Thursday, June 23, 2016 – 11:30 p.m.
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Politics, Government & Business in California's Inland Empire
By Mark Sherman
Jun 23, 2016 – 10:50 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.
January 19, 2016 – 9:57 a.m. EST
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will give President Obama a final shot at implementing his plan to shield more than 4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
By Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
Posted: 01/05/16 – 3:25 PM PST |
The gun control measures a tearful President Barack Obama announced Tuesday would not have prevented the slaughter of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut; 14 county workers at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California; or a dozen moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado.
Sarah Parvini, Paloma Esquivel, Laura J. Nelson and Anh Do
December 18, 2015
It has become a sobering pattern of his presidency: Air Force One touches down in a heartbroken town and President Obama rushes toward the grief. He meets moms and dads, fiancés and friends — the newest members of a club no one would choose to join, Americans whose loved ones died in a mass shooting.
On Friday evening, it was San Bernardino’s turn.
Michael A. Memoli
December 16, 2015
President Obama will travel to San Bernardino on Friday to join in mourning the 14 victims of the Dec. 2 mass shooting that he has called an act of terrorism, the White House said Wednesday.
By Kathleen Hennessey
Dec 7, 2915 – 8:49 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were no new policy prescriptions, no fresh military strategies and no timelines. When President Barack Obama seized the spotlight for a rare prime time address Sunday night, he came with one major message: It’s going to be OK.
By Peter Baker and Eric Schmitt
December 5, 2015
WASHINGTON — The day before Thanksgiving, President Obama reassured Americans there was “no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland.” Seven days later came an explosion of gunfire and the deadliest terrorist attack in America since Sept. 11, 2001.
November 19, 2015
Tapping into heightened security fears after the Paris terrorist attacks, House Republicans — joined by many Democrats — rebuffed President Obama on Thursday and overwhelmingly approved legislation that would in effect halt the resettlement of refugees from Syria and Iraq to the U.S.
By Inland Empire Business Daily
November 14, 2015
Nine months ago Political Whispers declared immigration reform dead. President Obama’s executive amnesty was the final nail in the coffin that ended any ability for a compromise in this congress or future congresses.
By Josh Gerstein and Seung Min Kim
11/10/15 – 11:55 AM EST
Updated: 11/10/15 – 05:27 PM EST
The Obama administration will ask the Supreme Court to allow President Barack Obama to proceed with a round of executive actions to make it easier for millions of undocumented immigrants to live and work in the U.S., the Justice Department said Tuesday.
David G. Savage, Brian Bennett and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
October 9, 2015
A federal appeals court dealt a severe and possibly fatal blow Monday to President Obama’s executive actions to allow up to 5 million immigrants living illegally in the United States to stay and obtain work permits.
Christi Parsons and Paul Richter
November 6, 2015
President Obama announced Friday that he was rejecting the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline project because it wouldn’t serve U.S. interests, dismissing its potential economic benefits as insignificant over time as he sought to close a long-running chapter in the political fight over global warming.
David G. Savage
November 1, 2015
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will not consider or negotiate an immigration reform bill during President Obama’s tenure, ruling out calls to revive the issue in an effort to broaden GOP appeal to Latino voters before the 2016 election.
By Seung Min Kim
10/25/15 – 05:29 PM EDT
Senate Republicans’ carefully-laid plans to use a powerful fast-track tool to send an Obamacare repeal to President Barack Obama is running into fresh resistance, with new opposition from high-profile conservatives and bubbling concerns from moderates.
Sarah D. Wire
October 21, 2015
The Republican members of California’s delegation are demanding a government plan to store the deluge of water that could come with El Niño this winter.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Oct. 2, 2015 | 6:11 p.m. EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he won’t sign another temporary government funding bill after the current one expires Dec. 11, insisting that congressional Republicans and Democrats work out a long-term budget deal with the White House.
