Obama Administration | Washington Week

Washington Week

Award-winning reporting and analysis

Obama Administration

Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Debating the implications of Obama acts on immigration

November 20, 2014
President Obama will give a prime-time address to announce his plan to shield up to 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a potential confrontation with the Republican-led Congress over immigration reform and executive authority. Gwen Ifill gets debate on the president’s action from Frank Sharry of America's Voice and Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law.
News You Need to Know

Obama to shield 5 million from deportation

November 20, 2014
Carrie Budoff Brown, Seung Min Kim, Anna Palmer and Jennifer Epstein | Politico
The White House is in full-out sales pitch mode for President Barack Obama’s announcement Thursday that he will shield about 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, circumventing Congress to provide the most sweeping changes to immigration policy in decades.
News You Need to Know

The Punisher

November 20, 2014
John Dickerson | Slate Magazine
President Obama will likely soon announce his executive actions revamping his administration’s immigration policies. (Update, Nov. 19, 2014, at 11:20 a.m.: He will make the announcement Thursday.) As many as 5 million undocumented immigrants may be spared deportation. Republicans will react with anger and fury, but the president believes the move might spur Republicans to act on immigration if for no other reason than to overwrite his executive orders.
News You Need to Know

Obama Makes Pitch to Expand High-Speed Internet Access to Schools

November 20, 2014
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Obama on Wednesday took a break from crisis and gridlock to advance two often-overlooked priorities focused on children, one to wire more of the nation’s schools to the Internet and the other to overhaul child care for low-income families.
News You Need to Know

Obama’s potential immigration plan could enter uncharted territory

November 18, 2014
Karen Tumulty, Katie Zezima | The Washington Post
President Obama’s expected action lifting the threat of deportation from millions of undocumented immigrants, which could come as early as this week, will expand the authority of the executive branch into murky, uncharted territory.
News You Need to Know

Obama's Asia tour relaunches his efforts on 'legacy' issues

November 17, 2014
Christi Parsons | Tribune Newspapers
After word reached the White House staff who had gathered for a drink in the hotel bar one night last week that President Obama was working out an aggressive climate deal with the Chinese president, the first toast was to the planet.
News You Need to Know

Iran Nuclear Pact Faces an Array of Opposing Forces

November 17, 2014
David Sanger, Steven Erlanger and Jodi Rudoren | The New York Times
When President Obama wrote last month to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urging him to overcome a decade of mistrust and negotiate a deal limiting Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, it was perhaps the president’s last effort to reach a reconciliation with Iran that could remake the Middle East.

Congress' Lame Duck Agenda, U.S.-China Climate Deal, Looking to 2016

November 14, 2014
Congress' Lame Duck Agenda, U.S.-China Climate Deal, Looking to 2016
Subscribe to Obama Administration