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Obama continues his Cabinet shuffle

Obama continues his Cabinet shuffle

Shuffling his second-term Cabinet, President Barack Obama plans to nominate Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan to be budget director and is considering San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to succeed Donovan, according…

Another setback for immigration reform efforts

Another setback for immigration reform efforts

House Republican leaders intervened Friday to prevent a vote on immigration legislation, dealing a severe blow to election-year efforts to overhaul the dysfunctional system. The move came after a Republican…

Harry Reid opposes Obama nominee for federal judge

Harry Reid opposes Obama nominee for federal judge

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of the Obama administration’s staunchest allies in Congress, announced his opposition Thursday to Michael Boggs’ nomination to the federal bench, dealing a strong if…

Obama to Congress: Cash needed now for roads and bridges

Obama to Congress: Cash needed now for roads and bridges

America’s roads, bridges and ports are falling apart, and the federal government is running out of money to fix them. So President Barack Obama is heading to a crumbling bridge…

Obama’s new deportation policy: Lots of political risk

Obama’s new deportation policy: Lots of political risk

President Barack Obama’s decision on possible changes to U.S. deportation policy sets up an election-year skirmish that could help Democrats win points with their political base while irritating Republicans who…

Obama congratulates gay NFL draftee

Obama congratulates gay NFL draftee

President Barack Obama sends his congratulations to Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. Obama calls the selection of Sam “an important step forward.” Obama…

New White House focus: Road, bridge repair

New White House focus: Road, bridge repair

With time running out, the White House was preparing to press Congress next week to keep money flowing into a federal fund for road and bridge repairs, warning of economic…

Obama pisses off big labor with Wal-Mart visit

Obama pisses off big labor with Wal-Mart visit

President Barack Obama is showcasing Wal-Mart, often a target of labor groups and other Democratic constituencies, to promote advances in energy efficiency in his broader campaign to confront climate change.…

High tech help, campaign cash for Obama

High tech help, campaign cash for Obama

They come from different worlds — the buttoned-down political culture of Washington and the entrepreneurial, socks-optional, let’s-do-this-faster ethos of Silicon Valley. But where those worlds overlap, that’s where you find…

More Obama ‘insiders’ set to ‘tell all’ in books?

More Obama ‘insiders’ set to ‘tell all’ in books?

Over the next month, two of President Barack Obama’s closest first-term advisers will spill insider details on the administration’s handling of the early days of the Great Recession, the White…