More Susan Crabtree Articles

  • 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,...

  • Obama cites France as standard for workplace benefits

    President Obama held up France as the gold standard the U.S. workplace should emulate during an event at the White House on Monday.

  • White House: Iraq is providing legal 'protections' for 300 U.S. advisers

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the 300 special operators the U.S. is sending to Iraq as advisers will have certain protections from being prosecuted for possible crimes if they are forced to defend themselves.

  • White House week ahead: The future of Iraq hangs in the balance

    The future of Iraq and just how far the President Obama is willing to re-engage there will loom over the White House for a third week as Obama juggles a mix of domestic, foreign and sports-related events on his calendar.

  • White House's Valerie Jarrett dines with Rupert Murdoch to plot immigration strategy

    President Obama's longtime senior adviser Valerie Jarrett confessed to breaking bread this week with conservative media titan Rupert Murdoch, a new White House frenemy of sorts on immigration reform.

  • 5 facts about the new U.S. mission in Iraq

    President Obama's Thursday announcement to send 300 military advisers to Iraq to try to help the country's security forces beat back a rapidly advancing al Qaeda-inspired insurgency, has prompted more questions than it answered. Here are five answers to some of the basics: Who will serve as...

  • Obama administration extends benefits for same-sex couples

    The Obama administration is extending more federal benefits to same-sex married couples, including allowing employees to take leave to care for a same-sex spouse no matter where they live.

  • How Obama is keeping a Benghazi suspect from hearing his Miranda rights

    After capturing the alleged mastermind behind the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, U.S. authorities are treating him as an enemy combatant who should be interrogated to prevent another attack.

  • Obama: U.S. will send small team of military advisers to Iraq

    President Obama announced plans to send a team of U.S. military advisers to Iraq to try help the country's security forces beat back an al Qaeda-inspired insurgency gaining ground across large swaths of the country.

  • How the Obama administration hopes to regain Congress' trust on Iraq

    The Obama administration has been in close communication with key members of Congress this week on both the crisis in Iraq and the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected leader of the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attack. Despite those regular consultations, major questions remain about how...

  • Five times that President Obama went around Congress

    Once again, President Obama has cheered supporters by bypassing Congress. Gay and lesbian rights groups are celebrating news that Obama plans to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from hiring or firing employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Obama's...



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