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  • US companies sit at a crossroads on tax inversions Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 8:54 AM ET
    A Walgreens store on June 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew highlighted the decision American companies face—stay domestic and pay taxes or go abroad for savings.

  • Obama to sign new order on sexual discrimination Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    Obama will sign an executive order Monday that bans federal contractors from discriminating based on gender or sexual orientation.

  • Obama: At least one American killed in MH17 crash Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:27 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the Malaysia Airlines crash over eastern Ukraine, at the White House in Washington.

    In a statement to the press, President Barack Obama said he does not see a U.S. military role beyond what is currently being done.

  • How MH17, Gaza will shape 2016's election Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    Rescuers stand on the site of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

    MH17 and Gaza suggest foreign policy could wind up playing a major role in the 2016 election, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Putin is responsible for MH17 crash: Phillips Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Putin is responsible for the Malaysian plane crash over Ukraine—even if he didn't order the attack, says former WH adviser David L. Phillips.

  • Obama warns Putin of more sanctions over Ukraine Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:58 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama shake hands during the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.

    Obama warned Putin that the U.S. and its allies are prepared to impose additional sanctions on Moscow if it does not change course in Ukraine.

  • Immigration overhaul may be stalled for now Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:13 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the urgent humanitarian situation following his meeting with local elected officials and faith leaders on July 9, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.

    The crisis on the border is rapidly overtaking President Obama’s plans to reshape the nation’s immigration system, The New York Times reports.

  • Even Congress says Congress does nothing Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    A traffic light is seen in front of the Capitol building in Washington.

    As Congress met before a four-day weekend, Republicans and Democrats alike discussed legislation likely to go nowhere. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Christie's political engine: His BIG personality Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:05 AM ET
    Gov. Chris Christie arrives at the Delivering Alpha conference in New York, July 16,2014.

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has not decided yet to run for president, but he has a big political asset, his one-of-a-kind personality.

  • Sen Corker: 'Hallelujah' on new Russian sanctions Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 9:29 AM ET
    Sen. Bob Corker

    Republican Sen. Bob Corker applauds President Obama's newly imposed sanctions on Russia for its role in destabilizing Ukraine.

  • Can Obama-Boehner failed ‘marriage’ be saved? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:53 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Barack Obama.

    The one-time golfing buddies now practically seethe with contempt whenever they talk about one another. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Obama widens sanctions against Russia Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 4:16 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the faltering immigration reform agenda to the news media with in the Rose Garden at the White House June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC

    President Obama escalated sanctions against Russia on Wednesday by targeting a series of large banks and energy and defense firms.

  • US sanctions will take relations to dead end: Putin Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:26 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Russian President Putin warned that U.S. sanctions will take relations with Russia to a "dead end" and damage U.S. business interests.

  • Saved! House extends highway trust fund by $10.9B Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:48 AM ET
    Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $10.9 billion extension of U.S. transportation funding through May 2015, to avert cutbacks in August.

  • Obama: Climate change a direct threat to US cities Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Harsher storms, worsening flooding and rising seas threaten the public's safety and health across the country, President Barack Obama warned Wednesday as he urged local communities to prepare for the effects of climate change.

  • Obama's library already raking in donations Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:15 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The foundation funding President Barack Obama's presidential library has already raised at least $850,000, and maybe a lot more.

  • Obama seeks to ease Germany's concerns on spying Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 7:29 PM ET

    Seeking to play down the growing rift, the White House said only that Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had "exchanged views on U.S.-German intelligence cooperation" and that Obama had said he'd stay in close touch about intelligence cooperation going forward.

  • US court blocks Obama, favors Chinese wind farm Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    A federal appeals court said U.S. President Barack Obama deprived a small Chinese-owned firm of constitutional protections in a 2012 executive order.

  • In a visit to a government highway research center in Virginia, Obama is expected to tout work on so-called vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication technology to improve navigation, according to the White House.

  • Border blowback: House says Obama wants too much Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the faltering immigration reform agenda to the news media with in the Rose Garden at the White House June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC

    House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers said the Obama administration's $3.7 billion border security request was too high.

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