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Is This a Nest of Spies? The U.S. Says It Is
The Obama administration described two East Coast retreats for diplomats as beachside spy nests and ordered all Russians out.
President Obama is afraid of snowmen, and more news nuggets.
Trump official Paladino under fire over crude Obama remarks
Donald Trumps New York campaign chief faces a backlash for crude remarks about the Obamas.
Michelle Obama makes farewell Oprah appearance
Michelle Obama says her door is always open to Melania Trump, in a last interview with Oprah Winfrey.
US hacking claims: Obama told Putin to cut it out
President Obama says he warned Russias Vladimir Putin in September to stop hacking the US election.
Obama Says He Told Putin: ‘Cut It Out’ on Hacking
The president said he refrained from retaliating against Moscow for hacking the D.N.C. before the election because he did not want it to be seen as unfair meddling.
Obama pauses press conference to help sick reporter
US President Barack Obama paused his final end-of-year press conference to get help for a reporter who fell ill.
Trump election: Michelle Obama tells Oprah Winfrey America lacks hope
The US First Lady evokes a bleak post-election outlook, saying Americans lack hope and stability.
Michelle Obama: Now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like
Michelle Obama speaks to Oprah Winfrey as she prepares to leave the White House.
Tara McKelvey: What is Obamas big problem?
Donald Trump says Barack Obama told him of an unspecified big problem for the country. What could it be?
Obama, Hollande, Renzi: G7 leaders are disappearing
In June 2015, G7 leaders took a group photo, 17 months later, five of them are out of power or close to it.
Shinzo Abe to Become First Japanese Leader to Visit Pearl Harbor
Mr. Abe’s trip this month to the site his country attacked 75 years ago will in effect be reciprocating a visit by President Obama to Hiroshima this year.
President Obama Is Handing a Strong Economy to His Successor
Employers in the United States added 178,000 workers last month, while the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in more than nine years.
Simone Biles on how to reach the top
Gymnast and Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles talks to Rajini Vaidyanathan about fame, adoption and meeting President Obama.
Obamas tribute to Ellen DeGeneres
US President Barack Obama gets choked up giving Ellen DeGeneres the Medal of Freedom.
Honour for software writer on Apollo moon mission
Barack Obama awards medal to Margaret Hamilton to recognise role in sending humankind into space.
Spoils of war
Trump won 218 counties that voted for Obama in 2012. In Pennsylvania, supporters in one of these counties discuss their hopes for the next four years.
Mayor resigns over Michelle Obama ape in heels post
West Virginia mayor steps down after apparently supporting ape in heels Facebook comment.
Michelle Obama ape in heels post causes outrage
A racist Facebook post about Michelle Obama causes controversy in the US state of West Virginia.
Visiting Europe, Obama Warns Against Rise of ‘Crude Sort of Nationalism’
President Obama, apparently referring to Donald J. Trump’s decision to appoint a hard-right nationalist to a top post, spoke in Greece during his final overseas trip as president.
Trump election: Nobody said democracys supposed to be easy
President Barack Obama urges Donald Trump to send some signals of unity after the US election campaign.
Biden v Trump
People are speculating about the private conversations between Vice-President Biden and President Obama as they prepare to leave office.
Obama Urges Donald Trump to Send ‘Signals of Unity’ to Minority Groups and Women
The president said Mr. Trump should reach out to voters alienated by his campaign, and declined to comment on the selection of Stephen K. Bannon as senior counselor.
Trump and Obama: What they said then and now
President-elect Trump and President Obama meet for the first time at the White House.
Newspaper headlines: Trump and Obamas awkward meeting
Donald Trumps shock election as US president once again dominates the front pages, which in particular pick up on his awkward meeting with outgoing president Barack Obama.
Highlights of Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech and President Obama’s Remarks
Hillary Clinton gave her concession speech on Wednesday hours after an early-morning conversation in which Mrs. Clinton conceded the presidential race to Donald J. Trump.
Trump and Obama Hold Cordial 90-Minute Meeting in Oval Office
President Obama met with President-elect Donald J. Trump, saying about the Trumps: “We want to make sure that they feel welcome.”
Watch: ‘We’re Actually All on One Team’
President Obama spoke Wednesday about the outcome of the election and the need for a peaceful transition.
Obama goes the extra mile to try to secure his legacy
US President Barack Obama campaigned for Hillary Clinton in a last-minute effort before the election.
Halloween: Barack and Michelle Obama dance to Michael Jacksons Thriller
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance to Michael Jacksons Thriller as they host a Halloween event at the White House.
US election daily dig: Spooked Clinton camp hits back
The Clinton campaign battles a controversy that has risen from the grave, as the Obamas do a zombie routine at the White House.
US election daily dig: Ready for some dirty laundry?
With just 11 days to go until election day, Donald Trumps sheets come under scrutiny, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama have a love-in and Gary Johnson denies being a dummy.
President Obama ridiculed on Snapchat by daughter Sasha
The US president says his 15-year-old daughter Sasha mocked him on Snapchat in a message to friends.
Dont Snapchat my friends
Obamas daughter has poked fun at him on Snapchat, but how easy is the app for parents to grasp?
A Trip Down Obama Highway in an Old Dixie Town
The presidency of Barack Obama ends in three months. It will be memorialized in ways both grand and small, as in the renaming of a thoroughfare in the town of Riviera Beach, Fla.
US election: Trump takes aim at First Lady Michelle Obama
Republican candidate Donald Trump has launched a rare attack on First Lady Michelle Obama, saying all she wants to do is campaign for his rival.
Barack and Michelle Obama have been hitting the campaign trail hard for Hillary Clinton - will it be enough to win her the White House?
Clintons not-so-secret weapon in Arizona: Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama is heading to Arizona as Democrats see the opportunity to turn the traditionally red state blue.
Obamas host final state dinner of presidency
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed the Italian prime minister for the last official visit and state dinner of his presidency.
Russian Hacker, Wanted by F.B.I., Is Arrested in Prague, Czechs Say
The suspect was captured on Oct. 5, two days before the Obama administration formally accused Moscow of stealing emails from the Democratic National Committee and others.
US election 2016: Your daily dig from campaign trail
Donald Trump calls women alleging sexual assault horrible liars and First Lady Michelle Obama condemns obscene remarks as shocking and demeaning.
US election 2016: Trump says groping claims absolutely false
Donald Trump rejects accusations of sexual misconduct as totally and absolutely false, as First Lady Michelle Obama calls his lewd remarks shocking.
Michelle Obama Denounces Trump’s Words on Women
The first lady, Michelle Obama, on Thursday spoke out against Donald J. Trump’s comments about women. “This is not something that we can ignore,” she said, while campaigning in New Hampshire for Hillary Clinton.
US election: Obama blasts Trump with 7-Eleven jibe
President Obama blasts Donald Trumps recent remarks about women, saying they would be intolerable even if applying for a job at a 7-Eleven store.
He pumps himself up by putting other people down, says Obama
He pumps himself up by putting other people down, says Obama
President Obama has already voted 31 days before the election
Early voting has started in several states and President Obama has cast his ballot in his home state of Illinois.
