President Obama courted an influential Hispanic group Monday, seeking to improve relations with a crucial voting bloc that has become increasingly disillusioned by unfulfilled campaign promises amid a record number of deportations. Read More
President Obama has stayed on the sidelines during raging political battles about the role of public employees unions in cash-strapped states, a debate that shows no signs of slowing before the 2012 election and which now has labor leaders pressing for more involvement from the White House on their behalf. Read More
In his most comprehensive remarks on the Japanese crisis, President Obama on Thursday sought to curtail fears that nuclear contamination would spread to the United States and to reassure Americans about the soundness of domestic nuclear plants. Read More
He won an award for making government more transparent, but President Obama is nowhere near keeping his pledge to "usher in a new era of open government," according to government watchdogs.
Obama rode into office two years ago as a self-proclaimed reformer, vowing to kick down the walls of secrecy that defined George W. Bush's presidency. Read More
The crippling of several of Japan's nuclear reactors is threatening to sink a major component of President Obama's blueprint for a greener economy, with fears over the potentially widespread contamination of Japan jeopardizing the bipartisan coalition the president needs to expand nuclear power in the United States. Read More
President Obama urged Congress Monday to overhaul the nation's central education law before the next school year, asking for an injection of new money for instruction at a time when lawmakers are wary of rubber-stamping any program that would deepen the red ink on the balance sheets. Read More
Rising oil costs are threatening political gains President Obama made in recent months, with each uptick in pump prices increasing the likelihood that already uncertain voters will start blaming the president for the drain on their pocketbooks.
The political protests roiling oil-rich countries throughout the Middle East are starting to affect American consumers and could soon overshadow other, more positive economic news, including a recen Read More
President Obama said the United States was partially responsible for the drug wars that have
strained relations with Mexico and ravaged the border during an appearance with Mexican President Felipe Calderon
"We are very mindful that the battle President Calderon is fighting inside Read More
President Obama has not spoken publicly on Libya since last week even as opposition protesters there call for foreign intervention, befuddling critics in search of leadership from a president who has talked of his desire to transform the Middle East. Read More
With a government shutdown averted for at least two weeks, the Obama administration is up against increasing pressure to put its stamp on a longer-term deal that would appease Republicans looking for significant cuts in coming months.
The Republican-controlled House overwhelmingly approved about $4 billion-worth of spending cuts in avoiding a government shutdown until at least March 18 -- a blueprint that would keep government running just Read More