The evolution of the Entertainer-in-ChiefThe evolution of the Entertainer-in-ChiefIt used to be you could make a talk show appearance or two, and then you became president. Barack Obama changed all that, with frequent television, late night and pop culture appearances. Rick Hampson for USA TODAY.
Obama asking Congress for funds to combat ZikaObama asking Congress for funds to combat Zika President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus.
Weekend round-up Zing!sWeekend round-up Zing!sChris Hudson (the Florida state director of Americans for Prosperity) believes that 'holding a $1 billion tax cut that would hold the entire state hostage to corporate welfare would mostly benefit the well-connected few.
Obama practices golf before Sunnylands visitObama practices golf before Sunnylands visitPresident meets with Southeast Asian nations' leaders in the desert in about a week
Why Obama says 'That's not who we are': ColumnWhy Obama says 'That's not who we are': ColumnThe president's rhetorical sleight-of-hand permits him to slander opponents as un-American.
Obama’s comparison to Jefferson absurdObama’s comparison to Jefferson absurdObama’s comparison to Jefferson absurd
Miners make magic in Don Haskins CenterMiners make magic in Don Haskins CenterUTEP rallied from behind to edge Western Kentucky on the day they honored their 1966 NCAA champions.
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Obama budget calls for doubling clean energy research fundingObama budget calls for doubling clean energy research funding"Mission Innovation" effort brings together foreign nations, private investors
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President Obama hails 1966 Miners in videoPresident Obama hails 1966 Miners in videoObama: 1966 Texas Western Miners' "contribution to civil rights was as important as any other."
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Today's Toon: 'Muslim' presidents of the U.S.Today's Toon: 'Muslim' presidents of the U.S.President Barack Obama is far from the first to visit a mosque, defend Muslims and freedom of religion in the United States. He's joined by George W. Bush and Thomas Jefferson.
Protesters expected at US-ASEAN summitProtesters expected at US-ASEAN summitMore than 1,000 protesters are expected at an upcoming meeting of President Obama and Southeast Asian leaders.
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Obama to give video tribute to 1966 MinersObama to give video tribute to 1966 MinersPresident Obama will deliver a video message on the 1966 Texas Western team at halftime of Saturday's UTEP game.
Ex-Detroiter returns to speak on Obama, raceEx-Detroiter returns to speak on Obama, raceA Detroit-born writer on black Americans -- Marvin Gaye and Bill Cosby to Dr. King -- returns to speak on Barack Obama.
Thumbs up: Welcome again, President ObamaThumbs up: Welcome again, President ObamaThumbs up to President Obama and ASEAN leaders meeting in the valley, and for bringing the global spotlight with them.
Summed Up - Obama and the Coachella ValleySummed Up - Obama and the Coachella ValleyStorytelling editor Ashley Hopkinson and content producer Jose Bastidas discuss Obama's upcoming visit to Sunnylands to meet with Asian leaders.
Opinion: Must treat addiction as diseaseOpinion: Must treat addiction as diseaseFour in five heroin users started by misusing prescription drugs, then switched to heroin
Desert Sun letters to the editor for Feb. 7, 2016Desert Sun letters to the editor for Feb. 7, 2016Reader submitted Desert Sun letters to the editor for Feb. 7, 2016.
Guest Editorial: Time to treat drug addictionGuest Editorial: Time to treat drug addictionIt appears this may be the time to deal with the long-ignored epidemic of heroin and prescription opioid addiction.
International sex offender bill heads to White HouseInternational sex offender bill heads to White HouseIf signed into law, the measure will monitor convicted child sex offenders when they travel abroad.
At a mosque, an appeal for inclusionAt a mosque, an appeal for inclusionPresident Obama's timely reminder of American values, and the GOP's reflexive nativist hate-mongering
Medicaid across U.S. a matter of when, not if, says federal health chiefMedicaid across U.S. a matter of when, not if, says federal health chiefFederal health chief touts ACA signups, says will leave process far better than it was.
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President Obama to be guest on Ellen's showPresident Obama to be guest on Ellen's showBring your dancing shoes, Mr. President. And your dogs.
Eelectric car conundrum: Gasoline is betterEelectric car conundrum: Gasoline is betterIn 2008, President Obama called for 1 million plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles (EV) on the road by 2015.
UMES student leader a guest on CNNUMES student leader a guest on CNNThe SGA president at UMES shares his opinion of the Obama presidency and talks about his experience as a guest on CNN
Obama cites jobs gains to bolster upcoming budgetObama cites jobs gains to bolster upcoming budgetThe president touted 71 months of uninterrupted private sector job growth
Somber economic outlook good for stocks, not jobsSomber economic outlook good for stocks, not jobsThe U.S. economy is likely to dodge a recession but good jobs will remain hard to find.