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Tiger Woods: Obama Has ‘Amazing Touch’ on Golf Course

Tiger Woods: Obama Has ‘Amazing Touch’ on Golf Course

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — When Tiger Woods is your teammate, it’s hard to lose.  Still, President Obama has a pretty good game, according to the world’s second-ranked golfer.Obama and Woods played golf over Presidents’ Day weeken…

Obama Calls Republican Senators on Immigration

Obama Calls Republican Senators on Immigration

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama made his first direct overture to Republicans on immigration Tuesday night, placing calls to the three key GOP players on the issue in the Senate:  John McCain (Ariz.), Lindse…

Republicans Don’t Budge After Obama Shames Congress on TV

Republicans Don’t Budge After Obama Shames Congress on TV

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The so-called sequester seems more unavoidable than ever as lawmakers enjoying a nine-day recess in the comfort of their districts watched President Obama shame them publicly on television, part of the presiden…

Obama to Call for Plan to Avoid Automatic Budget Cuts

Obama to Call for Plan to Avoid Automatic Budget Cuts

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Tuesday will “deliver remarks to urge action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to hit next Friday if Congress fails to find a path forward on balanced deficit reduction,” accordi…

Chicago Teen Killed Hours After Sister Attends Obama Speech On Gun Violence

Chicago Teen Killed Hours After Sister Attends Obama Speech On Gun Violence

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A Chicago teenager was shot and killed Friday only hours after her sister attended President Obama’s speech on the city’s rampant gun violence. Janay McFarlane, 18, was killed while walking with a friend during a visi…

President Obama’s Weekly Address: the Plan for a Strong Middle Class

President Obama’s Weekly Address: the Plan for a Strong Middle Class

TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — President Obama spent much of this week traveling the country promoting his State of the Union message — what he calls a “Plan for a Strong Middle Class.” Now in his weekly address, the president’s message is…

Obama Reflects on Absent Father in Gun Violence Appeal

Obama Reflects on Absent Father in Gun Violence Appeal

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(CHICAGO) – President Obama punctuated a week spent promoting his economic agenda with an emotional appeal on the impact of guns.Speaking at a Hyde Park high school, the last stop on his post-State of the U…

President Obama Honors Newtown Victims with Citizens Medal

President Obama Honors Newtown Victims with Citizens Medal

The President on December 14, 2012(WASHINGTON) — In an emotional ceremony at the White House Friday, President Obama honored six educators who “gave all they had for the most innocent and helpless among us” with the Presidential Citizens M…

Obama to Get Pro-Golf Lesson on Weekend Getaway

Obama to Get Pro-Golf Lesson on Weekend Getaway

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(PALM CITY, Fla.) — President Obama is heading to Florida Friday for a holiday weekend golf getaway with friends. But Obama will be doing more than just enjoying his favorite pastime. He’ll also be getting…

Preschool for All: President Obama’s Pipe Dream or Possibility?

Preschool for All: President Obama’s Pipe Dream or Possibility?

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(ATLANTA) — President Obama wants to guarantee preschool education for every American 4-year-old, a sweeping expansion of the nation’s taxpayer-funded public school system.The task would be expensive — by…

Obama Open to Getting Rid of the Penny

Obama Open to Getting Rid of the Penny

Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Obama says it may be time to get rid of the one-cent coin.The copper coins cost more to mint than they are worth and are increasingly used less and less, leading many economists to ask why the U.S. hasn&rsq…

Obama’s Economic Tour Starts at Canadian Manufacturer in NC

Obama’s Economic Tour Starts at Canadian Manufacturer in NC

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Wednesday kicks off a three-day post-State of the Union tour to promote ‘made in America’ with a visit to a Canadian auto parts manufacturer in North Carolina.The Linamar Corp. facility in As…

Obama State of the Union Refocuses Agenda on Jobs

Obama State of the Union Refocuses Agenda on Jobs

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Pursuing an aggressive and diverse early second-term agenda, President Obama turned his focus Tuesday night to the economy, using his State of the Union address to unveil new government initiatives aimed at creati…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Delivers State of the Union Address

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Delivers State of the Union Address

The White House(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Tuesday night stands before Congress to deliver his fourth State of the Union address.
He’s using his speech to outline what the White House calls “The President’s Plan for a Strong Middle …

Obama to Announce 34,000 Troops Coming Home from Afghanistan

Obama to Announce 34,000 Troops Coming Home from Afghanistan

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will announce at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address that 34,000 troops — more than half of those currently serving in the combat region — will be back from Afghanistan a year from Tu…

Paralyzed Rep. to Showcase Gun Victims at State of the Union

Paralyzed Rep. to Showcase Gun Victims at State of the Union

langevin.house.gov(WASHINGTON) — As a 16-year-old, Rep. Jim Langevin of Rhode Island was critically injured while working with the Warwick Police Department in the Boy Scout Explorer program.  A veteran officer handling a .45-caliber semiautomati…

Marco Rubio, Rand Paul to Respond to State of the Union Address

Marco Rubio, Rand Paul to Respond to State of the Union Address

Michael Bonfigli /The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images | ABC News(WASHINGTON) — It’ll once again be the old one-two punch against President Obama following his State of the Union address on Tuesday.Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, considered one of…

Netanyahu Discusses Obama’s Spring Trip to Israel

Netanyahu Discusses Obama’s Spring Trip to Israel

Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — In his first public statement since it was announced last week that President Obama will visit Israel in the spring, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the trip will reaffirm strong ties betwee…

Poll Finds a Boost for Obama on Handling Immigration

Poll Finds a Boost for Obama on Handling Immigration

John Gurzinski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Public approval of President Obama’s handling of immigration has jumped to a career high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, buttressed by majority support for a path to citizenship for illegal im…

Obama’s Lead Speechwriter Leaving White House

Obama’s Lead Speechwriter Leaving White House

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — One of the young wordsmiths behind President Obama’s speeches is leaving the White House.Jon Favreau, 31, will cease to be the president’s lead speechwriter come March 1, reports The Los Angeles T…

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