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Bob Costantini: Obama will participate in naturalization ceremonies at the White House

President Obama will preside over an Independence Day citizenship ceremony today and he’s expected to make a pitch for immigration reform. NBC News Correspondent Bob Costantini spoke about this with Penny and Phil:  

07/04/2014

White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors (AP File Photo)

Review: VA a struggling agency beset with ills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing “significant and chronic system failures” in the nation’s health system for veterans, a review ordered by President Barack Obama portrays the Department of Veterans Affairs as a struggling agency battling a […]

06/28/2014

In this July 1, 2013, file photo smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in in Colstrip, Mont. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

EPA to seek to cut power plant carbon by one-third

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, setting in motion one of the most significant actions to […]

06/01/2014

Jani and Bob Bergdahl speak to the media during a press conference at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Their son Bowe was freed from captivity Saturday, May 31, 2014, by the Taliban. Also on the stage are Idaho National Guard Public Affairs Officer Col. Tim Marsano, Idaho Army National Guard Maj. Kevin Hickey, and Army Psychologist Dr. (Col) Bradley Kamrowskipoppen. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

US defends captive swap with Taliban, critics stir

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years a captive from the Afghanistan war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in American hands, freed for five Guantanamo terrorism detainees in a swap stirring sharp debate in Washington over whether […]

06/01/2014

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

WASHINGTON (AP) — People with accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords. The advice follows an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability […]

04/19/2014

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Obama wants overtime pay for more salaried workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama intends to order changes in overtime rules so employers would be required to pay millions more workers for the extra time they put in on the job. […]

03/12/2014

CIA Director John O. Brennan pauses as he speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Washington. The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday the CIA improperly searched a stand-alone computer network established for Congress in its investigation of allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention and interrogation program and the agency's own inspector general has referred the matter to the Justice Department for possible legal action. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House told of CIA move against Senate aides

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA’s director and its top lawyer told White House attorneys in advance about their plans to file an official criminal complaint accusing Senate Intelligence Committee aides of improperly obtaining secret agency […]

03/12/2014

President Barack Obama smiles as he prepares to answer a question during an end-of-the year news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Dec. 20, 2013.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

“Between Two Ferns”: Funny or die

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is hamming it up online to promote his health care plan. Obama joked Tuesday with comedian Zach Galifianakis, including poking fun at the poorly reviewed “Hangover Part III” during […]

03/11/2014

In this Feb. 25, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about manufacturing innovation institutes, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama’s top economists say the nation is on track to make economic progress over the next two years, but say it would do even better if Congress would enact the additional spending he proposed in his most recent budget. A divided Congress in an election year is not likely to heed that call. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Obama economists: Rosier picture if budget passed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top economists say the nation is on track to make economic progress over the next two years, but add it would do even better if Congress would enact the […]

03/10/2014

US President Barack Obama (l) in a 2012 meeting with Xi Jinping, when he was Vice President of China, at the White House Oval Office. (AP Photo)

US: Obama, China agree on Ukraine sovereignty

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed on the need to reduce tensions in Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula, the White House said, as the U.S. seeks Beijing’s backing for efforts […]

03/10/2014

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