Obama: ‘This Is a Serious Storm’
President Obama told the public, especially people in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, to take precautions ahead of the storm.
Obama: Congress veto override of 9/11 lawsuits bill a mistake
The US president says the congressional override of his veto on a bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia sets a dangerous precedent.
Michelle Obama: We need an adult in the White House
Michelle Obama takes aim at Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump, saying a president can’t just pop off when he or she is upset.
Bush asks Obama for selfie help
When former President George W Bush was asked to take a selfie with a group of people at the opening of the African-American museum in Washington, he had to ask for help.
US boy offers home to Syrian refugee in letter to Obama
A letter and video from a six-year-old US boy offering a place in his family to a Syrian refugee whose photo shocked the world goes viral.
Six-year-old offers a place in his family to Syrian boy
A six-year-old American boy writes to Barack Obama, and offers a place in his family to the Syrian refugee whose photo shocked the world.
Obama on Weekend Bombings and Attacks
President Obama made his first public comments after bombings in New York City and New Jersey and addressed stabbings in Minnesota, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility.
Rights Groups, Riding Film Publicity, Urge Pardon for Edward Snowden
Three human rights groups asked President Obama to pardon Mr. Snowden, who is played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a new Oliver Stone movie.
Obama Derides Trump’s Veracity
At a campaign event for Hillary Clinton, President Obama criticized Donald J. Trump, the Republican nominee — saying he made repeated false statements — and disparaged his past as a reality television star.
Obama Condemns Trump in Full-Throated Pitch for Clinton
In Philadelphia, Mr. Obama appealed to young and minority voters while criticizing Donald J. Trump and coverage that had turned the race into a “reality show.”
Barack and Michelle Obamas Essence photoshoot thrills web
Barack and Michelle Obama look very much in love as they pose for pictures in a black womens lifestyle publication, delighting social media.
Putin more of a leader than Obama
Donald Trump has again praised the leadership of Russian president, Vladimir Putin.
President Obama: Trumps ideas are wacky and uninformed
US President Barack Obama calls on voters to listen critically to remarks made by Donald Trump ahead of Novembers presidential election.
Barack Obama chides wacky Trump after Putin jibe
Barack Obama chides Donald Trump as wacky and uninformed after the Republican candidate says Russias President Putin is a better leader.
Obama on ‘Terrifying’ Threat of Climate Change
In an exclusive interview on his legacy, President Obama speaks to The Times’s Mark Landler and Coral Davenport on climate change while visiting Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
US-China diplomacy: Spy agency tweet adds to protocol spat
A now-deleted US spy agency tweet saying Classy as always China, adds to a protocol spat involving President Obama at the G20 meeting.
Poster child of US drug wars to be freed
Tucked into a portfolio of President Obamas latest clemency recipients is the name of a man who became a symbol of the harshest sentencing laws in the so-called War on Drugs.
Worlds largest marine reserve created off Hawaii
US President Barack Obama expands a national monument off Hawaii, creating the worlds largest marine reserve.
Guantanamo Bay: US in largest detainee transfer under Obama
The US sends 15 Guantanamo detainees to the United Arab Emirates, in the largest single transfer during President Obamas administration.
Aetna to Pull Back From Public Health Care Exchanges
In another blow to President Obama’s health care law, Aetna said that it would sharply reduce its participation in the law’s public marketplaces next year.
Air rescues amid historic Louisiana flooding
President Obama has declared the US state of Louisiana a disaster area after unprecedented flooding.
On 90th Birthday, Fidel Castro Thanks Cuba, Criticizes Obama
Fidel Castro thanked Cubans for their well-wishes on his 90th birthday on Saturday and criticized President Barack Obama in a lengthy letter published in state media.
Trump insists Obama is founder of IS
Republican Donald Trump describes US President Barack Obama as the founder of the Islamic State group and Hillary Clinton as co-founder.
Aleppo medics tell of despair
The last doctors in the rebel-held east of the Syrian city of Aleppo have urged US President Barack Obama to come to the aid of the 250,000 civilians there.
Donald Trump Calls Obama ‘Founder of ISIS’ and Says It Honors Him
His suggestion recalled an earlier controversy when Mr. Trump seemingly implied that the president had some link to the terrorist massacre of 49 people at in Orlando.
Syria conflict: Aleppo medics appeal to Obama for help
The last doctors in the rebel-held east of the Syrian city of Aleppo urge US President Barack Obama to come to the aid of 250,000 civilians there.
Islamic State: Obama says group is weakening but still a threat
President Barack Obama says there have been gains against so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but warns the group still poses a threat.
US First Daughter Sasha Obama serves seafood in summer job
Sasha Obama, daughter of US President Barack Obama, swaps the comforts of the White House for the counter of a busy seafood restaurant, US media report.
Hawaiians reflect on Barack Obamas time in office as the US president turns 55
Donald Trump hits back at disastrous Barack Obama
Donald Trump has responded to Barack Obamas comments about him, saying his presidency has been disastrous.
US election 2016: Trump unfit to be president - Obama
President Obama says Republican nominee Donald Trump is unfit to be president, and questions why his party still supports the New York billionaires candidacy.
US election 2016: Trump hits back at disastrous Obama
Donald Trump dismisses Barack Obamas time in the White House as a disaster after the US president says he is not fit to succeed him.
Obama Says Republicans Should Withdraw Support for Trump
During a news conference with the prime minister of Singapore, the president said the Republican nominee was “woefully unprepared to do this job.”
Obama: Trump keeps proving hes unfit to be president
President Barack Obama says Donald Trump keeps proving hes unfit to serve as president.
Obama Says Trump Unfit to Serve as President
President Obama said on Tuesday that Donald J. Trump was “woefully unprepared” to serve as president, and asked why Republicans kept distancing themselves from the candidate while still supporting him.
US election: Obama tells Democrats to be scared of Trump
Democrats should be running scared at the challenge posed by Donald Trump, President Obama says.
What to Watch For on Day 3
When President Obama speaks on behalf of Hillary Clinton, it will also likely be his best opportunity to defend his eight-year legacy in the White House.
Michelle Obama hits out at Donald Trump
Michelle Obama hits out at Republican Donald Trump in a speech at the Democratic National Convention
US election: Michelle Obama denounces Trump hate
US first lady Michelle Obama delivers a rebuke to Republican Donald Trump and gives an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention.
Michelle Obama Talks of Future at D.N.C.
The first lady, Michelle Obama, spoke on Monday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, framing the election in terms of America’s children.
Next Item on Obama’s Climate Agenda: Airplane Pollution
The airline industry opposes the administration’s plan to curb airplane emissions, saying it could endanger passengers and hurt American companies.
Entertainment week in pictures: 16 - 22 July 2016
A look at some of the events in the world of entertainment and arts over the past week, including Steven Spielberg receiving a gold Blue Peter badge and Michelle Obamas Carpool Karaoke.
Public Editors Journal: Ms. or Mrs.? It’s Up to You. As for Me, Just Call Me Spayd
If Melania Trump is a Ms. while Michelle Obama is a Mrs., does that mean The Times is up to something? Not really.
