Barack Obama

FILE - In this July 7, 2014 file photo, immigrant families and children's advocates rally in response to President Barack Obama's statement on the crisis of unaccompanied children and families illegally entering the United States, outside the Los Angeles Federal building. Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, Obama on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border, straining immigration resources and causing a political firestorm in Washington.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up […]


In this June 25, 2014 photo, a group of  immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Border money request will precede policy proposals

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he […]


President Barack Obama, glances back during a reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington,  June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

AP sources: Obama backs off border policy changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is holding off for now on seeking new legal authority to send unaccompanied migrant kids back home faster. The approach is a change from what the White House has […]


FILE - This June 24, 2014, file photo shows Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson arriving to testify before the House Committee on Homeland Security on Capitol Hill in Washington about the growing problem of unaccompanied children crossing the border into the United States. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

White House: Most kids at border won’t stay in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would prevent them from being sent back from their home […]


President Barack Obama speak about education during a lunch meeting with teachers, Monday, July 7, 2014, in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama highlights push for better skilled teachers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama brought forward a new administration effort Monday to place quality teachers in schools that need them the most. Obama said the U.S. education system has “a problem” in that […]


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Bob Costantini: President asking for flexibility on immigration

The Obama administration is facing a host of legal, humanitarian and political constraints as it copes with tens of thousands of Central American children entering the country illegally. A Bush-era law to address human trafficking prevents […]


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Quinnipiac Poll: President Obama is the worst president since World War 2

President Obama is the worst president since World War Two according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll. Penny and Phil discussed this poll with Tim Malloy, who is the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll:


President Barack Obama, glances back during a reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington,  June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama to promote fixing bridges, highways

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Obama, […]


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Obama to go it alone on immigration, pleasing few

President Obama’s abrupt shift to a go-it-alone strategy on immigration sets up a clash with House Republicans who’ve already threatened to sue him. The president is also raising expectations among immigration advocates that he may […]


President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform, Monday, June 30, 2014, in the Rose Garden at the White House. The president said he's done waiting for House Republicans to act on immigration. He says he now plans to act on his own. Obama announced his intention Monday to take executive action. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama: I’ll act on my own on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conceding defeat on a top domestic priority, President Barack Obama blamed a Republican “year of obstruction” for the demise of sweeping immigration legislation on Monday and said he would take new steps […]


President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama seeks power to return immigrant children

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for increased powers to send unaccompanied children from Central American back from the U.S. border to the countries they’re trying to flee illegally. In a letter […]


FILE -This June 25, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Obama sends best wishes for Muslim holy month

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sending his best wishes to Muslims in the U.S. and around the world on the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Obama says in a statement that […]