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  • Obama challenged to act swiftly on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Anger rose Tuesday over the surge in Central American immigrants entering the U.S. illegally, while President Barack Obama faced immediate demands by advocates for bold action on immigration, including a slowing the rate of deportations. Republican opposition grew to Obama's...

  • Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama defiantly dared congressional Republicans on Tuesday to try to block his efforts to act on his own and bypass a divided Congress that has thwarted his policy initiatives. "So sue me," he taunted on a sweltering day, as he pushed lawmakers to pay for...

  • White House resumes tours of first lady's garden

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says tours of Michelle Obama's produce garden will be operating again soon. The tours were grounded after mandatory budget cuts went into effect last year. Public tours of parts of the White House also were halted due to the cuts but resumed after President...

  • Obama lauds former CEO as right choice to fix VA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sought to turn the page Monday on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency. A former Army captain, McDonald would bring a blend of...

  • Obama to expand safeguards for transgender workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is preparing an executive order offering transgender federal workers formal protection from discrimination at work, President Barack Obama announced Monday. At least two other measures already prevent the federal government from firing people for being...

  • Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conceding defeat on a top domestic priority, President Barack Obama blamed a Republican "year of obstruction" for the demise of sweeping immigration legislation on Monday and said he would take new steps without Congress to fix as much of the system as he can on his own....

  • White House: Boehner won't set immigration vote this year; Obama to pursue changes on his own

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: Boehner won't set immigration vote this year; Obama to pursue changes on his own.

  • Obama says US supporting Chilean solar power plant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States wants to help Chile build Latin America's largest solar power plant. Obama touted the project during an Oval Office meeting with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who has returned to office after winning election...

  • White House: Court ruling risks women's health

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says women's health will be jeopardized by a Supreme Court's decision that allows corporations with religious objections to opt out of a requirement that they cover contraceptives. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that women should make personal...

  • Benghazi case unfolds against political backdrop

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first prosecution arising from the Benghazi attacks is playing out in the federal courthouse blocks from both the White House and Capitol Hill, an appropriate setting for a case that has drawn stark lines between President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress. The...



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