Today, President Obama gave what some are are calling “one of the most important speeches of the Obama presidency.” Just as he did in his landmark 2011 speech in Osawatomie, Kansas and throughout last year’s campaign, the president laid out why America needs an economy built from the middle class out that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few. Unfortu […]
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) waved off a young immigration reform advocate who attempted to ask him to help move immigration reform forward on behalf of her undocumented father. The post House Majority Leader Brushes Off Young Girl As She Asks Him To Help Her Undocumented Father appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Martin Bashir is the second host to depart MSNBC in two weeks. The network needs to remind its replacements that the rules of journalism matter.The post What MSNBC’s Parting With Martin Bashir Says About Their Taste In Hosts appeared first on ThinkProgress.
By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seeking to recover from the bungled rollout of his healthcare reforms, President Barack Obama went back to basics on Wednesday with a renewed focus on government policies that benefit the struggling poor and middle classes. With his job approval ratings sinking, Obama sought to promote some of the ideals he has champ […]
By Caren Bohan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the Obamacare website performing better, congressional Republicans on Wednesday returned to their broader attack on President Barack Obama's healthcare law, warning that it would harm the quality of medical care and drive up costs. They used hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives to hi […]
By Ben Blanchard and Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, visiting China as a dispute over a new Chinese air defense zone rattles nerves around the region, said on Wednesday that relations between Washington and Beijing had to be based on trust. Beijing's decision to declare an air defense identification zone in an area tha […]
Onyango Okech Obama -- an uncle of President Barack Obama who has been in the United States illegally for decades -- has gotten a federal court's OK to stay in his adopted country, according to an attorney representing the uncle.
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare's architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law's new exchanges.