By Brian Hughes | 09/11/14 01:15 PM
President Obama announced Thursday that the U.S. would "intensify" sanctions against Russia's financial, energy and defense sectors, as western powers ratchet up their showdown with Russian President Vladimir Putin over his incursions in Ukraine.
By Brian Hughes | 09/11/14 10:14 AM
"Thirteen years after small and hateful minds conspired to break us, America stands tall and America stands proud," Obama said from the Pentagon, marking the attack on the nation's defense headquarters.
By Brian Hughes | 09/10/14 10:38 PM
One year after he abandoned a bid for congressional approval of Syrian airstrikes, President Obama saved himself from another rebuke in an address to the nation Wednesday.
By Brian Hughes | 09/10/14 12:46 PM
According to the White House, the GOP bill "would allow insurers to deploy practices such as charging businesses more when a worker has a pre‑existing condition or when it has more workers who are women than men.”
By Brian Hughes | 09/09/14 06:12 PM
The move downplays the prospect of a Capitol Hill vote on his military plan ahead of his prime-time address to the nation Wednesday night.
By Brian Hughes | 09/09/14 02:11 PM
"This is not a controversial position," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest, noting that President Ronald Reagan signed an extension for the Export-Import Bank. "This is a position that is espoused by the Chamber of Commerce."
By Brian Hughes | 09/09/14 11:51 AM
The president will "discuss with the American people the threat posed by [the Islamic State] and to lay out the United States' strategy for degrading and ultimately destroying the terrorist group," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.
By Brian Hughes | 09/08/14 11:13 PM
Aside from Republican disdain, the president now has little reason left to avoid the type of sweeping executive action long demanded by his progressive base.
By Brian Hughes | 09/08/14 03:04 PM
White House press secretary Josh Earnest would not specifically endorse the Ravens' personnel move but said that President Obama would continue to use the powers of his office to condemn violence against women.
By Brian Hughes | 09/08/14 02:53 PM
"The president is willing to take a little political heat," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said, "in order to ensure that the policy he puts forward is one that can be sustained."
By Brian Hughes | 09/08/14 11:46 AM
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell insisted Monday that Obamacare is "clearly working," trying to move past the rocky rollout of President Obama's signature health law by insisting that her agency was not concerned with fighting "last year's battles."
By Brian Hughes | 09/06/14 01:48 PM
Push Congress to vote, Republicans won't go along. Take action on his own, they'll charge him with overreach. Hold back, and he'll bleed support from Dems.
By Brian Hughes | 09/06/14 07:44 PM
President Obama claimed in an interview Saturday that the border crisis, not the November elections, made him recalculate when to unveil his blueprint.
By Brian Hughes | 09/06/14 11:46 AM
The president didn't exactly hide the content of his plan, but just remained coy about the timing of its release.
By Brian Hughes | 09/06/14 11:01 AM
Obama is punting on the polarizing issue in an attempt to insulate Senate Democrats from GOP attacks and preserve control of the upper chamber.
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