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  • Hungary: US wants to fill Europe with Muslim migrants 
    Updated: May-19-16 2:38 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - President Barack Obama and the United States favor illegal migration in Europe because they want to fill it up with Muslims, the chief of staff of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Thursday.

  • Senate approves Sept. 11 legislation despite Saudi threats story has photos
    Updated: May-17-16 5:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, rejecting the fierce objections of a U.S. ally and setting Congress on a collision course with the Obama administration.

  • China, US generals to work out mechanism for South China Sea story has photos
    Updated: May-13-16 7:37 am

    BEIJING - Seeking to calm escalating tensions in the South China Sea, top generals from China and the U.S. spoke by phone and said they were ready to work out an effective mechanism to prevent confrontation and maintain stability in the region.

  • White House defends aide, fires back at House GOP 
    Updated: May-12-16 5:28 pm

    WASHINGTON - The White House locked horns on Thursday with a House committee chairman over whether a senior aide should testify before Congress about his role in crafting President Barack Obama's public relations campaign in favor of the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Judge sides with House Republicans against health care law story has photos
    Updated: May-12-16 4:59 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a setback for the Obama health care law, a federal judge ruled Thursday that the administration is unconstitutionally subsidizing medical bills for millions of people while ignoring congressional power over government spending.

  • Federal govt won't hold up funds over NC bathroom law fight story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-12-16 3:38 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration made clear Thursday it won't withhold money for North Carolina while a legal fight plays out over the state's law on bathroom use by transgender people.

  • US grapples with renewed show of force by IS in Syria, Iraq story has photos
    Updated: May-11-16 4:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration grappled with a renewed show of force by Islamic State militants on Wednesday as they advanced again toward the ancient Syrian crossroads of Palmyra and exposed the Iraqi capital's frailty through a series of deadly car bomb attacks.

  • Senate blocks measure to forbid buys of Iran 'heavy water' 
    Updated: May-11-16 11:31 am

    WASHINGTON - The Senate on Wednesday blocked a Republican effort aimed at undercutting last year's landmark international nuclear deal with Iran.

  • White House on damage control after aide's magazine profile story has photos
    Updated: May-09-16 6:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - The White House on Monday worked to contain the damage caused by one of President Barack Obama's closest aides, who, in a seemingly candid, behind-the-curtain magazine story, ripped the Washington press corps, boasted of creating an "echo chamber" of supporters to sell the Iran nuclear deal and appeared to dismiss long-time foreign policy hands, including Hillary Clinton, as the Blob.

  • The Latest: Cooper: McCrory suit pouring 'gas on the fire' story has photos
    Updated: May-09-16 4:48 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on North Carolina's LGBT law (all times local):

  • Obama calls on Sen. Paul to drop objections to tax treaties story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 8:18 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Friday called on Sen. Rand Paul to drop his "quirky" objections to pending international tax treaties so they can move forward in Congress.

  • Obama tells Flint residents, 'I've got your back' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-04-16 10:44 pm

    FLINT, Michigan - Sipping filtered city water to show it's again drinkable, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to ride herd on leaders at all levels of government until every drop of water flowing into homes in Flint, Michigan, is safe to use.

  • White House: Obama not offended by comedian's language story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 11:30 pm

    WASHINGTON - The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama wasn't offended by comedian Larry Wilmore's use of a racial slur at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

  • Former star of "The West Wing" greets White House reporters 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 1:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - Allison Janney played a White House press secretary on "The West Wing." She got a chance to do the real thing on Friday.

  • Rutgers reporter asks Obama for interview - and gets it story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-28-16 7:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - A college reporter spending time at the White House has landed what many beat reporters long for: an interview with President Barack Obama.

  • Obama wants $1.9B to fight Zika: Where does it stand? story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-16 6:36 am

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request for emergency money to combat the Zika virus has been sitting before Congress for more than two months, and there's no obvious path forward despite a growing threat in the hot summer months and increasing public anxiety.