Advocates for immigrants celebrate Obama's decision Executive actions expected to 'make a difference' locally Hillsboro-based immigration attorney Leslie Martinez, a U.S. citizen of Mexican-American descent, listened to President Obama’s immigration speech on Thursday night. In her small practice behind a Mexican import store she owns with her husband, Martinez and her legal assistant tuned in ... 12/1/2014 - 11:23 pm | View Link
Obama’s immigration mandate leaves NY with hefty tab: Skelos President Obama’s executive order on immigration could sock New York taxpayers with a $2 billion Medicaid bill by encouraging 300,000 undocumented residents to apply for free government health care, the Legislature’s... 12/1/2014 - 11:00 pm | View Link
Conservatives work to block Obama on immigration WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives circulated draft legislation Monday aimed at blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration from taking effect, as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson prepared to offer GOP critics a full-throated defense of the new policies. 12/1/2014 - 6:37 pm | View Link
Obama’s bumbling bundler ambassador nominees face Senate votes Two of President Barack Obama’s top fundraisers will face confirmation votes in the U.S. Senate after being nominated for ambassadorships that they are far from qualified for. 12/1/2014 - 2:31 pm | View Link
Paychex Details Components of President Obama’s Immigration Plan Likely to Impact Employers Following President Obama’s announcement to address the nation’s immigration system using his executive authority, Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of payroll, human resource, ins 12/1/2014 - 10:48 am | View Link
Rand Paul Introduces Bill to Overturn President Obama's Immigration Order This means war, again. Senator Rand Paul has introduced a bill that would attempt to overturn President Obama's executive order on immigration. "I believe that the Constitution is clear that the legislative power resides in Congress. The President is not a ... 12/14/2014 - 7:32 am | View Link
Obama's nominee to run social security hits trouble in Senate Barack Obama’s pick to head the Social Security Administration has run into more trouble, after Senate Democrats cancelled a procedural vote on her nomination. Obama nominated Carolyn W Colvin to a six-year term as commissioner in June, and the ... 12/14/2014 - 7:19 am | View Link
GOP Senators' Actions Versus Words On Obama's Amnesty Play Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) raised a point of order in the US Senate Saturday evening. Heritage Action's Michael A. Needham explained it this way. “If Senators are opposed to President Obama’s executive action on immigration, they should vote in favor of Sen. 12/14/2014 - 7:14 am | View Link
Congress passes $1.1trillion spending bill needed to put off a government shutdown until September Congress has passed a $1.1trillion spending bill, which will keep almost all of the federal government funded until September 2015. The Senate voted 56-40 on Saturday for the long-term funding bill, the main item left on Congress' year-end agenda. 12/14/2014 - 5:51 am | View Link
Meet President Obama’s small business guru Maria Contreras-Sweet may only have started her gig leading the U.S. Small Business Administration in April, but in many ways it’s a position she’s been working toward her whole life. In her role, she’s in charge of programs that give the nation’s ... 12/14/2014 - 2:16 am | View Link
snopes.com: Obama's Wedding Ring Barack Obama's wedding ring bears an Arabic inscription reading 'There is no god but Allah'? 12/13/2014 - 1:28 am | View Website
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President Barack Obama | The White House Barack H. Obama is the 44th President of the United States. His story is the American story — values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong ... 12/12/2014 - 10:47 am | View Website
Barack Obama President Barack Obama along with members of the national security team, ... The Obamas have two Portuguese Water Dogs, the first, a male named Bo, ... 12/12/2014 - 8:03 am | View Website
President Barack Obama is not ruling out meeting Cuban President Raul Castro at the White House, as his administration works to restore ties to the communist country.
A day after the president announced the beginning of efforts to normalize relations with Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Obama would be willing to host the Cuban leader, comparing it to visits from leaders from other countries with checkered human rights records.
“The president has had the leaders of both Burma and China to the United States, and for that reason, I wouldn’t rule out a visit from President Castro,” Earnest said Thursday.
The two leaders spoke on the phone for nearly an hour on Tuesday evening reviewing the agreement to release American subcontractor Alan Gross and to take steps scale back the longstanding American embargo and travel ban.
President Obama, who introduced himself as “Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville,” called into a Massachusetts radio show on Wednesday to praise his friend, the outgoing Gov. Deval Patrick.
“Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville and I’ve got a few complaints about service in and around the neighborhood,” President Obama said before noting that he had “moved down South since that time.”
Obama lived in the Boston area while attending Harvard Law School, but obviously now calls 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
In the minutes before a police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, a 911 caller said the boy was scaring people as he sat on a swing and pulled a gun in and out of his waistband. The weapon was "probably fake," but the caller couldn't tell for sure.
The White House is treating the massive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment as a “serious national security matter” and is currently devising a “proportional response” to the cyberattack, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday.
Earnest said there have been a number of daily meetings at the White House about the hack, and that there are “a range of options that are under consideration right now” for a response.
Conservative media lashed out at President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for recounting personal experiences with racism in an interview with People magazine, accusing the Obamas of playing the victim and even asking if the interview made race relations worse.
Obamas Share Personal Experiences With Racism In People Magazine
People: Even For Obamas, "Encounters With Racial Prejudice Aren't As Far In The Past As One Might Expect." In a December 17 interview with People magazine, the Obamas both recounted personal experiences with racism.