Sunday, May 28, 2017

Barack Obama

In this March 23, 2010, file photo, President Barack Obama signs the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

BY JOSH LEDERMAN and EMILY SWANSON WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of Americans view President Barack Obama favorably as he leaves office, a new poll shows, but Americans remain deeply divided over his legacy. Fewer than half of Americans ...
People wait in line for tickets to President Obama's final scheduled speech on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 in Chicago. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP)

BY SARA BURNETT CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of people waited for hours in single-digit temperatures on Saturday to try to get a ticket to President Barack Obama’s farewell speech in his hometown of Chicago, saying they want to show their ...
In this Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

BY JOSH LEDERMAN and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON (AP) — Putting pressure on Republicans, President Barack Obama pledged Friday to publicly support repealing “Obamacare” if Republicans come up with something better, but cast doubt on the GOP’s ability to develop a ...
Michelle Obama gives her final speech as first lady at the 2017 School Counselor of the Year ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — Her voice breaking and eyes filling with tears, an unusually emotional Michelle Obama said Friday that being first lady “has been the greatest honor of my life” as she bid an early farewell to ...
President Barack Obama, right, Vice President Joe Biden, center, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, left, listen as Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during an Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell Review for the president, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

BY VIVIAN SALAMA WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama returns to his roots at the Harvard Law Review on Thursday, penning an article about progress his administration made in reforming the criminal justice system — and the challenges that remain ...
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama are greeted as they arrive on Air Force One, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Washington as they return from their annual vacation in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

BY JOSH LEDERMAN HONOLULU (AP) — His last presidential vacation behind him, Barack Obama is entering the closing stretch of his presidency, an eleventh-hour push to tie up loose ends and put finishing touches on his legacy before handing the ...
In this photo taken Dec. 16, 2016, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BY JOSH LEDERMAN HONOLULU (AP) — Eager to stop Republicans from destroying his signature health care law, President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers will meet next week to try to forge a common strategy. Obama also plans a major valedictory ...
In this April 1, 2014, file photo, Donald Trump, left, is joined by Carl Paladino during a gun rights rally at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

BY CHRIS CAROLA ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A businessman who co-chaired the Trump campaign in New York state said Tuesday his recent derogatory statements about President Barack Obama and his wife weren’t meant for publication but were nevertheless “inappropriate” and ...
President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo shake hands as they are photographed at the start of a bilateral meeting at Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, Tuesday, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

BY JOSH LEDERMAN PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the United States and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbor for a historic pilgrimage to the site where a devastating surprise ...
President Barack Obama, joined by first lady Michelle Obama, speaks during an event to thank service members and their families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

BY JOSH LEDERMAN KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — For eight years, Barack Obama has led a military fighting in multiple theaters overseas, becoming the only president in U.S. history to serve full two terms with the nation at war. On ...
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