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President Obama in Malaysia

Obama: Reported Comments By Sterling Were ‘Offensive, Racist’

President Obama said Sunday that comments reportedly made by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers are “incredibly offensive racist statements,” before casting them as part of a continuing legacy of slavery and segregation that Americans must confront.

04/27/2014

President Barack Obama speaks on climate change on June 25, 2013 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Want Textbooks To Highlight President Obama’s Civil Rights Significance

If the California State Assembly gets its way, students in the 7th to 12th grades will learn about the racial significance of the election of President Obama in their social studies classes.

04/25/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, October 16, 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Returning To Bay Area On Fundraising Trip

President Barack Obama will be returning to the Bay Area next month for a fundraising trip, Democratic National Committee officials said.

04/17/2014

Six of the original ‘Rosie the Riveters’ got the chance to meet President Obama and Vice President Biden at the White House Monday.

‘Rosie The Riveter’ Ladies Get White House Trip After Hug Request To VP Biden

Six of the original ‘Rosie the Riveters’ got the chance to meet President Obama and Vice President Biden at the White House Monday.

03/31/2014

Vladimir Putin the President of Russia speaks to the IPC Governing Board prior to the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at Fisht Olympic Stadium on March 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

‘First-Tweet’ Site Reveals Ironic Tweet From Putin Congratulating Obama In 2012

As Twitter celebrates its 8th birthday with a website allowing users to see their first tweets, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first tweet revealed a bit of irony as he congratulated then President-elect Barack Obama on his re-election.

03/21/2014

Barack Obama speaks as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on during a town hall meeting April 20, 2011 at Facebook headquarters. (Mandel NganAFP/Getty Images)

Zuckerberg Voices Frustrations With NSA To Obama After Reports Of Facebook-Based Spying

The post comes a day after the news site Intercept reported that the National Security Agency has impersonated a Facebook server to infect surveillance targets’ computers and get files from a hard drive. The NSA says the report is “inaccurate.”

03/13/2014

US President Barack Obama shops for clothing for his family alongside store employee Susan Panariello (R) during a visit to a Gap clothing store in New York City, March 11, 2014, to highlight his proposal to raise the federal minimum wage. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Visits NY Gap Store, Touts SF Company For Raising Minimum Wage

President Barack Obama made a brief stop Tuesday to browse the sweaters at a midtown New York Gap store to show support for the chain’s decision to increase wages for U.S. employees to a minimum of $10 an hour by next year. Obama wants Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, but lawmakers have resisted.

03/12/2014

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

Presidential Spelling Fail: How Do You Spell R-E-S-P-E-C-T?

President Barack Obama makes spelling error as he recounts famous song lyric.

03/07/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown (L), Joe Del Bosque (2L) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (R) listen while President Barack Obama speaks after touring the Empresas Del Bosque, Inc. farm February 14, 2014 in Los Banos. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Tours Central Valley Farms, Pledges Millions For Drought

Farmers in California’s drought-stricken Central Valley said the financial assistance President Barack Obama delivered on his visit Friday does not get to the heart of California’s long-term water problems.

02/14/2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov shake hands at the end of a press conference in Geneva on September 14, 2013 after they met for talks on Syria's chemical weapons. Washington and Moscow have agreed a deal to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, Kerry said after talks with Lavrov.   (LARRY DOWNING/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Deal With Russia On Syria Chemical Weapons Averts Military Strike

An agreement announced early Saturday by Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called for Syria to eliminate all its chemical weapons by the middle of next year or face U.N. penalties.

09/14/2013

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