- Obama to promote education agenda at Miami school
San Francisco Chronicle, Friday - 03/07/2014 - 04:49 AM
Obama will visit a Miami high school on Friday to talk to students about how education can help the country succeed economically. Both the president and first lady have been working to encourage young people, particularly minorities, to pursue a college education.
- Dalai Lama opens Senate session with prayer
Miami Herald, Thursday - 03/06/2014 - 10:05 AM
And on Thursday, the Dalai Lama prayed in the U. S. Senate.
- Senate blocks Obama's pick for civil rights post
Kansas City Star, Wednesday - 03/05/2014 - 10:47 PM
President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division was blocked by bipartisan Senate opposition Wednesday in an emotional postscript to the long-ago murder of a Philadelphia policeman and the legal help his killer received.
- House backs bill to delay health care penalty
Associated Press, Wednesday - 03/05/2014 - 03:49 PM
The House has voted for a one-year delay in the penalty that people would have to pay if they fail to sign up for health insurance.
- US appeals to Asian allies to improve relations
Miami Herald, Tuesday - 03/04/2014 - 03:59 PM
The U. S. is appealing to its closest Asian allies, Japan and South Korea, to improve their strained relations, saying there's an urgent need to show restraint on "difficult historical issues."
- Obama says Russia violating international law
San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday - 03/04/2014 - 12:48 AM
President Barack Obama says Russia is "on the wrong side of history" in Ukraine and its actions violate international law. Obama told reporters in the Oval Office on Monday that the United States is considering economic and diplomatic options that will isolate Russia. The president called on Congress to work on an aid package to Ukraine and make it the "first order of business." Obama said continued military actions in Ukraine "will be a costly proposition for Russia."
- Primary poses test for Texas Democrats' strategy
San Francisco Chronicle, Monday - 03/03/2014 - 02:47 AM
The Battleground Texas project was formed on the premise that Democrats can take advantage of Texas' changing demographics, especially its growing Hispanic population.
- Clinton advisers sought to soften her image
Miami Herald, Saturday - 03/01/2014 - 03:32 AM
Hillary Rodham Clinton's advisers sought to "humanize" what they saw as her stern, defensive public image during her husband's White House days and as she embarked on her groundbreaking Senate campaign in New York.
- Primaries offer 1st major test of voter ID laws
Kansas City Star, Saturday - 03/01/2014 - 02:49 AM
In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots -- the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.
- Obama plan aims to improve odds for minority boys
Kansas City Star, Thursday - 02/27/2014 - 02:48 PM
Long before he arrived at the White House, Barack Obama was the son of a single mother, challenged and tempted by the same societal ills that disproportionately keep African-Americans impoverished and behind bars. Now the nation's first black president is unveiling a new initiative aimed at breaking down those obstacles, and pledging to continue the fight long after his presidency ends.
- ARIZONA GOVERNOR VETOES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILL
Free Republic, Wednesday - 02/26/2014 - 07:57 PM
Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties. Brewer's decision defused a national furor over gay rights and religious freedom. The bill backed by Republicans in the Legislature was designed to give added protection from lawsuits to people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays.
- Obama seeking $300 billion for roads, railways
Kansas City Star, Wednesday - 02/26/2014 - 06:48 PM
President Barack Obama said Wednesday he will ask Congress for $300 billion to update aging roads and railways, arguing that the taxpayer investment is a worthy one that will pay dividends by attracting businesses and helping put people to work.