President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed before they expire at the end of the year.
NEW YORK - President Barack Obama says he hasn't had a smoke in years -- thanks in no small part to first lady Michelle Obama.
Obama was chatting privately with a U.N. official Monday and said he hoped the official had quit smoking. The exchange was caught on camera and aired on CNN.
After the official appeared to ask Obama about his own cigarette use, Obama said he hadn't had a cigarette in probably six years.
He added, with a broad grin, "That's because I'm scared of my wife."
Obama has acknowledged over the years struggling with tobacco use. Mrs. Obama said in 2011 that her husband had finally kicked the habit.
Monday's exchange came on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
A popular president can help his party's candidates for Congress and governor candidates in mid-term elections. But Democrats increasingly worry they could suffer losses, much as they did in 2010, Obama's first mid-term elections.
President Barack Obama spared two turkeys from the brine and the oven Wednesday, fulfilling the annual tradition of a presidential pardon for a couple of lucky birds ahead of Thanksgiving Day.
A list no one wants to be on.
The United States and Iran secretly engaged in a series of high-level, face-to-face talks over the past year, in a high-stakes diplomatic gamble by the Obama administration that paved the way for the historic deal sealed early Sunday in Geneva aimed at slowing Tehran's nuclear program.
Amidst his lowest approval ratings yet, President Barack Obama comes to Cleveland.
President Barack Obama will be making a visit to northeast Ohio Thursday.
The AP found a complex system put together by harried programmers who pushed out a final product that wasn't tested by experienced private developers.
The partial government shutdown came to an end late Wednesday night. The House and Senate voted to approve the measure, and President Obama then signed it into law.
Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown.