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Watch Reason's Google Hangout with Barack Obama

2 minutes agoNews : Reason

In an exclusive interview with Reason TV's Nick Gillespie, President Barack Obama talks about: .20: his economic program for his last two years in office .33: his biggest regret as president .45: his real feelings about the retirement...Show More Summary

US Imposes Sanctions on Individuals Accused of Cybercrime - White House

President Barack Obama's executive order imposes sanctions on those who pose threats to the US economy, security and foreign policy through cybercrimes.

Obama congratulates President-elect Buhari of Nigeria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is congratulating the president-elect of Nigeria, saying the election there has "shown the world the strength" of the African country's commitment to Democratic ideals. Buhari said in his acceptance speech that now is the time "to heal wounds" after a hard-fought contest left people emotionally drained.

Why Obama Is Visiting GOP Strongholds

President Barack Obama's red-tinged travel itinerary represents a deliberate shift in strategy, as the White House tries to make the case that many of Mr. Obama's proposals have bipartisan appeal. Republicans haven't hesitated to critique the president's proposals, regardless of where he's presenting them.

Obama Commutes Prison Sentences of 22 Drug Dealers – White House

US President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 22 people convicted of drug dealing.

Obama ends freeze on US military aid to Egypt

12 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The United States announced on Tuesday it was lifting its hold on the supply of military equipment to Egypt, which was frozen when the military took power in Cairo nearly two years ago. The White House said President Barack Obama was freeing up the equipment and making other changes to military...

Obama commutes sentences of 22 convicted on drug charges

President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentences of 22 people convicted of drug offenses, including two Illinois men. The White House said the move continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh...Show More Summary

'Unprecedented Openness': US Press Struggles for Access Under Obama

Complaints from journalists that US President Barack Obama's administration has been abnormally hostile to the press have been surfacing for years, but that hostility appears to extend to federal agencies as well, according to the reporters trying to cover them.

Securing Afghanistan Means Relying On Difficult U.S. Partner -- Pakistan's Army

14 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- After their first official meeting earlier this month, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and President Barack Obama faced cameras together in the East Room of the White House. One man's country had once given Osama bin Laden...Show More Summary

Obama commutes sentences of 22 convicted on drug charges

President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentences of 22 people convicted of drug offenses, including two Illinois men.

Obama Vetoes Republican Attempt To Block New Union Rules

14 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

By Daniel Wiessner March 31 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure by Republicans in Congress that would have blocked a government labor agency's rules designed to speed up the time it takes to unionize workers. The...Show More Summary

Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison

Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including some serving life in prison, in an act the WhiteShow More Summary

President Obama Commutes Sentences of 22 Convicted of Drug Crimes

In 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. spoke out against the lengthy sentences that people selling drugs received and on Tuesday, President Barack Obama commuted some 22 federal prisoners, some of whom were serving life in prison for drug distribution, backing a shift by the White House to reduce harsh penalties for non-violent drug crimes.

The US is restoring military aid to Egypt that its withheld since 2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday said he would ask the US Congress for $1.3 billion per year in military aid for Egypt and said he would lift holds on aircraft, missiles and tanks for Cairo in place since October 2013, the White House said in a statement. Show More Summary

Obama Doubles Number of Commutations He’s Given in One Day

President Barack Obama commuted 22 drug sentences today, bringing the total he has given over his six years in office to 43. Eight of the inmates were serving life in prison. The sentences will expire on July 28, 2015.  The White House announced a new clemency initiative last year that... More »

White House Lifts Hold On Weapon Sales To Egypt Despite Lack Of Democratic Progress

16 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, President Barack Obama phoned Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with good news: The White House promised to lift a hold on the transfer of four large-scale weapons systems that had been stalled since October 2013. “In the interest of U.S. Show More Summary

President Obama More Or Less Says “Man, Forget That GOP Union Measure!” [Video]

16 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

President Barack Obama has vetoed a congressional measure blocking the National Labor Relations Board from streamlining the process for union elections. (March 31)

Obama commuted the sentences of 22 federal drug offenders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has commuted the sentences of 22 people serving time in federal prison. The White House says that many of these individuals — all of them convicted of various federal drug crimes — would have already served their time and paid their debt to society had they been sentenced under current laws and policies. Show More Summary

Barack Obama Commutes Sentences of 22 in Drug War Overhaul Effort

President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of nearly two dozen drug offenders, the White House said Tuesday, as part of his push to rethink the decades-long federal war on drugs and its harsh sentences for drug crimes.

Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage Law, Explained

Seattle workers will see their first raises go into effect on April 1. Despite President Barack Obama's unsuccessful push for a $10.10 federal minimum wage, up from the current hourly rate of $7.25, states and cities are moving ahead with their own increases, some of which are substantially higher than the White House proposal. Show More Summary

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