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Obama addresses military as gov’t shuts down

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Obama said a government shutdown would throw a wrench into the gears of U.S. economy. AP

President Barack Obama is telling members of the military he’ll work to get Congress to re-open the government as soon as possible.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama has ‘no patience’ with foreign anti-gay laws

US President Barack Obama     AP PHOTO/CHARLES DHARAPAK

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he had “no patience” with foreign laws discriminating against homosexuals after Russia passed a measure punishing gay “propaganda.”

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama says time for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac shakeup

President Barack Obama wipes sweat from his head during a speech on climate change, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Georgetown University in Washington. Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy production on federal property.  AP PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI

US President Barack Obama called Tuesday for new efforts to support homeowners but he urged the closing of government-backed mortgage finance companies to limit the risk to public money.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US-China climate deal was long in the works

A man wears a face mask on a street in Beijing Friday, May 31, 2013. U.S. climate change envoy Todd Stern and his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua said Friday their talks in Beijing on clean energy initiatives were productive—but provided no details. The two are leading a working group on climate change that will present recommendations to the governments of both countries when they meet in July for the Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington. AP

Disparate interests ranging from environmental activists to businesses and industry are lining up to support a first-of-its-kind deal between the U.S. and China to phase out a chemical blamed for climate change.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Chinese air their cases by petitioning White House

The White House's online petition site called "We the People"  is displayed on a computer screen in Beijing Sunday, May 12, 2013. Through the Obama administration’s “We the People” site Chinese looking for justice have found a way to keep issues that our sometimes censored in their own country alive.  (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The poisoning of a college student 18 years ago recently re-emerged as a hot topic in China, but censors soon squelched the politically sensitive online discussions over whether the culprit may have eluded punishment because of Communist Party connections.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Israel reopens Gaza border crossings

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, listens to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during their bilateral meeting at the Muqata Presidential Compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, March 21, 2013. Obama is meeting Palestinian officials on the second day of his Mideast tour to emphasize the importance of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, a message underscored Thursday when Palestinian militants in Gaza launched rockets into southern Israel. (AP Fle Photo

Israel on Thursday fully reopened its border crossings with the Gaza Strip that were closed following militant rocket fire during President Barack Obama’s visit to the region last week, the military said.

Posted: March 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama speech sets stage for looming policy fights

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden, speak to supporters and donors at an inaugural reception for the 57th Presidential Inauguration at The National Building Museum in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. AP

US President Barack Obama has prepared a second inaugural speech that broadly lays out his vision for the country’s future, setting the stage for looming debates over taxes, guns, immigration and other issues while leaving the details for another day.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama backs gun limits, concedes tough fight ahead

President Barack Obama speaks during his final news conference of his first term in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.  AP/Carolyn Kaster

President Barack Obama endorsed controversial bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, as well as stricter background checks for gun buyers—but conceded he may not win approval of all in a Congress reluctant to tighten restrictions.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama condemns attack that killed US ambassador

Chris Stevens. AP

President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned attacks on a US consulate in eastern Libya that killed the US ambassador and three American members of his staff. He ordered increased security at US diplomatic posts around the world.

Posted: September 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Enforcing gun control laws

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United States President Barack Obama’s speech concerning last week’s movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado bears watching especially here in the country where the crackdown on loose firearms has mostly failed, simply because most of our own police don’t have their own service firearms to begin with.

Posted: July 27th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

US hosts AIDS conference amid calls for action

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The world’s largest meeting on HIV/AIDS opens Sunday in the US capital with calls to speed up the global response to the three-decade-long epidemic that killed 1.5 million people last year.

Posted: July 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Would-be assassin never admitted–Columbia University

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President Barack Obama. AP

An Uzbek man who pleaded guilty to plotting to assassinate President Barack Obama was never admitted to Columbia University’s medical school, the university said Saturday, contrary to defense claims before he was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.

Posted: July 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

10,000 still displaced in raging Colorado wildfire

President Barack Obama talks with firefighters as he tours the Mountain Shadow neighborhood devastated by a wildfire, Friday, June 29, 2012, in, Colorado Springs, Colo. After declaring a "major disaster" in the state early Friday and promising federal aid, President Obama got a firsthand view of the wildfires and their toll on residential communities. More than 30,000 people have been evacuated in what is now the most destructive wildfire in state history. AP/Carolyn Kaster

About 10,000 people remained displaced by the largest wildfire in Colorado history Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama visited the scene and called it a “major disaster.” Two burned bodies have been found so far, and police say fewer than 10 people may be unaccounted for.

Posted: June 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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