Obama orders NSA phone data limits, tighter restrictions for spying on … – Fox News

Fox NewsTrying to strike a balance between the government’s surveillance policies and the public’s civil liberties, President Obama announced a series of steps Friday that would end the National Security…

Obama announces reforms to NSA phone surveillance – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribunePresident Barack Obama banned U.S. eavesdropping on the leaders of close friends and allies on Friday and began reining in the vast collection of Americans’ phone data in a…

NASA, China Meet On Possible Cooperation – Aviation Week

Aviation WeekTop NASA officials took advantage of the recent gathering of space agency chiefs in Washington to look for ways to broaden cooperation with China, including rare direct talks with…

Obama to Democrats: Put off new Iran sanctions – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPresident Obama laid out his legislative agenda for Senate Democrats at a White House meeting on Wednesday, but also asked them not to do something. Don’t slap new sanctions…

Return engagement to White House for Miami Heat – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama welcomed the Miami Heat back to the White House on Tuesday, this time to honor the team for its 2012-13 NBA championship. The president…

Obama: Iran nuclear deal starts Jan. 20 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON — President Obama said Sunday that the clock starts ticking Jan. 20 on a six-month nuclear deal with Iran, calling it the best bet to deny Tehran the…

World leaders react to former Israeli prime minister Sharon’s death – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWorld leaders offered condolences in reaction to Ariel Sharon’s death Saturday. President Barack Obama released a statement saying, “Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the family of…

Robert Gates disses Obama administration in new memoir – MSNBC

MSNBCNearly three years after Robert Gates stepped down as Obama’s defense secretary, he’s out with a new book that looks harshly at Washington, the Obama administration, and the president himself.…

‘Peace on Earth’ means Syria, Sudan, and Nigeria, Pope says on Christmas – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Pope Francis doesn’t want a commonly quoted Bible verse chanted as empty words on Christmas Day — the one about peace on Earth. “Glory to God in the…

South Sudan sends more troops to retake town, says spots rebel ex-VP – Reuters

ReutersJUBA (Reuters) – South Sudan said it had sent more soldiers to retake the flashpoint town of Bor from rebels and kept control of oilfields as fighting spread to a…

US Troops Wounded in South Sudan – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThe U.S. military says unidentified gunmen have opened fire on U.S. aircraft flying in to a rebel-held area of South Sudan to evacuate American citizens. Four U.S. service…

Obama includes openly gay athletes in 2014 Olympic delegation – CBS News

CBS NewsWASHINGTON Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will lead the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics next year in Sochi, Russia. The White House says…

Former Microsoft Exec Picked to Fix HealthCare.gov – PC Magazine

PC MagazinePresident Obama today announced that former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene will serve as a senior advisor on HealthCare.gov. As part of the “One Microsoft” effort, outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve…

The Obamas and the prime minister: Insulting catfight insinuations – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesIt’s nearly 2014 and here’s where we are in the gender wars: A woman prime minister talking to a male president is presumed to be flirting, and he…

How 2013 became the year of the ‘selfie’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukThere seems to be no corner of the Western world left untouched by the creep of the “selfie”. This one raised some eyebrows yesterday. Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt…

The Obama-Castro handshake that shocked the world – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWith a quick handshake, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro whipped up a frenzy Tuesday that led many to wonder whether a shift is coming between the…

Quotes from the Nelson Mandela service – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTens of thousands of world leaders, family members, friends and mourners crowded into FNB Stadium in Johannesburg in the cold rain Tuesday to pay tribute to South Africa’s anti-apartheid…

Obama, world leaders eulogize Mandela at massive memorial – Fox News

Fox NewsPresident Obama implored the thousands of people gathered in a stadium and millions watching around the world on Tuesday to continue Nelson Mandela’s mission of erasing injustice and inequality.…

President Obama Speech At Nelson Mandela Funeral: Transcript

President Barack Obama spoke at the funeral for Nelson Mandela today, and The White House provided a transcript of his remarks. They appear below. President Obama spoke at First National…

Obama praises ‘giant of history’ at packed Mandela memorial – CNN

CNNJohannesburg (CNN) — Presidents and prime ministers, celebrities and royals joined tens of thousands of South Africans to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, in a memorial service celebrating…

Crowds Mass in South Africa to Bid Farewell and Honor Mandela – New York Times

New York TimesSOWETO, South Africa — In an outpouring of praise, memory and celebration, scores of leaders from around the world, including President Obama, joined tens of thousands of South…

Lack of bitterness set Mandela apart – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG — For all his years of struggle, imprisonment and political leadership, it was Nelson Mandela’s capacity to embrace his former oppressors without bitterness in order to achieve a…

South African Police Prepare for Mandela Ceremony – ABC News

ABC NewsThousands of South African police officers will be on hand at a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela in a Soweto soccer stadium, and authorities will block access to the site…

Kennedy Center Honorees saluted at star-studded gala – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON — Snow and freezing rain didn’t stop a conclave of top talent from saluting this year’s crop of Kennedy Center Honorees on Sunday night at the John F.…

Nelson Mandela Dead At 95: Obama Orders Flags At Half-Staff

In the wake of the passing of Nelson Mandela, President Obama issued a proclamation that flags be flown at half staff. Here is the proclamation: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of…

President Obama, Prime Minister Reinfeldt Of Sweden In Press Conference: Transcript

President Obama and Sweden’s Prime Minister Reinfeldt gave a joint press conference early this morning on Syria. Here’s the full, unedited transcript from that session: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND…

50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington: President Obama’s Proclamation

On Friday, President Obama presented this proclamation celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The March On Washington, which was held August 28th, 1963. That event, which drew 250,000 people, was the…

President Obama’s Speech From Berlin, Germany, Pariser Platz, Brandenburg Gate

President Obama gave a speech from Pariser Platz, Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, Germany on Wednesday. The event was held just after the G8 Summit, and after the President’s Speech, he…

Ravens Enjoying Their Super Bowl Ride

Winning a Super Bowl is nice, but the perks of being champions are even nicer. While it’s great to hold the Vince Lombardi Trophy, it also exciting to meet the…

Violence Against Women Act 2013 Reauthorization Full Text

President Obama signed The Violence Against Women Act 2013 Reauthorization into law just about 25 minutes ago. The law is quite extensive, and every American should take time to read…

Obama Agrees To Sequester; Impact On California

The Budget Control Act Of 2011’s budget cutting measures were signed into action Friday March 1st before midnight, by President Obama. It means that $85 billion of cuts will go…

Obama and Clinton On 60 Minutes, Transcript

President Obama and Secretary Of State Clinton appeared together on CBS’ 60 Minutes Sunday evening. What follows is the transcript from that TV event, assembled from the divided-by-page version published…

Obama Recess Appointments Wrongly Rejected By Republican Judges

On the surface, the decision of the judges in the case of Noel Canning v. NLRB to declare invalid the January 4, 2012 appointments of Democratic members Richard Griffin and…

Michelle Obama: Women Approve Of Bangs, Coat At Inauguration

Michelle Obama. The First Lady generated a lot of excitement over how she would look for the 57th Presidential Inauguration, and she did not disappoint those waiting for a look…

President Obama’s 23 Proposals And Executive Actions For Gun Control, Full Doc

President Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden at his side, stated the case for signing 23 proposals and executive actions toward new, stronger gun control actions. But you’re probably wondering…