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Obama under pressure to act on immigration

Obama under pressure to act on immigration

Frustrated with the failure of House Republicans to tackle immigration, advocates are demanding that President Barack Obama use his powers as chief executive to stop deportations or provide some relief to many of the 11 million immigrants living here illegally. Obama insists that the nation’s laws limit his ability to act unilaterally, even though his […]

Obama claims he is ‘not a particularly ideological person’

Obama claims he is ‘not a particularly ideological person’

President Barack Obama, on a fundraising swing in Seattle on Sunday, described himself as “not a particularly ideological person” despite ongoing political clashes with Republicans over healthcare, the economy, and immigration reform. Fresh from a deal with Iran over its nuclear program, Obama started a western swing on Sunday that will include stops in California […]

For Obama, a mixture of fundraising and immigration

For Obama, a mixture of fundraising and immigration

President Barack Obama is blending an aggressive fundraising schedule for Democrats with a pitch for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws, mixing a powerful issue within his party with the inevitable financial draw of an incumbent president. Obama’s first event Monday is a stop at a San Francisco recreation center that serves a primarily Chinese community. […]

Obama, amid record disapproval, claims economic surge

Obama, amid record disapproval, claims economic surge

Barack Obama, amid the lowest poll numbers of his presidency and a barrage of bad headlines, accentuated the positive on Saturday, telling Americans that the US economy is headed “in the right direction.” “Over the past couple months, most of the political headlines you’ve read have probably been about the government shutdown and the launch […]

Finally, some good news on Obamacare’s web site?

Finally, some good news on Obamacare’s web site?

There won’t be a magic moment, but the Obama administration‘s much-maligned health insurance website should be able to weather an expected year-end crush of customers, officials asserted Friday. A combination of software fixes, design changes, added hardware and newly announced wiggle room should provide the right combination to finally deliver a workable website, White House […]

News media to Obama: ‘Give us more access’

News media to Obama:  ‘Give us more access’

Dozens of leading news organizations are protesting to the White House against restrictions that sometimes keep journalists from taking pictures and video of President Barack Obama performing official duties. At the same time, two press groups urged their members to stop using official photos and video handed out by the White House, dismissing them as […]

Rebrand Obamacare? Not that easy in political minefield

Rebrand Obamacare? Not that easy in political minefield

President Barack Obama blamed Republicans on Tuesday for contributing to the troubled rollout of his signature healthcare insurance plan and said it will be hard to “rebrand” Obamacare after his administration fixes a website used to sign up for the program. “We should have anticipated that that would create a rockier rollout,” Obama told a […]

Political tug-of-war escalates over Obamacare woes

Political tug-of-war escalates over Obamacare woes

The race intensified on Monday between Republicans trying to discredit President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law and officials trying to repair the flawed website crucial to the success of his policy reform. While Obama administration officials said they had made significant improvements to HealthCare.gov, Republicans began appealing to the public on Monday for personal accounts […]