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Supporters Urge Obama to Commute Manning's Sentence

By Michael Nugent | Dec 24
Time is running out for President Barack Obama to act on a petition to commute the sentence of convicted whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

Obama Bans Future Oil Leases in Much of Arctic, Atlantic

By Kevin Freking | Dec 22
President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing.

Obama Signs Bill Boosting Spending on Cancer Research

By Kevin Freking | Dec 15
On a "bittersweet day" that brought back memories of loved ones lost, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse.

Obama Blocks Proposed Takeover of Germany's Aixtron

Dec 6
Citing a national security risk, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese investor's proposed takeover of Aixtron SE, a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

Obama Calls For Kinder World In Final UN Address

By John McDonald | Sep 25
In his final address to the United Nations, U.S. President Barack Obama called for an end to the persecution of gay people.

Meet the New Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden

Meet the New Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden

Sep 20
It's not as well known a post as other government positions, but the new Librarian of Congress is making history.

White House Says Obama Intends to Veto Sept. 11 Bill

Sep 13
The White House says President Barack Obama is intent on vetoing legislation that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.

Obama's Energy Legacy

By Seth Borenstein and Josh Lederman | Sep 6
Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the United States has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama's presidency.

Obama Bans U.S. Imports of Slave-Produced Goods

By Martha Mendoza | Feb 28
Federal officials are preparing to enforce an 86-year-old ban on importing goods made by children or slaves under new provisions of a law signed by President Barack Obama.

Obama Faces Political Puzzle in Naming Scalia Successor

By Kathleen Hennessey and Mark Sherman | Feb 16
For most presidents, choosing a Supreme Court nominee is a puzzle. For President Barack Obama, the chance to pick a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia is more like a Gordian Knot.

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