Michelle Obama joins James Corden for Carpool Karaoke
US First Lady Michelle Obama is joining James Corden in his hit sketch Carpool Karaoke this week
US election: Did Melania Trump copy Michelle Obama?
Donald Trumps wife, Melania, is facing accusations that portions of her speech at the Republican National Convention plagiarised Michelle Obama.
US divided - or not?
President Barack Obama has said that America is not as divided as we seem - do Americans in support and protesting the Republican convention agree?
Politics and plagiarism: Do these speeches sound the same?
Donald Trumps wife, Melania, has faced accusations that a portion of her speech plagiarised Michelle Obama.
Comparing Melania Trump’s Speech With Michelle Obama’s
Parts of Melania Trump’s speech on Monday night during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland were strikingly similar to Michelle Obama’s speech during the Democratic convention in 2008.
Melania Trump’s Speech Bears Striking Similarities to Michelle Obama’s 2008 Address
Mrs. Trump’s convention speech came under scrutiny when similarities were discovered between her remarks and those delivered by Michelle Obama at the Democratic convention in 2008.
Baton Rouge shootings: Obama calls for calm after three police officers killed
US President Barack Obama calls for restraint after three police officers were shot dead in the city of Baton Rouge in Louisiana.
Vows: For Obama’s Speechwriting Team, the Message Finally Got Through
A White House wordsmith was instantly smitten with a new arrival, but the word he kept hearing was “no.”
US police shootings: Obama urges unity amid racial tension
President Barack Obama appeals to police and black communities to come together, saying it should not be us versus them.
Obama: US must bridge divide between police and public
President Barack Obama says the US is not even close to where it needs to be in bridging the divide between police and the communities they serve.
President Obama phones Philando Castiles mother
Obama has phoned has phoned the mother of a black man who was shot dead during a traffic stop in Minnesota, prompting protests.
Obama Tries to Console and Challenge a Shaken Nation
At a memorial in Dallas for five fallen police officers, President Obama on Tuesday implored America not to give in to fear.“I’m here to say that we must reject such despair,” Mr. Obama said.
President Obama speaks at Dallas memorial service
US President Barack Obama is due to deliver remarks at an interfaith memorial service in Dallas.
Dallas shooting: Obama pays tribute to slain officers
President Barack Obama is attending a service in Dallas to pay tribute to the five police officers who were shot and killed during a deadly ambush.
Obama: Ive spoken at too many memorials
During a memorial service in Dallas for four killed officers, President Obama reflects on the ineffectiveness of his own words after previous mass attacks.
President Obama: I believe our sorrow can make us a better country
In an emotional address President Obama has paid tribute to the five policemen killed by a sniper during a protest against police violence in Dallas last week.
Memorial Service for Dallas Officers
President Obama and former President George W. Bush spoke on Tuesday at the memorial service for the five police officers who were killed in Dallas.
Watch Live: Memorial Service for Dallas Officers
President Obama and former President George W. Bush are expected to speak on Tuesday at the memorial service for the five officers who were killed in Dallas.
Rajini Vaidyanathan: Has anything changed in US since Ferguson?
As President Obama visits Dallas, to pay his respects to the five police officers shot dead, protestors across the country continue to demand change in the wake of the killings of young black men. What can the President can do, to heal these wounds?
President Obama Urges Mutual Respect From Protesters and Police
Mr. Obama implored both sides to avoid inflammatory words and actions as protests against police shootings ramped up across the country over the weekend.
President’s Assessment: Obama on Dallas: No Reprise of ’60s Racial Strife
“When we start suggesting that somehow there is this enormous polarization and we’re back to the situation in the 1960s — that’s just not true,” President Obama said.
Dallas shooting: Obama denies US divided after deaths
President Obama says the US is not as polarised as some have suggested in the wake of fatal shootings involving the African-American community.
Obama’s Delicate Balance on Issue of Race and Policing
President Obama found himself delivering a call for racial justice after two black men were killed by the police, only to face the same cameras hours later to denounce the killings of five officers by a black sniper.
President Obama horrified at Dallas shootings
Speaking on a visit to Poland, US President Barack Obama describes the police shootings in Dallas, in which five officer were killed, as senseless murders.
Nato summit: Obama expects UK to continue Europe security role
President Barack Obama has said he expects the UK to remain a major contributor to European security despite its vote to leave the European Union.
Barack Obama still liked around the world, survey suggests
Global support for US President Barack Obama appears to have lasted through his two terms in office, according to a new poll for the BBC.
Obama: Not just a black issue - this is an American issue
US President Barack Obama has said the fatal shootings of two black men by police is not just a black issue - but an American issue.
US police shootings of black men deeply troubling - Obama
President Obama says the fatal shootings by police of two black men in as many days are not isolated incidents and that all Americans should be deeply troubled.
Obama Says He Will Keep More Troops in Afghanistan Than Planned
The president said he expected to leave 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan until the end of his term. His last plan to lower the number set 5,500 as a target.
Obama rallies crowd for Clinton in North Carolina
President Obama has been campaigning with Hillary Clinton in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Court Strikes Down Obama Health Care Rule on Insurance Standards
A federal appeals court said the Obama administration must allow the sale of “fixed indemnity” insurance, generally a less comprehensive policy.
Watch Live: Obama Campaigns With Clinton
President Obama appears with Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday in their first joint campaign event since he endorsed her last month.
Brexit: Obama warns on global growth after British vote
US President Barack Obama says that the British vote to leave the European Union raises longer-term concerns about global growth.
President Obama warns against Brexit hysteria
In an interview with Americas National Public Radio, US President Barack Obama said there was no need for a hysterical reaction to Britains vote to leave the European Union.
President Obama in Yosemite: Climate change is a reality
President Barack Obama draws attention to the dangers of climate change while on a visit to Yosemite National Park in California.
Obama’s Fathers Day Weekend Address
In his weekly address, President Obama discussed the Orlando shooting, terrorism and gun violence, and encouraged parents to teach love and inclusion.
Obama v Trump on Orlando response
President Obama has delivered a stinging critique of Donald Trumps response to the Orlando shooting.
Orlando gunman home-grown extremist - President Obama
The gunman who carried out the Orlando gay club shooting was acting independently, US President Obama says.
Orlando shootings: No clear evidence of IS link
No clear evidence Orlando gunman was part of wider plot by so-called Islamic State, says US President Barack Obama.
Orlando gay nightclub shooting an act of terror and hate
US President Barack Obama condemns the gun attack on an Orlando gay nightclub that left 50 people dead, as IS says it was behind the attack.
Obama Says Orlando Gunman Was Probably a Homegrown Extremist
The president said that while the gunman appeared to have been inspired by extremist information online, there was no clear evidence he was part of a wider terrorist plot.
After Nightclub Massacre, Obama Expresses Outrage and a Familiar Lament
Saying the shootings were an “act of terror and an act of hate,” Mr. Obama again called for agreement on gun measures.
Obama: This was an act of terror and hate
Barack Obama describes the killing of 50 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, as an act of terror and hate.
Ali shook up the world - Obama
US President Barack Obama and boxing great George Foreman lead worldwide tributes to Muhammad Ali, who has died at the age of 74.
