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Obama announces executive action on immigration

Washington - President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that he would take executive action to allow millions of undocumented immigrants who meet certain criteria to remain legally — but temporarily — in the United States.

Obama to act alone to fix 'broken' US immigration law

Washington - US President Barack Obama will lay out a plan Thursday to fix the "broken" laws stranding millions of undocumented migrants in limbo, saying the problem has festered for too long.

Obama uses Facebook to announce immigration plans for Thursday

President Obama used social media today to invite Americans to watch his immigration reform announcement Thursday night at 8 p.m. The White House posted a video to its Facebook page giving the public a heads-up on what's coming.

Obama to act alone to fix 'broken' US immigration law

Washington - US President Barack Obama will lay out a plan Thursday to fix the "broken" laws stranding millions of undocumented migrants in limbo, saying the problem has festered for too long.

With two years left, Obama prepares to go it alone

Washington - Barack Obama has only two years left in office but he is not ready to slow down. Instead, he plans to charge into two of the most sensitive issues in US politics: immigration and climate change.

Obama confirms 'evil' murder of U.S. aid worker Kassig

President Barack Obama confirmed Sunday the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, calling his beheading at the hands of the Islamic State group "pure evil.

Obama rules out alliance with Syria's Assad against IS

Brisbane - US President Barack Obama on Sunday rejected any alliance with Bashar al-Assad against the Islamic State group, arguing that the Syrian ruler was illegitimate and that any such pact would backfire.

Ex-U.S. officials criticize Obama 'micromanagement'

Simi Valley - Leon Panetta and Robert Gates, two former directors of the CIA and Defense Department, on Saturday criticized President Barack Obama's "micromanagement" of the military.

Obama pledged $3bn to a climate fund at G20 summit in Australia

U.S. Pres. Barack Obama spoke on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia today, telling students a global climate change pact must be reached within a year. He said every nation must "do its part" to make it work.

Boehner won't rule out govt shutdown over immigration fight

Washington D.c. - Recently, the Obama administration has been considering a plan that aims to shield about five million immigrants currently living in the U.S. illegally from deportation as part of a set of executive actions that maybe announced next week, officials say.

U.S. House passes Keystone XL bill that now goes to Senate

Washington - The U.S. House of Representatives controlled by Republicans easily passed a bill that approves the Keystone XL pipeline that also circumvents the need to get presidential approval for the project.

Op-Ed: Showdown coming between Obama and GOP over immigration

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner told reporters on Wednesday he would not rule out withholding funds in an attempt to block President Barack Obama from halting deportation for millions of illegal immigrants. Boehner said,"All options are on the table."

Secret talks yield ambitious U.S. — China climate change deal

Beijing - The United States and China agreed on Wednesday to an ambitious action plan to combat climate change, the result of secret high-level communications between the two countries over the past nine months.

Op-Ed: Net neutrality furor — Why the Internet should be a public good

The Internet is the greatest invention in modern decades in terms of education and consumer awareness...so why are some conservatives upset that the Obama administration wants to preserve Net Neutrality?

Obama calls on FCC to enact strict net neutrality rules

Washington - President Barack Obama on Monday voiced his strongest support yet for a free and open Internet, imploring the Federal Communications Commission to adopt strict net neutrality rules.

More funds requested for new facility at Guantanamo

Washington - The US Southern Command wants $69 million for a new facility where high-value detainees will be kept. The money is included in an appropriation for the 2017 portion of a four-year plan according to Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad commander of Guantanamo Bay.

Obama arrives in Beijing on Asia tour

Bejing - US President Barack Obama arrived in Beijing Monday for a regional summit, his first stop on a week-long Asian diplomatic tour.

Obama takes responsibility for Democrats' election rout

Washington - US President Barack Obama has taken responsibility for his party's crushing defeat in last week's midterm elections, he said in comments broadcast Sunday.

Op-Ed: The silent majority becomes the loud-mouthed

Denver - What Richard Nixon wouldn’t have given for an outcome like this? Record numbers of voters stayed home, and the silent becomes the loud-mouthed majority.

Obama hails 'wonderful' release of Americans in N. Korea

Washington - President Barack Obama expressed joy Saturday over the release of two Americans who had been held in North Korea, calling their liberation "wonderful.

Obama doubles U.S. troops in Iraq in expanding war on IS

Washington - President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled plans to send 1,500 additional troops to Iraq to help Baghdad government forces strike back at Islamic State jihadists, roughly doubling the number of U.S. soldiers in the country.

Op-Ed: Obama authorizes sending another 1,500 troops to Iraq

Baghdad - The White House has announced that US president Barack Obama has authorised sending up to 1500 more troops to Iraq. If all 1500 are sent then the number of troops in Iraq will be doubled.

Republican hawks plan new U.S. intervention agenda

Washington - The Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate and increased representation in the House will strengthen the role of war hawks in Congress and bring in many newcomers who also approve a more aggressive war plan for the U.S.

Obama doubles US troops in Iraq in expanding war on IS

Washington - President Barack Obama unveiled Friday plans to send 1,500 additional troops to Iraq to help Baghdad government forces strike back at Islamic State jihadists, roughly doubling the number of US soldiers in the country.

Op-Ed: Guantanamo unlikely to close although Kuwaiti is released

Washington - Fawzi al-Odah 37 left Guantanamo Bay for Kuwait on Wednesday morning. It is 13 years since he left Kuwait to do humanitarian work and teach in Afghanistan. US authorities claimed originally that he had been associated with Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

Obama congratulates Republicans on 'good night'

Washington - US President Barack Obama congratulated his Republican opponents Wednesday on their midterm election victory and promised to work constructively with them in Congress for the next two years.

Op-Ed: Gone President — U.S. rejects party that helped it

Denver - Following a script that might have been written by Gillian Flynn’s “Amazing Amy,” the nation has rejected the party that brought it out of the depression and wars initiated by the Republican Party.

Republicans control D.C. as close election races break for GOP

The 2014 midterm election was a one-sided affair, as Republicans seized control Tuesday night of the United States Senate and now control both chambers in Congress for the first time since 2006.

Op-Ed: Mile High City re-elects Colorado governor

Denver - Perhaps no state demonstrates how the nation ignored the facts in handing power back to the GOP more than Colorado. Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper won by pushing his party.

Op-Ed: President Obama can feel it: Democrats will hold Senate

Washington - Vice President Joe Biden started it again, predicting Democrats will retain control of the U.S. Senate. "We're gonna keep the Senate," Biden told CNN. He “doesn’t agree with the oddsmakers” who are betting on a Republican wave flipping the Senate.
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