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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…

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…

Government shutdown? Who, us?

Government shutdown? Who, us?

  Top Republicans say two things are clear: Last year’s government shutdown hurt the party. And Republicans must not let the president’s pending immigration action bait them into a repeat.…

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…

Obama plans to keep 5 million illegals in America

Obama plans to keep 5 million illegals in America

The Obama administration is considering a plan that would shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation as part of a broad set of executive…

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…

Thaw in relations with North Korea? Maybe, maybe not

Thaw in relations with North Korea? Maybe, maybe not

President Barack Obama is tempering expectations for a thaw in relations between the United States and North Korea, saying the secret talks to free two American prisoners were not the…

Obama taps Washington outsider as attorney general

Obama taps Washington outsider as attorney general

President Barack Obama has chosen federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general, sending a Washington outsider as a high-profile confirmation test amid a power shift in the…

The big question: Can Obama, GOP work together?

The big question: Can Obama, GOP work together?

It’s Washington’s billion-dollar question: whether President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans can really make nice and forestall ever-greater dysfunction in a new era of divided government. The first clues will…

Obama strikes defiant tone, says he is optimistic

Obama strikes defiant tone, says he is optimistic

For anyone expecting postelection contrition at the White House or vows to change course after a disastrous election for Democrats, President Barack Obama had one message Wednesday: Think again. A…