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FLOTUS: Secret Service agents taught Malia how to drive

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some teenagers get driving lessons from their parents. Other teens are taught by licensed instructors. But Malia Obama isn't your average 16-year-old: Her driving lessons were provided by the U.S. Secret Service. Asked who taught Ma ...

Harf: Obama Was 'a Little Mixed Up' in NPR Interview

[caption id="attachment_13091" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption] State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's wording had been "a little mixed up" and "muddled" when he stated, in an NPRinter ...

After weeks of hateful dialogue Obama claims the US will defend Israel

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- In a blunt reassurance of Israel, President Barack Obama said in an interview the United States would defend Israel despite a nuclear agreement with Iran. He told the interviewer, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, Iran and ...

DOJ Refuses to Bring Contempt Charges Against Lois Lerner

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department won't seek criminal contempt charges against Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of a controversy over how the agency treated conservative political groups. Ronald Machen, the outgoing U.S. Att ...

Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by r ...

Biden told US Jews that Israel - not America - guaranteed their security

[caption id="attachment_33939" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Vice President Joe Biden told a gathering of prominent American Jewish officials last fall that they should look to Israel - and not the United States - as the ultim ...

Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy

BOSTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders on Monday to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can ...

Michelle Obama Declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks o ...

Obama golfs in Florida

[caption id="attachment_11150" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama kicked off the spring season on Saturday with a weekend golf getaway in Florida, teeing off with former NBA star Alonzo ...

Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials ...


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