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  •  Some of President Barack Obama’s top allies say the president misread a few crucial political forces when he asked Congress to support his bid to strike Syria over last month’s chemical weapons attack. They say the chief one is the nation’s profound weariness with military entanglements in the Middle East.

    Obama allies cite PR missteps in bid for Syria hit Sep 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Some of President Barack Obama’s top allies say the president misread a few crucial political forces when he asked Congress to support his bid to strike Syria. Chief among Obama’s missteps, they say, was underestimating the nation’s profound weariness with military entanglements and overestimating lawmakers’ willingness to make risky votes.

     
  •  President Barack Obama conditionally endorsed a Russian offer for international inspectors to seize and destroy deadly chemical weapons in Syria as efforts to avert retaliatory U.S. missile strikes shift from Washington to the United Nations.

    Obama conditionally backs offer on Syria Sep 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    President Barack Obama conditionally endorsed a Russian offer for international inspectors to seize and destroy deadly chemical weapons in Syria as efforts to avert retaliatory U.S. missile strikes shift from Washington to the United Nations. In a nationally televised address Tuesday night, Obama offered a rationale for greater U.S. intervention in a sectarian civil war while acknowledging that winning the hearts and minds of Americans remains a struggle.

     
  •  President Barack Obama lowers his head during a moment of silence at the Pentagon Wednesday, during a ceremony to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

    Obama pays tribute to the fallen of Sept. 11, 2001 Sep 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    For President Barack Obama, the prospect of more U.S. military action in the Middle East hung over his observance Wednesday of the Sept. 11 attacks that occurred a dozen years ago. While Obama made no direct mention of the crisis in Syria, he vowed to “defend our nation” against the threats that endure, even though they may be different than the ones facing the country during the 2001 attacks.

     
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada walks Friday to a closed-door briefing by national security officials on the situation in Syria on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Survey: House shows 6 to 1 opposition to Syria attack Sep 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    By their statements or those of aides, only 31 members of the Republican-led House support intervention or are leaning in favor of authorizing the president to use force against Syrian President Bashar Assad's government in response to a chemical weapons attack last month. Some 185 House members outright oppose U.S. involvement or are leaning against authorization, according to the AP survey.

     
  •  Senate Foreign Relations Committee members Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican, center, and Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, left, talk Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington during the committee’s hearing to consider the authorization for use of military force in Syria. Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, is at right.

    Obama lobbying lawmakers on Syria action from overseas Sep 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Senate panel’s deep divide over giving President Barack Obama the authority to use U.S. military force against Syria underscores the commander in chief’s challenge in persuading skeptical lawmakers and wary allies to back greater intervention in an intractable civil war.

     
  •  President Barack Obama is reassuring Europeans that the U.S. is not snooping through their emails or eavesdropping on their telephone calls.

    Obama reassures Europeans over U.S. surveillance Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    President Barack Obama is reassuring Europeans that the U.S. is not snooping through their emails or eavesdropping on their telephone calls. Obama says U.S. surveillance programs that became public knowledge after a government contractor leaked details about them are meant to help improve America’s understanding of what’s happening around the world.

     
  •  President Barack Obama speaks during his news conference with the Swedish prime minister at the chancellery Rosenbad in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday Sept. 4, 2013. Obama is seeking to use a 24-hour visit to this Swedish capital to show a softer side of American diplomacy even as the world’s gaze remains fixed anxiously on Syria.

    In Sweden, Obama to showcase common global goals Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    President Barack Obama is seeking to use a 24-hour visit to this Swedish capital to show a softer side of American diplomacy even as the world’s gaze remains fixed anxiously on Syria. He intends to focus in the Nordic nation on climate change, trade and technology in a marked departure from the thorny, pressing matters he’s facing back home on national security and the economy. He also plans to pay homage to a Holocaust-era hero.

     
  •  Senate Foreign Relations Committee members Sen. John McCain, right, and Sen. Rand Paul speak Wednesday during the committee’s hearing to consider authorization for use of military force in Syria.

    Obama wins Senate panel’s backing on Syria strike Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    President Barack Obama’s request for speedy congressional backing of a military strike in Syria advanced Wednesday toward a showdown Senate vote, hours after the commander in chief left open the possibility he would order retaliation for a deadly chemical weapons attack even if Congress withheld its approval.

     
  •  The Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons and proposing to close a little-known loophole that lets felons and others circumvent background checks by registering guns to corporations.

    Obama offers new gun control steps Aug 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons and proposing to close a little-known loophole that lets felons and others circumvent background checks by registering guns to corporations.

     
  •  President Barack Obama, with daughter Malia, rides bicycles in Manuel F. Correllus State Forest, after first lady Michelle Obama, with daughter Sasha, not pictured, passed by first, during their family vacation on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.

    Family bike ride for Obamas on Martha’s Vineyard Aug 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    President Barack Obama says he’s having a “great time as always” on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. Obama took his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha on a late Friday morning bike ride through the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest in West Tisbury.

