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Obama and European leaders prepare to move ahead on new sanctions against Russia

U.S. President Barack Obama and top European leaders are moving ahead on a new round of sanctions against Russia, U.S. officials said amid hints they could come within days. American sanctions could be imposed as early as Monday, a source close to the issue told AFP, asking not to be…

Jimmy Kimmel mocks The Drudge Report’s freak out over Obama bowing to Japanese robot

On his show Thursday night, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at The Drudge Report for considering President Barack Obama’s playful interaction with a Japanese robot to be the top news of the day. Obama witnessed Honda’s ASIMO robot in action during a trip to Tokyo. The president bowed…

Report: White House considering two-step process for immigration reform

By Julia Edwards and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is considering small steps in the near term to ease the threat of deportation for some undocumented immigrants, but advocates in communication with the administration expect President Barack Obama to make bigger changes later in the year. With…

Obama mocks critics: GOP still going through ‘stages of grief’ over health care law’s success

President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from the U.S. Congress in November. Appearing in the White House briefing room days before leaving the national…

Obama commutes sentence of Texas man mistakenly given extra jail time

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of a Texas man who was mistakenly sentenced to an extra three and a half years in jail due to a typographical error. Ceasar Huerta Cantu, of Katy, Texas, pleaded guilty in 2006 of charges related to drug…

Japan and South Korea to discuss fate of ‘comfort women’ before Obama visit

Japan, S. Korea to discuss ‘comfort women’ before Obama visit (via AFP) Japan and South Korea will hold talks this week to try to improve frosty relations before President Barack Obama visits both the US allies during an Asian tour, it was announced Sunday. The two governments “have decided to…

Obama names Sylvia Mathews Burwell as next U.S. health secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday he will promote his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to be health secretary, presiding over the next difficult phase of implementing his healthcare law during the lead-up to the midterm elections. Burwell, who must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, will…

Obama vows increased protection for soldiers in Fort Hood tribute

President Barack Obama vowed to do more to protect U.S. soldiers on Wednesday as he paid a somber tribute to victims of last week’s Fort Hood shooting, the second gun rampage at the Texas military base in five years. Speaking before the families of three soldiers killed by a comrade…

Donald Trump tells Fox: ‘Really unfair’ that Obama has a job and Mozilla CEO doesn’t

Reality star Donald Trump on Monday lamented that President Barack Obama still had a job after the former CEO of Mozilla was forced to resign for funding groups that worked to strip LGBT of people of their existing marriage rights. Last week, a gay Mozilla developer explained to newly-appointed CEO…

Obama to launch executive actions on equal pay for equal work for women

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will launch two new executive actions this week aimed at increasing transparency about women’s pay in a continuing effort to ensure women are paid equally to their male counterparts for similar work, the White House said on Sunday. Obama and his advisers often cite…

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