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2 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Obama officials pledge to stem immigration tide

Adrian Calleja and his sister Adriana Diego, of Oxnard, stand in support of the immigrant children who are being sheltered at a naval base in Port Hueneme, Calif., outside the base Tursday, July 8, 2014.


Related Topix: Oxnard, CA, Port Hueneme, CA, Ventura County, CA, US News, US Politics, Rick Perry, US Governors

6 hrs ago | ABC15.com

Obama turns down Rocky Mountain high

"Do you want to hit this?" a man asked President Barack Obama in a bar in Denver Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mark Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Marijuana, Immigration Reform, US Governors, John Hickenlooper

10 hrs ago | Home

Rift over religious exemption in anti-bias order

In the intensifying debate over religious liberty, President Barack Obama faces pressure from opposite flanks as he prepares to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender people in hiring.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Law, Employment / Labor Law

13 hrs ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

Pentagon considers ISIS drone strike

The Pentagon is considering under what circumstances it will recommend President Barack Obama authorize the use of a missile-equipped drone to kill the leader of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, CNN has learned.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Iraq, World News

13 hrs ago | EDGE

Interfaith Leaders Ask Obama to Not Include Religious Exemption in Executive Order

On Tuesday, 100 religious leaders from Christian, Jewish, Muslim and interfaith organizations signed a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to not include a religious exemption in the executive order he plans to enact that will bar workplace discrimination against LGBT individuals.


Related Topix: US Politics, Law, Employment / Labor Law

14 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Senate OKs San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as housing secretary

The Senate easily confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Wednesday to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, boosting the national profile of a Democrat with a compelling biography who's considered a vice presidential contender in 2016.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

18 hrs ago | Canada.com

U.S. President Barack Obama calls Israel revenge killings - dangerous moment'

In the wake of yet another round of escalating violence between Palestinians and Israelis, U.S. President Barack Obama has taken the unusual step of publishing an article in the influential Israeli newspaper Haaretz urging both parties to exercise restraint and to reopen peace talks.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US Politics, US News

22 hrs ago | The Republic

Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands in a human drama that's causing a political storm in Washington and beyond.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, John Cornyn, Rick Perry, US Governors

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Indonesians vote for president in tight race

After the most polarizing campaigning in Indonesia's history, millions of people voted to elect a new president Wednesday in a race too tight to predict, hoping for change after years of corruption and poverty.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, US Politics, US News


Obama taps donor to be ambassador to Costa Rica

The White House says Fitzgerald Haney is Obama's pick for the job. Haney is a client services executive at Pzena Investment Bank.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

The Washington Post

Fact Check: Grimes releases first negative TV ad

Shaky claims about Medicare were common in the 2012 campaign, from President Barack Obama on down.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan


Cleveland picked for 2016 U.S. Republican National Convention

The U.S. Republican Party's national convention to nominate a presidential candidate in 2016 will likely be held in Cleveland, the Republican National Committee said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: US News, Ohio, Reince Priebus, US Politics, Mitt Romney

Daily Journal

Afghan candidate rejects election results

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah defiantly told thousands of supporters Monday that he will declare victory as he claimed massive fraud was responsible for preliminary results putting his rival in the lead.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Hamid Karzai


Rockefeller asks Obama to speed up crude oil tank car upgrades

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., asked President Barack Obama on Monday to use his executive power to make immediate improvements to the safety of tank cars carrying crude oil.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Canada

The Macon Telegraph

How 'hope' became Obama's fight against cynicism

In this July 15, 1979, file photo, President Jimmy Carter delivers his energy speech, which became known as the "malaise" speech, on television.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Expedience, pragmatism shape new Asian alliances

Moscow is cozying up to its old rival China. China is holding hands with Seoul. Tokyo is striking deals with Pyongyang.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, North Korea, US Politics, US News, Vladimir Putin

ABC News

House GOP Wants to Spend $3.3M on Benghazi Probe

House Republicans have called for spending up to $3.3 million this year on the special select committee tasked with investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.


Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner

National Public Radio

Missouri Governor Vetoes Health Navigator Limits

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Monday that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Missouri Government, Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Hillary and Obama: Different campaigns, opposite tasks

Both are groundbreakers and Democrats. Beyond that, the differences between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in the run-up to historic campaigns are more striking than the similarities.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, John McCain, Republican


5 things to know on the immigration crisis

Partisan hyperbole has ratcheted up as the Obama administration grapples with thousands of young undocumented immigrants surging the U.S.-Mexico border and facing angry protesters on the way to overcrowded detention centers.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Prison, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Family, Kids