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Standing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid (C) calls for Senate Republicans to move forward with hearings for Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in Washington March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Supreme Court Ties On Immigration — Would Merrick Garland Have Made A Difference?

Obama used his executive authority after the GOP-controlled Congress repeatedly obstructed attempts at immigration reform. Now, the GOP-controlled Senate has also immobilized the Supreme Court by refusing to consider Merrick Garland’s nomination and fill Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat.

June 23, 2016

Obama Meets With Gabrielle Giffords As Administration Looks To Tighten Gun Laws

The White House continues to seek ways that President Barack Obama could legally tighten restrictions on gun ownership, including closure of the so-called gun show loophole.

December 5, 2015
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With New EPA Water Rule, Obama Again Takes Executive Action On Environment

The administration’s latest move is another example of President Barack Obama taking executive action on environmental and climate issues regardless of whether he has the support of Congress.

May 26, 2015
Trump tax returns

Obama Order Could Mean Refund Checks For Immigrants In U.S. Illegally

Republicans are scrambling to fight a little-known consequence of President Obama’s immigration action.

March 5, 2015
US Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on July 17, 2014 (AFP Photo/Jim Watson)

Boehner Says House To Vote On Clean DHS Funding

Speaker Boehner is signaling surrender in the GOP’s Homeland Security fight.

March 3, 2015

Immigration Changes Wouldn’t Solve Health Issues

Millions of immigrants will be protected from deportation under DAPA and DACA — but they won’t be eligible for federal health programs.

March 2, 2015
Immigrants, Donald Trump

Polls Show Most Americans Favor Pathway To Citizenship

Despite what the Tea Party-controlled GOP would have you think, Americans broadly agree on immigration reform.

March 2, 2015

House Fails To Pass Bill Funding Homeland Security

A homeland security shutdown looks likely after the House failed to pass a funding bill on Friday.

February 27, 2015

In Miami, Obama Vows To Veto Any Bill Blocking His Executive Immigration Action

President Obama is daring Republicans to oppose him on immigration.

February 26, 2015

Senate Leaders Reach Deal To Avoid Homeland Security Shutdown

The Senate is moving forward on DHS funding — but John Boehner and the House still need to act.

February 25, 2015

Texas Judge’s Immigration Ruling Is Full Of Legal Holes

Why Judge Hanen and the GOP will fail to stop President Obama’s immigration action.

February 20, 2015

White House To Appeal Ruling Blocking Obama’s Immigrant Protections

The fight over President Obama’s immigration policy is just heating up.

February 17, 2015

Immigration Q&A: What Happens Now In The Legal Fight Over Obama’s Plans?

Here are the next steps in the legal battle over President Obama’s immigration action.

February 17, 2015
Private prisons, deportations

Judge Blocks Obama Policy To Defer Deportation Of Millions

A Texas judge has halted President Obama’s immigration policy. Now what?

February 17, 2015

Senate Democrats Press Immigration Funds Without Blocking Obama

Senate Democrats are ready for a fight over funding the Homeland Security Department.

January 28, 2015

Boehner Plans To Authorize House Lawsuit Against Obama Over Immigration

House Republicans are getting ready to sue the president. Again.

January 27, 2015

Judge Rejects Suit By Arizona Sheriff Challenging Obama On Immigration

Sheriff Joe is powerless to stop President Obama’s immigration action.

December 27, 2014

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Sues To Halt Obama’s Action On Immigrants

Arpaio and his birther lawyer are challenging President Obama’s immigration action.

December 22, 2014

Obama’s Executive Action Clouds Long-Term Immigration Changes

Without congressional action, the future for those protected by President Obama’s executive action remains unclear.

December 22, 2014

Federal Judge Rules Obama Overstepped His Authority In Issuing Executive Order On Immigration

Is President Obama’s executive action in legal danger?

December 17, 2014

House Votes To Declare Obama’s Immigration Actions ‘Null And Void’

Learn more about the GOP’s “show vote.”

December 4, 2014

Cruz Asks GOP To Block Funding For Obama’s Immigration Action

Once again, Ted Cruz is urging House hardliners to rebel.

December 4, 2014

Silicon Valley Lukewarm To Obama’s Immigration Reform Moves

Find out what the tech world has to say about President Obama’s immigration move.

November 21, 2014