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File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Border Surge Overwhelming, Officials Tell Congress

Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government’s ability to respond, senior Obama administration officials testified Wednesday as they urged senators to agree to the president’s emergency spending request for the crisis.

07/09/2014

President Obama told graduates at Worcester Technical High School in Massachusetts that immigration reform is still possible even with Eric Cantor's primary defeat. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Cantor Loss Is Not The Death Knell Of Immigration Reform

President Obama rejects the notion that Cantor’s primary defeat means there is no chance for an overhaul of immigration laws.

06/11/2014

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Education Department: Immigration Complaints Against DC Schools Have Been Resolved

The Education Department says complaints against two District of Columbia charter schools related to students’ immigration status have been resolved.

05/08/2014

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Obama To Order Minimum Wage Hike For Federal Contractors

President Barack Obama will announce his intention to sign an executive order that will increase the minimum wage of federal contract employees to $10.10 per hour during Tuesday’s State of the Union address, according to CBS News.

01/28/2014

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit fasting protesters on the National Mall on Nov. 29. (credit: @fast4families)

President Obama Visits Fasting Immigration Protesters in D.C.

The First Couple visited activists in D.C. on Friday who have been fasting for the past few weeks in protest to pressure Congress to pass new immigration laws.

11/29/2013

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave ahead of boarding Air Force One on June 19, 2013. (Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady: Wearing Shorts on Air Force One Created a ‘Stink’

Michelle Obama says she won’t wear shorts on Air Force One again because the one time she did, it created “a huge stink.”

11/19/2013

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the Pathways in Technology Early College High School in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn on Oct. 25, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

In Texas, Obama Offers Health Care Pep Talk

Beset by hard-to-keep promises and a massive website failure, President Barack Obama traveled to the heart of the “Obamacare” opposition Wednesday, declaring that ideological rigidity was denying health insurance to millions of Americans.

11/06/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to the media after a weekly policy meeting at the Capitol on March 20, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Reid: Soft-Spoken, Combative Obama Partner vs GOP

White House aides say Obama talks more frequently with Reid than with any other senator, and they call one another several times a week.

10/14/2013

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend a memorial for the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting September 22, 2013 at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. President Obama and the first lady visited with families of the victims. (credit: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: Gun Control Laws ‘Ought to Obsess Us’

President Barack Obama on Sunday memorialized the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by calling for a transformation in the nation’s gun laws to address an epidemic of gun violence, saying, “There’s nothing inevitable about it.”

09/22/2013

President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service at the Marine Barracks September 22, 2013 honoring victims of the September 16, 2013 shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that took 12 lives. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Full Text: President Obama’s Remarks at Navy Yard Memorial Service

President Barack Obama called for a change in the nation’s gun laws as he led a memorial service Sunday for victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting.

09/22/2013

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