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Critics call on Obama to cancel his Martha’s Vineyard vacation

If it’s August, it must be time for that annual Washington political tradition: griping over the president’s vacation. Through wars and natural disasters, recessions and reelections, the getaway locales for America’s chief executive have been dissected by critics looking for symbolic reasons why the president shouldn’t go.


Stars celebrate Obama's 50th birthday

It was a star-studded night -- and some barefoot dancing -- in the Rose Garden on Thursday.


Obama excited about turning 50 -- and getting AARP discounts

We figure President Obama must be excited about the big 5-0.


U.S. drawdown begins in Afghanistan

The first U.S. troops have left Afghanistan as part of President Barack Obama's planned drawdown of about a third of the 100,000 U.S. forces there during the next year.


Obama to face Twitter 'town hall'

Obama to face Twitter 'town hall'

US President Barack Obama is to face question from Twitter users at a White House "town hall" session to be streamed live online.


Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision that honored the first-year U.S. president more for promise than achievement and drew both praise and skepticism around the world.


Obama to announce $5 billion for new healthcare jobs

Obama to announce $5 billion for new healthcare jobs

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce a plan to spend $5 billion to create new jobs during a visit to the National Institutes of Health, the White House said.


Obama: U.S., Russia agree Iran may face new sanctions

U.S. President Barack Obama said he and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev agreed on Wednesday that serious additional sanctions must be considered if Iran does not respond to proposals to end a nuclear standoff.


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