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."
President Obama drops by a meeting with YouTube personalities to learn about how they're using YouTube to connect with an audience of millions of people and to discuss why it's important for young people to visit HealthCare.gov and learn more.
Lawmakers Seek Condemnation Of Obama Over Bergdahl
A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants more than hot air aimed at President Obama for the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap. Four House members, including two Democrats, announced Wednesday that they are filing a resolution to officially "condemn" Obama for failing to give Congress 30-days' notice -- as required by law -- before trading five Taliban prisoners who had been held at Guantanamo Bay for the captive U.S.
President Obama hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room. This is the sixth Iftar that President Obama has hosted, continuing the tradition of hosting Iftars that began annually under President Clinton and was continued by President George W. Bush.