- Hamid Karzai’s cousin killed by suicide bomber at Eid al-Fitr party
- Obama thanks Muslims for ‘building the very fabric of our nation’
- Israel flattens home of top Hamas leader, takes out power plant
- Texas man arrested for powder-letter hoax
- Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for single jihadists
- Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
- Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
Topic - Obama Friday
Top advisers told President Obama Friday that there are "significant and chronic systemic failures" in the veterans' healthcare system that are yet to be addressed by the administration.
With his administration scrambling to send back a surge of illegal child immigrants fleeing violence in Central America, President Obama Friday marked World Refugee Day by saying refugees "make our country strong."
Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama Friday agreed in a phone call Friday that their envoys will meet to discuss a U.S. proposal for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, the White House said.
President Obama Friday defended his administration's massive seizure of private citizens' phone records, email and Internet activities as "modest encroachments on privacy" that are necessary to fight the war on terrorism.
In his third attempt in four days to explain his position on chemical weapon attacks in Syria, President Obama Friday night all but ruled out sending U.S. troops to fight in the civil war.
Congressional leaders emerged from a meeting with President Obama Friday expressing optimism about a new "framework" for an agreement that would stave off the looming "fiscal cliff" of steeper tax hikes and spending cuts for the federal government by the end of the year.
Republicans blasted President Obama Friday for campaigning in Virginia near the largest U.S. naval base while ignoring their proposed solution to avoid looming defense cuts.
Seizing on news of another drop in the unemployment rate, President Obama Friday urged Congress to extend a payroll tax holiday for workers and spur the economic recovery even as he called for more than $5 billion in new spending.
"This country was built by people who fled oppression and war, leapt at opportunity, and worked day and night to remake themselves in this new land," Mr. Obama said in a statement. "The refugees who arrive in the United States today continue this tradition, bringing fresh dreams and energy and renewing the qualities that help forge our national identity and make our country strong."
Mr. Obama said in his statement, "The ordeals refugees survive and the aspirations they hold resonate with us as Americans."