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Obama renews climate change push

President Barack Obama renewed his campaign to curb carbon emissions Saturday, saying the debate over climate change is over. Obama, who made the battle against climate change a core promise of his 2008 election campaign, has been stymied at the federal level by opposition from lawmakers. Congress "is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically […]

Obama rips climate change deniers in graduation speech

By Jeff Mason ANAHEIM Calif. (Reuters) – With a feisty tone and a touch of aggravation, President Barack Obama on Saturday laid into Republicans who question the science of climate change and urged graduating college students to take on global warming as a cause. A few weeks after unveiling rules to limit carbon emissions from […]

Immigration reformers to put pressure on Obama after Cantor loss

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Immigration reform advocates said on Wednesday that U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary election loss spelled doom for immigration legislation and that they planned to step up pressure on the White House to enact changes without waiting for Congress. David Brat, who scored a major upset […]

Obama to Silicon Valley to raise cash for Dems

President Barack Obama is returning to Silicon Valley to help House Democrats fill their campaign coffers ahead of the midterm elections. Obama will join House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California … View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Obama says ‘we should be ashamed’ of failure to enact modest gun control measures

President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration on Tuesday at the inability by Washington to enact even modest gun control measures, in the aftermath of a rash of shootings around the United States. This is becoming the norm and we take it for granted in ways that as a parent are terrifying to me," Obama said […]

Obama moves to ease student loan burdens, urges Congress to act

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order making it easier for up to 5 million people to pay off college tuition debt, and scolded congressional Republicans for opposing legislation that would lower student-loan borrowing costs. The action, which does not take effect until December 2015, will allow […]

Prodding Congress, Obama acts to ease student debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dubbing it a "no-brainer," President Barack Obama expanded a program Monday capping monthly student loan payments for 5 million more borrowers at an unknown cost to taxpayers. Obama also threw his support behind legislation that Democrats are using to paint Republicans as blocking relief for Americans inundated by student debt. View full […]

Taliban Said They Would Kill Bergdahl, Says Obama Aide

President Barack Obama says Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was an ailing “prisoner of war,” but his top deputies are describing him as a hostage who would be killed if the White House didn’t agree to a surprise trade. Congress was not informed that ”there was evidence, or at least, there was an analysis, that a premature […]

Obama: Syrian opposition needs more support

WEST POINT, New York (AP) — President Barack Obama says he'll work with Congress to increase support for members of the Syrian opposition who offer the best alternative to terrorists and to Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd). View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Obama postpones review of US deportation policy

President Barack Obama has postponed a review of US deportation policy for undocumented workers, hoping to give legislative reform a better chance, a White House official said. Obama called on Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to "hold on the release" of the results and recommendations of a review of procedures for deporting undocumented workers, […]