By Eugene Scott, CNN
Saturday, September 19, 2015 | Updated 12:01 PM ET,
Washington (CNN) — Donald Trump on Saturday said it is not his job to correct supporters’ claims about the President, defending his decision not to take issue with a man who disparaged Muslims and said President Barack Obama is not an American.
By David G. Savage
September 9, 2015
House Republicans won the opening round in a lawsuit against President Obama over their claim that his administration spent money for health insurers under the Affordable Care Act without receiving needed approval by Congress.
Monday, July 27, 2015 – 08:00 a.m.
A few months ago we discussed how plausible it was for the Obama Administration to move to put a knife into Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Well it may actually be happening.
By Charles Krauthammer, Opinion Writer
July 16, 2015
When you write a column, as did I two weeks ago, headlined “The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history,” you don’t expect to revisit the issue. We had hit bottom. Or so I thought. Then on Tuesday the final terms of the Iranian nuclear deal were published. I was wrong.
By Seung Min Kim
7/10/15 – 8:23 PM EDT
President Barack Obama appears likely to lose – again – in the protracted legal fight over his executive actions on immigration.
By Debra J. Saunders
Friday, June 26, 2015 – Updated 2:12 pm
The GOP-majority Supreme Court saved President Obama’s bacon Thursday with a political ruling that papered over his signature Affordable Care Act. Writing for the majority in the 6-3 King vs. Burwell decision, Chief Justice John Roberts noted that the 900-page law was written behind closed doors with little debate or amendment, and thus was “inartfully drafted.” It was the court’s obligation, he wrote, to translate bill language limiting the government subsidies to enrollees in “an exchange established by the state” to also cover federal exchanges.
By Julia Preston
May 26, 2015
A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied the Obama administration’s request to lift a hold on the president’s executive actions on immigration, which would have granted protection from deportation as well as work permits to millions of immigrants in the country illegally.
By Dan Balz, Chief Correspondent
April 4, 2015 at 2:35 PM
It is perhaps only an accident of history that three of the key actors in the diplomatic efforts to deny Iran a nuclear bomb are the 2004, 2008, 2012 and probable 2016 Democratic presidential nominees. But their intertwined ambitions provide a dramatic backdrop to the unfolding and unfinished story.
Saturday, April 4, 201 – 12:00 p.m.
It’s all in the name of securing a arms deal with Iran. Or any other deal for that matter.
By Juliet Eilperin and Greg Jaffe
April 2, 2015 at 8:14 PM
President Obama, who for months had been battered, second-guessed and openly defied, had come to the Rose Garden to make his case to the American people.
By Michael Goodwin
March 22, 2015 | 12:23am
First he comes for the banks and health care, uses the IRS to go after critics, politicizes the Justice Department, spies on journalists, tries to curb religious freedom, slashes the military, throws open the borders, doubles the debt and nationalizes the Internet.
By Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason
Sun Mar 15, 2015 – 12:09am EDT
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama took aim at his Republican opponents and his gaffe-prone vice president on Saturday in a satirical speech that included a roast of his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her recent problems with email.
By Philip Rucker
March 9, 2015 at 9:22 PM
President Obama, in a rare move that inserted himself directly into Republican presidential politics, issued a statement Monday night sharply criticizing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for signing a right-to-work bill into law that marks a major blow to organized labor.
By Rick Newman
March 5, 2015
Frank Underwood, the fictional president played by Kevin Spacey on the Netflix series “House of Cards,” is a murderous villain who’s more Machiavellian than any real president in recent history.
He’s also a model of political courage, compared with modern politicians.
By Lisa Mascaro
March 1, 2015
House Republican leaders flooded the Sunday TV talk shows, seeking to battle widespread criticism after an internal revolt by the party’s most conservative wing nearly cut off funding Friday for the agencies that protect the nation’s borders, ports, airports and other key areas.
