Stories by Josh Lederman

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

The United States will provide Israel's military with $38 billion during the next 10 years

WASHINGTON - The United States will provide Israel's military with $38 billion during the next 10 years, officials said Tuesday, the largest batch of military assistance the U.S. has ever pledged ...
By Josh Lederman

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

Obama presses ahead on trade deal

WASHINGTON - President Obama brushed off opposition from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to a free-trade agreement with Asia on Tuesday, vowing to try to force the Trans-Pacific Partnership ...
By Josh Lederman

Friday, Aug 14, 2015

US allows some crude oil trading with Mexico

EDGARTOWN, Mass. - The Oba­ma administration approved limited crude oil trading with Mexico on Friday, further easing the longstanding U.S. ban on crude exports.
By Josh Lederman

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

Keystone XL: US review taking 5 times longer than average

The federal review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas has dragged on for nearly seven years, more than five times the average for such applications.
By Josh Lederman

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Obama assails student loan woes

ATLANTA -- President Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring some order to a notoriously chaotic system.
By Josh Lederman

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Defiant Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline bill

WASHINGTON - Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time ...
By Josh Lederman

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

North Korea could return to terror list

President Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism after acts of "cybervandalism" against Sony and "The Interview."
By Josh Lederman

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

Two Vietnam War soldiers received the Medal of Honor, nearly 50 years after they put themselves in harm's way to protect their brothers.
By Josh Lederman

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

WASHINGTON - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Obama said Thursday.
By Josh Lederman

Monday, March 3, 2014

Obama pushes for cleaner gas rule

The Obama administration is driving ahead with a dramatic reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tailpipe emissions, declaring that cleaner air will save thousands of lives per year at little cost to ...
By Josh Lederman

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

Obama quietly turns to faith for strength

WASHINGTON - President Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost never elaborates in public about his relationship to his Christian faith.
By Josh Lederman

Friday, May 3, 2013

Biden, Cruz headline dueling events as 2016 buzz swirls

COLUMBIA - Mere months after the 2012 election, South Carolina is abuzz of political activity with a slate of potential presidential candidates already looking ahead to the state's "first in the ...
By Josh Lederman

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

Obama pushes preschool programs in Ga. trip

DECATUR, Ga. - President Obama's plan to expand preschool programs comes as one of every 13 students already in Head Start classrooms is at risk of being kicked out unless lawmakers sidestep a ...
By Josh Lederman

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012

Storm interrupts presidential campaign

CELINA, Ohio — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama frantically sought to close the deal with voters with precious few days left in an incredibly close race as this ...
By Josh Lederman
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