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Obama to Texas with no plans to visit border

Obama to Texas with no plans to visit border

For President Barack Obama, the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is increasingly becoming a political liability, giving Republicans a fresh opportunity to question his administration’s competence and complicating the debate over the nation’s fractured immigration laws. Still, Obama is resisting calls to visit the border during his two-day fundraising trip to Texas, where he […]

Obama promoting hope instead of cynicism as a cure

Obama promoting hope instead of cynicism as a cure

To hear President Barack Obama describe it, there’s a creeping case of cynicism setting in across the country, leading Americans to suspect that not only is Washington broken, it’s beyond fixing. Gone unchecked, Obama says, that line of thinking could become a self-fulfilling prophecy with dire long-term ramifications. If compromise-minded Americans get so frustrated they […]

Obama sends more troops into Iraq

Obama sends more troops into Iraq

The U.S. is sending another 300 troops to Iraq to increase security at the U.S. Embassy and elsewhere in the Baghdad area to protect U.S. citizens and property, officials said Monday. That raises the total U.S. troop presence in Iraq to approximately 750, the Pentagon said. The State Department, meanwhile, announced that it was temporarily […]

Obama picks ousted P&E CEO to run Veterans Affairs

Obama picks ousted P&E CEO to run Veterans Affairs

Seeking to turn around a troubled agency, President Barack Obama will nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead a Veterans Affairs department gripped by reports of treatment delays and cover-ups. An administration official said Obama planned to nominate McDonald to the Cabinet post on Monday. If confirmed by the Senate, the 61-year-old […]

Obama: GOP doesn’t care about people

Obama: GOP doesn’t care about people

Blasting the GOP as willfully indifferent to American struggles, President Barack Obama issued a rebuke Friday to Republican attempts to thwart his economic agenda, offering a stark contrast that Democrats hope will yield electoral success in November. Obama’s remarks at a picturesque lake in Minneapolis were billed by the White House as a speech on […]