     
  •  President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. is canceling joint military exercise with Egypt amid violence.

    Obama cancels U.S.-Egyptian military exercise Aug 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month, saying American cooperation with the Egyptian government cannot continue when civilians are being killed in the streets. He directed his national security team to see what additional steps the U.S. might take going forward.

     
  •  CEO of Deutsche Telekom Rene Obermann holds a press conference in Berlin Friday to discuss securing e-mail in Germany. Deutsche Telekom AG and United Internet AG, Germany’s biggest Internet service providers, say they will encrypt customers’ emails by default following reports that the U.S. National Security Agency monitors international electronic communications.

    Lawmakers say obstacles limit oversight of NSA surveillance Aug 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Congress’s 2011 reauthorization vote approved, at Obama’s urging, a four-year extension to the Patriot Act provisions, until June 2015. The reauthorization passed with overwhelming bipartisan majorities, despite objections from civil liberties groups and a handful of lawmakers, including some who were fully aware of the telephone data collection and issued carefully worded yet vague warnings in public debate.

     
  •  President Obama speaks Friday during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.

    Obama: ‘Appropriate reforms’ for spy program in worksAug 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    The president announced a series of changes in a program begun under the anti-terror Patriot Act that was passed in the wake of the attacks of Sept, 11, 2001. But none of the moves would alter the basic core of the program, the collection of millions of Americans’ phone records.

     
  •  In a rare diplomatic rebuke, President Barack Obama on Wednesday canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    White House wants ‘more results,’ spikes Putin summit Aug 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    In a rare diplomatic rebuke, President Barack Obama on Wednesday canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The decision reflected both U.S. anger over Russia’s harboring of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and growing frustration within the Obama administration over what it sees as Moscow’s stubbornness on other key issues, including missile defense and human rights.

     
  • Associated Press President Barack Obama gets a high-five after speaking about the economy, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo.

    Obama economic tour attracts low expectations Jul 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    It’s hard to find anyone who thinks President Barack Obama’s series of heavily promoted economic speeches will be the flash point that unclogs the system in Washington — including the president.

     
  •  Anti-government protesters gathered in Tahrir (Liberation) Square in 2011 watch a screen showing U.S. President Barack Obama live on a TV broadcast from Washington, speaking about the situation in Egypt.

    Obama leery of intervention in Mideast Jul 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    From Egypt to Syria to Iraq and beyond, the Obama administration is determined to show it will only go so far to help save nations in chaos from themselves. President Barack Obama has long made it clear that he favors a foreign policy of consultation and negotiation, but not intervention. And he appears determined not to deviate this week even to help reverse turbulence in Egypt, one of the United States’ most important Arab allies.

     
  •  U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and former President George W. Bush walk off after a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the victims of the U.S. embassy bombing on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The president is traveling in Tanzania on the final leg of his three-country tour in Africa.

    Obama ends Africa trip by joining Bush at memorial Jul 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican predecessor President George W. Bush found common ground in Africa on Tuesday, honoring the victims of a terrorist attack in an unprecedented encounter a world away from home. The U.S. presidents observed a moment of silence together at a monument to victims of the 1998 embassy bombing.

     
  •  U.S. President Barack Obama looks at rice crops during a food security expo on Friday, June 28, 2013, in Dakar, Senegal. Obama met with farmers, innovators, and entrepreneurs whose new methods and technologies are improving the lives of smallholder farmers throughout West Africa.

    Obama yet to have African legacy like predecessors Jun 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    President Barack Obama is receiving the embrace you might expect for a long-lost son on his return to his father’s home continent, even as he has yet to leave a lasting policy legacy for Africa on the scale of his two predecessors. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush passed innovative Africa initiatives while in the White House and passionately continue their development work in the region in their presidential afterlife. Obama’s efforts here have not been so ambitious, despite his personal ties to the continent.

     
  •  In the shifting narrative of the Obama administration, Edward Snowden, the man whose leaks of top-secret material about government surveillance programs have tied the national security apparatus in knots and brought charges under the Espionage Act, has now been demoted to a common fugitive unworthy of international intrigue or extraordinary pursuit by the U.S. government.

    Obama recasts chase for Snowden as unexceptional Jun 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    The last thing President Barack Obama wants to do is turn Edward Snowden into a grand enemy of the state or a Daniel Ellsberg-type hero who speaks truth to power. In the shifting narrative of the Obama administration, the man whose leaks of top-secret material about government surveillance programs have tied the national security apparatus in knots has now been demoted to a common fugitive unworthy of international intrigue or extraordinary pursuit by the U.S. government.

     
  • Obama uncertain about visit with Nelson Mandela Jun 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    President Barack Obama, in the midst of a historic tour of Africa, says he isn’t certain about whether he’ll be able to visit gravely ill Nelson Mandela when he arrives in South Africa. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One en route from Dakar, Senegal to Johannesburg, Obama said, “We’ll see what the situation is when we land.”

     
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