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  • NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:55 pm
  • BRUSSELS - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

  • Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:39 am
  • WASHINGTON - With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations.

  • Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:37 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and Putin denying that Moscow was interfering in the region.

  • Obama calls Merkel to 'check in' on Ukraine crisis 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:10 pm
  • ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - The White House says President Barack Obama has discussed the situation in Ukraine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

  • House passes Ryan budget with big cuts 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

  • 11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:37 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.

  • Obama offers PA principal sympathy after stabbings 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:31 pm
  • ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - President Barack Obama has offered his sympathy and gratitude to the principal of a Pennsylvania school where a teenager stabbed 22 people.

  • Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:44 pm
  • FORT HOOD, Texas - President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's Fort Hood shooting spree. "We somehow bear what seems unbearable," he declared.

  • Olympians say selfies were stopped at White House 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 9:55 pm
  • A handshake? Sure. A selfie? No way.

  • Gay group raps White House on discrimination order 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:41 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The nation's largest gay rights group is criticizing the White House for saying that an executive order barring discrimination against federal contractors would be redundant if Congress passes a White House-supported bill.

  • 'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:25 am
  • WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the whole idea was "dumb, dumb, dumb." The congressional hearing could resolve key questions around the clandestine program, including whether the Obama administration adequately informed lawmakers about its plans.

  • Obama selfie: White House objects to Samsung use 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:58 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The White House is not amused that Samsung is promoting a selfie with the president taken by Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz on a Samsung phone.

  • White House: 'Cuban Twitter' not a covert program 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 12:45 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The White House says a "Cuban Twitter" communications network created by the U.S. government was a "development" program and not a covert operation.

  • White House praises New York's pre-k deal 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:59 pm
  • NEW YORK - The White House is praising New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for establishing universal pre-kindergarten.

  • Congress sends Obama bill to aid Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:35 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill on Tuesday to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-poor Ukraine and punish Russia for its bold annexation of part of the former Soviet republic.

  • White House: No decision to release Pollard 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:10 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama has not made a decision on whether to release convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.

  • Trip at an end, Obama has issues waiting at home 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 11:14 am
  • RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany - A week of international prodding, outreach and reassurance behind him, U.S. President Barack Obama is returning to Washington amid looming domestic and foreign challenges, from a fast-approaching deadline for health care enrollment to renewed worries about Russia's intentions in Eastern Europe.

  • Millions could get extra time for health sign-ups 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:31 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Millions of Americans could get extra time to enroll for taxpayer-subsidized coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law. That would let the administration boost sign-ups and aid Democrats under attack over the program's troubles.

  • Obama hanging on to his BlackBerry for now 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 6:44 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama isn't giving up his BlackBerry - at least not for now.

  • White House hints at wiggle room on deadline 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 5:53 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The White House says it won't push back the March 31 deadline to sign up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. But if you already started an application, you may get some extra time to finish it.

  • US urges Turkey to restore access to Twitter 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 3:46 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The United States is urging Turkey to restore access to Twitter.

  • Obama: Finding missing plane a top US priority 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 9:18 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says finding out what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane is a top priority for the U.S.

  • Analysis: Russia tests Obama foreign policy tools 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 5:23 pm
  • WASHINGTON - For President Barack Obama, Russia's aggressive annexation of Crimea is testing central tenets of his foreign policy philosophy: his belief in the power of direct diplomacy, his preference for using economic sanctions as punishment and his inclination to proceed cautiously in order to avoid creating larger long-term problems.

  • New Tunisian prime minister to visit White House 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 10:25 am
  • WASHINGTON - The White House says Tunisia's new prime minister will visit President Barack Obama next month to discuss the North African nation's transition to democracy.