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LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide...
ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he is very confident his administration is on "strong legal footing" in its defense of a key piece of his climate-change agenda. Obama is telling political donors in California that the Supreme Court's decision to freeze a new...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says a North Korea sanctions bill that won Senate approval is consistent with U.S. efforts to increase pressure on North Korea over its development of nuclear weapons. Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes says that the...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Nine years ago to the day, Barack Obama stood before the Old State Capitol in Springfield and announced his run for president, declaring that "the ways of Washington must change." On Wednesday, Obama returns to the Illinois capital at the twilight of his...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The administration of President Barack Obama is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address climate change on hold until after legal challenges are resolved. Tuesday's...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here's a look at each agency and department: AGRICULTURE Up or down? Down 5.3 percent Highlight: —Obama's budget for the Agriculture Department includes a proposed $12 billion over 10...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is seeking $200 million in the 2017 budget for counterterrorism operations in Libya and other portions of North and West Africa, as the Islamic State threat in that region continues to grow. The new funding provides the first concrete indication of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here's a look at each agency and department: AGRICULTURE Up or down? Down 5.3 percent Highlight: — Obama's budget for the Agriculture Department includes a proposed $12 billion over 10...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here's a look at each agency and department: __ AGRICULTURE Up or down? Down 5.3 percent Highlight: — Obama's budget for the Agriculture Department includes a proposed $12 billion over 10...