Obama administration

Sergio Garcia in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Immigrant fights to become California lawyer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sergio Garcia’s request that the state Supreme Court grant him a law license was met with resistance and skepticism by several justices because he is living in the United States illegally. […]

09/04/2013

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US ‘deeply concerned’ by Syria ‘toxic gas’ claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it’s “deeply concerned” about reports that chemical weapons were used by Syria’s government against civilians. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the U.S. strongly condemns any use of […]

08/21/2013

In this May 30, 2013 photo, Texas state Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa looks at maps on display prior to a Senate Redistricting committee hearing, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Southern states gird for new fight on voter laws

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Stricter voter identification laws, redrawn political maps fortifying Republican majorities, reducing early voting: States with GOP strongholds intensified these efforts under President Barack Obama and proclaimed victory at the Supreme Court. […]

07/26/2013

EPA

Federal court upholds Bush-era smog standard

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court on Tuesday upheld a 2008 air pollution standard the Obama administration vowed to strengthen, but later reversed itself and kept in place. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington […]

07/23/2013

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Catholic hospitals accept birth control rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — A trade group for Catholic hospitals says it can accept the Obama administration’s compromise on birth control coverage. The Catholic Health Association says it’s pleased with final rules for faith-affiliated nonprofits from […]

07/09/2013

Fire warning high

Senators protest cuts to wildfire prevention funds

DENVER (AP) — A bipartisan group of Western U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to focus more on preventing wildfires rather than taking money from programs that clear potentially hazardous dead trees and […]

06/28/2013

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Gov’t delays requiring rearview cameras in cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is again delaying regulations on whether new cars and trucks must come equipped with rearview cameras to protect against drivers backing over people in blind spots behind their vehicles, […]

06/20/2013

Ponnequin Wind Farm in Carr, Colorado (AP Photo)

Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths

CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo. (AP) — It happens about once a month here, on the barren foothills of one of America’s green-energy boomtowns: A soaring golden eagle slams into a wind farm’s spinning turbine and falls, […]

05/14/2013

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Cleaner gas rule would mean higher price at pump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s newest anti-pollution plan would ping American drivers where they wince the most: at the gas pump. That makes arguments weighing the cost against the health benefits politically potent.

03/29/2013

EPA

EPA takes aim at auto emissions, sulfur in gas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration proposed new regulations Friday to clean up gasoline and automobile emissions, claiming the new standards would provide $7 in health benefits from cleaner air for each dollar spent to implement them.

03/29/2013

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Clinton to address women’s groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is returning to the public stage with her first speaking events since leaving the Obama administration.

03/28/2013

Vice President Joe Biden at his alma mater, University of Delaware (Photo credit: WhiteHouse.gov)

Being Biden: Perspective on women’s March Madness

In this audio series Vice President Biden will tell the story behind a photo – of where he was, why it matters to him, and how the experience fits into the broader narrative of this Administration.

03/28/2013

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