Barack Obama

President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he arrives at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama discusses border crisis with Perry in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — President Barack Obama, resisting calls to visit the U.S.-Mexico border, met Wednesday with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other officials to discuss the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America that has […]


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Mark Smith: Obama to meet on immigration

President Obama will travel to Texas later today, where he intended to focus on fundraising, but he will now have to address the immigration crisis at the border. AP White House Correspondent Mark Smith talked to […]


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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