Obama on collision course with Republicans after trip

Nov 17, 2014

Obama on collision course with Republicans after trip

After a productive trip abroad, U.S. President Barack Obama returned to Washington on Sunday to face a collision course with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline project, showdowns that threaten prospects for cooperation over his remaining two years in office. The contentious immigration ...

As U.S. immigration reform fizzles, states step in

Nov 16, 2014

As U.S. immigration reform fizzles, states step in

by Ivan Couronne

Humberto Cruz Salas lives in the United States illegally. But in September, the Colorado resident got a state-issued driver’s license. Despite the lack of progress on immigration reform at the federal level, a growing number of states are offering greater rights, and more documents, ...

Keystone pipeline passes one U.S. legislative hurdle

Nov 15, 2014

Keystone pipeline passes one U.S. legislative hurdle

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to bring oil from Canada, but the measure could still find itself blocked in the Senate. The project, which would bring oil from tar sands in Alberta province to ...

Obama defends plan to unilaterally act on immigration

Nov 10, 2014

Obama defends plan to unilaterally act on immigration

U.S. President Barack Obama defended his plan to use executive powers to implement some immigration reforms, saying in an interview broadcast Sunday he had waited long enough for Congress to act. Obama told congressional leaders Friday he would try to ease some restrictions on ...

Republican win shapes 2016 presidential race

Nov 10, 2014

Republican win shapes 2016 presidential race

The 2016 presidential race was about the new Republican-controlled Congress even before the polls closed on the night of Nov. 4. As the Republican rout became clear late on election night, would-be Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton found herself with a ready-made foil in ...

Obama takes responsibility for Democrats' election rout

Nov 10, 2014

Obama takes responsibility for Democrats' election rout

U.S. President Barack Obama has taken responsibility for his party’s crushing defeat in last week’s midterm elections, he said in comments broadcast Sunday. The president had previously stopped short of explicitly shouldering the blame for his Democratic Party’s drubbing at the polls on Nov. ...