By Mike Lillis
02/25/15 – 09:42 PM EST
Participating in a town hall-style immigration forum in Miami, the president said a recent ruling against his new immigration policies by a federal judge in Texas was wrongly decided and promised to use all his legal options to ensure the new programs are ultimately adopted.
By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey
February 24, 2015
With the quick swipe of a pen on the way from one meeting to another, President Obama unceremoniously opened a fourth chapter of his presidency Tuesday — the veto era.
Saturday, February 2015 – 09:30 a.m.
It just keeps getting worse for Democrats nationally. The Obamacare steamroller was operating at full speed this week.
Where do I start?
By Mike Lillis
02/20/15 – 01:45 PM EST
The Obama administration will seek an emergency court order to move forward with President Obama’s executive action on immigration.
By Joseph Tanfani
February 20, 2015
In his fight to help millions of immigrants living in the country illegally, President Obama’s most implacable enemy may not be House Republicans or conservative governors, but the ticking clock.
By Josh Gerstein
2/17/15 – 8:55 PM EST
A carefully targeted lawsuit by states opposed to President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actions hit a bulls-eye Tuesday, forcing postponement of a key element of the president’s plan hours before it was to get underway.
By Juan A. Lozano
February 16, 2015
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Texas on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently stop the orders.
By Jennifer Shutt
2/16/15 – 5:45 PM EST
A new poll from CNN/ORC shows 57 percent of Americans do not approve of the way President Barack Obama is handling the country’s military action against ISIL.
Monday, February 16, 2015 – 11:00 a.m.
It looks as if Congressional Democrats have figured out what we’ve been saying here for over a year.
By Elana Schor
2/11/15 – 5:39 PM EST – Updated 2/11/15 – 9:14 PM EST
The House easily passed a bill on Wednesday that would allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, setting up President Barack Obama to issue the third veto of his presidency.
By Manu Raju and Jake Sherman
2/11/15 – 8:14 PM EST – Updated 2/12/15 8:17 AM EST
A faction of House and Senate conservatives is pushing Republican leaders to take the battle over the Homeland Security Department to the brink, arguing the party would win the public relations war with Democrats if a standoff over immigration led to a shutdown of the agency.
Monday, February 9, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.
First it was the “If you like your plan you can keep it” debacle.
Now everyone is just starting to get the second dose of Obamacare.
By Sean Sullivan
February 3, 2015 at 8:28 PM
Congressional Republicans on Tuesday continued their assault on President Obama’s signature accomplishments and his ambitious budget proposal. But they faced stiff resistance from Democrats.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 – 01:00 p.m.
We’ve said it here many times.
If there’s one group who can routinely shoot itself in the head, it’s the GOP.
By Lauren French
1/29/15 8:50 PM EST
PHILADELPHIA — President Barack Obama vowed to House Democrats on Thursday night that he would “happily” veto any legislation that would “compound” the country’s immigration problems — posing yet another challenge to Republican efforts to pass a Homeland Security spending bill by next month’s deadline.
By Debra J. Saunders
Updated 5:41 pm, Wednesday, January 21, 2015
As President Obama delivered his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, I saw all of 2015 flash before my eyes. It was a smart speech that wisely stuck to “middle-class” values and was shrewdly short on details. I saw another year of the president not compromising. For Republicans, it was Ground Hog Day — an endless loop of the president talking up bipartisanship without practicing it.
By Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent
Posted: 01/20/15, 7:28 PM PST | Updated: 28 secs ago
WASHINGTON >> Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP’s own plans.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 – 10:00 a.m.
Some, not all ears, will be tuned to Tuesday night’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama.
By Justin Sink – 01/19/15 08:45 AM EST
President Obama will head into Tuesday’s State of the Union with his highest job approval numbers in 18 months, according to a new poll released Monday by The Washington Post and ABC News.
By Howard Schneider
DALTON, Georgia – Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:40pm EST
(Reuters) – Barack Obama enters the final two years of his presidency with a blemish on his legacy that looks impossible to erase: the decline of the middle class he has promised to rescue.