President Obama’s Statement on Muhammad Ali
The president and Michelle Obama, the first lady, issued a statement Saturday on the death of Muhammad Ali
VIDEO: Why is Guantanamo still open?
The BBCs Aleem Maqbool reports from inside Guantanamo Bay detention centre, which is still open, despite President Obama vowing to shut it down eight years ago.
VIDEO: Obama beatboxes for Vietnamese rapper
US President Barack Obama briefly beatboxed before an impromptu performance by Vietnamese rapper Suboi as he took part in a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City.
VIDEO: Tasting the noodles Obama ate
As well as carrying out his official engagements, President Obama found time for less formal meetings during his visit in Vietnam.
U.S. Strike on Taliban Leader Is Seen as a Message to Pakistan
President Obama described Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour’s death as an “important milestone,” but it also illustrated the tangled relationship between Washington and Islamabad.
Vietnam Arms Embargo to Be Fully Lifted, Obama Says in Hanoi
The president’s announcement that the United States was “fully lifting” the decades-old ban on lethal weapons sales came at a news conference in Hanoi.
Vietnam hopes as Obama visits
Vietnamese want their voices heard as Obama visits
Obamas Vietnam visit marks warming ties
Barack Obama arrives for the start of his three-day visit to Vietnam, only the third by a sitting US president since the end of the Vietnam War.
Arriving in Vietnam, Obama Aims to Lure It Away From China
Vietnam may grant U.S. warships access to its ports, and Washington seems certain to widen exceptions to its longtime arms embargo and may end it altogether.
Obama pushes for more Zika funding
President Obama criticises the US Congress for failing to fully back his request for a $1.9bn (£1.25bn) fund to combat the Zika virus.
VIDEO: Rapper and Obama warn of drug dangers
President Obama was joined by rapper Macklemore for his weekly address - in an effort to raise awareness about the perils of drug addiction.
Q. and A.: U.S. Combat Missions May End, but Fighting Goes On
President Obama inherited two wars from his predecessor, and has struggled to wind them down. American troops are still in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Trumps ex-butler urges Obamas death
The US Secret Service has launched an investigation after Donald Trumps former butler called for death of President Barack Obama.
US backs transgender pupil toilet choice
The Obama administration has told schools to allow transgender pupils to use the toilets that match their chosen gender identity.
Wall Street of the South reflects on Obama
Jamie Coomarasamy returns to Charlotte, North Carolina, to see what the people he met in 2009 - just after Barack Obamas election - think of the president now.
President Obama to visit Hiroshima
Barack Obama is to visit Hiroshima, the first serving US president to travel to the Japanese city since it was hit by a nuclear bomb in 1945.
VIDEO: I find your lack of rhythm disturbing
In footage from the White House, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are seen dancing with R2-D2 and some stormtroopers to celebrate Star Wars Day.
Obama breaks out one-liners at dinner
Democrats and Republicans alike are the target of jokes by President Barack Obama in his last White House Correspondents dinner before leaving office.
VIDEO: Obama jokes about Clinton and Trump
President Obama makes jokes at the expense of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and critics of his healthcare plan at his final White House Correspondents Dinner.
Obama: Eight years, eight jokes (almost)
Highlights from the previous seven White House Correspondents Dinners
VIDEO: The Queen vs The President: Boom
The Queen and Prince Harry have responded to Barack and Michelle Obamas Invictus Games challenge.
Obamas Brexit views driven by legacy
President Obama was more concerned about securing his legacy than UK interests when he dismissed the arguments for leaving the EU, Iain Duncan Smith says.
Obama offers support to embattled Merkel
The warmth of President Obamas praise for his German counterpart during his trip to Hanover was plain, says James Robbins.
Obama Says New US Troops in Syria Will Be Essential
President Barack Obama on Monday announced the deployment to Syria of an additional 250 U.S. special operations forces to assist local troops who are trying to dislodge Islamic State extremists, significantly broadening the American presence in the war-torn country.
Obama, in Germany, Urges Europe to Stand United
Destructive politics must not take root, he warned, or there would be damaging consequences around the world.
VIDEO: Obama on Brexit, Syria and Michelle
Speaking exclusively to the BBC, US President Barack Obama speaks about Brexit, Syria and his wife, Michelle.
VIDEO: Obama and Merkel news briefing
US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a joint news briefing in Hannover.
VIDEO: Farage: Who cares what Obama wants?
The leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage, has criticised comments made by US President Barack Obama over Britains future in the EU.
Huw Edwards high-stakes chat with Obama
BBC News presenter Huw Edwards says there is no hiding place when interviewing the US president.
What is the future for UK-US trade?
As Barack Obama warns the UK will be at the back of the queue for trade if it leaves the EU, what is the current situation on trade between the countries?
My moment with Barack Obama
The young Brits who got a shout out from the President
Obama tells young to reject cynicism
US President Barack Obama urges young people to reject pessimism and cynicism and know that progress is possible and problems can be solved.
Backlash after Obama EU intervention
Leave campaigners accuse Barack Obama of doing Downing Streets bidding - after he says the UK would be at the back of the queue for US trade deals if it left the EU.
VIDEO: Student comes out at Obama event
Student Maria Munir challenged President Obama on gender issues at an event in London.
VIDEO: Obama: New trade deal could take 10 years
Barack Obama has said it could take up to 10 years to negotiate a new trade deal with the United States, if UK voters decided to leave the EU.
UK-US trade deal could take years - Obama
The UK could take up to 10 years to negotiate trade deals with the US if it leaves the EU, US President Barack Obama says.
Super-rich hit hard & EU row rumbles on
The fallout from Barack Obamas EU debate intervention rumbles on and there is a focus on the UK super-rich who have slipped from billionaire to multi-millionaire status.
VIDEO: President Obama arrives in London
President Obama has arrived in London and will meet with the Queen, as well as politicians.
Johnson accused of Obama ancestry slur
Boris Johnson comes under fire for comments about President Barack Obamas part-Kenyan ancestry.
Brexit would put UK back of queue - Obama
Barack Obama says a British exit from the European Union would leave the UK at the back of the queue for trade deals, saying Britain is best when leading a strong EU.
Princes drug overdose and Obamas EU warning
The papers continue to focus on events leading up to the death of pop star Prince, and reflect on the fallout from President Obamas warning to the UK over an EU exit.
VIDEO: Were bound at the hip - Obama to UK
US President Barack Obama has urged the UK to stay in the EU, saying it makes Britain stronger.
VIDEO: Obamas Beast does a three-point turn
Watch a skilful three-point turn by US President Barack Obamas armoured limousine, nicknamed The Beast, during his visit to Downing Street, London.
VIDEO: The presidential M&Ms on board Air Force One
President Obama has arrived in London on board Air Force One, but what unique items might be found on the plane?
Obama Warns Britain on Trade if It Leaves European Union
The president, speaking alongside Prime Minister David Cameron, said a Britain outside the bloc would move to the “back of the queue” for a trade deal with the United States.
Barack Obama arrives for UK visit
The US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrive in the UK for a three-day visit, during which he is expected to express his views on the UKs forthcoming EU referendum.
