President Vetos Keystone Pipeline

(CNN) — For the first time in five years, the President is exercising his veto power. President Obama rejected legislation that would have given final approval to the Keystone XL Pipeline. The planned pipeline would transport oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Republicans aren’t believed to have enough votes to override the veto. … Continue reading »

Obama’s Approval Rating Stagnant

CNN — A new poll suggests President Obama’s popularity remains stagnant. The CNN/ORC poll shows 47 percent of those surveyed approve of Obama’s work as president, while 51 percent disapprove. That’s about the same as a similar poll taken in December, but it’s significantly better than George W. Bush’s approval ratings at this stage of … Continue reading »

Obama Could Veto Keystone Pipeline

WASHINGTON — Southern Oregon Congressman Greg Walden is calling on President Obama to drop his veto threat against the Keystone Pipeline bill. The house passed a final version of a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone Pipeline. The pipeline would carry crude oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Environmentalists have been against the … Continue reading »

Obama Sends ISIS War Request to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — President Barack Obama asked Congress on Wednesday to formally authorize the use of military force in the war against ISIS, the first time a U.S. President has asked for such approval in 13 years. Lawmakers on Wednesday morning received a draft of the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), a resolution that … Continue reading »

President Obama Delivers 2016 Budget

ABC — President Obama is sending his 2016 budget to Congress with a $4 trillion price tag. The budget seeks a tax increase for wealthier Americans and tax cuts for middle class families. He would also ease tight budget constraints imposed on the military and domestic programs back in 2011. Other new initiatives include a … Continue reading »

Senate Approves Keystone Pipeline Bill

WASHINGTON — The Keystone XL Pipeline bill is moving forward. Just this morning, the Republican-controlled Senate approved the bill. This comes even though President Obama has threatened to veto the bill. The bill would authorize construction of the nearly 1,200 mile pipeline to carry oil from Canada to the gulf coast. Critics argue the 8-billion … Continue reading »

President Obama Condemns French Attack

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) — President Barack Obama is condemning Wednesday’s terror attack on a French satirical magazine. Speaking at the White House, the President said the U.S. will provide assistance to bring those responsible to justice, including resources to investigate the attack. 12 people were killed and eight others wounded in a shooting inside the … Continue reading »

Obama’s Support in Military Historic Low

CNN – A new survey shows President Obama is not too popular with the U.S. Military. The Military Times survey reveals just 15 percent of active-duty service members approve of Mr. Obama’s performance as Commander-In-Chief. That’s down from 35 percent in 2009. Despite the low number, there appears to be growing support for one of … Continue reading »

US – Cuban Relationship Change

(CNN) — Today a major breakthrough in US – Cuba relations. President Obama has instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to immediately begin talks with Cuba about restarting diplomatic relations, which were severed in January 1961. The US will also re-establish an embassy in Havana in the coming months. But critics, including republican Senator Marco … Continue reading »

Locals Prepare for Immigration Action

MEDFORD, Ore. – President Obama is announcing executive action on immigration that could affect thousands of undocumented immigrants in the area. In a speech to the nation, the president promised those who meet certain criteria can be free of fear of being deported. For Julie Fuentes, a student in Medford, that could mean not having … Continue reading »

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