House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, left open the possibility Thursday that House Republicans might risk a lapse in government funding next month — otherwise known as a shutdown — in order to stop President Barack Obama from using his authority to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. Continue reading
Congress members returning to Capitol Hill next week will face a debate over President Barack Obama’s new $5.6 billion plan to expand the U.S. mission in Iraq and send up to 1,500 more American troops to the war-torn nation. Continue reading
In his weekly address, President Barack Obama stressed that the U.S. must be guided by science, not fear, in its response to Ebola. He also commended the response efforts of New York City, which saw its first case of Ebola diagnosed on Thursday. Continue reading
It’s an issue that President Obama can no longer push aside. This past week’s jarring Ebola developments have put a spotlight on the president’s management skills just as he was earning praise for acting militarily against Islamic militants.
In his weekly address on Saturday, Obama urged Americans not to succumb to hysteria about Ebola and he pushed back against calls from some lawmakers for a West Africa travel ban. Continue reading
For President Barack Obama, the stark reality of the looming midterm elections is that the best outcome for his party gets him nothing but two more years of the status quo.
President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a “barbaric murder” the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists. Continue reading