The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to consider religious objections made by corporations to a provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control.
Oral arguments will likely be scheduled for March, with a ruling due by June, in what will be one of the most high-profile issues before the court this term.
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President Barack Obama was one of America’s least influential people last year, according to GQ magazine.
The president came in at No. 17 out of 25 on its list, with GQ’s Drew Magary citing Obama’s inability to work with Republicans in Congress and his flair for speechmaking, calling the president a “very eloquent hat stand.”
“I have spent the majority of this man’s presidency watching... » more
President Barack Obama joined with Bill and Hillary Clinton on Wednesday to recognize the legacy of John F. Kennedy, the president who inspired a generation until he was felled by an assassin's bullets 50 years ago this week.
Obama, former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laid a wreath and bowed their heads before Kennedy's grave at Arlington National Cemetery.... » more
President Barack Obama bowed to political pressure over his signature healthcare reform on Thursday, announcing that he would allow insurers to extend policies that have been canceled for one year even if they do not comply with the law.
But insurers immediately raised doubts over how the proposal would work.
The October 1 rollout of the program known as Obamacare has been beset by technical... » more
Both President Barack Obama and Mayor Michael Bloomberg saw their influence drop, accrording to Forbes Magazine's annual "World's Most Powerful" list.
Obama fell from the top spot, behind Russian President Vladimir Putin, while Bloomberg dropped from 16th to 29th.
Some of prominent political and business leaders Bloomberg trailed included Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh... » more
Prospect Park visitors will have to pick a different spot for their afternoon stroll Friday.
The entire 585-acre park will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. as a security precaution for President Barack Obama's visit to Brooklyn, the Prospect Park Alliance announced yesterday.
Obama will be in the city for a fundraiser but he will also speak with the students at the Pathways in Technology... » more
President Barack Obama doesn't just namedrop Brooklyn in speeches.
Obama will visit Pathways in Technology Early College High School on Friday during a trip to the city for a fundraiser, his press secretary Jay Carney said Monday.
During this year's State of the Union speech, the president touted the Crown Heights school as an example of academic innovation.
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UPDATED 7:25 P.M.: President Barack Obama scolded congressional Republicans on Thursday hours after a fiscal crisis was narrowly averted and called on his opponents to help repair the damage caused by a 16-day U.S. government shutdown and a close brush with a debt default.
Obama stressed that he is willing to work with lawmakers wherever they can agree, but the tone he struck amounted to a... » more
"Sorry" seems to be the hardest word - and it's getting more and more absurd.
Fox News Channel Anchor Anna Kooiman apologized via Twitter for saying on air Saturday that President Barack Obama had offered to pay the operating expenses for a museum of Muslim culture "out of his own pocket" during the partial government shut down.
"Just met w producers- I made... » more
The NYPD stepped up their presence at the city's major spots Sunday in response to the ongoing terrorist attack at a Kenyan mall.
Although the police said there was no specific threat against similar targets in the city, they weren't taking any chances. They deployed critical response vehicles, which have special cameras, "Hercules" teams -highly visible cops armed with power weapons-... » more