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Obama calls Republican Party an ‘impediment’

President Barack Obama . AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama sounded a nostalgic personal note Sunday night and offered a rare self-assessment while criticizing congressional Republicans as an “impediment” to governing during the start of a West Coast fundraising tour for the Democratic Party.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama: Iran deal ‘an important first step’

President Barack Obama . AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama hailed an historic interim deal with Iran Saturday as “an important first step” towards a comprehensive accord to end the dangerous showdown over Teheran’s nuclear program short of war.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

Members of the Dallas Police Department Honorary Color Guard pause for a photo after a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. President Kennedy's motorcade was passing through Dealey Plaza when shots rang out on Nov. 22, 1963. AP

With flags fluttering at half-staff, the United States paused Friday to mourn President John F. Kennedy and a generation’s shattered dreams, cut down 50 years ago by an assassin’s bullet.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

The poetry, persuasion of JFK’s speeches

Former US President John F. Kennedy. AFP FILE PHOTO

Americans, sometimes divided over John F. Kennedy’s political legacy, have little disagreement about the music and poetry of the martyred president’s soaring rhetoric.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama jokes about himself, opponents at reporters’ dinner

President Barack Obama ackowledges late-night television host and comedian Conan O'Brien during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama poked fun at himself, his political opponents and the news media at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday, an annual event where the US leader takes good-natured jabs at his adversaries.

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

Congressman edges Kennedy name back into politics

U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, D-Mass., speaks during an interview with an Associated Press reporter in Milford, Mass., Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Kennedy is the grandson of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. President John F. Kennedy is his great-uncle. Both were assassinated more than a decade before he was born. Joe Kennedy says he’s working to earn the respect of his colleagues on his own. AP/Elise Amendola

He glances down the hallway to his left, takes three steps to the right and, with a smile, spins back left. It’s another wrong turn for Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III, who was raised among political royalty but is just another lost freshman on Capitol Hill six weeks after taking office. His family served in Washington for most of the past six decades, but this Kennedy exits elevators on the wrong floor, struggles to locate bathrooms and has yet to make many friends.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama enters new term with tough tone on China

President Barack Obama. AP

When Barack Obama first entered the White House, the leader who campaigned on a message of hope and change had called for new areas of cooperation between the United States and a rising China.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Michelle gown designer snubbed in native Taiwan

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, wearing a ruby colored chiffon and velvet Jason Wu gown, dance as singer Jennifer Hudson, right, sings Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at the Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. AP

Jason Wu may have won international recognition for twice designing inaugural gowns for US first lady Michelle Obama, but judges in his native Taiwan seem unimpressed.

Posted: January 22nd, 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 to repeat oath Monday to begin 2nd term

US President Barack Obama AP

Barack Obama on Monday will repeat for hundreds of thousands of people an oath to “protect and defend” the US Constitution, a day after officially affirming the duties of president in a private White House ceremony.

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

Biden sworn in to second term

Vice President Joseph Biden, Jr. takes the oath of office, administered by Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in the residence of the Vice President at the United States Naval Observatory as Dr. Jill Biden looks on, Sunday, January 20, 2012.  AP

US Vice President Joe Biden has been sworn in to a second term.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama to take oath in a position of strength

US President Barack Obama. AP

Battered yet still popular after a bruising first term as president, Barack Obama raises his right hand Sunday to be sworn in for another four years as the leader of an America that is, perhaps, as divided politically and socially as at any time since the US Civil War more than 150 years ago.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Clinton ‘raring’ to be back at desk next week

Hillary Rodham Clinton. AP FILE PHOTO

A day after being released from hospital following treatment for a blood clot, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was Thursday hoping to return to work next week and end her month-long absence.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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