By Susan Crabtree | 07/31/14 06:44 PM
House GOP leaders gave Democrats a softball shot at turning their words against them to support more executive actions on immigration from President Obama amid disarray on the border-emergency spending bill.
07/31/14 05:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were all the trappings of a campaign endorsement rally: the cheering crowds, the American flags, and the sitting president heaping praise on a fellow Democrat. All that was missing was the campaign. Three days after new Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian...
07/31/14 03:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama huddled with congressional lawmakers Thursday to discuss the numerous foreign policy crises facing his administration, including tensions with Russia and the war between Israel and Hamas. The meeting came amid rampant criticism of Obama's foreign policy...
07/31/14 03:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers. In an election-year dare to...
07/31/14 03:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said the statistic that the U.S. has more than 58,000 homeless veterans is "a stain on the soul of this nation," as the federal government expands its initiative to provide stable and affordable housing for service members. The first lady announced Thursday...
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/31/14 03:11 PM
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."
By Susan Crabtree | 07/31/14 02:46 PM
President Obama remains confident in CIA Director John Brennan's leadership despite an independent investigation that concluded that the agency had overreached its authority by spying on Senate staffers.
By Byron York | 07/31/14 11:00 AM
The White House has just responded to reports that House Republicans are planning to pass a bill that would restrict President Obama's ability to use executive authority to unilaterally grant legal status to millions of currently illegal immigrants.
By Susan Crabtree | 07/31/14 07:51 AM
President Obama is following through with a threat to issue more executive actions, not fewer, one day after House Republicans moved forward with their lawsuit challenging the president's unilateral policy-making.
07/31/14 12:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that educating and making women financially literate is not enough. "No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and...
07/30/14 10:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally. The...
07/30/14 09:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting civilian casualties stemming from its ground and air war...
By Susan Crabtree | 07/30/14 06:36 PM
The president engaged in jovial back-and-forth with audience members and seemed to bask in some good economic news about the growth of the economy in the second quarter.
07/30/14 04:18 PM
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents. The U.S. and European Union released details...
By Brian Hughes | 07/30/14 02:50 PM
There have been so many new lows in the relationship between President Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, that it's easy to forget how confident Obama was in forging a new partnership with the Kremlin after his election in 2008.
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