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Obama: U.S. Studying All Options In Iraq
President Obama says U.S. officials are looking at all options on Iraq, which may be headed for a bloody civil war. In comments at the White House, Obama said some short-term military options may be necessary, including U.S. airstrikes. He called the situation in Iraq an emergency and said nothing h…
President Obama Praises D-Day Allied Troops
``These men waged war so that we might know peace.''
That's what President Barack Obama said today of the men who stormed the beaches at Normandy 70 years ago today.
More than 160-thousand allied troops landed on the French coastline in 1944...
White House: 60,000 Undocumented Minors In U-S
President Obama is putting together a group to handle America's growing influx of children who are entering the U.S. illegally and without family members to support them for the journey.
In a memo from the White House, the President calls the situation an "urgent humanitarian situation.…
Veterans Affairs Audit Prompts Secretary’s Resignation
A Veterans Affairs audit cites a failure of VA leadership for widespread problems with the health care system for veterans and the apparent cover-up of scheduling delays.
The audit concludes that VA schedulers were pressured to use bad practices to make waiting times for medical appointments look mor…
Julian Castro Named Sec. Of Housing and Urban Development
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is getting President Obama's nod to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.  He'll replace Shaun Donovan, who will become Obama's new budget director.
During a speech at the White House, Obama called Castro an "all star...
Kerry Addresses Law School Grads At Boston College
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Boston College graduates to take the values of service instilled in their education and pass them on to the world.
The 1976 Boston College Law School graduate told the packed stadium at the 138th commencement Monday that a world-class degree comes with the ``pr…
Sec. Moniz Stresses Clean Energy During Commencement Address
The United States Secretary of Energy returned home on Saturday and delivered a commencement address at UMass Dartmouth.
Ernest Moniz attended Durfee High School and is a Boston College Graduate. He was named Energy Secretary by President Obama last year after a 40 year career on the faculty of the M…
Saturday Marks Armed Forces Day
It's Armed Forces Day and Americans across the country are honoring our military heroes this weekend.  Parades, speeches and other celebrations are being held in many cities to pay respect to all branches of the military.
In issuing his Armed Forces Day proclamation, President Obama praised the curre…
September 11 Memorial And Museum Dedicated
President Barack Obama says no act of terror can match the strength and character of the United States. He says, quote, ``Nothing can ever break us.''
Obama spoke at the dedication in New York for the National September 11 Memorial Museum...
Army Vet Awarded Medal Of Honor
President Obama is honoring a U.S. Army veteran for heroism in Afghanistan. Former Sergeant Kyle J. White is the recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration.
In a White House ceremony, he was honored for conspicuous gallantry during a 2007 firefight in Afghanistan&a…

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