Tag Archives: President Barack Obama

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill eight in Cameroon

DOUALA, Cameroon (Reuters) – Eight people were killed & 21 wounded in a suspected suicide bombing by Boko Haram early on Friday morning in Cameroon's Far North region, local officials…

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House votes to curb Syrian refugees, snubs Obama veto threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to erect high hurdles for Syrian & Iraqi refugees coming to American shores, dividing the president's own Democratic party as lawmakers…

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Obama launches Facebook page, sends message on climate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House launched a Facebook page on Monday for President Barack Obama & used the social media platform to send a message on climate change. Organizing…

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'Putin the Polite', chilling hero of Russian souvenirs

MOSCOW (Reuters) – He may be in charge of an economy in crisis, yet if mobile phone covers & souvenir mugs are a barometer of popularity, Russian President Vladimir Putin…

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Pennsylvania top prosecutor says charges tied to porn emails

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Portraying herself as a victim, Pennsylvania's attorney general said Wednesday that criminal charges threatening to end her career were part of a "grand plan" to conceal…

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Lawmakers poised to leave town with lots of work left undone

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is on track to shore up federal highway aid & veterans' health care before heading out of town this week for its August recess, leaving unresolved…

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Conservative pushes symbolic effort against Boehner

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative Republican who was disciplined earlier this year after defying House leaders is pushing a largely symbolic effort to strip John Boehner of his position as…

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Ruff-and-tumble: VP Biden bruised after playing with his dog

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is on the mend from a minor bruise after a little canine roughhousing. Biden was seen on Monday with a dark, penny-sized contusion…

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The Latest: Pro-Israel group urges Congress to reject deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here are the latest developments involving the agreement between the United States, Iran & world powers to limit the Islamic Republic's nuclear program (all times EDT): 4:08…