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  • U.S. troops to remain in Baltics, Poland next year

    23 November 2014, 1:48 pm

    VILNIUS (Reuters) - The United States will keep troops in Poland and the Baltic states for at least the next year as tensions with Russia remain, the commander of U.S. land forces in Europe said on Sunday.
  • Obama to Republican critics on immigration: 'Pass a bill'

    23 November 2014, 12:29 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration with a challenge to House of Representatives Republicans: if you don't like it, do something.
  • Obama says Clinton likely to have different positions from him in 2016 race

    23 November 2014, 10:40 am

    HENDERSON, Nev. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he expects Democrat Hillary Clinton to stake out positions that may be different from his if she runs for president in 2016.Clinton, who lost to Obama in the 2008…
  • Obama widens post-2014 combat role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

    23 November 2014, 6:33 am

    WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has approved plans to give U.S. military commanders a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month, a senior administration official said.
  • Obama's day off: Golf with baseball great Derek Jeter

    22 November 2014, 4:00 pm

    NORTH LAS VEGAS Nev. (Reuters) - Of all the more than 200 rounds of golf Barack Obama has played as president, his outing on Saturday will probably prove to be a highlight: Teeing it up with New York Yankees great Derek Jeter.
  • Obama approves fresh guidelines for U.S. military in Afghanistan

    22 November 2014, 3:09 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has approved plans giving U.S. military commanders broader authority in helping Afghanistan forces repel Taliban fighters after U.S. and NATO combat operations formally end in December, a senior administration…
  • Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

    22 November 2014, 3:05 pm

    LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to…
  • U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars

    22 November 2014, 3:03 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document…
  • Obama signs order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role: NYT

    22 November 2014, 12:42 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
  • U.S. judge blocks New Jersey sports betting law

    21 November 2014, 11:33 pm

    (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Friday blocked a New Jersey law that would have allowed legal betting on sporting events at some places in the state.
  • Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

    21 November 2014, 6:33 pm

    LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to…
  • U.S. export lender hands over documents to Congress

    21 November 2014, 5:43 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Export-Import Bank handed over transcripts of board meetings to Congress this week after Republicans rekindled a battle over the bank's long-term future.
  • In Chicago, contenders make hard push to get on mayoral ballot

    21 November 2014, 3:58 pm

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Standing outside a drugstore in the bitter Chicago wind, Jonathan Todd shared tips with a fellow volunteer on how to collect signatures to get their candidate on the mayoral ballot.
  • Obama will visit India again as ties expand

    21 November 2014, 2:12 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will attend India's Republic Day celebrations in January as chief guest, a sign of steadily expanding ties between two countries that share concerns about China's growing power in Asia.
  • Pentagon reforms aim to curb predatory sales targeting troops

    21 November 2014, 1:52 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moving to curb predatory sales practices targeting U.S. military personnel, the Pentagon said on Friday it was reforming its payment system for troops to prevent them from using direct salary deductions to buy consumer goods like cars…
  • Senate Democrats blast New York Fed over bank regulation

    21 November 2014, 1:05 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley came under fire on Friday from Democratic senators who blasted the bank for lax oversight of major financial institutions.
  • Conservatives, states set to launch legal blitz against Obama over immigration

    21 November 2014, 12:31 pm

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The morning after President Barack Obama announced his sweeping action to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, conservative groups and states were already pulling together legal strategies to dismantle the plan.
  • Obama unveils U.S. immigration reform, setting up fight with Republicans

    21 November 2014, 11:35 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans who vow to fight his…
  • House Republicans sue over Obama's healthcare law

    21 November 2014, 11:27 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday filed a long-anticipated lawsuit challenging the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law over employer-based coverage and payments to insurers,…
  • U.S. House will fight Obama's immigration action: Boehner

    21 November 2014, 10:29 am

    (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Friday that President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration has sabotaged chances for bipartisan legislation.
  • Under Senate glare, Goldman rejects commodity manipulation

    21 November 2014, 6:05 am

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Thursday took the lead in rejecting allegations by a U.S. Senate subcommittee that Wall Street banks were exploiting physical commodity markets to manipulate prices and gain unfair trading advantages.
  • Takata executive warns about ability to fix deadly air bag flaw

    21 November 2014, 12:49 am

    WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - An executive from Japan's Takata Corp told U.S. senators on Thursday the supplier is urgently trying to ramp up replacement parts for millions of vehicles fitted with potentially deadly air bags, but said it may not be able to…
  • Eyeing 2016, Clinton, Bush weigh in on Obama's immigration plan

    20 November 2014, 11:03 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Soon after President Barack Obama announced his immigration plans on Thursday evening, Democrats and Republicans who might be angling for his job in 2016 weighed in on an issue that is almost certain to be at the center of their…
  • Republicans united in anger at Obama, not on immigration response

    20 November 2014, 8:33 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Outrage may be the only thing that unites Republicans over President Barack Obama's immigration order.
  • Obama says his immigration plan is lawful

    20 November 2014, 6:58 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama planned on Thursday to impose the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with outraged Republicans.

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