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.
07/31/14 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an election-year rebuttal to Republicans, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Thursday requiring federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes. The move comes one day after House GOP lawmakers voted to sue Obama for allegedly...
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.
07/30/14 02:46 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him rather than addressing economic issues that could boost the middle class....
By Paul Bedard | 07/30/14 01:27 PM
She is now considered the Grandma-in-Chief, but first lady Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Shields Robinson, once told her daughter that after raising two kids herself, "don't expect me to raise any kid of yours!" according to a rare analysis of her White House role.
07/30/14 01:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: US condemns Israel's shelling of UN school in Gaza Strip.
By Steve Doty | 07/30/14 01:02 PM
President Obama said Wednesday in Kansas City that the economic decisions his administration have made over the years are starting to pay off.Â
07/30/14 05:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing Russia's stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia's economic pain even further and force President Vladimir...
07/29/14 06:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess. Obama's Tuesday night gathering comes roughly 48 hours...
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