More Lisa Ruhl Articles

  • Obama heads back to Martha's Vineyard after quick break

    President Obama on Tuesday heads back to vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., after making a quick stop back in Washington. Obama took the break from his vacation to meet with advisors and address the nation about the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and the conflict in Iraq.

  • VIDEO: Joe Biden swears in Julian Castro as HUD secretary

    Julian Castro was ceremoniously sworn in as House and Urban Development secretary Monday afternoon by Vice President Joe Biden, coming just a few weeks after his official swearing in to office.

  • Weekly Examiner: Obama's working vacation

    President Obama is on vacation this week in Martha's Vineyard. In between golfing and family time, he's had to make this a working vacation. 

  • Hawaii democratic senate primary still too close to call

    The Hawaii democratic senate primary election is still too close to call days after holding the vote. 

  • Weekly Examiner: Obama orders airstrikes

    President Obama announced Thursday he was authorizing airstrikes over Iraq, saying the U.S. could no longer ignore the humanitarian crisis happening there. Two airstrikes were carried out Friday morning over northern Iraq targeting Sunni Islamic extremists.

  • VIDEO: House holds emergency hearing on Ebola outbreak

    With the Ebola outbreak in West Africa dominating headlines in recent weeks, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs convened an emergency meeting Thursday during their summer recess to figure out how the U.S. can help to contain the spread of the disease -- and if an experimental drug is the answer.

  • President Obama wraps up the three-day U.S.-Africa summit

    President Obama wrapped up the three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit by highlighting the week's biggest accomplishments.

  • VIDEO: President Obama previews day at U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

    President Obama is wrapping up the three-day U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. Wednesday. 

  • VIDEO: Obama, Biden focus on business opportunities in Africa

    President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden focused on developing business in Africa at today's U.S. - Africa Business Forum as a part of the three-day U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit.

  • VIDEO: White House ready to take action on immigration

    Press Secretary Josh Earnest says President Obama is waiting on a review from Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder on what options he has to mitigate problems caused by the current immigration system. 

  • VIDEO --- Weekly Examiner: Congress' last efforts before recess

    It was a busy week on Capitol Hill. Just before leaving for their five-week summer recess, the Senate passed a bill overhauling the Veterans' Affairs department and a bill replenishing the Highway Trust Fund until May 2015.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Aug. 1

    All eyes are on the House of Representatives today. The lawmakers were slated to leave for their August recess Thursday night but were called back into action until they hold a vote on the immigration bill addressing the surge of migrants at the U.S. border.

  • VIDEO: Obama signs another executive order

    President Obama on Thursday signed an executive order designed to "crack down on federal contractors who put workers' safety and hard-earned pay at risk."

  • VIDEO --- The lowdown on driving high: little research on marijuana DUIs

    With more and more states opting to decriminalize marijuana, whether for medical or recreational purposes, new laws will be required to control the possibility of driving while high. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing Thursday to dig in on the issue.

  • VIDEO: Bipartisan group of senators introduce new sexual assault bill

    A bipartisan group of eight Senators on Wednesday introduced new legislation aimed at curbing sexual assaults on college and university campuses. 



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