File photo of a wildfire in California. (Credit: German Garcia/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Seeks $615 Million To Fight Wildfires

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states.


President Barack Obama (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Seeks $3.7 Billion to Confront Immigrant Kids at Border

The Associated Press has learned that President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion to confront the influx of minors from Central America.


File photo of a fireman speaking on a walkie-talkie. (credit: German Garcia/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Administration Presses On Firefighting Funds

The Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight destructive wildfires as California recovers from a spate of blazes and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer.


A fireman walks between burnt-out trees following a fire in a pine forest near several villages on May 5, 2014. The cause of the fire is unknown. (credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Studies: Wildfires Worse Due To Global Warming

Scientists say the devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and fierier future.


An extreme fire danger sign is pictured outside of the Prescott Fire Station 1 on July 2, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. (credit: Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Budget Cuts Slice Tens Of Millions Of Dollars From Funds For Battling Wildfires

This year’s across-the-board budget cuts are slicing tens of millions of dollars from the federal government’s funds for battling wildfires, reductions that have meant fewer firefighters and could cause agencies to dip into other programs designed to prevent future blazes.


Flames erupt atop a ridge near Horsetooth Reservoir on June 11, 2012 near Laporte, Colo. (credit: Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Obama To Tour Scene Of Devastating Colorado Wildfires Friday

The White House says President Barack Obama will tour the scene of devastating wildfires in Colorado on Friday, and thank firefighters battling some of the worst fires to hit the American West in decades.