Barack Obama

Agave plants are seen in desert mountains south of Palm Springs (Credit: DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images)

Feinstein: Bypass Congress To Create 3 Desert Monuments

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has asked President Barack Obama to bypass Congress and create three national monuments in the California desert.

08/22/2015

US President Barack Obama signs the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on August 7, 2015. The act designates specified parcels of federal land in central Idaho as wilderness areas and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System. (Credit: YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Wildfires Worsened By Climate Change

President Barack Obama says wildfires in the western U.S. are getting worse in large part due to climate change.

08/07/2015

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California Lawmakers Applaud Money In Obama Budget For Earthquake Warning System

California lawmakers say President Barack Obama’s recommendation to spend $5 million next year on an early earthquake warning system for the West Coast represents a significant breakthrough.

02/04/2015

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Health Insurance Sign-Ups Coming To Shopping Malls

The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,000 people selected a private insurance plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through the online marketplace HealthCare.gov.

11/26/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama’s Immigration Plan Draws Cheers, Criticism Across US

Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.

11/21/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown listens while US President Barack Obama meets with locals at the San Luis Water Facility February 14, 2014 in Firebaugh, California. Obama is visiting the Fresno area where he will speak with members of the community and tour drought effected areas. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

California Gov. Jerry Brown Backs President Obama’s Immigration Order

Brown said in a statement that the president “stepped up for hard-working families across America” in the face of Washington gridlock.

11/20/2014

US President Barack Obama waves while exiting Air Force One on arrival in Los Angeles, California on October 9, 2014. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Swing By California In Fundraising Tour

President Barack Obama is on a three-day fundraising swing through California and what he says at some of his stops will be anybody’s guess.

10/10/2014

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Emotional Toll Taxes Military Drone Operators Too

President Barack Obama has assured Americans he opposes sending U.S. ground troops to crush Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria — well aware the country is not ready to return to the battlefield with its war wounded still recovering from a decade of conflict.

09/29/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31:  (L-R) Cast members Robin Williams and Arian Moayed take a curtain call during the opening night of "Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo" at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on March 31, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Robin Williams;Arian Moayed

Robin Williams: Reaction To Actor, Comedian’s Apparent Suicide

Reaction to the apparent suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams has been pouring in throughout the day. Here’s a look at some of what’s been said.

08/11/2014

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Poll: Obama Health Law Is A Tale Of 2 Americas

President Barack Obama’s health care law has become a tale of two Americas.

08/05/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondent's Association Gala at the Washington Hilton hotel May 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. Photo by Olivier Douliery/ABACAUSA.COM

Pres. Obama Flying To Calif. Tuesday For Democratic Fundraisers

President Barack Obama is flying into California on Tuesday for a pair of Democratic fundraisers in Silicon Valley and the Los Angeles area.

07/22/2014

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November Congressional Races Become Intraparty Showdowns Under California Rules

California’s revamped primary system, approved by voters in 2010, allows the top two candidates regardless of political affiliation to advance to the general election. The idea is to fight polarization by making them appeal to a wider pool of voters.

07/07/2014

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