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President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with his Cabinet on July 1, 2014 in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Cabinet Secretaries: ‘Be Creative About How We Can Make Real Progress’

President Barack Obama wants his Cabinet secretaries to hit the road and is urging them to “be creative about how we can make real progress” on issues where Congress won’t act.

07/01/2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a cabinet meeting on Jan. 14, 2014 in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On Executive Actions: ‘I’ve Got A Pen And I’ve Got A Phone’

President Barack Obama predicts Congress will be busy this year debating a renewal of jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed and an immigration overhaul. But he says he wants his Cabinet also to focus on executive actions that don’t require legislation.

01/14/2014