By Charles Krauthammer, Opinion writer
January 15, 2015
On Sunday, at the great Paris rally, the whole world was Charlie. By Tuesday, the veneer of solidarity was exposed as tissue thin. It began dissolving as soon as the real, remaining Charlie Hebdo put out its post-massacre issue featuring a Muhammad cover that, as the New York Times put it, “reignited the debate pitting free speech against religious sensitivities.”
By Edward-Isaac Dovere
1/11/15 – 6:26 PM EST
Barack Obama n’est pas Charlie — or at least, he wasn’t this weekend.
By Fawn Johnson
January 8, 2015
President Obama wants to provide free tuition at community colleges, a proposal that could benefit as many as 9 million students, according to a White House outline of the plan released Thursday.
There is one big caveat in the proposal — there is no plan to fund it, other than to ask Congress for the money.
By Seung Min Kim
1/7/15 8:14 PM EST
House Republicans are ready to fire the opening salvo in the war over President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
President opposes first legislative move by GOP-controlled Congress.
By Edward-Isaac Dovere and Burgess Everett
1/6/15 8:51 PM EST
President Barack Obama’s Keystone veto threat Tuesday was the opening gambit in his fight with the new Republican majorities in Congress looking to derail his post-midterm momentum.
By Andrew Restuccia
1/2/15 – 2:48 PM EST
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is set to vote on legislation approving the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday.
By Rebecca Shabad – 01/01/15 – 06:00 AM EST
The federal budget is almost certain to be the central battleground between President Obama and the new Republican Congress in 2015.
By Jim Puzzanghera
December 31, 2014
The economy boomed through most of last year, a time when the nation’s capital was devoid of major budget fights and threats of government shutdown.
By James Oliphant
December 30, 2014
You can make a compelling case that 2014 was the worst year for President Obama since, well, the year before. And, in fact, the president spent much of this year trying to recover from some body blows he took in the final months of 2013, when, in short order, Congress rebuffed him on Syria and the federal health care exchange imploded.
Democrats pushed through dozens in December, but Republicans have all the leverage now.
By Burgess Everett
12/29/14 9:02 PM EST
Democrats are still dancing in the end zone after running up the score on dozens of President Barack Obama’s nominees during the lame duck.
They should enjoy the moment, because Republicans are about to step up their goal-line defense.
By JULIE PACE and NANCY BENAC Associated Press
12/24/2014 11:41 AM
It was supposed to be a joke. “Are you still president?” comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.
Wage stagnation, long-term unemployment undermine rosy numbers.
By Edward-Isaac Dovere
12/23/14 6:58 PM EST
President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address to roll out an agenda aimed at tackling stagnating wages and helping Americans who feel left out of the economy’s surge, and he’s planning to use the first few weeks of January to travel the country promoting a new economic message.
By GLENN THRUSH
December 19, 2014
Two senior White House staffers stumbled out of the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago into the boozy, early-morning aftermath of President Obama’s Nov. 6, 2012, reelection victory and ran smack into a sober reporter. “It’s over,” one of the wobbly, relieved aides said. “He never has to do this again.”
By David Nakamura
December 15, 2014 at 3:58 PM
President Obama is bracing for a political and legal battle with Republicans next year over his executive actions on immigration, but as he seeks to rally support against the anticipated assault, a lingering frustration among some Latinos could mean renewed pressure on him to do even more to protect illegal immigrants.
By Dan Walters
12/11/2014 7:19 PM
As the most severe winter storm in at least a half-decade bore down on California on Tuesday, 3,000 miles away in Washington, the House voted, largely along party lines, for a California drought relief bill.
Dec 7, 2014 3:17 PM PST
Louisiana Republican Bill Cassidy’s double-digit ousting of Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu on Saturday was, in the words of the senator-elect, an “exclamation mark” on a 2014 election that saw the Republicans win control of the Senate. With Landrieu’s departure, only half of the Senators who voted to pass the Affordable Care Act will still be in office in 2015, when the new members are sworn in.
