Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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Key Question In Immigration Court Fight: Is Obama Enforcing Deportation Laws Or Changing Them?

In public statements and legal briefs, Obama’s aides describe their immigration initiatives as limited and temporary, but experts in immigration law knew the administration was skating near the edge when it announced certain changes.

November 11, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action event in Washington

Obama Joins Facebook

“Hello, Facebook! I finally got my very own page,” Obama posted. “I hope you’ll think of this as a place where we can have real conversations…”

November 9, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) observes traditional salmon preserving with fishermen on the shore of the Nushagak River in Dillingham, Alaska September 2, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Obama’s Arctic Adventure Ends With Sinking Village, Fish Spawn

President Obama visited two remote native villages in the U.S. Arctic on Wednesday, hoping to show how climate change is affecting Americans.

September 3, 2015

President Obama To Rough It On Bear Grylls’ Show

President Barack Obama will be “Running Wild.”

August 31, 2015
Obama greets guests after his remarks on climate change at Everglades National Park, Florida

Obama Unleashes Drilling Rigs While Fighting Global Warming

President Obama is playing the roles of both climate change warrior and driller-in-chief.

August 13, 2015
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White House Shrugs Off Schumer’s Decision To Oppose Iran Deal

President Obama’s hopes of preserving the Iran nuclear deal were dealt a blow on Thursday when Sen. Charles Schumer came out against it.

August 7, 2015
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Obama Calls For Voting Rights Reform On 50th Anniversary Of Historic Law

President Obama called on Congress to pass “an updated version” of the Voting Rights Act on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal law.

August 6, 2015
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Obama Urges Africans To Drop Anti-Gay Laws

President Barack Obama urged Kenya and other African nations to abandon laws criminalizing homosexuality, comparing anti-gay policies to racial segregation.

July 25, 2015
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Newly Released Emails Reveal The Hillary You (Still) Don’t Know

Time magazine describes Hillary Clinton with adjectives rarely used in conventional profiles: “humble,” “self-deprecating,” and “generous.”

July 2, 2015

Obama Sings ‘Amazing Grace,’ Mentions Race, Guns, And Grace In Eulogy

President Obama ended his eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in a way best befitting a man of the cloth: by singing “Amazing Grace.”

June 26, 2015
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Why I’m (Still) Thankful For President Obama

Yes, he makes mistakes, and he has flaws — but Barack Obama’s achievements, temperament, and persistence are worthy of thanks.

November 27, 2014
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Midterm Outcome: Mandate On Obama Or Big Money At Play?

Republicans will say election outcome is a referendum on Obama, but it may have a lot more to do with the failure of Citizens United.

November 5, 2014
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Obama: U.S. To Be ‘More Aggressive’ In Monitoring Ebola Response

The President insists the threat of Ebola is being taken seriously.

October 16, 2014

Weekend Reader: ‘The Age Of Evangelicalism: America’s Born-Again Years’

The dramatic influence the Christian right exerts over the Republican Party has been well documented — but Democrats rely on religious voters as well. In his new book, The Age of Evangelicalism: America’s Born-Again Years, Steven P. Miller explores the bipartisan political impact of the evangelical movement over the past four decades. Miller, a professor at Webster University and […]

August 16, 2014

Benghazi: What New Details Reveal About The ‘Scandal’ — And Its Promoters

In the years since the terrorist attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, his aide Sean Smith and CIA officers Tyrone Smith and Glen Doherty in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, President Obama’s congressional critics have complained long and loudly about his failure to apprehend the perpetrators immediately. Republican experts like Ted Cruz and Darrell Issa, […]

June 20, 2014
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New Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Back President On Climate Change

A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday is receiving widespread attention for showing a decline in President Obama’s approval rating, but another major result is flying under the radar: Americans overwhelmingly want to see action on climate change. According to the poll, a whopping 61 percent of Americans say that either “immediate action” or “some […]

June 18, 2014
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Michelle Obama Pushes Immigration Fix As New Citizens Take Oath

By Stephanie Haven, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama urged overhauling the nation’s immigration laws Wednesday while presiding over a naturalization ceremony for 50 new U.S. citizens at the National Archives. “Today in Washington, folks are still debating whether or not to fix our immigration system even though just about everyone agrees […]

June 18, 2014

Obama Signs Order To Cap Student Loan Payments At 10 Percent Of Income

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order that lets millions of college graduates cap their student loan payments at 10 percent of their income, a move he says will help “open the doors of opportunity for all.” By amending student loan regulations to put the […]

June 9, 2014
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Despite Administration Denials, Lawmaker Thinks Obama Wants Cuba Spy-Swap

By Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald MIAMI — After news broke about President Barack Obama’s prisoner swap involving five Taliban Guantanamo Bay detainees, many wondered about the fate of another person, this one locked away in Cuba: Alan Gross, the U.S. government contractor believed by many to have been railroaded on trumped-up spy charges. The […]

June 4, 2014

Carbon Emissions Rule Relies On A Broad View Of ‘System’

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The coming legal battle over President Barack Obama’s far-reaching climate-change rules will probably turn on the meaning of one word in the Clean Air Act of 1970 — “system.” Under the landmark anti-pollution law, the Environmental Protection Agency is empowered to require states to apply “the […]

June 4, 2014

Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange Sparks Bipartisan Backlash In Congress

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday battled a bipartisan storm of criticism over President Barack Obama’s decision to order the exchange of Taliban leaders for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Senior lawmakers from both parties are questioning the administration’s justification for acting without first consulting members of Congress […]

June 4, 2014
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Obama And Putin Spar As Rebels Battle In Ukraine

Warsaw (AFP) – President Barack Obama Wednesday condemned Russia’s “dark tactics” and bullying in Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin hit back at American “aggression,” as new venom deepened the worst U.S.-Russia clash in decades. Obama met Ukraine’s president-elect Petro Poroshenko in Warsaw and promised years of U.S. support, then blasted Russia and vowed to protect […]

June 4, 2014
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Obama Says U.S. Backs Ukraine Fight Against Pro-Russia Separatists

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WARSAW, Poland — Pledging support for a new and fragile government, President Barack Obama told Ukraine’s president-elect Wednesday that the U.S. will continue to back Kiev’s fight against separatists. “The United States is absolutely committed to standing behind the Ukrainian people, not just in the coming days and weeks […]

June 4, 2014
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Obama: U.S. To Aid Unaccompanied Children Arriving From Mexico

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Monday said his administration would provide special assistance to children arriving to the U.S. alone after making the treacherous overland journey from Mexico. In response to what he called an “urgent humanitarian situation,” Obama ordered federal departments to coordinate relief for the unaccompanied children, including medical care, housing […]

June 3, 2014
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Obama Seeks To Reassure European Allies Amid Ukraine Crisis

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WARSAW — Amid worries about a rise of Russian aggression, President Barack Obama landed in Eastern Europe Tuesday offering new reassurances and a show of military muscle aimed at keeping Moscow in check. Under drizzling morning rain, Obama was greeted at the airport by Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski on […]

June 3, 2014
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