Barack Obama was 2 years old when Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. Thursday, Obama is commemorating what's been accomplished in his lifetime and recommitting the nation to fighting the deep inequalities that remain.
Senate to Begin Hearings for Loretta Lynch, Obama’s Attorney General Nominee
Loretta Lynch is promising a fresh relationship with law enforcement — and with Congress — as she appears before a Senate committee Wednesday in her bid to become the nation's first black female attorney general. CBS2's Susan McGinnis has more on the story.
A day after giving the State of the Union address, President Obama began a road trip to sell the economic program and other goals he laid out in his speech. While congressional Democrats said they were invigorated by the president's approach, top Republicans criticized his policies and his pledge to veto bills that could roll back health care and immigration reform.
President Obama is threatening to veto a bill in Congress that would impose new sanctions on Iran, which Obama says could threaten nuclear talks. Speaker John Boehner is also under fire for personally inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress next month.