Former Obama Aide Denies He Weighed Dropping Biden
A new book asserts the idea of replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Rodham Clinton was floated in President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, but the former White House chief of staff denies it.
Another of President Obama’s choices to fill a vacancy on a powerful appeals court was blocked by a filibuster as Senate Republicans stalled another White House nominee — the third in two weeks — and deepened a festering conflict with Democrats over presidential appointments. By a vote of 56 to 41, the nomination of Cornelia T. L. Pillard, a Georgetown law professor, fell short of clearing the necessary 60-vote threshold.
Echoing similar themes from his 2012 reelection, the President shifted to offense by laying out his agenda on how he will spend the next three years of his presidency working to narrow the income gap, expand opportunity, grow the economy, and build a thriving middle class. Chris Matthews has more with Rep. Jim Clyburn and Stephanie Rawlings Blake.
President Pushes Congress for Unemployment Benefit Extension
President Obama stepped up pressure on Congress Tuesday to reinstate unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired December 28 when they failed to vote on the issue before leaving town for the holidays.
President Barack Obama said the U.S. is imposing financial sanctions on a wider swath of Russian officials and a Russian bank as he authorized further penalties that would directly target sectors of the Russian economy.
President Barack Obama announced more than $100 million in grants Monday to schools and communities that are implementing innovative education programs that help students gain work experience. Obama spoke at a grant-winning high school in Maryland.
Obama Commutes Sentences Of 8 Inmates Convicted Of Crack Offenses
President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight federal inmates who were convicted of crack cocaine offenses, greatly expanding his use of the presidential clemency power to help those incarcerated because of harsh drug laws.
President Obama's traditional travel following his State of the Union speech takes a viral twist this year. On Friday, Jan. 31, three days after his address to Congress, Obama will take questions from people around the country in what Google is promoting as the first "Presidential Hangout Road Trip."