President Barack Obama
Calling it an issue America can’t afford to ignore, President Barack Obama on Thursday laid out an expansive vision for fixing the criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks. He announced a federal review of the use of solitary confinement and urged Congress to pass a sentencing reform bill by year’s end.
The president scolded a heckler for being disrespectful at a gay pride month reception at the White House.
The Senate pushed bipartisan trade legislation to the brink of final approval Tuesday in a combined effort by President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders to rescue a measure that appeared all but dead less than two weeks ago.
Union-backed Democrats launched a last-ditch effort Thursday to scuttle President Barack Obama’s trade agenda by sacrificing a favored program of their own that retrains workers displaced by international trade.
Two Democratic senators are holding up a vote on Dr. David Shulkin’s nomination for the Veterans Affairs’ top health post.
Obama said the Pentagon is reviewing plans to ramp up training and assistance to the Iraqi forces, but he added there must be full commitment by the Iraqis themselves.
President Obama says he expects the Senate to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions before it expires Sunday at midnight.
President Obama fielded questions about climate change on Twitter, but not everyone wanted to be serious during his Twitter chat.
A federal appeals court refused to lift a temporary hold on President Obama’s executive action that could shield as many as 5 million immigrants illegally living in the U.S. from deportation.
President Barack Obama’s trade agenda cleared a key Senate hurdle and advanced toward likely passage on Thursday despite opposition from most Democrats.