampton County 1233 Seidersville Road, Lower Saucon 2080 Glenview Drive, Lower Saucon 615 Johnson Road, Bushkill 3213 East Blvd.,...
  • Obama says Cuba deal will eventually help 'hermetically sealed' island

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said Friday that Cuba remained "a regime that represses its people," but he predicted that the thawing of relations after more than half a century will usher in change on the island. At a year-end White House news...
  • Obama signs nearly $578 billion defense bill for fiscal 2015

    President Barack Obama signed an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes U.S. training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at nearly $578 billion, including about $64 billion for wars...
  • Obama Says Sony Was Wrong To Cancel Release Of Film

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures "made a mistake" in canceling the release of the satirical film "The Interview" after threats from anonymous hackers, offering an unusual public rebuke by a president of a...
  • Good Riddance to 113th Congress: Their Take

    Good Riddance to 113th Congress: Their Take
    Good riddance Imagine if you ran a business but you didn't tell your customers exactly what they would be charged for your products or services until nearly the end of the year. Well, you don't have to work your imagination too hard because that's...