More Susan Crabtree Articles

  • White House says photo ops have some value, after all

    The top White House spokesman on Friday tried to staunch a torrent of snarky commentary this week poking fun at President Obama's assertion that he wasn't interested in a border “photo op."

  • White House stands by claim that border security is stronger than ever

    The administration says the statement is true despite the estimated 52,000 unattended children who have crossed the southwest border so far this year and the roughly 90,000 expected by fall. Both obama supporters and critics cite statistics backing up their cases.

  • How a campaign move on immigration is haunting Obama now

    The border crisis is forcing President Obama to pay the price for a re-election move he made two years ago.

  • Obama asks Congress for $3.7 billion to handle border crisis

    President Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion to respond to the immigration crisis at the Texas border — nearly twice as much as early reports expected him to request.

  • What Democrats think of Obama's handling of border crisis

    With President Obama sending mixed signals on how he plans to handle the immigration crisis at the Texas border, some Democrats on Capitol Hill are having a hard time backing him up and others would like to avoid the question altogether. When asked if Obama has done enough so far to address...

  • White House 'not worried' about Obama skipping border on Texas trip

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday brushed aside questions about the optics of President Obama traveling to Texas to attend fundraisers without visiting the border to get a first-hand grasp of the immigration crisis.

  • White House week ahead: Still no border visit on Obama's Texas schedule

    President Obama will face more pressure this week to help resolve the immigration crisis at the Texas border as he travels to the state for three fundraisers and a speech focused on the economy.

  • Iraq's oil potential goes untapped

    Anxiety over the turmoil in Iraq disrupting oil output is easing as Iraqi forces push back against the Sunni extremist insurgency, but long-term fears remain that the instability could cause painful aftershocks -- especially if it scares off multinational oil companies that had begun investing in...

  • Here's why Democrats don't want to talk about Iraq

    President Obama's decision to send a small number of troops to Iraq is an awkward topic for Democrats these days. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, who is leading Democratic efforts to keep control of the Senate, carefully dodged a Washington Examiner question about whether he supports Obama's...

  • White House review of Veterans Affairs finds 'corrosive culture'

    A White House review of VA uncovered layers of problems that led to extended wait times for veterans to get medical care, including a "corrosive culture," little transparency or accountability and a system that encouraged the manipulation of wait times.

  • Here's what Obama just called a Republican lawsuit against him

    President Obama brushed aside House GOP plans to file suit over his use of executive actions to bypass Congress, calling the legal action a "stunt" and vowing not to let him stop him from taking more executive actions in the future.

  • 42 senators urge Obama to do more to fix border crisis

    A bipartisan group of 42 senators called on President Obama to use his bully pulpit to clarify U.S. immigration and deportation policies and counter misinformation encouraging children and families in Central America to risk their lives by crossing into the country and overloading border patrol...

  • How John Boehner's decision to sue Obama could affect immigration

    Speaker John Boehner's planned lawsuit over executive orders could make the politics of immigration reform even more complicated. With immigration stalled in the House, President Obama is widely expected to use executive orders to change how the U.S. handles undocumented immigrants sometime...

  • Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki tightens grip on power for now

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki struck a defiant tone about his hold on power even as he called for political unity in the face of a virulent al Qaeda inspired insurgency that is threatening to tear the country apart.

  • Why the IRS will pay this conservative group $50,000

    The IRS has agreed to pay $50,000 to a conservative organization who sued the agency over allegations that it released its private donor list to a rival group in 2012. The National Organization for Marriage, a group that opposes same-sex marriage, last fall filed a lawsuit against the IRS,...

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