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Mike Huckabee questions Obamas' parenting skills over Beyonce

Mike-HuckaeeWashington, Jan 14 Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has slammed the US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle for letting their daughters to listen to the music of Beyonce.

The 59-year-old politician said while promoting his new book that he doesn't understand how on one hand they can be such doting parents and so careful about the intake of everything, like how much broccoli they eat and where they go to school and yet they don't see anything that might not be suitable in Beyonce's lyrics, the ABC News reported.


Barack Obama and other celebs react to Paris hostage standoff

Barack Obama and other celebs react to Paris hostage standoffWashington, Jan 10 - Barack Obama along with Eva Longoria, Marlon Wayans and many more celebrities have reacted to the recent tragic attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's offices in Paris.

The US President Barack Obama, who thinks it's important for people to understand, France is their oldest ally, said that he wants the people of France to know that the United States stands with them today and tomorrow.


Barack Obama visits French Embassy to offer condolences

US President Barack ObamaWashington - US President Barack Obama visited the French Embassy here to express solidarity with the people of France and said that Americans stand united with them in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Paris.

"On behalf of all Americans, I extend our deepest sympathy and solidarity to the people of France following the terrible terrorist attack in Paris," Obama wrote in the book of condolences at the French Embassy.

"As allies across the centuries, we stand united with our French brothers to ensure that justice is done and our way of life is defended," said Obama, who drove to the French Embassy yesterday on his return from Arizona.


Obama threatens veto of increase of hours in health care law

Barack Obama meets PM Modi, calls him a 'man of action'Washington : The White House issued its second veto threat since Republicans took full control of Congress, saying on Wednesday that President Barack Obama would block legislation to increase his health care law's definition of a full-time worker from 30 to 40 hours per week.

The announcement came a day after Obama's spokesman said he would veto the first bill of the new Senate - a measure to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to carry Canadian oil into the US.


Obama condemns terror attack in France, offers help

Barack ObamaWashington : Strongly condemning the horrific terror attack in France, US President Barack Obama on Wednesday directed his officials to provide any assistance needed to bring to justice perpetrators of such a "cowardly" and "evil" assault.

"I strongly condemn the horrific shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris that has reportedly killed 12 people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrorist attack and the people of France at this difficult time," Obama said in a statement.


Barack Obama back in Washington after 2-week Hawaii trip

Barack ObamaWashington : US President Barack Obama is back in Washington after spending two weeks with his family in Hawaii. Obama took an overnight flight on Air Force One back from the island of Oahu, where the Obamas vacation every year.

Obama was rarely seen in public during the trip and spent his time golfing, on the beach with family or dining in Honolulu's restaurants.

On his last day, he and his daughters visited Pearl Jam's lead singer, Eddie Vedder.

Obama's public schedule picks back up on Tuesday when he meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.


Obamas pay 'surprise' visit to Eddie Vedder's home during Hawaii vacation

Obamas pay 'surprise' visit to Eddie Vedder's home during Hawaii vacationWashington, Jan 4 : Barack Obama and his daughter Sasha and Malia gave a surprise visit to Pearl Jam rocker Eddie Vedder's Kailua home on 3rd January.

The 50-year-old musician was a prominent supporter of Obama's two election campaigns and there at the event he performed an acoustic set after which he broke out a Hawaiian-made ukulele and joked that it got a little birth certificate which claimed that Obama was born overseas, ABC News reported.

The President of US and the 'Long Lights' singer are apparently neighbors at Oahu, as the first family rents a place nearby on the north shore.


Obamas pay $1000 for meal at Hawaii restaurant that charges $500K for membership

Barack ObamaWashington, Jan 3 - US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama recently paid 1000 dollars for a meal at a swanky restaurant that actually charges 500,000 dollars for membership.

A Mediate reported that Obama passed on the membership at the Vintage Cave Honolulu, but he did order the price-fix menu at 295 dollars per plate, the Washington Times reported.

