President Barack Obama

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TIMELINE: The Death of Michael Brown and Unrest in Ferguson

On Aug. 9, 18-year-old Michael Brown, a recent high school graduate about to start college, was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer. Brown was unarmed.

08/12/2014

US President Barack Obama (R) talks with people on Main Street in Parkville, Missouri, July 30, 2014, during an unscheduled stop. (credit:  JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Makes Quick Stop In Kansas City Suburb

Residents of the Kansas City suburb of Parkville got a surprise when President Barack Obama stopped at a coffee shop and paid the tabs for a handful of patrons.

07/30/2014

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Obama To Jesus Heckler: ‘I Believe In God, Thanks For The Prayer’

President Barack Obama responded to a heckler in Kansas City on Wednesday, with Obama responding to the woman yelling, “Jesus is the Lord of Israel.”

07/30/2014

US President Barack Obama (C) looks at a large soda at Arthur Bryant's Barbecue in Kansas City, Missouri, before having dinner with four local residents July 29, 2014.  (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Eats Ribs With 4 Kansas City Letter Writers

President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess.

07/29/2014

Lew Prince. Photo: whitehouse.gov

Vintage Vinyl Co-Owner Honored in Washington

The White House says Lew Prince will be honored today as one of America’s “Champions of Change.”

07/22/2014

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Parade Committee Member: Obama Outhouse Float ‘Was Political Satire’

A float comparing President Barack Obama’s future presidential library to an outhouse has drawn criticism.

07/06/2014

Get Covered Illinois

Illinois Health Campaign Among Nation’s Costliest

President Barack Obama’s home state agreed to spend $33 million in federal money promoting his health care law.

06/12/2014

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Sen. Blunt: VA Health Problems are Obama’s Fault

Missouri’s Republican Senator says the blame for problems in the VA health system lie squarely with the Obama Administration.

06/12/2014

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Obama’s New Carbon Emissions Rules Draw Mixed Reactions

President’s Obama’s call for a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions is stirring strong reactions on both sides of the argument.

06/02/2014

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States Move To Blunt Obama Carbon Plan

As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers.

06/01/2014

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