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Local lawmakers react to State of the Union speech
By Mike Riopell
Jan 13, 2016 8:47 AM
The president gets to give the State of the Union Address, but local lawmakers are always ready to weigh in. Here's what they were saying Tuesday night.
The Latest: Obama says list of mass shootings too long
Jan 5, 2016 11:28 AM
The Latest: President Barack Obama is opening his announcement on new gun actions by remembering former Rep. Gabby Giffords. The president went on to name cities around the country that have mourned the loss of life in other mass shootings. They include Fort Hood, Texas; Aurora, Colorado; Oak Creek, Wisconsin; Newtown, Connecticut and, most recently, San Bernardino, California.
Suburban lawmakers react to Obama on guns: a step forward or poison
By Mike Riopell
Jan 6, 2016 4:57 AM
Local Democrats said the fight over guns should continue in Congress after President Barack Obama's executive actions, but Republicans said the move could "poison the well" when it comes to future debates.
Obama and the Clintons: Top Dems mingle on Martha's Vineyard
By Josh Lederman
Aug 15, 2015 2:35 PM
Reporters covering Obama's vacation here were given a brief peek from a distance, with a baseball-capped Obama taking practice shots. But Saturday night's soiree was to take place in private, with a number of other big-name corporate, civil rights and political leaders in attendance to honor 80-year-old Vernon Jordan.
Will Persian-Gulf subsidies cost U.S. jobs?
By Marni Pyke
Jul 28, 2015 5:53 PM
Pilots and flight attendants urged the White House to pressure Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to stop subsidizing foreign airlines. Inaction means jobs here will be lost, said Dennis Tajer, an American Airlines pilot. 12" with video and pic
Obama spells out national security blueprint
Feb 6, 2015 3:44 PM
President Obama's critics have accused the president of putting his desire to keep the U.S. out of overseas conflicts ahead of the need for more robust action against the world's bad actors.
Biden expected to miss Netanyahu speech to Congress
Feb 6, 2015 3:13 PM
The White House had previously announced that President Obama would not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while he is in Washington due to the proximity of his trip to the Israeli elections and the administration's desire to avoid the appearance of taking sides. This week, officials began laying the groundwork for the prospect that Biden would skip the speech, nothing that he also missed a joint meeting of Congress in 2011 because of foreign travel.
Budget battle looms between president, Congress
By Andrew Taylor
Jan 31, 2015 5:21 PM
President Obama's plan will contain familiar prescriptions. He wants higher taxes on upper bracket earners and the oil and gas industry. He is proposing new initiatives for education and child care. He is pitching investments in roads, bridges and other projects. And he is pushing for increases for annual agency operating budgets.
What issues roil Washington? Obama's veto threats are clues
By NANCY BENAC
Jan 23, 2015 11:12 AM
President Barack Obama has a telling hit list. The veto threats that he's issued over the last three weeks are a microcosm of American politics, representing the roiling issues of the day, the power struggle playing out between Congress and the White House, and even the pique between the president and GOP congressional leaders.
Analysis: Obama seizes on recovery, bets on staying power
By JIM KUHNHENN
Jan 21, 2015 8:37 AM
President Barack Obama's State of the Union address marked a sweet spot in his presidency when economic signs and his own personal approval are on the rise. He made sure to capitalize, taking credit for policies he said raised the country out of its recession. But sweet spots are by definition fleeting -- moments in time that can just as quickly sour.
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