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Obama claims Keystone pipeline of no benefit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama downplayed the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. He said it would not lower gasoline prices and argued more jobs would be created by repairing America's infrastructure. He said the pip ...

Obama Plays Identity Politics Even in News Conference

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Something was missing from President Barack Obama's year-end news conference. Male questioners. Obama called on eight White House correspondents during the 52 minutes he spent answering questions in the briefing room on Friday, sev ...

Obama off to Hawaii vacation following year-end news conference

[caption id="attachment_11150" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will end his year in Washington with a news conference at which he'll face questions on Cuba, the Sony hacking and how he wi ...

Eric Holder Announces Expanded Protections for Transgender Employees

[caption id="attachment_3045" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Attorney General Eric Holder announced expanded protection for transgender government employees Thursday, allowing the Justice Department to file claims against emplo ...

Homeland Security panel recommends taller fence for White House

A taller fence for the White House is the most important immediate step in ramping up protection for the president, a Homeland Security panel said Thursday. The report was submitted to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. The United States Secret ...

Eric Holder Sues NYC Over Rikers Island Jail Violence

NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms at the Rikers Island jail complex and address what a Justice Department investigation found was a "deep-seated culture of violence" against young inmates ...

Michelle changes story to make it fit the race card

US President Barack Obama says he has been treated as a valet in the past because he is black. He told People magazine black professional men of his age still experience racial prejudice. "There's no black male my age who's a professional who hasn't ...

Obama makes deal with Cuba

[caption id="attachment_26223" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wed ...

Senate approves gun-control surgeon general

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general, despite opposition from Republicans and some Democrats over his support for gun control. Murthy, 37, a physician ...

State Department Fails to Release Clinton Documents Requested Under FOIA

[caption id="attachment_32028" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has failed to turn over government documents covering Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state that The Associat ...


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