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Muslim Ban, Immigrant

Trump Rolls Out New Muslim Travel Ban

The rollout of the order will occur over two weeks, perhaps in an effort to avoid the chaos and confusion of — and fierce opposition to — the previous plan’s same-day implementation.

March 6, 2017
Immigration, Muslim families, Trump travel ban

Meet The Families Denied Entry To The U.S. Because Of Trump’s ‘Travel Ban’

The first reports about the executive order, signed by Trump on Friday, were about foreigners hoping to travel to the U.S. for job opportunities, including interpreters who had worked for American forces. Now, it is becoming clear that the order is separating families of ordinary people whose mistake was to pick the wrong dates to travel.

January 31, 2017
The United States flag decorates the side of a guard tower inside of Joint Task Force Guantanamo Camp VI at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

Exclusive: Obama Administration Not Pursuing Executive Order To Shut Guantanamo – Sources

Without executive action, the chances of closing the prison would hinge on convincing a resistant Congress to overturn a long-standing ban on bringing possibly dozens of remaining prisoners to maximum-security prisons in the United States.

June 13, 2016
Infrastructure, environment, climate change, Barack Obama, fracking, White House, executive order

Obama Administration Puts Out Fracking Rules For Federal Lands

President Obama has taken another big step to protect the environment.

March 20, 2015
White House, Executive Order, Emissions, Greenhouse Gas, Environment, Hybrid, Alt-Fuel, Electric, Vehicles, Federal Fleet, Carbon Footprint, Climate Change

Emissions Order Might Spur Alt-Fuel Vehicle Sales

Executive order sets pace for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by replacing White House fleet with alt-fuel running vehicles.

March 19, 2015
Photo: President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Washington, as Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio Look on. (NASA/Bill Ingalls via Flickr)

Taxpayer Dollars And Disclosure In Politics

President Obama could act today to curtail the destructive influence of dark money. Why won’t he?

March 18, 2015

Boehner Offered Free Pass Out Of Shutdown Mess, But He Doesn’t Want To Take It

Republicans appear fully committed to another shutdown crisis.

February 17, 2015

Kansas Gov. Brownback Rescinds Protected-Class Status For LGBT State Workers

Thanks to Governor Brownback, Kansas workers can once be discriminated against due to their sexual orientation.

February 11, 2015
US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, December 10, 2014 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

Republicans Challenging Obama On Immigration Fail In Third Try

Senate Republicans aren’t getting anywhere with their effort to fight President Obama on immigration.

February 5, 2015

Senate Approves Sarah Saldana As Chief Immigration Enforcer

President Obama scored a big win, thanks to Ted Cruz.

December 16, 2014

Obama Must Remember Sandy Hook

How the president can honor the children who were murdered two years ago.

December 13, 2014
President Barack Obama says US ideals are more effective than torture techniques in fighting terrorism

Poll: Obama Executive Action On Immigration Narrowly Divides Americans

Despite all of the controversy, the approval of Obama’s immigration move has barely shifted.

December 11, 2014
President Barack Obama says US ideals are more effective than torture techniques in fighting terrorism

Number Of States Challenging Obama On Immigration Grows To 24

Seven more states have joined the lawsuit against President Obama.

December 10, 2014

Obama Takes Immigration Reform Campaign To Nashville

President Obama traveled to hostile territory to pitch his immigration plan.

December 10, 2014
Private prisons, deportations

Deportations From U.S. Dropped In Last Year

Find out why deportations have dropped sharply.

December 5, 2014

The 5 Worst GOP Plans To Fight Obama’s Immigration Action

Two weeks after President Obama moved unilaterally to protect some 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, Republicans still aren’t sure how to respond. They know that the president’s action must be a lawless power grab to give everyone amnesty (whatever that means), but they are divided on how they should fight back. That’s not to say […]

December 3, 2014

Immigrants’ Energy And Vitality Ought To Be Celebrated

It’s time to change the way we look at undocumented immigrants.

November 29, 2014

Obama Unleashed: Defies GOP Election Wins, Moves In Opposite Direction

President Obama is not giving in to GOP obstruction.

November 28, 2014

Like Lincoln, Obama Issues Democracy-Enhancing Order

How the president’s immigration order is a modern-day Emancipation Proclamation.

November 25, 2014

Poll: Latino Voters Overwhelmingly Back Obama On Immigration Action

Another poll finds the politics of immigration strongly favoring Democrats.

November 24, 2014

On Immigration Policy, The Law And Facts Are On Obama’s Side

Republican anger can’t obscure legal reality.

November 24, 2014

Obama Heightens The Contradictions

The president has finally stood up to Congress on immigration. Here’s what happens next.

November 24, 2014

GOP Weighs Responses To Obama’s Immigration Action

From passing a bill to attempting impeachment, here’s what the GOP could do next.

November 24, 2014

Cartoon: Speaker Boehner Explains

The Speaker of the House is having a tough time with Obama’s immigration order.

November 24, 2014

Poll: Americans Broadly Back Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

A new survey finds that voters are very open to the president’s immigration plan.

November 21, 2014