All Posts Tagged With: "congress"

Obama Will Sign Measure Allowing Iran Deal to Be Reviewed

United States President Barack Obama announced on Friday a measure allowing the U.S. Congress to review a deal that concerns the nuclear program of Iran was a compromise he had planned to sign and expressed confidence it would not do anything to derail discussions with Tehran. In a news conference at the White House Obama […]

Obama Threatens Veto to Counter Republican Congress

The new U.S. Congress has yet to be sworn in. However, President Barack Obama already has warned about his plans to veto in order to counter initiatives from the incoming GOP majority. Obama, despite almost constant friction with Republicans in Congress the past couple of years, rarely has used the veto powers he has as […]

Lawmakers Tentatively Relieved By Obama Syria Plan

On Wednesday, the announcement by President Obama that drastically expands the military campaign by the U.S. against the Islamic State group of militants was met both with tentative relief as well as reservations from the Republicans. Some Republicans feel the plan of Obama does not go far enough. Lawmakers also from both parties expressed their […]

Mike Rogers U.S. Representative Leaving Congress

Mike Rogers a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Michigan, who has been the House Intelligence Committee Chairman taking on an increasingly sharper profile on Capitol Hill, during a time of broadening global security problems, has decided to leave Congress to enter broadcasting. Rogers is a seven-term representative, Republican and […]

Obama Orders Deportation Review

On Thursday, the White House said President Obama ordered that deportation practices be reviewed, an announcement made amidst pressure from Hispanic organizations to cut back on the number of deportations. In Thursday evening a meeting, the president told Congressional Hispanic Caucus leaders that he asked Jeh Johnson the Secretary of Homeland Security to examine the […]

Obama Pushing for Extension of Unemployment Benefits

On Saturday, the long term unemployed in the country will have their federal unemployment benefits cut off. That is in despite of President Obama offering support to the two senators that have proposed the extension of the federal jobless benefits. Senator Jack Reed a Democrat from Rhode Island and Senator Dean Heller a Republican from […]