Barack Obama

Sen. Charles Schumer says Congress should reject a federal plan to cut funding for a program that targets high-intensity drug trafficking. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Don’t Cut Funds To Fight Heroin Trafficking

The New York Democrat said Sunday that Obama’s proposal to cut more than $50 million from the program would set back efforts to fight heroin abuse.

02/22/2015

The Barclays Center was in the running to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Loses Bid To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention To Philadelphia

Democrats have picked Philadelphia as the site of their 2016 national convention.

02/12/2015

President Barack Obama throws a football (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

Obama: NFL Should Consider Refs Controlling Game Balls

President Barack Obama said until the Patriots used deflated footballs in the AFC championship game, he didn’t realize each team prepares its own footballs and brings them to the game.

02/01/2015

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch testifies during a confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch Moves Closer To Confirmation

Senate Republicans demanded wholesale change at the Justice Department Thursday as they questioned whether President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, would provide it.

01/29/2015

FILE -- Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. (credit: Getty Images)

Carolyn Maloney To Obama: ‘Thank You’ For Efforts Toward Paid Family Leave

Obama will order federal agencies to provide six weeks of paid parental leave to employees and is calling on state and local governments to do the same.

01/21/2015

Thousands of people make their way down Boulevard Voltaire from Place de la Republique en route to Place de la Nation, following the recent terrorist attacks on January 11, 2015 in Paris. (credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

White House Regrets Failure To Send Top US Official To Paris Rally

As world leaders linked arms and marched in defiance of terror attacks in Paris, there was one glaring absence: a high-level representative from the United States.

01/12/2015

Ambulances and police officers gather in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)

New Yorkers Hold Vigil For Victims Of Terror Attack On Paris Newspaper

Extra officers have been stationed at various locations throughout the city, including the French Consulate, since the attack Wednesday on the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper, the Charlie Hebdo weekly.

01/07/2015

A tribute is held for the late Stuart Scott, who passed away from his battle with cancer on January 4, 2015, before a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Reid Kelley/NBAE via Getty Images)

Stuart Scott Mourned By Colleagues, Athletes, President Obama

“You beat cancer by how you live. So live. Live. Fight like hell.” That fight ended Sunday when Scott, the longtime “SportsCenter” anchor and ESPN personality, died at age 49.

01/05/2015

President Barack Obama announced a plan to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations on Wednesday, Dec. 17. (Credit: CBS2)

Pope Praises Diplomacy Of US-Cuba Accord

Pope Francis praised the “small steps” of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba, expressing joy over the outcome that he helped bring about.

12/18/2014

Cuban players celebrate after winning the gold medal against Nicaragua at the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games, in Veracruz, Mexico, on November 21, 2014.  (Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

MLB ‘Closely Monitoring’ Revamped U.S.-Cuba Relations

MLB says it’s too early to tell how revamped relations between the U.S. and Cuba will affect the league.

12/17/2014

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (C) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd L) pose with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (2nd R), Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo (L) and Sr. Vice President, Community & Player Programs Kathleen Behrens (R) as they attend the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center on December 8, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Prince William, Kate Middleton Enthrall Crowds At Nets Game

The Duchess of Cambridge shook hands with New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray before both entered the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem.

12/08/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Grand Jury Decides Not To Indict Cop In Eric Garner Chokehold Case

A grand jury has decided Wednesday not to indict the police officer who placed a Staten Island man in an apparent chokehold just before he died.

12/03/2014

Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump, Rev. Al Sharpton speak at a news conference in St. Louis on Nov. 25, 2014. (CBS 2)

Sharpton, Brown’s Attorneys Criticize Ferguson Grand Jury, Prosecutor

Attorney Benjamin Crump said at a news conference Tuesday that attorneys objected to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s decision to call a grand jury and not appoint a special prosecutor.

11/25/2014

U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch (credit: Justice Dept.)

Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch Emerges As Lead Attorney General Candidate

U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch has emerged as the leading choice to be the next attorney general, but President Barack Obama does not plan to make a nomination until after a trip to Asia next week.

11/07/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement at Martha's Vineyard, on the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS.   (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama: It’s Time For Us To Take Care Of Business

The president spoke on the election, which delivered a harsh verdict for the Democrats, from the East Room.

11/05/2014

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