Sunday, December 28, 2014

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WASHINGTON (AP) - It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.
HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush has been taken to a Houston hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath.
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.
Key factors as the 2016 presidential race begins to take shape:
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.
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) - Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the nearly six years Barack Obama has been president. Now, the White House chef also is hanging it up.
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) - It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Some potential Republican presidential candidates likely won't be shuffling off to Iowa or New Hampshire as the calendar flips to 2015. They'll be hunkered down in statehouses across the Midwest, drafting budgets and pushing bills through their GOP Legislature.
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.
Key factors as the 2016 presidential race begins to take shape:
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign and, if so, whether he'll seek the Democratic nomination. Either way, Sanders says he wouldn't run just to nudge the debate to the left.
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) - Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the nearly six years Barack Obama has been president. Now, the White House chef also is hanging it up.
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.
HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush has been taken to a Houston hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath.
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.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Some potential Republican presidential candidates likely won't be shuffling off to Iowa or New Hampshire as the calendar flips to 2015. They'll be hunkered down in statehouses across the Midwest, drafting budgets and pushing bills through their GOP Legislature.