President Barack Obama

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 7: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the State Dining Room of the White House on August 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama announced he has authorized military strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and a humanitarian aid drop. ISIS has been advancing on the important city of Erbil, Iraq and a civilian humanitarian crisis has developed. (credit: Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Commutes The Sentences Of 46 Convicts

President Barack Obama cut the prison sentences of four Texans and 42 other non-violent offenders on Monday, including 14 who were serving life sentences, saying “their punishments didn’t fit the crime.”

07/13/2015

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GOP Candidates Embrace SC Governor’s Call On Confederate Flag

Republicans with presidential aspirations rushed Monday to embrace South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol.

06/23/2015

President Barack Obama conducts a "Live from the White House" interview on trade and the economy with CBS 11 News anchor Karen Borta, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, June 3, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

President Obama Talks Trade With CBS11’s Karen Borta

CBS 11 News traveled to the White House to interview President Barack Obama about the proposed major trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

CBS 11–06/03/2015

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President Obama Signs Texas Disaster Declaration

The White House said Obama declared that he ordered federal aid to supplement other recovery efforts in the area affected by severe weather since May 4.

05/30/2015

US President Barack Obama signs a Memorandum of Disapproval regarding S.J. Res. 8, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures, at the White House in Washington, DC, March 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Picks Chicago For Presidential Library

The University of Chicago, where Obama once taught law, will develop the library along with the Barack Obama Foundation.

04/30/2015

US President Barack Obama signs a Memorandum of Disapproval regarding S.J. Res. 8, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures, at the White House in Washington, DC, March 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Emission Cuts Ordered By Obama May Not Survive Beyond End Of His Presidency

The United States put forth its contribution Tuesday to a global climate treaty, relying entirely on a set of emission cuts ordered by President Barack Obama that may not survive beyond the end of his presidency.

04/01/2015

GOP Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.

03/24/2015

The Connecticut Huskies celebrate winning the 2014 NCAA Women's Final Four Championship (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Obama Picks UConn To Win Women’s NCAA Championship

President Barack Obama has picked Connecticut to win a third straight women’s basketball championship in the NCAA Tournament.

03/19/2015

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Obama Predicts Kentucky Will Win NCAA Tournament

The basketball fan in chief says there’s a good reason the Wildcats are the prohibitive favorite in the tournament after going 34-0 so far.

03/18/2015

Pedro Leon Martinez (L) receives help from volunteer Maria Peralta in filing up his application for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Judge Orders Hearing On Allegations In Immigration Lawsuit

The judge who blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration has ordered the Justice Department to answer allegations that the government misled him about part of the plan.

03/09/2015

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States Say Obama Administration Misled Judge On Immigration

Texas leads a coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. They allege the government misled a judge about not implementing part of the plan before the judge temporarily halted it.

03/06/2015

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Texas Leads States Asking Judge Not To Lift Stay In Immigration Lawsuit

A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, led by Texas, asked a federal judge Tuesday not to lift a temporary hold on the directives.

03/03/2015

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