Obama’s bumpy road on immigration orders

Obama’s bumpy road on immigration orders

President Barack Obama’s sweeping immigration executive orders cap a turbulent, six-year quest to make headway on a thorny issue that has at times put the White House at odds with some of its fiercest supporters. To those who argue the actions are long overdue or don’t go far enough, Obama pins the blame solely on […]

An immigrant hears her story from a President

An immigrant hears her story from a President

Astrid Silva didn’t hear her name when the president of the United States first said it Thursday night. But she couldn’t miss the cheers from a crowded room in Las Vegas where she and others listened to Barack Obama tell a story — her story — about a 4-year-old girl with a cross, a doll […]

Obama faces limits on his immigration actions

Obama faces limits on his immigration actions

As broadly as President Barack Obama may push the limits of his authority to shield from deportation millions of immigrants illegally in the United States, the fate of millions more will still be left unresolved. Obama is preparing to flex his executive powers Thursday, using an 8 p.m. EST address to announce that he is […]

Obama will push climate change in final two years

Obama will push climate change in final two years

With just two years left in power, President Barack Obama is elevating his efforts to combat global warming above almost all else as he seeks to leave an imprint on the world that will endure after he’s gone. It’s a strategy rooted not only in Obama’s long-stated support for such efforts, but also in political […]

This time around, HealthCare.gov is working well

This time around, HealthCare.gov is working well

As a crucial second sign-up season gears up, the Obama administration said Sunday that HealthCare.gov is stable and working well, a far cry from last year’s frozen computer screens and frustrated customers. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell said she expects “strong and healthy growth” for 2015. About 7 million people are signed […]

Amid hope, Obamacare opens new sign-up season

Amid hope, Obamacare opens new sign-up season

The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul opened Saturday, with hopes that this time consumers will have a positive experience. But the fear is that entrenched political opposition and renewed legal challenges may yet collapse the program that’s bringing health care to millions of previously uninsured Americans. The administration can’t afford another […]

Should bushes have stopped White House intruder?

Should bushes have stopped White House intruder?

Secret Service officers chasing a Texas Army veteran across the White House lawn in September figured they had him cornered when he encountered the thick bushes on the property. To their surprise the bushes were no match for the fence-jumper, who dashed into the executive mansion through a pair of unlocked doors, knocking aside an […]

Four real world cases on use of Obamacare

Four real world cases on use of Obamacare

More than 7 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the system introduced last year for those who were uninsured or had policies considered substandard. What happened to them since has varied greatly. Many have been happy with their new insurance, according to polls. Others are encountering a variety of snags — […]

President claims optimism over improved China ties

President claims optimism over improved China ties

Putting a bright face on the future of U.S. ties to China, President Barack Obama announced Monday that the two countries would start granting visas to each other’s citizens valid for up to a decade. Yet thorny issues like human rights and trade lurked just under the surface, reflecting the tough road ahead for the […]

So much for cooperation: Obama, GOP tangle

So much for cooperation: Obama, GOP tangle

Disagreement wasn’t supposed to be on the menu at the White House luncheon designed to bring together President Barack Obama and Republicans who will soon control the next Congress. Instead of cooperation, a fresh dispute found its way to the table. Meeting on Friday with congressional leaders from both parties, Obama laid out three areas […]

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