Thursday, December 25, 2014

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ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.
The members of a presidential policing task force cochaired by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey spoke for the first time in a teleconference Monday - laying the groundwork for a report that they expect to present to President Obama in the spring.
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) - What do two world leaders do when they find themselves on the same Hawaiian island on Christmas Eve? If you're President Barack Obama and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, you round up a few aides and make common cause on the golf course.
WASHINGTON (AP) - For six years, Sam Kass cooked up policy as well as meals for President Barack Obama and his family. He was not only their personal chef but also senior adviser for nutrition policy, giving him a seat at the table where administration officials hashed out everything from updated food labels to new requirements for healthier school lunches.
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a "year of action," vowing to strengthen the nation by focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy. Since Congress seemed unwilling to help, the president said he'd act alone.
HAVANA (AP) - Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday night rejected an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama offered full support and federal assistance on Sunday to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing of two officers the day before.
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama is applauding Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision to screen its film "The Interview" in a limited number of theaters.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House Republican investigation faults senior IRS officials in the mistreatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, but could find no link to the White House, according to a report released Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come quickly to the communist island. He suggested Congress will keep the U.S. economic embargo in place until lawmakers can gauge the pace of progress in the "hermetically sealed society."
Diane DeBarri, now the CEO of a halfway-house company, has been cleared on methamphetamine-related charges.
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama set out in 2014 to use his executive powers to advance priorities resisted by Congress.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - It's after 9 p.m. on a Sunday night in late November and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is deep into a conference call, talking about nuclear weapons and Iran.
ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) - What do two world leaders do when they find themselves on the same Hawaiian island on Christmas Eve? If you're President Barack Obama and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, you round up a few aides and make common cause on the golf course.
WASHINGTON (AP) - For six years, Sam Kass cooked up policy as well as meals for President Barack Obama and his family. He was not only their personal chef but also senior adviser for nutrition policy, giving him a seat at the table where administration officials hashed out everything from updated food labels to new requirements for healthier school lunches.
HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush will remain overnight Wednesday in a Houston hospital where he was taken after experiencing shortness of breath, a family spokesman said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday night rejected an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.
HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush has been taken to a Houston hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath.
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama is applauding Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision to screen its film "The Interview" in a limited number of theaters.
The members of a presidential policing task force cochaired by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey spoke for the first time in a teleconference Monday - laying the groundwork for a report that they expect to present to President Obama in the spring.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Whether it was Sony's decision to cancel the release of a movie in the face of hackers' threats, Cuba's refusal to extradite a woman found guilty of killing a state trooper or pot laws that appear to be in conflict, Gov. Chris Christie repeatedly pointed his finger at one person Monday night: President Barack Obama.
HAVANA (AP) - Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a "year of action," vowing to strengthen the nation by focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy. Since Congress seemed unwilling to help, the president said he'd act alone.
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama offered full support and federal assistance on Sunday to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing of two officers the day before.