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President Barack Obama makes a statement in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama to Announce Immigration Action Thursday

In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal action on immigration — in measures that could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people illegally in the U.S. and set up one of the most pitched partisan confrontations of his presidency.

11/19/2014

File photo of a prisoner in handcuffs. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Orders Review Of Government Response To Overseas Hostages

President Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of how the U.S. government responds when American citizens are taken hostage by terrorists overseas, including protocol for how families of those being held captive are kept informed.

11/18/2014

McConnell Agrees To 'Bourbon Summit' Invitation From Obama  (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

McConnell Agrees To ‘Bourbon Summit’ Invitation From Obama

Newly elected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says he plans to drink some bourbon with Democratic President Barack Obama.

11/15/2014

President Barack Obama (L) introduce  Loretta Lynch (R) as his nominee to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General during a ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House November 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. Lynch has recently been the top U.S. prosecutor in Brooklyn, and would be the first African American woman to hold the position of Attorney General if confirmed.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Says Lynch Will Carry on Equal Justice

Loretta Lynch was a federal prosecutor in New York when she encountered an astonishing case of police brutality: the broomstick sodomy of a Haitian immigrant in a precinct bathroom.

11/08/2014

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch.  (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Obama to Nominate Lynch as Attorney General

In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation’s top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama intends to nominate the federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York, to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department.

11/07/2014

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said there is a disconnect between President Barack Obama and the American people in which many “just don’t believe he cares.” (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Dem Senator On Obama: ‘People Just Don’t Believe He Cares’

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., said there is a disconnect between President Obama and the American people in which many “just don’t believe he cares.”

11/07/2014

President Barack Obama is holding an afternoon news conference Wednesday to share his take on the midterm election results. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Sets Afternoon Conference On Midterm Results

President Barack Obama is holding an afternoon news conference Wednesday to share his take on the midterm election results.

11/05/2014

President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement for the press after a meeting at Andrews Air Force Base on Oct. 14, 2014 in Maryland. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Annapolis Man Charged with Threatening to Kill the President

An Annapolis man is facing federal charges after allegedly threatening to kill U.S. President Barack Obama and his family in an email.

11/03/2014

President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case. (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Offers Federal Help To NY With Ebola Case

President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case.

10/24/2014

As Washington warns of a drawn-out fight against the Islamic State group and the Obama administration looks to send more American troops to help Iraq in the war against the extremists, Baghdad has offered its top war room as a model for a future joint U.S.-Iraqi command headquarters.   (credit: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Say ISIS Threat Very Important

Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America’s partners step up their contribution to the fight.

10/24/2014

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