July 24, 2013 With a speech that echoed many of those given in his 2008 and 2012 campaigns, the president launched another effort to lay out his vision for how to strengthen the U.S. economy.
July 23, 2013 As President Obama prepared to give his first in a series of economic speeches, starting at Illinois' Knox College on Wednesday, most signs pointed to a cranking up of the brinkmanship that has led to so much economic uncertainty.
July 19, 2013 President Obama did something no other holder of his office has ever had the life experience to do: As the first African-American president, he used the bully pulpit to explain black America to white America.
July 17, 2013 Granting a presidential amnesty to people in the country illegally would not only be received as a declaration of war by many of his Republican opponents; it most likely wouldn't go down well even with some Democratic allies.
July 16, 2013 Forced to choose between a tyranny of the majority or a tyranny of the minority, the Senate went with custom and chose the latter.
July 15, 2013 "We are surely a kinder and gentler nation because of you," President Obama told the nation's 41st president. The occasion was a ceremony to present the 5,000th Points of Light Award.
July 9, 2013 The U.S. has been planning to leave a small residual force in Afghanistan after 2014. But The New York Times and CNN report that the Obama administration is increasingly frustrated with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
July 5, 2013 The military coup that overthrew former President Mohammed Morsi has left a complex situation, complicating President Obama's response and leaving him mostly as a spectator. He must choose his words carefully.
July 3, 2013 Saying that the United States is "deeply concerned by the decision of the Egyptian Armed Forces to remove President Morsy and suspend the Egyptian constitution," President Obama calls on Egypt's military to preserve the rights and safety of its citizens.
July 3, 2013 The politics of the Obama administration's decision to postpone the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate are much easier for Republican opponents than administration officials and other Democratic boosters of the controversial law.
June 30, 2013 Speaking in Cape Town on Sunday, President Obama recalled what some say was Robert Kennedy's greatest speech — the senator's 1966 address at a South African university. Read that famous address and see video highlights.
June 30, 2013 "The world is grateful for the heroes of Robben Island, who remind us that no shackles or cells can match the strength of the human spirit," the president wrote Sunday. He also unveiled a $7 billion "Power Africa" initiative, to bring electricity to the continent.
June 29, 2013 Using Mandela's clan name, by which the anti-apartheid hero is affectionately known, Obama hailed Madiba's "moral courage." Mandela, whose 95th birthday is less than three weeks away, is in critical condition with a lung infection. Obama is on a previously scheduled visit to South Africa.