The meal controversy comes after the US President continues to be riddled with criticism about the optics of his presidency, including a hastily assembled presser in mid-2014 about the Islamic State beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, and then moments later hitting the golf links.


Obama's a champ at swatting flies with rolled up magazines!

Obama's a champ at swatting flies with rolled up magazines!New York, Jan 2 : Barack Obama recently showed off his skills at keeping his Oval Office pest free by swatting a pesky fly with a rolled up magazine.

The US president rolled up a magazine, squatted, and whacked the bug, which had landed on the carpet, the New York Post reported.

White House said in the photo caption of the incident, which was released as part of the White House's "2014: A Year in Photos" collection, that aides laughed as President Obama swatted a fly that was invading his space in the Oval Office . (ANI)


Obama not ruling out reopening of US embassy in Tehran

Obama not ruling out reopening of US embassy in TehranWashington, Dec 30 : US President Barack Obama is not ruling out the possible reopening of US embassy in Tehran.

According to CBS News, in an interview taped last week, Obama, on being asked about the possibility of the US embassy reopening in Tehran, said that "these things have to go in steps."

Earlier, Obama had said that the United States could diplomatically resolve its nuclear dispute with Iran in the next six months.

Obama also made a personal appeal to leading US senators to postpone new sanctions on Iran terming this effort as "a test worth conducting", Dawn News reported.


Obama apologizes to military couple for changing wedding location for his golf game

Obama apologizes to military couple for changing wedding location for his golf gameWashington, Dec 30 - US President Barack Obama has apologized to a military couple for spoiling their wedding as it got conflicted with his golf game.

Newlyweds Natalie Heimel and Edward Mallue Jr., both captains in the U.S. Army, had planned their wedding for December 28 but they were later informed that they need to change the venue of the wedding, E! Online reported.

The duo had sent an invitation to Obama but he apologized for not coming through a personal note but the couple received another personal note from the President for changing the venue from Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course.


Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama still 'top most admired' people in US

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama still 'top most admired' people in USWashington, Dec 30 - Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been named as most admired people in the US again.

According to Gallup's annual poll, even though the year wasn't as good for the Democrats, the former Secretary of State and US President Obama maintained their position as most admired man and woman, beating Oprah Winfrey, and Pope Francis, ABC News reported.


Obama breaks rule by wearing tiara with girls scout

Obama breaks rule by wearing tiara with girls scoutWashington, Dec 27 : Barack Obama recently posed with a tiara on, for a group picture with girls scout troop from Tulsa.

The US President broke his own rule as once he said in a speech that a President couldn't wear anything on his head when he was offered a helmet while visiting the Army and Air Force football teams, E! Online reported.

The picture of annual White House Science Fair, was taken in June, but had recently been posted on Instagram by Pete Souza, the White House photographer.

Souza said that Obama was convinced by the kids from Girl Scout Troop 2612 to wear a tiara with them for their group photo. (ANI)


Obama says Afghanistan will no longer 'be a source of terrorist attacks'

United States President Barack ObamaWashington, Dec 27 - United States President Barack Obama has said that Afghanistan will no longer "be a source of terrorist attacks", a week before the U.S. is set to withdraw its troops and ends its combat mission in the country.

Obama said that they had been in war for more than 13 years and next year the combat mission in Afghanistan would end, reported Fox News.

He also said that Afghanistan had a chance of rebuilding the nations with the service of the people in the armed forces.

Some American troops have been scheduled to stay in Afghanistan until the end of 2016, though, the combat mission is nearly over. (ANI)


Obama's Christmas in Hawaii: Carols, calls to US troops

President Barack ObamaKailua(US) - President Barack Obama celebrated Christmas by singing carols and opening gifts with his family at their vacation home in Hawaii.

The White House says Obama started the holiday on Christmas Eve by having dinner with friends, his wife and their two daughters. Obama also telephoned troops from each branch of the military who are stationed overseas for the holidays.

The White House says Obama thanked the troops for their service and the sacrifice they and their families make. In an annual tradition, Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were to visit with troops and their families at a Marine Corps base in Hawaii late yesterday.


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