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President Obama Dismisses Comparisons to Bernie Sanders in 2016 Race

President Barack Obama walks along the colonnade of the White House in Washington, Jan. 12, 2016, to the residence from the Oval Office, hours before giving his State of The Union address. (ABC News) — President Obama isn’t making an endorsement in the Democratic primary, but in a podcast interview posted this morning, he offered his most extensive thoughts so…

Attorney General Defends Executive Actions on Guns as Legal

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch defended President Barack Obama’s executive actions curbing guns, telling lawmakers Wednesday that the president took lawful, common-sense steps to stem firearms violence that kills and injures tens of thousands of Americans yearly. Lynch’s justification for the moves was immediately attacked by Republicans, who said the measures Obama…

NFL Player’s Sweet Reunion With Mom After She’s Pardoned by President Obama

Demaryius Thomas of the Denver Broncos reaches for the ball but comes up short against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, Jan. 17, 2016 in Denver. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images (ABC News) — Any mother would be proud to watch her child play in a professional sports’ league – but for Katrina Smith, the Denver Broncos’ victory over the…

President Obama Delivers Final State of the Union Speech

Evan Vucci, Pool/AP Photo (ABC News) — In his final State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his vision for the future of the country, touting his accomplishments during his two terms in office and asking to “fix our politics.” “For my final address to this chamber, I don’t want to just talk about the next year. I want to…

Obama Doubts Prospect of Trump Presidency

resident Obama holds a press conference in Chicago on Oct. 27, 2015 and Donald Trump partakes in the third GOP debate, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (Getty Images) (ABC News) — As he prepares to deliver his final State of the Union address tonight, President Obama rippedDonald Trump, joking that the only way he could envision the billionaire GOP front-runner…

Obama Vetoes Bill to Repeal Signature Health Care Law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has vetoed legislation to repeal his signature health care law. It’s one of many repeal measures pushed by Republican lawmakers since 2010, when Obama signed the health care program into law. But it’s the first bill to clear both houses of Congress and make it to Obama’s desk. The legislation would also cut federal…

Obama Slams Charge That He’s Taking Away Guns as ‘Conspiracy’

(AP) (ABC News) — President Obama participated in a town hall meeting tonight at George Mason University in an attempt to explain a new wave of executive actions his administration is taking to curb gun violence. During the forum he was confronted by a rape survivor who said that the president’s actions were making it harder for her to keep her…

Gun Background Checks Hit Record 3.3 Million in December, FBI Says

The Response to President Obama’s Executive Actions on Guns (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times & Tribune /AP Photo) (ABC News) — As President Obama pushes for stronger gun control measures in the United States, FBI data shows that gun background checks have soared in recent years. FBI background checks, which are often used as an indicator of sales trends, hit a…

Obama to announce executive actions on gun control Tuesday

(ABC News) — President Obama plans to announce executive actions he will take on gun control on Tuesday, a source told ABC News. Obama had announced during his weekly address Friday that he planned to discuss gun control options with Attorney General Loretta Lynch after he returned from his Hawaiian vacation, which ended today. “A few months ago, I directed…

Drone briefly flies alongside presidential motorcade in Hawaii, no charges filed

(ABC News) — A recreational drone briefly flew alongside the presidential motorcade in Hawaii, highlighting a growing security challenge posed by the popular toy. The incident, which took place Monday around 4 p.m. local time, only lasted a matter of seconds and the operator landed the craft next to him as Secret Service agents approached. “The Secret Service is aware…