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Obama Appears To Soften His Stance On The NSA, Edward Snowden

Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

When the NSA scandal first broke six months ago, President Barack Obama was forceful in defending the government's surveillance programs, while critic...

Jeffrey Young

Big Bump In Obamacare Enrollment

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

More than 500,000 people enrolled into health coverage via the federal government's health insurance exchanges this month, President Barack Obama said...

Obama Hints NSA Phone Records Program May Change

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama suggested Friday that he may be ready to make some changes in the bulk collection of Americans' phone recor...

Obama: Health Care Sign-Ups Are Surging With Improved Website

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JULIE PACE | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — His health care plan facing a dicey transition, President Barack Obama said Friday that insurance sign-ups are surging now that th...

Obama Holding Year-End Press Conference

Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will hold an end-of-the year news conference at the White House Friday afternoon. Obama is likely to fac...

STIFFED: Obama Ignores TV Reporters At Conference

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.08.2013 | Media

It was like the feeling when a crowd figures out that a pitcher hasn't given up a hit in 5 innings: during President Obama's press conference on Tuesd...

Luke Johnson

Obama Weighs In On Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he is willing to negotiate with Republicans over health care or any other topic, but only after...

Obama Pressures Boehner To Hold Vote To Reopen Government

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he told House Speaker John Boehner he's willing to negotiate with Republicans on their p...

Obama Holding News Conference Amid Shutdown Fight

Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama will hold a news conference Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET. According to the White House, Obama will make a statement and take questi...

Obama Speaks On Shutdown Showdown

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke on foreign policy and the ongoing budget battle in Washington in remarks given from the White House on Friday. Obama s...

Obama To Deliver Statement

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is delivering a statement at 3:30 Friday in the Brady Press Briefing Room. Obama's statement comes after the Senate passed a...

Sam Stein

Obama Speaks On Navy Yard Shooting

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking hours after a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, President Barack Obama called the incident a "cowardly act" ...

Obama Warns Credibility At Stake

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

STOCKHOLM -- President Barack Obama says the international community and Congress's credibility are on the line if a chemical attack on civilians in S...

Obama Makes Announcement On Syria

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed the crisis in Syria on Saturday, saying he has decided the United States should take military action against regime t...

Obama Weighs In On Crisis In Egypt

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke out on the crisis in Egypt on Thursday, saying he's "concerned" by recent events. "The United States strongly condemns...

Obama To Speak On Situation In Egypt

Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating statement in Egy...

Zach Carter

Obama: Larry Summers Would Make Excellent Fed Chair

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday pushed back against rumors that his former economic adviser Larry Summers has "the inside track" among ...

Edward Snowden Gets Results

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.09.2013 | Media

President Obama's press conference on Friday was full of headline-making news about new proposals to reform the American surveillance system. But anot...

Obama Vows To Capture Benghazi Perpetrators

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama vowed Friday to bring to justice those responsible for last year's deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post ...

Who Are US Drones Killing in Yemen -- and Why?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

President Obama, at his pre-vacation press conference Friday, promised more "transparency" on U.S. government surveillance programs. But he made no mention of the need for more information about who our government is secretly killing abroad.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Backs Reforms To FISA Court, NSA Programs

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced new measures Friday to increase transparency and reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ami...

Obama Holding News Conference Before Vacation

Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Caught between domestic gridlock and foreign policy crises, President Barack Obama will hold a n...

Obama To Hold Press Conference Friday

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he'll hold a news conference Friday afternoon at the White House. Obama will answer reporters' questio...

So Cable News Apparently Hates The Turkish Prime Minister

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson and Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.16.2013 | Media

President Obama's press conference on Thursday was filled with news, and cable news networks naturally covered every bit of what he said about the IRS...

Obama Dismisses 'Fix' To Big Scandal

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama picked a senior White House budget official on Thursday to become ...