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President Barack Obama throws a football at Soldier Field following the NATO Summit working dinner on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I Would Not Let My Son Play Pro Football’

President Barack Obama says football players know the health risks they’re “buying into.” But if Obama had a son, no way would he be allowed to pull on the pads.

01/20/2014

An employee serves a customer at a Firehouse Subs restaurant in Florida. (credit: CBS 2)

Raising Minimum Wage Could Mean Layoffs, Business Owners Caution

While 13 states, including New York, raised their minimum wage above the federal level Jan. 1, many workers and the White House are pushing for even higher pay.

01/09/2014

President Barack Obama claps during a press conference to nominate Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Native Janet Yellen Confirmed As Fed Chair

The Senate has easily approved Brooklyn native Janet Yellen’s nomination to head the Federal Reserve.

01/06/2014

Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Embassy in India. (Credit CBS 2)

Indian Diplomat’s Manhattan Arrest Met With Protests Abroad

Protests, which included a nearly naked man wearing a Barack Obama mask, caused safety concerns at the U.S. Embassy where demonstrators were irate over the arrest and strip search of a an Indian diplomat in New York.

12/18/2013

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., talks to reporters about a federal budget bill on Dec. 17, 2013, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

Congress Approves Budget Bill

The Senate approved legislation Wednesday that scales back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system.

12/18/2013

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announce a bipartisan budget deal on Dec. 10, 2013, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

What Gridlock? House Passes Bipartisan Budget Bill

The House has given sweeping bipartisan approval to a budget bill backed by both President Barack Obama, his Democratic allies and a big majority of the chamber’s Republicans.

12/12/2013

ANC members put up posters at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 9, 2013, in preparation for Nelson Mandela's memorial service. (credit: Getty Images)

South Africa Gears Up For Nelson Mandela Memorial

Leaders from around the world were heading to South Africa on Monday to attend a memorial honoring Nelson Mandela.

12/09/2013

Students at Hempstead High School on Long Island pay tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela. (Credit CBS 2)

Hempstead High School Students Pay Tribute To Nelson Mandela’s Memory

For students at Hempstead High School, Nelson Mandela has always been a free man.

12/06/2013

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act listen as President Barack Obama speaks during an event at the White House on Dec. 3, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Obama Tries To Repair Image Of Health Care Law

With his image battered amid the botched rollout of his signature health care law, President Barack launched a campaign Tuesday to defend the Affordable Care Act.

12/03/2013

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the 2013 Tribal Nations Conference on Nov. 13, 2013 in Washington (credit: Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa Press)

Impact Of Repairs On Affordable Care Website Remain To Be Seen

The healthcare.gov website is supposed to be up and running. But a sudden run on the website could cause it to crash.

11/30/2013

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the 2013 Tribal Nations Conference on Nov. 13, 2013 in Washington (credit: Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa Press)

Obama’s Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low

The botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act has sunk Barack Obama’s approval rating to the the lowest point of his presidency, a CBS News poll shows.

11/20/2013

President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on November 14, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘We Fumbled The Rollout Of This Healthcare Law’

Millions of people have received cancellation notices, despite Obama’s repeated pledges that people who liked their insurance plans could keep them.

11/14/2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at his election night event after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall  on November 05, 2013 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Incumbent Governor Chris Christie defeated his Democratic opponent Barbara Buono by a commanding margin. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Chris Christie Sticks To Domestic Issues On ‘Face The Nation’

In his appearance Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” newly re-elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sounded at times like a 2016 presidential candidate — and at other times he didn’t.

11/10/2013

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Social Security In 1935: How Today’s Health Law Should Evolve

Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.

11/08/2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio meets with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Nov. 6, 2013. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

De Blasio Names Transition Team Leaders As Agenda Goes Under Microscope

Emboldened by a historic landslide, Bill de Blasio seeks to push ahead with an ambitious liberal agenda aimed at easing the economic inequality.

11/06/2013

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