More Brian Hughes Articles

  • Obama channels Lyndon Johnson in populist defense of government

    President Obama evoked the memory of former President Lyndon Johnson on Thursday, insisting that the government should play a central role in combating inequality and curing broader societal ills. “Today, we remain locked in this same great debate, about equality and opportunity, and the...

  • Obama blasts GOP for blocking paycheck fairness bill

    President Obama ripped Senate Republicans Wednesday for blocking a paycheck fairness bill, leveling charges against the GOP that will serve as the centerpiece of the Democratic 2014 campaign pitch. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which was designed to combat wage disparity between men and women,...

  • Obama mourns another shooting tragedy at Fort Hood

    President Obama returned to Fort Hood Wednesday to pay tribute to the victims of another mass shooting at the Texas military installation, saying U.S. officials should do more to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. “Part of what makes this so painful is that we’ve been here...

  • President Obama's 'thoughts and prayers' with Pennsylvania stabbing victims

    President Obama has been briefed on the mass stabbing at a high school in the Pittsburgh area on Wednesday, and the White House said his “thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families." A 16-year-old student at Pennsylvania's Franklin Regional High School stabbed at least 20...

  • Obama rips GOP 'excuses' on equal pay for women

    President Obama on Tuesday signed two executive orders on equal pay for women, using the event to mock Republicans as out of touch on the issue of paycheck fairness. “You'll hear all sorts of excuses -- they're childbearing, they're choosing to do this ... she was doing the same job,”...

  • Jay Carney: No pay gap between men and women at White House

    The White House Monday hit back at suggestions that female employees at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue earn less than their male counterparts, as President Obama readies two executive orders intended to close the wage gap between men and women.

  • White House week ahead: Obama talks economy, heads to Lone Star State

    President Obama this week will devote much of his attention to the economy, holding multiple events on jobs before traveling to Texas to raise money for Democrats and attend a memorial service at Fort Hood. The White House spent most of last week trumpeting the more than 7 million Americans...

  • Louisiana Senate candidate Bill Cassidy raises $1.2 million in first quarter

    Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., raised more than $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2014, marking the strongest fundraising haul yet for the conservative frontrunner in the race against vulnerable Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. The Washington Examiner obtained the fundraising figures in advance of...

  • White House vows to quickly release CIA torture report --- with redactions

    The Obama administration vowed to release a summary on CIA torture practices after a Senate panel earlier Thursday voted to declassify portions of the report, but the White House stressed it would redact any information that harmed national security. “Our position remains that the executive...

  • Robert Gibbs predicts elimination of employer mandate

    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs predicted on Wednesday that the Obama administration would scrap the employer mandate, which has already been delayed twice. “I don't think the employer mandate will go into effect. It's a small part of the law. I think it will be one of the...

  • Obama 'heartbroken' over another shooting at Fort Hood

    President Obama late Wednesday received updates on the shooting at Ford Hood, Texas, and said he was “heartbroken” over the second episode of mass violence at the military base in recent years.

  • Obama mocks GOP message on minimum wage as 'Get off my lawn'

    Obama, traveling to Michigan to push Congress to raise the minimum wage, said conservatives dismissed the proposal because they believed it helped only young people.

  • Obamacare victory likely short-lived for White House

    Democrats might want to tamp down their Obamacare celebration. For all the jubilation over 7.1 million people selecting plans through federal and state health exchanges, the politics surrounding the central issue of the 2014 midterms remains largely unchanged, according to both Republican and...

  • Obama trumpets 7 million sign-ups, says health law is 'here to stay'

    President Obama trumpeted the announcement Tuesday that more than 7 million Americans had signed up for Obamacare and used the accomplishment to hit back at Republicans who pushed for repealing his signature domestic achievement.

  • Obama champions 'Boston strong' World Series

    President Obama paid tribute Tuesday to the 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox, saying the team's third title in a decade carried special significance in the wake of the bombing last year in the heart of New England.



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