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  • 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.

  • Costs of Obama’s housing mistakes keep piling up Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    The failure of the Obama administration's foreclosure mitigation programs haunt them to this day. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • For the larger companies, the initiative ensures that their own suppliers are robust and "demonstrates a recognition that a healthy supply chain is good for business," the White House said in a statement.

  • ISIS and uranium? Just a scare tactic: Phillips Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 3:34 PM ET
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

    Iraq said ISIS seized a stash of uranium. These are scare tactics aimed at getting the U.S. to take action, says former WH adviser David L. Phillips.

  • And the Emmy goes to ... Obamacare? Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    The snarky Web video President Obama and comic Zach Galifianakis made to promote enrollment in Obamacare was nominated for an Emmy Award on Thursday.

  • Fed's independence questioned by Republicans again Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:49 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve building.

    A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Fed's long-held independence into question again.

  • Unitil Director Resigns Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    HAMPTON, N.H.---- Unitil Corporation today announced that Dr. Adams was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 9. Unitil will be an important part of Maine’ s energy future for many years to come.”.

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