Sarah Hurtubise, Reporter
11/28/2014 – 2:48 PM
One in three Americans has put off seeking medical treatment in 2014 due to high costs, according to Gallup — the highest percentage since Gallup began asking the question in 2001.
Nov 26, 2014 1:46 PM PST
Post-midterms Obama is ready to fight Congress on his legacy issues, including clean air.
President Barack Obama sure seems itching for a fight—or a few—with the incoming Republican Congress.
By Danielle Paquette
November 23, 2014 at 4:48 PM
If the presidency were a car, Barack Obama would be a highway-worn Toyota Prius … or something.
Tribune News Service
November 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Obama legacy wasn’t supposed to unfold this way.
Barack Obama was changing the political map, pushing the Democratic Party into the South and the Mountain West. He was building a new social network that would endure long after an Obama presidency. And he was building a new Democratic coalition for a new age, with greater turnout from young and minority voters.
By Amanda Becker
WASHINGTON Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:27am EST
(Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday filed a long-anticipated lawsuit challenging the implementation of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law over employer-based coverage and payments to insurers, according to court documents.
By Ed O’Keefe and Max Ehrenfreund
November 20, 2014 at 9:28 PM
President Obama unveiled a long-awaited series of changes to the nation’s immigration policies Thursday evening. While most of the details have yet to be announced, here’s a general overview of what to expect in the coming months, based on information provided by the White House:
By Ben Kamisar, Jesse Byrnes and Justin Sink
11/19/14 – 06:19 PM EST
Three major networks will not air President Obama’s prime-time address Thursday outlining his executive actions on immigration.
By Dan Walters
11/18/2014 1:03 PM
California still has, by far, the nation’s largest population of illegal immigrants, but it declined between 2009 and 2012, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.
By Karen Tumulty and Katie Zezima
November 17, 2014 at 9:47 PM
President Obama’s expected action lifting the threat of deportation from millions of undocumented immigrants, which could come as early as this week, will expand the authority of the executive branch into murky, uncharted territory.
Monday, November 17, 2014 – 08:45 a.m.
Obamacare. The Gift that keeps on giving!
My last story on Obamacare isn’t even a week old and already there’s another controversy.
Post-election events help clarify internal White House debate on timing.
By Seung Min Kim and Carrie Budoff Brown
11/14/14 7:11 PM EST
An internal debate over the timing of President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration has raged for months, with White House officials gaming out options to minimize the collateral damage yet failing to reach consensus on the best moment to act before their year-end deadline.
Executive action, strongly opposed by the GOP, would help as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants
By Rachel Roubein
November 13, 2014
President Obama will reportedly launch an executive action plan in the coming days to help as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants, granting them work authorization and temporary relief from deportation.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.
Over a year ago we correctly said the Affordable care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, would single-handedly undermine Democrat chances in the 2014 midterm elections. The pocketbook issue was raised by every Republican candidate in every contested U.S. Senate race, and it worked. Democrats were routed at the polls.
Now brace for round number two!
By Peggy Noonan
Updated – Nov. 7, 2014 7:02 p.m. ET
The drubbin’, thumpin’, poundin’ was a two-part wave, a significant Republican rise in the U.S. Senate and a Democratic collapse in the governorships.
It was one of those nights neither party ever forgets.
By Ed O’Keefe
November 7, 2014 at 7:28 PM
President Obama firmly rejected advice from top congressional Republicans on Friday that he delay his promised executive action on immigration reform, dismissing calls from critics inside and outside his party to allow Congress to debate the issue next year.
Court ot rule on healthcare law again
By David G. Savage
November 7, 2014
The Supreme Court will decide the fate of President Obama’s healthcare law yet again, this time ruling on whether low- and middle-income Americans may receive subsidies in two-thirds of the states to make insurance more affordable.