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Man calls Homeland Security, threatens to kill Obama, arrested
A Tennessee man is accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, and others.
Obama fundraises for Dems, demands GOP cooperation
President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails." He is also urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote Republicans out of office.
Obama hosts annual LGBT Pride Month celebration
Obama recognized a few influential figures, including an old college professor, who he said has helped shape how he thinks about many gay rights issues -- as he marked Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month at the White House Monday.
Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers
President Barack Obama says America's federal government contracts should not subsidize discrimination.
Turkish PM says he, Obama no longer talk directly
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he no longer holds "direct" telephone conversations with U.S. President Barack Obama, suggesting a rift between the leaders who were once close.
Obama urges Cabinet to find ways to act without Congress
President Obama is telling his Cabinet secretaries to get creative -- to come up with new ways of making what the president calls "real progress" on issues where Congress won't act.
Dems, GOP press Obama to withdraw ambassador pick
House Democrats and Republicans are pressing President Obama to withdraw his nominee for U.S. ambassador to Norway. In a letter last week and a statement on Friday, lawmakers called George Tsunis unqualified for the post. 
Obama to nominate Christopher Hart to chair NTSB
The White House on Friday said that President Obama will nominate a lawyer with a history in aviation and transportation safety to be the new head of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Obama sends best wishes for Muslim holy month
President Obama is sending his best wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world on the start of the holy month of Ramadan. The Muslim holy month starts this weekend and is marked by daily fasting from dawn to sunset.
Obama claims progress on curbing climate change
President Obama on Wednesday trumpeted major progress by his administration toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, even though some of the most ambitious steps Obama has pledged remain in limbo.
Obama sending 200 more US troops to Iraq to train
President Barack Obama says he's sending about 200 more U.S. troops to Iraq to protect Americans and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. The announcement will bring to nearly 800 the total number of U.S. forces in and around Iraq to train local forces.
Obama condemns abductions of teens in Middle East
President Obama is condemning what he calls a "senseless act of terror against innocent youth" in the Mideast, and offering U.S. help to find those who killed three teenagers. He also extended condolences to the teens' families.
Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels
President Obama is asking Congress for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition, as the U.S. grapples for a way to stem a civil war that has also fueled the al-Qaida inspired insurgency in neighboring Iraq.
Obama watches US in World Cup on board Air Force One
Air Force One gave President Obama an advantage that wasn't available to many other frequent flyers on Thursday -- the opportunity to watch some of the World Cup soccer match between the U.S. and Germany.
Clinton: Obama Should Honor Health Care Pledge
Former President Bill Clinton says President Barack Obama should find a way to let people keep their health coverage, even if it means changing the new insurance law.
Obama Signs Order On Response To Climate Change
A year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday to make it easier for states and local governments to respond to weather disasters.
Obama's low approval rating hints at possible trouble for Dems
President Obama has notched the worst job approval rating of his presidency -- which signals that trouble may be brewing for the Democratic party in this year's critical midterm elections, according to a new survey.
Obama Hits GOP 'Ideological Crusade' In Shutdown
Congress hung "Closed" signs on a big swath of the government Tuesday and sent home 800,000 workers in what President Barack Obama labeled an "ideological crusade" by the GOP. On Capitol Hill, Democrats and Republicans traded blame for the first partial government shutdown in nearly two decades.
US awaits Russia's next move as Putin applauds cease-fire
The White House on Tuesday said that it is reserving judgment on Russian President Vladimir Putin's call for extending a week-long cease-fire in Ukraine, saying it puts more stock in Russia's actions than in its words.
Kentucky Veterans Visit World War II Memorial
It was seventy years ago on Friday that American troops stormed the beach at Normandy and clashed with soldiers of a Nazi-Occupied France.
Rep. Andy Barr Says He's Offended By President's Climate Change Plan
Barr says the President's plan is a war on coal Video Video
Sebelius Apologizes For Health Law Rollout Fiasco
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (seh-BEEL'-yuhs) says she's sorry consumers have wasted so much time dealing with technical problems on the Obama administration's health insurance website.
Obama meets with outgoing Israeli President Peres
President Obama on Wednesday met at the White House with outgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres. The two held a private meeting with American Jewish community leaders, followed by a working lunch and an Oval Office meeting.
Gov. Beshear Gets Presidential Invite to State of the Union Address
Kentucky's performance with health care sign-ups through its state-run website has earned Gov. Steve Beshear a White House invitation to attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech.
More Than 116K Enroll For Insurance Through Kynect
Gov. Steve Beshear's office says more than 116,000 Kentuckians have enrolled in health insurance through the commonwealth's kynect website.
Obama meets with Senate Democrats at White House
President Obama and Senate Democrats on Wednesday met in what the White House billed as more of an informal get-together than a serious policy discussion, as mid-term elections lay not too far off in the distance.
Insurance Markets Open To Surge Of New Customers
The online insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul struggled to handle the wave of new consumers Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open-enrollment period.
Rand Paul Has Doubts About NSA and Privacy
Even after President Obama said closer supervision and tougher guidelines for intelligence gathering would be put in place, Republican Senator Rand Paul said he was doubtful it would put the public's mind at ease. Video Video
Lexington Woman Attends White House Reception With Obama's
What a Lexington woman initially thought was a joke, ended up being a formal invitation to attend a holiday reception with the President and First Lady at The White House. Video Video
Boehner plans to sue Obama for holding back US laws
On behalf of the Republican-controlled U.S. House, Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday said that he intends to file a lawsuit accusing President Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress.
The Battle over Payroll Tax Cuts
See how fighting in Congress could effect your paycheck Video Video
Jill Biden, Labor Secretary Visit Lexington College
Jill Biden and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis were in Lexington Thursday to push the Obama administration's eight billion dollar plan to train two million people for mid to high level jobs through the nation's community colleges. Video Video
McConnell Claims Obama Tried to Intimidate Court
Senator Mitch McConnell claims President Obama tried to intimidate the Supreme Court on its health care law review. Video Video
Paul on Repeal of Health Care Reform
U.S. Senator Rand Paul wants President Obama's health care reform repealed and he believes there's a better than 50 percent chance the Supreme Court will overturn the controversial law. Video Video
Cats At The White House
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Kentucky Senator Blames President For Bad Economy
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says we’re in the middle of a weak economic recovery and he blames President Obama. Video Video
President Obama To Visit Nearby State
President Obama will be stopping in Cincinnati, Ohio on Monday. Video Video
McConnell: Obama Speech "More Of The Same"
Senator Mitch McConnell didn't seem impressed by the president's State of the Union address. Video Video
U.S. requests Return of Captured Drone
The Obama administration delivers a formal request to Iran for the return of a U.S. surveillance drone captured by Iranian armed forces. Video Video
President Obama Congratulates Cats
The Champion Wildcats earned congratulations from the President of the United States.
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