Barack Obama

Biden Associates Resume Talks On Presidential Run
(Associated Press) - Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations during his son's illness and following his death earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask th…
Baker Hoping For Help From The Feds
Gov. Charlie Baker says he's been reaching out to federal officials as Massachusetts prepares to make a formal request for disaster relief following the spate of recent snowstorms.
Baker said Massachusetts has struggled with snow removal costs, coastal damage, a business slowdown, and nearly 150 stru…
Japan Demands Release Of Second Hostage
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angrily demanded Sunday that the extremist Islamic State group release a Japanese journalist it is holding hostage after a new online video purported to show that another hostage had been killed.
While the Japanese government and others cast doubt on the authenticity of the …
George H. W. Bush Admitted To Hospital
Former President George H.W. Bush has been taken to a Houston hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath.
Spokesman Jim McGrath said in statement that Bush was taken Tuesday evening by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital as a ‘‘precaution...
Obama: US Ending Outdated Approach To Cuba
President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests.
Obama is announcing Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties...
Keystone XL Pipeline Defeated In Senate
The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
The Senate's 59-41 vote Tuesday night was a nail-biter to the end.
The bill needed 60 votes to reach the White House. The House passed it overwhelmingly last week...
Obama Cancels Trip To Rhode Island
President Barack Obama has canceled a scheduled trip to Rhode Island and New York Thursday to remain at the White House and monitor the government's Ebola response.
The change in plans marks the second day in a row that Obama put off travel to attend to heightened concerns about Ebola in West Af…

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