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Obama calls team owner’s comments ‘racist’

Obama calls team owner’s comments ‘racist’

President Barack Obama on Sunday described comments reportedly made by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers “incredibly offensive racist statements,” before casting them as part of a continuing legacy…

In prison for 10 years or more? Apply for clemency

In prison for 10 years or more? Apply for clemency

The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It’s an effort to deal with high…

Obama to view Washington mudslide damage

Obama to view Washington mudslide damage

President Barack Obama plans a brief visit near Seattle to survey damage from a recent mudslide that killed more than three dozen people. Obama will stop while on his way…

Obama to Republicans: Obamacare is working. So shut up!

Obama to Republicans: Obamacare is working.  So shut up!

President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for…

Parallels between Clinton, Obama health care fights

Parallels between Clinton, Obama health care fights

Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton’s White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same. As Clinton prepared for an…

Obama, Biden to unveil $600 million in job grants

Obama, Biden to unveil $600 million in job grants

Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of…

Obma: Republicans threaten Americans’ right to vote

Obma: Republicans threaten Americans’ right to vote

In an unsparing critique of Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday accused the GOP of using voting restrictions to keep voters from the polls and of jeopardizing 50 years of…

Obama cites progess while honoring civil rights

Obama cites progess while honoring civil rights

Barack Obama was 2 years old when Lyndon Baines Johnson sat in the East Room of the White House with Martin Luther King Jr. and signed the Civil Rights Act,…

Obama, Democrats focus on gender pay gap

Obama, Democrats focus on gender pay gap

President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are making a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women’s wages, linking Obama executive actions with pending Senate legislation aimed…

Testing Obama’s work policies on federal contractors

Testing Obama’s work policies on federal contractors

President Barack Obama is using the federal government’s vast array of contractors and subcontractors as a labor policy incubator, ready to sidestep Congress to impose workplace rules on wages, pay…