Front pages turn purple to mark Princes death
The press pays tribute to music legend Prince, and anticipates Barack Obamas intervention in the EU referendum debate.
Drones to be banned during Obama visit
Drones will be banned from flying in large parts of London during the visit of US President Barack Obama, aviation officials say.
How strained are US-Saudi relations?
Will President Obamas farewell visit to Saudi Arabia help to quell growing concerns in a kingdom which remains the USs most important Arab ally, asks Frank Gardner.
Princes to host dinner for Obamas
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will host a dinner for US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday, Kensington Palace says.
An Old Alliance Faces New Pressures as Obama Heads to Saudi Arabia
After close relations for more than 70 years, has President Obama ‘unfriended’ Saudi Arabia over issues such as Iran, Syria and oil? It’s complicated.
Johnson accuses Obama of EU hypocrisy
Boris Johnson says President Obamas support for the UK staying in the EU is nakedly hypocritical, as the US wouldnt dream of sharing sovereignty.
VIDEO: Johnson accuses Obama of EU hypocrisy
Speaking to the BBCs Laura Kuenssberg, Boris Johnson has accused Barack Obama of hypocrisy over his support for Britain remaining in the EU.
Obama on the EU and Mind the Gap man dies
US President Barack Obamas anticipated intervention in the UKs EU referendum, and the death of the man who voiced the Tubes Mind the Gap announcement feature in the papers.
Obama Reports Gains, and ‘Momentum,’ Against ISIS
After meeting with national security officials, the president said an American-led effort had reduced Islamic State forces to the lowest level in two years.
Zika Causes Birth Defects, C.D.C. Officials Confirm
The finding is likely to increase pressure on Congress to allocate funds requested by the Obama Administration to combat the epidemic.
All the presidents regrets
After Obamas mistake, what other US leaders say they got wrong
News Analysis: Obama’s Latest View on Secrecy Overlooks Past Prosecution of Leaks
In defending Hillary Clinton’s email practices, the president offered a concession his administration has not always made with news organizations or security officials.
Obama admits Libya was worst mistake
US President Barack Obama says the worst mistake of his presidency was failing to prepare for the aftermath of toppling Libyan leader Col Gaddafi.
Marine’s Death Shows a Quietly Expanding U.S. Role in Iraq
New information from U.S. military officials after the death of Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin also raised questions about President Obama’s pledge to keep troops out of combat there.
Can Obamas cancer campaign succeed?
Deborah Cohen looks at what the moonshot targeting cancer announced by President Obama can seek to achieve.
Megamergers Face Deterrents in the United States
The Obama administration took on two possible deals this week, and claimed a victory with one.
Pfizer and Allergan Call Off Merger
The end of the $152 billion merger came days after the Obama administration introduced rules meant to discourage American companies from shifting their tax home overseas.
The deaf women in Obamas White House
The deaf woman who is the face of the Whitehouse
Obama: tax avoidance is a big problem
President Obama has warned tax avoidance is a big global problem, and urged Congress to take action to eliminate tax loopholes.
Supreme Court Nominee Pushes Ahead Despite Fracas
President Obama’s aides and Judge Garland’s allies have concluded that acting as if the Supreme Court nomination is going ahead is the best way to put pressure on their adversaries.
Families hope for the mercy of a president
Obamas clemency decisions raise and dash hopes
Obama warns of terrorist nuclear attack
President Barack Obama tells a nuclear summit in the US that the threat of a nuclear terrorist attack persists and the world must be resolute in foiling it.
Obama Cites ‘Substantial Success’ of Nuclear Deal With Iran
The president made the comment at a meeting of more than 50 world leaders meeting in Washington to discuss nuclear security.
US and China to co-operate over N Korea
China and the United States will work together to prevent further nuclear missile tests by North Korea, US President Barack Obama says.
World Leaders Meet With Obama to Curb Nuclear Threat
Leaders from more than 50 countries gathered in Washington for the fourth, and possibly last, Nuclear Security Summit. The atmosphere was subdued.
Campaign Season’s Anti-China Tone Is Likely to Cloud Meeting With Obama
As President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China prepare to meet, Beijing is viewing the vitriol from candidates like Donald J. Trump as a gauge of American intentions.
Nuclear Materials Remain Vulnerable to Theft, Despite U.S.-Led Effort
As President Obama gathers leaders for his last Nuclear Security Summit, tons of materials that terrorists could use to make small nuclear devices or dirty bombs remain vulnerable to theft.
The Obama Show in Havana
Behind the scenes during President Obamas Havana trip, US and Cuban officials faced linguistic and cultural differences.
VIDEO: Obama invited to tango in Argentina
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were both invited to step out and try Argentinas national dance, the tango, at an official state dinner.
U.S. Indicts 7 Iranians in Cyberattacks on Banks and a Dam
The indictment is the first time that the Obama administration has sought action against Iranians for a wave of computer attacks that began in 2011.
VIDEO: Obama in Cuba for historic visit
President Obama arrives in Cuba for a historic visit marking a new chapter in US-Cuban relations, dogged until recently by decades of Cold War animosity.
VIDEO: President Obama arrives in Cuba
President Barack Obama has arrived in Cuba for a historic visit to the island.
VIDEO: Cuba prepares for Obama arrival
US President Barack Obama will arrive in Havana later on Sunday for a historic trip to Cuba.
Obama making historic Cuba visit
President Obama will make history on Sunday when he flies to Cuba to visit the island and hold talks with its communist leader, Raul Castro.
VIDEO: Obama appears on Cuban comedy show
US President Barack Obama has appeared on a Cuban comedy show ahead of his visit to the country on Sunday.
US hotel firm strikes historic Cuba deal
US hotel company Starwood becomes the first American firm to agree a deal with Cuba since the revolution of 1959, on the eve of President Obamas visit to the island.
Live Updates: Obama Visits Cuba
New York Times reporters and photographers provide live coverage of the president’s trip to Cuba.
Obama Arrives in Cuba, Heralding New Era After Decades of Hostility
The president’s visit, the first by an American leader in nearly nine decades, holds the potential to exorcise one of the last ghosts of the Cold War.
Cuba’s Message to Its People: Be on Your Best Behavior for Obama
Cuba, a police state working out how much to open up to the world and to its own people, has gone above and beyond to prevent embarrassing surprises.
American Firm, Starwood, Signs Deal to Manage Hotels in Cuba
The agreement, inked the day before President Obama arrives, will make this the first American chain to run hotels on the island in more than 50 years.
VIDEO: Havana prepares for US president visit
Cuba is preparing for one of the most historic visits of Barack Obamas presidency.
VIDEO: Key moments in Cuba-US relations
President Barack Obamas visit to Cuba is the latest stage in the dramatic relationship between the US and its neighbour.
Six points holding back US-Cuban ties
President Obamas visit to Cuba is being seen as a significant step towards the full normalisation of relations between the US and Cuba after decades of hostility.
Obama Hopes Cuba Visit Can Be Harbinger of Political Change
Mr. Obama’s trip represents the start of a new era of engagement between the United States and Cuba, but it also underscores the countries’ deep disagreements.
