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Will Obama's visit to Capitol Hill help his trade bill?

UPDATE...WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House derailed a high-profile White House-backed trade bill on Friday, a humiliating defeat for President Barack Obama inflicted by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and dozens of union-backed lawmakers from his own party ...

Will Democrats really want Obama standing behind them?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has an offer for Democrats who fear political attacks if they back his trade agenda: Give me your vote now, and I'll have your back come re-election next year. Days from a critical House vote, it's still far f ...

G7 opens with Merkel and Obama urging hard line against Russia

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (Alliance News) - Western sanctions against Russia should remain in place until the Ukraine ceasefire agreement is fully implemented, US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed Sunday. The two ...

Hope dashed: Obama poster artist says president is a disappointment

The man on the poster is still president. But the artist behind the poster has moved on. Shepard Fairey, whose stencil portrait of Barack Obama with the caption “Hope” became the defining image of the 2008 presidential campaign, told Esquire magazine ...

Another purple heart for John Kerry?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a bicycle crash Sunday after striking a curb and scrapped the rest of a four-nation trip that included an international conference on combating the Islamic State group. He planned to return to the U ...

Walgreens chairman: We were whipping boy for President Obama

[caption id="attachment_32881" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]The executive chairman of Walgreens Boots Alliance on Thursday criticized the Obama administration for turning a corporate tax-saving tactic into a political issue l ...

Cleveland police accept DOJ restrictions

(AP) - Cleveland agreed to sweeping changes in how its police officers use force, treat the community and deal with the mentally ill, under a settlement announced Tuesday with the federal government that will put the 1,500-member department under an ...

Michelle Obama speaks of revolution at Oberlin graduation

First lady Michelle Obama encouraged Oberlin College graduates Monday to dig deep into their local communities to volunteer, hold elected office and "shake things up." Obama told the nearly 700 graduates of the liberal arts college they have to move ...

Iraqis' lack of will to fight may force U.S. troops back

As Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter sent out shockwaves with his blunt comments yesterday that Iraqis lost their "will to fight" the Islamic State in Ramadi, one security expert predicted U.S. ground troops will have to return to Iraq to keep ISIS ...

Obama: Climate change an immediate risk to our national security

Speaking Wednesday to a group of graduating Coast Guardsmen, President Barack Obama said climate change would shape their entire careers because it poses "an immediate risk to our national security." Obama said the "science is indisputable" that clim ...


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