More Barack Obama Articles

  • Obama statement on immigration sets stage for executive action

    President Obama on Wednesday called on the House to "listen to the will of the American people" and vote on Senate-passed immigration legislation, something the White House knows is unlikely to happen as long as Republicans are deeply divided on the issue.

  • Obama to GOP: 'Listen to the will of the American people' on immigration

    President Obama on Wednesday urged House Republicans to “listen to the will of the American people” and bring immigration reform for a vote.

  • Amid reports of imminent executive action, Obama urges House to move on immigration reform

    President Obama released a statement on Wednesday urging the House to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

  • Examiner Editorial: American energy independence in sight despite Obama

    Booming oil and natural gas production made possible by technological advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling has been the lone bright spot in the U.S. economy throughout President Obama's tenure in the Oval Office. The U.S. Energy Information Administration released data last...

  • Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs. They are making the announcement...

  • Obama seeks inmates worthy of commutation power

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences. Obama has directed the Justice Department to improve its clemency recommendation process and recruit more applications from convicts, White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler...

  • Obama talks about pay gap, but then punishes working mothers

    If President Obama truly cares about fair compensation for women, he should stop penalizing mothers in the federal workforce every time it snows. Allowing private employers to give working moms more flexible hours would help, too. Alternatively, Obama could handle the wage gap by repeating...

  • Obama cuts sentence with typo, plans more clemency

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday cut prison time for a drug convict sentenced to more than three extra years because of a typographical error in a court order. White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler said Obama's commutation of Ceasar Cantu's sentence from 15 to 11 1/2 years...

  • Obama meets with faith leaders on immigration reform

    The meeting came with many pro-immigration reform groups pushing for Obama to do more unilaterally, with the GOP-controlled House unlikely to take up the issue in a midterm election year.

  • White House defends closed press Obama moment of silence

    The White House on Tuesday downplayed the controversy over media access to President Obama, who will hold a moment of silence to mark the Boston Marathon bombing anniversary in the Oval Office without the press.

  • Obama, Joe Biden to visit Pennsylvania on Wednesday ahead of Democratic primary

    Pennsylvania's Democratic gubernatorial primary is just over a month away, and with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden set to visit the state Wednesday, all eyes will be on whether the candidates appear alongside the nation's two most prominent politicians.

  • White House supports Ukrainian military operation to preserve 'law and order'

    The White House backs the Ukrainian government's decision to direct its military to confront pro-Russian militants and attempt to retake buildings and other areas they've seized in the eastern part of the country. The Ukrainian military flooded into an airport near Slovyansk, Ukraine on...

  • Obama shortens sentence for man mistakenly serving extra 3.5 years

    President Obama shortened the prison sentence of a Texas man mistakenly serving an extra 42 additional months on a marijuana charge because of a typo.

  • The '77 percent' statistical fraud on gender pay gap issue

    The "war on women" political slogan is in fact a war against common sense. It is a statistical fraud when President Obama and other politicians say that women earn only 77 percent of what men earn -- and that this is because of discrimination.

  • Obama statement recognizes 'tragedy' in Boston; no mention of terrorism

    Here are a few things missing from President Obama's statement Tuesday marking the anniversary of the 2013 terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon: • The word "terrorism." • The word "bombing." • The fact that the bombers were motivated by Islamist extremist beliefs. No, in his...



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