Fidel followers remain nervous of US thaw
On the eve of President Obamas visit, Will Grant finds young Cubans impatient for change, but the older generation still suspicious of the US.
Obama to Unseal Files on Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’
President Obama is moving to declassify records that could show what the United States knew about Argentina’s brutal crackdowns of the 1970s and ’80s.
Obama Says a Garland Rebuff Would Damage Supreme Court
The president said Judge Merrick B. Garland “would help to burnish the sense that the Supreme Court is above politics.”
Obama warned against EU intervention
US president Barack Obama is warned against intervening in the EU debate by pro-Brexit MPs, ahead of his visit to the UK next month.
Obama Mobilizes Campaign Veterans to Push for Court Nominee
The Constitutional Responsibility Project, formed to lead the fight to get Judge Merrick B. Garland confirmed, is a virtual who’s who of Mr. Obama’s two presidential campaigns.
Obama Privately Tells Donors That Time Is Coming to Unite Behind Hillary Clinton
The president acknowledged that some Democrats are not excited about Hillary Clinton and find her inauthentic, but he played down the importance of authenticity.
Rejecting Vote on Court Pick, Senate Leader Cites ‘Check’ on Obama
Senator Mitch McConnell said that Republicans were acting as a “check and balance” against the president in their refusal to consider his nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland.
Q. and A.: What You Need to Know About the Supreme Court Nomination Battle
What comes next in the fight over President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland.
On Washington: Supreme Court Showdown Could Shape Fall Elections
President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland has set off a series of head-spinning political calculations and could help determine the winner of the White House race.
Obama releases star-studded anthem
US First Lady Michelle Obama recruits Missy Elliott, Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae and more for a charity single.
Obama picks Garland for Supreme Court
President Barack Obama announces he is nominating veteran judge Merrick Garland to be the next US Supreme Court Justice.
Obama to Announce Supreme Court Nominee
The announcement of the president’s choice to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia will kick off months of political stalemate.
Live Updates: Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination
President Obama will announce his nomination to fill the seat on the Supreme Court left vacant after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Candidates Stick to Party Lines in Debate Over Supreme Court Nomination
Democratic and Republican presidential candidates continued to disagree over whether President Obama should fill the court’s vacancy.
VIDEO: Obama lends a hand for White House rap
President Obama assisted musician Lin-Manuel Miranda in his performance of a government-related rap freestyle at the White House.
PJ Crowley: Putins payoff in Syria
Vladimir Putin has made Russia an indispensable player in the Syrian conflict, in contrast to President Barack Obama, writes PJ Crowley.
Allies Say Obama’s Court Pick Is Near, and Will Be Hard for Republicans to Ignore
President Obama is close to a decision on a Supreme Court nominee based purely on qualifications and experience, White House officials insisted on Monday.
White House Eases More Restrictions on Travel to Cuba
The moves are the latest in a string of actions before President Obama’s trip to the island next week.
Johnson warns off Obama over EU vote
Boris Johnson says it would be outrageous hypocrisy if US President Barack Obama used an expected visit to the UK next month to warn against EU exit.
Obama and Cameron close, US insists
The White House says David Cameron has been as close a partner as Barack Obama has had, after the president appeared to criticise the PM in a magazine interview.
VIDEO: Obama and Trudeau trade jokes
US President Barack Obama and Canadas new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have lavished praise on each other during the first official visit by a Canadian leader in nearly 20 years.
How did Obama and Cameron fall out?
Barack Obama has revealed his frustration with aspects of Britains foreign policy under David Cameron. What does it mean for the special relationship?
Libya criticism and archbishop on migrants
Comments by Barack Obama on UK intervention in Libya, and the Archbishop of Canterbury on migrants make headlines.
On the Runway: State Dinner Becomes a Catwalk for Canadian Style
Both Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and Michelle Obama chose gowns created by the country’s designers.
Obama criticises Cameron over Libya
David Cameron became distracted after the 2011 intervention in Libya, US President Barack Obama says in a magazine interview.
VIDEO: Obama: Cameron distracted over Libya
US President Obama has criticised Britain and France for allowing Libya to become a mess.
Obama Criticizes the ‘Free Riders’ Among America’s Allies
In interviews with The Atlantic, President Obama took an unusually blunt tone in expressing consternation with Middle Eastern nations and the demands placed on the U.S.
Obama and Canada’s Justin Trudeau Promote Ties and Climate Plan
The two leaders announced commitments to reduce planet-warming emissions of methane and pledged cooperation in preserving the Arctic.
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau: A Very Canadian ‘First Lady’
As the Obamas welcome the Trudeaus to the White House, Canadians like me are watching eagerly, even if we don’t want to admit it.
VIDEO: Trudeau brings star power to White House
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is having talks and a state dinner with President Obama, bringing his star power to the White House.
Obama Seeks to Pave Way to Mideast Deal After He Leaves Office
President Obama is looking past his time in office and weighing a plan that would preserve at least the principle of a two-state solution for his successor to pursue.
Netanyahu Calls Off Obama Visit, and Fingers Point
The Israeli prime minister abruptly canceled a trip to Washington that was to include a visit with President Obama, prompting speculation that a rift between two leaders lingers.
Several More Ex-Guantánamo Detainees Suspected of Militancy, Report Says
Of the 144 detainees transferred under the Obama administration, seven are known to have engaged in militant acts, the report said.
Obama leads tributes to Nancy Reagan
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan - whose marriage to Ronald Reagan was described as the US presidencys greatest love affair - has died aged 94.
Competing Interests on Encryption Divide Top Obama Officials
While the White House denies any internal disagreement over its legal battle with Apple, the differences in the administration have become increasingly apparent.
Daughter Will Keep the Obamas in Washington
President Obama said during a visit to Milwaukee that “we’re going to have to stay” in the capital until his younger daughter, Sasha, finishes high school.
Obama to Make Case to G.O.P. Senators to Fill Supreme Court Seat
President Obama is to confer with Republicans on Tuesday about nominating a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia. But it might be a very short meeting.
Rays to Play Cuban National Team in Havana
President Obama is expected to attend the game, which will be held March 22 at Estadio Latinoamericano.
South Carolina Primary Will Test Hillary Clinton’s Grip on Obama’s Coattails
Mrs. Clinton has emphasized her embrace of the president ahead of the state’s primary, which in 2008 debilitated her campaign and underscored a distance from black voters.
Obama: Critical weeks ahead for Syria
President Obama says the coming weeks will be critical for Syrias future ahead of a two-week truce due to start on Friday.
Obama Administration Set to Expand Sharing of Data That N.S.A. Intercepts
The change would relax longstanding restrictions on access to the contents of the phone calls and email the security agency vacuums up around the world.
VIDEO: Obama sings at Ray Charles event
President Obama leads the crowd in a sing-a-long at the end of a concert paying tribute to the late Ray Charles - despite initially saying that he would not sing at the event.
Obama’s Scotusblog Post: Reading Between the Lines
Here are some translated highlights from the president’s summary of what he is seeking in a Supreme Court nominee.
