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Obama decries Syria violence

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama on Tuesday decried continued and “unacceptable” levels of violence in Syria and pledged to redouble international efforts to force President Bashar al-Assad to step down. Obama also thanked King Abdullah II of Jordan in the Oval Office for being the first Arab leader to…

Scottish sports star warned after calling Obama a Wall Street whore

GLASGOW — A Scottish rugby player has been warned about his “completely inappropriate” language after calling US President Barack Obama a “whore” on Twitter. When praising Ron Paul, a candidate to be the Republican Party’s nominee for the 2012 presidential election, Rory Lamont said on January 4: “He doesn’t work…

Obama asks Congress for debt limit increase

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama on Thursday asked Congress to raise the government’s debt ceiling a further $1.2 trillion dollars to $16.4 trillion. Obama’s move was largely a formality as it was expected under a deal reached with Republicans which ended a political showdown last year that had threatened…

Obama turns to roots as key year dawns

HONOLULU, Hawaii — US President Barack Obama opened a landmark year on Sunday by paying homage to his roots as he wraps up his vacation in his native Hawaii. Obama visited the graveyard of his grandfather, a World War II veteran, in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at…

Obama signs Iran sanctions into law

US President Barack Obama Saturday signed into law tough new sanctions targeting Iran’s central bank and financial sector, in a move likely to deepen acrimony between Washington and Tehran. The measures, meant to punish the Islamic Republic for its nuclear program, were contained in a $662 billion defense bill, which…

Obama urges voters to keep pressing for change

US President Barack Obama on Saturday told Americans to keep reminding Congress of what is at stake in their lives, as he predicted change in 2012 — the year in which he will seek reelection. In his weekly radio and Internet address, the president also called on Congress to extend…

Obama denies being ‘Spock-like’

It’s official: US President Barack Obama has nothing to do with highly logical, largely insensitive Mr. Spock character on the science fiction TV show “Star Trek.” “What’s the biggest misconception about you?” ABC interviewer Barbara Walters asked Obama. “Me being detached, or Spock-like, or very analytical,” said Obama. “People who…

Obama, First Lady thank U.S. troops in Christmas address

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Saturday thanked US troops and their families for their sacrifice and service to the country as they wished all Americans happy Christmas holidays. “Our troops are coming home. And across America, military families are being reunited,” the president said in…

Obama squeezes Republicans in year-end showdown

US President Barack Obama doubled down Tuesday in a pre-Christmas duel over taxes with Republicans, warning that political “brinksmanship” could put the fragile US economic recovery at risk. After a miserable year being thwarted by his foes on Capitol Hill, Obama turned the tables when the Republican-led House blocked a…

Obama warns economy at risk in tax fight

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned the “fragile” US economy could be impacted by a failure to extend a payroll tax cut, and called on Republicans to reverse their refusal to act now. “Right now the recovery is fragile but it is moving in the right direction,” Obama told reporters at the White House after House Republicans blocked a Senate compromise to…

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