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Former SEAL’s Shooting Will Shadow Obama’s Gun Control Speech

Former SEAL’s Shooting Will Shadow Obama’s Gun Control Speech

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The death of the man dubbed “America’s deadliest sniper,” an ex-member of SEAL Team 3 with more than 150 confirmed kills who was killed Saturday in Texas, allegedly by a war vet he was trying to h…

Obama Talks Football, Gender Issues, Taxes Before Super Bowl

Obama Talks Football, Gender Issues, Taxes Before Super Bowl

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As the nation geared up for the Super Bowl XLVII matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, President Obama said he stood by his recent comments that as a parent he’d hesitate allowing his …

Obama Confident Immigration Reform Passes This Year

Obama Confident Immigration Reform Passes This Year

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama expressed confidence on Wednesday that he would sign comprehensive immigration reform into law by the end of this year.In an interview with Univision’s Maria Elena Salinas, Obama explained tha…

Obama’s Favorability Best Since 2009; 2-1 Approve Inaugural Address

Obama’s Favorability Best Since 2009; 2-1 Approve Inaugural Address

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Obama has advanced to his highest personal popularity since his first year in office, and Americans who’ve formed an opinion of his second inaugural address last week broadly approve of it, the …

Obama to Lay Out His Plan for Immigration Reform

Obama to Lay Out His Plan for Immigration Reform

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — President Obama will fly to Nevada on Tuesday to detail his plan for immigration reform, one day after a bipartisan group of senators unveiled their plan.The president is expected to lay out goals similar to wh…

Obama, Hillary Clinton Go from Bitter Rivals to Bosom Buddies

Obama, Hillary Clinton Go from Bitter Rivals to Bosom Buddies

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In something of a parting gift, President Obama is making abundantly clear his deep support and fondness for outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is leaving wide open a possible presidential run in …

White House Makeover: Top Strategist David Plouffe Out

White House Makeover: Top Strategist David Plouffe Out

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will be giving his West Wing team an extreme make-over for the second term Friday afternoon, with the departure of top strategist David Plouffe and the naming of Deputy National Se…

Obama to Name Denis McDonough as His New Chief of Staff

Obama to Name Denis McDonough as His New Chief of Staff

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Friday will introduce Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough as his next chief of staff, according to a White House official.The president will make the announcement a…

Obama’s SEC Pick Pleases Wall Street Critics

Obama’s SEC Pick Pleases Wall Street Critics

Chris Hondros/Newsmakers(WASHINGTON) — After four years of disappointing many of Wall Street’s toughest critics, President Obama seems to have done something to please them.  His decision to nominate former U.S. attorney and NASDAQ directo…

Poll: Majority Sees Obama’s Gun Control Plan Favorably

Poll: Majority Sees Obama’s Gun Control Plan Favorably

The White House(NEW YORK) — Most Americans respond positively to the stricter gun control measures President Obama proposed last week in the wake of the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn. — but by less of a margin than such measures receive outside t…

Obama’s Second Inauguration Draws 20.6 Million Viewers

Obama’s Second Inauguration Draws 20.6 Million Viewers

The White House(NEW YORK) — Monday’s presidential inauguration wasn’t the ratings draw that President Obama’s first swearing-in ceremony, in 2009, was.The Nielsen Company says an estimated 20.6 million people watched Obama’s inauguration, held in Wash…

NRA’s LaPierre Fires Away at Obama and His Inaugural Address

NRA’s LaPierre Fires Away at Obama and His Inaugural Address

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(RENO, Nev.) — In a scathing attack on President Obama, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association told a gathering of hunters in Nevada Tuesday night that the administration is determined to either tax…

Pew Poll Finds Small Plurality Supports Obama’s Gun Control Proposals

Pew Poll Finds Small Plurality Supports Obama’s Gun Control Proposals

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Only about four in ten Americans support President Obama’s sweeping proposals to curb gun violence in America, according to a new Pew Research poll.Obama unveiled a plan last week that would reinstate a ban on cert…

Republicans Express Skepticism Following Obama’s Address

Republicans Express Skepticism Following Obama’s Address

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Given the statements made about President Obama’s second inaugural address, it appears that he won’t have an easy go of it with GOP lawmakers this term either.Some prominent Republicans lawmakers criticized Obama’s inaugur…

James Franco Recites Poem in Honor of Presidential Inauguration

James Franco Recites Poem in Honor of Presidential Inauguration

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — James Franco put his own stamp on Monday’s celebration of the presidential inauguration with a poem he composed for Yahoo! News.Yahoo! News commissioned work from critically-acclaimed poets in addition to Franco…

Obama Formally Makes Nominations for Cabinet Posts

Obama Formally Makes Nominations for Cabinet Posts

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Wasting no time getting down to business shortly after his second inaugural address, President Obama on Monday officially submitted the names of his nominees for the soon-to-be vacant posts of CIA…

Obama Digs at ‘Name Calling,’ Partisanship

Obama Digs at ‘Name Calling,’ Partisanship

ABC NewsBy Chris Good(WASHINGTON) — In his inaugural address, President Obama called on Washington to act — something it hasn’t done much of lately.His first term will be remembered for a lot of things — health-care reform and the ki…

Obama Getting Down to Business After Inaugural Address

Obama Getting Down to Business After Inaugural Address

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will be getting down to business shortly after he delivers his second inaugural address, officially submitting the names of his nominees for the posts of CIA Director, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State and…

Paul Ryan Tweets Congratulations to Obama

Paul Ryan Tweets Congratulations to Obama

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — No word yet from Mitt Romney, but his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, sent out congrats to President Obama on Monday.”I congratulate President Obama on his inauguration, and I join the country in celebrat…

Corporate Cash Helps Fund Obama Inauguration Festivities

Corporate Cash Helps Fund Obama Inauguration Festivities

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In reversing President Obama’s position on accepting corporate sponsors for this weekend’s official inaugural festivities, the official inaugural committee has permitted a number of companies with interests pending b…

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