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Obama to get hurricane briefing, warn about climate change

The Obama administration has acted to limit gas emissions from vehicles and power plants that are blamed for global warming. [...] much of the president's climate change agenda has faced strong political opposition from the Republican-controlled Congress, along with a number of legal challenges.

Barriers ahead

A FEDERAL appeals court ruled on Tuesday against the Obama administration’s executive order to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. This decision is most immediately a blow to migrants who must continue to live in the shadows. Show More Summary

White House Presses for Deal on Phone Data Bill

7 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Obama administration urged the Senate to reach an accord on the N.S.A. collection of phone data before Sunday’s deadline halting the program.

Obama’s Chief Negotiator in Iran Nuclear Talks Plans to Depart After Deadline for Deal

7 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

With the departure of Wendy R. Sherman, all the top negotiators on Iran since 2013 will have left the administration, leaving questions about who will help carry out a deal if one is struck by June 30.

Gas, then renewables, to gain generation share under Obama's plan

The US Energy Information Administration has conducted an analysis of the president's proposed Clean Power Plan, with renewables potentially accounting for 32% of generation by 2040.

EPA And ISIS Take Similar Attitudes Towards Natural Resources

The Washington Times: President Obama’s administration on Wednesday claimed dominion over all of America’s streams, creeks, rills, ditches, brooks, rivulets, burns, tributaries, criks, wetlands — perhaps even puddles — in a sweeping move to assert unilateral federal authority. Show More Summary

Why We’re Doomed, Part XXXVII

Between fracking and climate change, water deprivation is becoming a real concern. So the Obama Administration through the EPA has moved to protect water resources from being irreparably depleted or polluted by greedy corporations. Naturally, the Right is outraged. Show More Summary

In South Carolina, Hillary Clinton Calls for a Civil Campaign

Hillary Rodham Clinton, campaigning in South Carolina, alluded to her tough primary fight with Barack Obama in 2008 but stressed how hard she had worked for him afterward and in his administration.

Obama administration narrows focus on resurrecting immigration program

Lawyers for the Obama administration said Wednesday that they were refocusing their legal strategy in an effort to restart the president's plan to grant temporary legal protection to millions of illegal immigrants.

Google Faces New Hurdle in Oracle Copyright Fight

Google faces longer odds in convincing the Supreme Court to intervene in a copyright battle with Oracle after the Obama administration urged the justices not to hear the case.

Castro 200, Obama 0: While Talks Continue, Beatings Continue

12 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

When President Barack Obama junked 60 years of U.S. foreign policy to seek a rapprochement with the Castro regime in Cuba, he was aware that he would be accused of ignoring human rights. After all, the Obama administration got next to...Show More Summary

Obama Won’t Take Immigration Battle Directly to Supreme Court

12 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The policy will be in abeyance while the administration lets the fight over the legality of President Obama’s executive actions play out first in lower courts.

Immigrants 'Held Captive by Political Expediency,' Hispanic Evangelical Leader Says About Recent Court Decision Against Obama Immigration Plan

A prominent Hispanic evangelical leader has stated that a recent three judge panel decision against the Obama Administration's immigration policy executive action is adding to the delay in helping immigrants caught in the system.

Obama administration won’t seek emergency stay from Supreme Court on immigration injunction

The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it will not seek an emergency stay from the Supreme Court to immediately lift an injunction on President Obama's deferred action program for undocumented immigrants. Instead, the Department of Justice will focus on an appeals court hearing in July aimed at overturning the injunction in hopes of scoring a […]

Obama administration will not seek Supreme Court stay on immigration block

Despite a setback to President Barack Obama's immigration action in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department will not ask the Supreme Court to stay the injunction, a Department spokesman said. Twenty-six...Show More Summary

Sanders wants Clinton to take stand on trade deal

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he doesn't understand why his Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton hasn't taken a position on the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiating with Pacific nations. A...Show More Summary

Obama expands reach of Clean Water Act

The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized new regulations that it says will protect streams, rivers and wetlands that provide drinking water to more than 117 million Americans.

House Democrats Tell Obama Administration To End Family Detention

15 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

A group of 136 House Democrats signed a letter Wednesday calling on the Obama administration to stop locking up immigrant mothers and children in detention. The letter, addressed to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, marks theShow More Summary

Administration puts pressure on Senate to save some form of NSA collection program

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The White House is increasing pressure on the Senate to figure out how to save the Patriot Act before major provisions expire on Monday. That includes President Obama telling reporters that Congress needs to act to "keep the American...Show More Summary

Biden defends US cooperation on Russia amid Ukraine tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is defending U.S. efforts to cooperate with Russia on Iran and other issues at the same time Obama administration is trying to punish Moscow for its actions in Ukraine. Biden says the U.S. and...Show More Summary

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