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Obama signs bill $1.1 trillion government spending bill

Obama signs bill $1.1 trillion government spending bill

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last week that lifted the threat of a government shutdown. 00    Read More »

President Obama will sign Russia sanctions bill despite reservations

President Obama will sign Russia sanctions bill despite reservations

(BBC)- President Obama will sign a bill imposing new Russian sanctions despite reservations, the White House says. 00    Read More »

Obama to announce choice of Ash Carter for defense chief Friday: White House

Obama to announce choice of Ash Carter for defense chief Friday: White House

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama will announce his choice of former Pentagon official Ash Carter to be his next secretary of defense on Friday, a White House official said. 00    Read More »

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step down

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step down

Washington (CNN) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position, a senior administration official confirmed to CNN Monday. 00    Read More »

Obama orders full review of US hostage policy

Obama orders full review of US hostage policy

President Obama has ordered a complete review of the government’s policy regarding U.S. hostages taken overseas, the White House confirmed to Fox News late Monday. 00    Read More »

Abdul-Rahman Kassig killing is pure evil, says Obama

Abdul-Rahman Kassig killing is pure evil, says Obama

US President Barack Obama has condemned the killing of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig as “an act of pure evil”. 00    Read More »

Timing Is Everything – Obama Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

Timing Is Everything – Obama Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos , a 2011 Obama Administration appointee, ruled the Texas voter ID law is unconstitutional. Texas Law The 2011 Texas legislature passed a bill requiring voters to present 1 of 7 acceptable forms of identification prior to being… 00    Read More »

Obama says underestimated Islamic State; al Qaeda says West will be attacked

Obama says underestimated Islamic State; al Qaeda says West will be attacked

(Reuters) – The head of Syria’s al Qaeda branch said militants will attack the West in retaliation for U.S.-led air strikes in Syria and Iraq, and President Barack Obama acknowledged U.S. intelligence had underestimated the rise of Islamic State fighters. 00    Read More »

For Obama, Holder exit leaves void on civil rights issues

For Obama, Holder exit leaves void on civil rights issues

(Reuters) – The departure of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder deprives the Obama administration of a powerful voice on civil rights at a time when riots in Ferguson, Missouri, have thrust the issue into the spotlight. 00    Read More »

The US and five Arab nations launch a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria

The US and five Arab nations launch a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria

The US and five Arab allies have launched the first strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria. 00    Read More »