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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 26:  U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) pardons "Cheese" and his alternate Mac (not shown,) both 20-week old 48-pound Turkeys, as his daughters Sasha (3rd R), Malia (R) and Cole Cooper (L) and his father National Turkey Federation Chairman Gary Cooper  (2nd L) during a ceremony at  the White House November 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Presidential pardon of a turkey has been a long time Thanksgiving tradition that dates back to the Harry Truman administration.(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Defends Legal Authority to Pardon Turkeys

President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table.

11/26/2014

File photo of U.S. President Barack Obama. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Expert: Obama ‘Backing Republicans In A Bad Corner’ On Immigration

Since Obama has taken things into his own hands offending the GOP base, some experts warn that his actions could hinder Republicans in the next election.

11/21/2014

Obama Immigration Speech

Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration

The president is setting new enforcement priorities that could make it easier for many more people in the U.S. illegally to stay in the country.

11/20/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall meeting at Yangon University's Diamond Jubilee Hall in Yangon on Nov. 14, 2014. (credit: CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Obama Doesn’t Invite Top Republican Leaders To Attend Immigration Dinner With Dems At White House

As many as 5 million people in the country illegally would be spared from deportation and made eligible for work permits but not entitled to federal benefits — including health care tax credits — under President Barack Obama’s immigration plan, officials said Wednesday.

11/19/2014

Obama To Delay Immigration Action Until After November Elections (Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama to Delay Immigration Action Until After November Elections

Caught between competing political demands over immigration, President Barack Obama will now wait until after the November election to take executive action that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation and ignite a clash over the extent of his presidential authority.

09/06/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement at Martha's Vineyard, Mass., on Aug. 20, 2014. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Taking Executive Action To Improve Mental Well-Being Of Vets

Three months after a veterans’ health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is taking executive action to improve the mental well-being of veterans.

08/26/2014

And although a majority of Americans hold negative opinions of both parties, an overwhelming majority continues to take one side or the other.  (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Reid: Boehner ‘Spooked’ Out of Immigration Reform By Tea Party

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., expressed support for President Obama’s use of executive action on immigration legislation, saying that the real “failure of leadership” is with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio., for being “spooked” into a corner by Tea Party conservatives.

07/01/2014

The White House is reporting progress on President Barack Obama's initiatives to reduce gun violence, but says the most important step would be getting a reluctant Congress to pass new firearms laws. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Biden Reports Progress On Gun Violence Executive Actions

The White House is reporting progress on President Barack Obama’s initiatives to reduce gun violence, but says the most important step would be getting a reluctant Congress to pass new firearms laws.

06/18/2013

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