G.O.P. Senators Say Obama Supreme Court Pick Will Be Shunned
With cracks showing in the G.O.P. ranks, the majority leader, Mitch McConnell, showed no sign of relenting to pressure from the president and Democrats.
Obama Says He Expects G.O.P. to Relent on Supreme Court Nominee
“They’re pretty sheepish about it,” the president said of his discussions with Senate Republicans, adding that he expected them to consider his nominee.
VIDEO: President Obama on Guantanamo Bay
President Barack Obama statement on Guantanamo Bay
Obama in bid to close Guantanamo prison
Plan to close Guantanamo Bay prison and move some detainees to US soil is submitted by President Barack Obama to Congress.
VIDEO: Im not ready for another President
Millions have watched a video of a little girl sobbing after hearing Barack Obama must step down at the end of his current term.
Obama to Make Statement on Guantánamo
The president’s push to empty the detention facility has been part of his effort to close what he has called a damaging symbol of American power.
VIDEO: Woman, 106, dances with the Obamas
Virginia McLaurin fulfilled her dream of visiting the White House and meeting President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle at the grand age of 106.
On Washington: Supreme Court Fight Is New Front in Partisan Warfare
The dysfunction that has undermined relations between the executive and legislative branches in the Obama era now threatens to engulf the remaining branch.
Sanders taps into anti-Obama sentiment
Bernie Sanders is highlighting his differences with President Obama but it is a strategy with risks, writes Anthony Zurcher.
In iPhone Fight, Obama Opts for Security Over Privacy
Technological advances in encryption made a clash between privacy and security inevitable, forcing him to take a side in the Apple case.
Obama to make historic Cuba visit
President Obama is to visit Cuba in the coming weeks as part of a broader trip to Latin America, reports say.
Obama imposes new North Korea sanctions
US President Barack Obama signs off new expanded sanctions on North Korea, after the country fired a test missile.
Obama Going to Cuba; First Visit by U.S. President in 88 Years
The visit is part of an effort to end more than a half-century of estrangement and forge normalized relations with a Cold War adversary.
Blacks See Bias in Delay on a Scalia Successor
Some African-Americans saw the move by Republicans to block a Supreme Court nomination as another attempt to deny the legitimacy of the Obama presidency.
Scalia’s Death Offers Best Chance in a Generation to Reshape Supreme Court
An appointment by President Obama could set in motion a profound ideological shift and create a new liberal majority touching many facets of American life.
VIDEO: Obama: Trump will not be president
US President Barack Obama says Republican hopeful Donald Trump would not win the presidency because it is a serious job.
Trump will not be president, says Obama
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump will not be president because its a serious job, President Barack Obama has said.
Veto Likely to Block Renaming of China Embassy’s Street After Liu Xiaobo
President Obama is expected to prevent the renaming of the street where the Chinese Embassy sits in honor of a Nobel Peace laureate jailed in China.
Obama warns Senate about Scalia seat
President Barack Obama urges the US Senate to consider a replacement on the Supreme Court for Justice Antonin Scalia, as a constitutional crisis looms.
VIDEO: Obama approves US factory in Cuba
The Obama administration has approved the first US factory in Cuba in more than half a century.
Before Scalia’s Death, a Clash Between G.O.P. and Obama Over Appellate Judges
Since Republicans took control of the Senate, the confirmation process for President Obama’s nominees to the 12 regional federal courts of appeal has essentially been halted.
An Asia Summit Meeting Is Overshadowed by Scalia
President Obama laid out a full agenda of economic and security issues, led by the tensions with China over its aggressive reclamation of land on disputed reefs and islands in the South China Sea.
White House Letter: Obama May Meet Zika Head On in Cuba
President Obama wants to visit Cuba, where, disease experts say, the arrival of the Zika virus is almost certain.
Obama to Nominate Scalia Replacement Over Republicans’ Objections
With Democrats and the independents who caucus with them holding 46 seats in the Senate, President Obama faces a challenge in getting to the simple majority needed to confirm a nominee.
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The president spoke after Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead on Saturday.
After Antonin Scalia’s Death, Fierce Battle Lines Emerge
The debate over who should replace Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court created a complicated calculus for both the Senate and President Obama.
News Analysis: Battle Begins Over Naming Next Justice
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday immediately set off a partisan battle over a vacancy that could reshape the Supreme Court for years to come, as Senate Republicans called on President Obama to let his successor fill the seat.
VIDEO: Obama v Obama in Valentines poem challenge
US President Barack Obama appears on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and is surprised by a Valentines poem from his wife Michelle
U.S. Drawing Southeast Asia Closer With California Summit
Competition with China will be the subtext as President Obama hosts Asean leaders beginning on Monday in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
VIDEO: President Obama visits Baltimore mosque
President Obama makes his first trip to an American mosque since taking office.
Obama, in Mosque Visit, Denounces Anti-Muslim Bias
The president used his first visit to a mosque in the United States since taking office to counter hostility to Islam.
Obama Is Pressed to Open Military Front Against ISIS in Libya
The number of Islamic State fighters in Libya has grown to between 5,000 and 6,500, Pentagon officials said, more than double the estimate of last fall.
American exceptionalism in a time of American malaise
President Obama may still be championing American exceptionalism - but to the rest of the world, the phrase has negative connotations.
President Obama Speaks at Maryland Mosque
Mr. Obama said Wednesday that Muslims don’t hear “thank you” enough and that there was no tolerance for the recent “inexcusable political rhetoric” against them.
‘The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America,’ by Michael Eric Dyson
The president has not been able to pursue an agenda of racial justice.
U.S. Fortifying Europe’s East to Deter Putin
President Obama plans to increase the deployment of heavy weapons and other equipment to NATO countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
U.S. Broadens Fight Against ISIS With Attacks in Afghanistan
The operations followed President Obama’s decision to expand the authority of American commanders to attack a new branch of the militant group in Afghanistan.
VIDEO: Presidential first date on screen
A film inspired by President Obama and the First Lady has been a big talking point at the Sundance Film Festival this year.
Obama calls for urgent action on Zika
US President Barack Obama calls for the rapid development of treatments against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects.
US eases trade restrictions with Cuba
The United States eases a number of trade restrictions with Cuba, in President Obamas latest attempt to bypass the US economic embargo on the island.
Obama Bans Solitary Confinement of Juveniles in Federal Prisons
The practice can lead to “devastating, lasting psychological consequences,” he said in an opinion article in The Washington Post.
U.S. Eases Restrictions on Financing Exports to Cuba
The new rules, announced by the Obama administration, allow banks to provide direct financing for products other than agricultural commodities.
Obama Calls Republican Vision ‘Unrecognizable’ in 2016 Race
The president told Politico that politics were “meaner” than in 2008, and discussed the Democratic contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
On Tennis: Sharapova Looks to End 17-Match Losing Streak Against Serena Williams
The last time Sharapova beat Williams, Barack Obama had just been elected a senator and Lindsay Davenport – now a mother of four — was No. 1.
U.S. and Allies Said to Plan Military Action on ISIS in Libya
A decision on how to thwart the Islamic State’s beachhead in Libya could come very soon, Obama administration officials said this week.
