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 Obama will address the nation Thursday night, discussing an executive action he plans to take regarding immigration. The move could affect millions of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.
Obama to Visit Las Vegas as Immigration Decision Nears
A Democratic official says President Barack Obama will visit Las Vegas on Friday. The trip comes amid anticipation that the president will announce executive orders on immigration as soon as this week. Obama used a stop in Las Vegas in 2013 to outline his blueprint for immigration legislation.
With terrorists beheading Americans, President Barack Obama has ordered a review of how the United States responds when citizens are taken hostage overseas. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama ordered the review of recovery efforts over the summer given "the extraordinary nature of some of the hostage takings that we've seen this year."
Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. Senate scrambled on Monday to gather votes to pass a bill that authorizes the project to help send Canadian oil to the U.S. Gulf, a task made harder after President Barack Obama made his toughest comments yet on the topic.
Obama Wraps Up G-20 Summit, Forges Deals with China
The President is returning to the U.S. from a visit to Australia and the G-20 summit. As Major Garrett explains, the president forged three deals with China and also secured billions in pledges to fight global warming and Ebola.
Confrontations Await Obama After Productive Trip to China
After a productive trip abroad, President Barack Obama is back in Washington, where he faces confrontations with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline project. The contentious immigration debate could mean a year-end fight over keeping the government running, if some GOP lawmakers get their way.
President Barack Obama told leaders at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Naypyitaw, Myanmar Wednesday that the United States is committed to strengthening its relationship with the region.
While in Beijing for a global economic summit, President Obama briefly spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Ukraine. Obama also struck an international trade deal with Chinese president Xi Jinping.
Obama Asks FCC to Protect Net Neutrality by Reclassifying Internet As Telecommunications Service
President Obama asks the Federal Communications Commission to change the classification of the Internet to a telecommunications service...which is a wonky way of saying he wants them to protect net neutrality. Enjoy the amusing "loading" open. According to the President Obama, these are the four big things the reclassification would mean: No blocking.
President, First Lady Host 'A Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House'
As part of the "In Performance at the White House" series and the Joining Forces initiative, the President and First Lady invite music legends, members of the U.S. military, military veterans, and their families to the White House for a celebration of the men and women who serve the United States.