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Obama renews commitment to develop solar energy despite setbacks

President Barack Obama praised Friday measures taken by his administration to develop solar energy in the United States, despite attacks and setbacks from his Republican opponents. Obama, who is concluding a three-day fundraising tour of California, announced commitments to develop solar energy and energy efficiency by more than 300 private…

Obama tells tech leaders: GOP has nothing to run on but health care repeal

President Barack Obama warned tech leaders on Thursday to dig deep in their wallets to fund Democratic candidates and feel a sense of urgency about congressional elections in November or risk further gridlock in Washington and a failure to move on their priorities. Obama was the headline speaker at four…

Congress begins reviewing Obama’s proposed nuclear deal with Vietnam

The U.S. Congress on Thursday began its review of a nuclear agreement with Vietnam which advocates say would create billions of dollars in trade but has triggered human rights concerns. President Barack Obama sent to Congress the text of the agreement which would allow the United States to transfer reactors…

Obama tells Shoah Foundation: Kidnapping of Nigerian girls shows ‘man’s darkest impulses’

President Barack Obama issued a somber warning on Wednesday that the kidnapping of Nigerian girls and sectarian conflicts worldwide are a sign that “we have not extinguished man’s darkest impulses.” Obama accepted a humanitarian award from director Steven Spielberg at the University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation, a Holocaust museum…

Lindsey Graham: ‘Playing politics with Benghazi’ could burn GOP in midterms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Any attempt by Republicans to embarrass the Obama administration over the deadly September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, could backfire in the mid-term congressional elections, a Republican U.S. senator warned on Sunday. Some Republicans view the attack, in which militants killed four Americans at the U.S.…

Obama at WHCD: Fox will have a hard time convincing Americans ‘that Hillary was born in Kenya’

Obamacare the punchline at Washington press dinner (via AFP) President Barack Obama cracked jokes about the government’s disastrous health care policy rollout and mocked political opponents at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner late Saturday. The annual dinner, filled with insider jokes and elbow jabs masquerading…  …

Obama to tour central Arkansas communities leveled by tornadoes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will travel to central Arkansas on Wednesday to tour communities that were hit by deadly tornadoes earlier this week, Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor said on Saturday. The tornadoes were part of a storm system that blew through the Southern and Midwestern United States earlier…

Republican lawmakers compare Obama to Nixon over ‘hidden’ Benghazi email

Republican lawmakers compared Barack Obama’s White House to the secretive Nixon administration on Thursday, denouncing its response to the 2012 attack on a US mission in Benghazi, Libya. On Wednesday a conservative group published a White House email it had obtained after a legal challenge and which critics say shows…

Supreme Court hands victory to Obama by reviving the EPA’s cross-state air pollution rule

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a federal regulation requiring some states to limit pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states, reversing a lower court ruling and handing a victory to President Barack Obama. By a 6-2 vote, the court said…

Obama ignites Chinese anger as he warns against use of force on American allies

US President Barack Obama ended an Asian tour Tuesday with a warning to China against using force to resolve territorial disputes, and an "ironclad" promise of military support for the Philippines. Obama used an address to US and Filipino troops in……

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