Iran Negotiations Add to Special Envoy’s Reputation as ‘a Doer’
Brett H. McGurk, who served under President Bush and is now a special envoy for President Obama, worked tirelessly for 14 months to negotiate the exchange of prisoners with Iran.
Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obama Immigration Actions
A coalition of 26 states has accused the president of abuse of power over his efforts to provide work permits for millions of illegal immigrants.
News Analysis: U.S.-Iranian Swaps Pit Compassion Against Costs
While critics argue that trading prisoners encourages others to target Americans, President Obama has deemed certain releases a reasonable trade-off.
News Analysis: Hillary Clinton Turns, Repeatedly, to a Democrat Not on the Debate Stage: Obama
Seeking to stabilize her campaign, Mrs. Clinton linked herself repeatedly to the president in the Democratic debate.
State of emergency over Michigan water
US President Barack Obama declares a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan, where the water has become contaminated with lead.
U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Iran After Prisoner Exchange
The Obama administration announced the new measures less than 24 hours after lifting previous sanctions on Iran, which coincided with the country’s release of several Americans.
Details of 7 Iranians Granted Clemency in Prisoner Swap
None of the seven Iranians accused or convicted of violating American trade sanctions against Iran were charged with terrorism, President Obama noted.
Addressing Critics, White House Cites Diplomacy in Release of Sailors by Iran
As some characterized the seizure of American patrol boats as a foreign policy failure, the Obama administration said the quick release of the sailors was a benefit of nuclear diplomacy.
VIDEO: What does Obama keep in his pocket?
US President Obama reveals some of the lucky charms and keepsakes that people have given to him that he carries around in his pocket.
VIDEO: How Americans feel about their country - in five words
Americans on President Obamas last State of the Union address
In Climate Move, Obama to Halt New Coal Mining Leases on Public Lands
The administration will announce the action Friday as it considers an overhaul of the program that could lead to increased costs for energy companies and deter future extractions.
Obama urges optimism for anxious US
President Barack Obama vigorously defends his legacy while striking an optimistic tone for Americas future in his final State of the Union.
Obama to give upbeat State of the Union
President Barack Obama is set to strike an optimistic and hopeful tone in his final State of the Union address.
VIDEO: Five key points from Obamas speech
US President Barack Obama has delivered his final State of the Union address.
Transcript of Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address
The text of the president’s State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery Tuesday night.
News Analysis: Obama’s Plea to ‘Fix Our Politics’ Leaves Both Sides Looking Inward
In his State of the Union speech, President Obama implored the two political parties to “fix our politics” through compromise and cooperation and civility.
Congress: An Incumbent Points to Successes as Would-Be Successors Look On
Congress’s reaction to the president’s last State of the Union address was a reflection of the partisanship that Mr. Obama had pledged to reverse — a failure he called one of the great regrets of his tenure.
News Analysis: A Nation’s Political Split Screen
As he begins his final stretch, President Obama has been trying to counter the glass-is-half-empty conversation coming from so many of the candidates intent on succeeding him. While many of his arguments are compelling, it hasn’t been easy trying to convince an uneasy American public.
Sitting With Michelle Obama to Stand for State of the Union Themes
Americans, ordinary and well known alike, have over the years been invited to President Obama’s annual addresses to represent his policies.
Obama’s State of the Union Address to Focus on Successes
Aides said the president would offer an optimistic assessment of his presidency, in part to counter the bleak picture painted by Republican presidential candidates.
News Analysis: Balancing Terror and Reality in State of the Union Address
When President Obama speaks to Congress on Tuesday night, he will offer reassurance on the country’s efforts against terrorism, but he is said to believe that the sense of danger has been inflated.
Obama accuses NRA of misleading US
US President Barack Obama attacks the most powerful US gun lobby during a televised public forum dismissed as a PR stunt by the NRA.
A Rush of Central Americans Compounds Obama’s Immigration Task
Legal and political attacks on his strategy of using detention centers have left the president with limited options to stem a new wave of migrant families fleeing violence.
Obama Pleads for Stricter Gun Laws and Faces Tough Questioning
In an intense but civil town-hall-style event broadcast live on television, activists pressed President Obama to justify his gun-control efforts.
U.S. Tells China That Soft Approach to North Korea Has Failed
The Obama administration warned China on Thursday that its approach to reining in North Korea had “not worked” and said the time had come to end “business as usual.”
Tearful Obama and ministers EU freedom
New US gun purchase rules and the news ministers will be given freedom in the EU vote campaign attract headlines.
US Republicans attack Obama gun moves
Leading US Republicans denounce President Barack Obamas move to tighten gun controls in the wake of mass shootings.
Obama to Nominate Joseph Votel as Head of U.S. Central Command
The move reflects the Obama administration’s pivot to fighting abroad with American Special Operations troops.
What will Obamas gun actions do?
President Barack Obama has proposed executive action on gun control after numerous failed attempts to pass legislation curbing gun violence through Congress.
End inaction on gun control - Obama
An emotional US President Barack Obama unveils new restrictions on gun purchases at the White House, saying the constant excuses for inaction have to stop.
VIDEO: Tearful Obama outlines new gun controls
An emotional President Obama has outlined plans to tighten controls on gun purchases in the US.
Obama takes action over US gun laws
US President Barack Obama is to bypass Congress and widen background checks on buyers of firearms, in an attempt to address gun violence.
US gun sales rise ahead of controls
Sales of guns in the US rise, just as President Barack Obama unveils control measures designed to limit the availability of weapons.
Obama, Joined by Victims, Announces Gun Control Steps
The president is trying to sidestep Congress, but the modest steps stop well short of changes he sought after the Sandy Hook school shooting.
Obama to Expand Gun Background Checks and Tighten Enforcement
President Obama’s executive actions on guns will stop short of the kind of large-scale changes that he unsuccessfully sought from Congress three years ago.
Obama’s Action on Guns: What It Means for Background Checks
The president’s action clarifies existing rules on the sale of firearms and includes efforts to link mental health records with criminal background checks.
Republicans Turn Up Heat in Iowa, Setting Aside Good for Bad and Ugly
The presidential candidates, even the once-cheery Marco Rubio, are warning of dark, dangerous times and taking personal potshots at President Obama and Hillary Clinton.
News Analysis: U.S. Struggles to Explain Alliance With Saudis
The Obama administration could not bring itself to condemn the execution of a dissident cleric who challenged the royal family, for fear of undermining the Saudi leadership it desperately needs in fighting ISIS.
Obama to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Gun Violence
The hourlong event will be televised on CNN, and will come days after President Obama meets with the attorney general to discuss gun control.
Obama to bypass Congress on gun control
US President Barack Obama says he will take unilateral action to tackle gun violence, because Congress has failed to act.
Foreign-Policy Trips Fill Obama’s Schedule for Final Year
In addition to travel to support Democratic candidates for the 2016 elections, President Obama’s calendar already includes two trips to Asia, two to Europe and at least one to Latin America.
Obama to Consider Executive Actions on Gun Violence
President Obama will meet with Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on Monday to discuss what he can do to curb gun violence, sidestepping an entrenched Congress.