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 »

President Finalizing Immigration Action

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) – President Barack Obama is preparing to unveil his plan for executive action on immigration reform in a speech Thursday night. Despite releasing no formal plan or proposal, the move is already receiving mixed reviews from multiple sides of the issue. The President’s plan to bypass Congress is a controversial move that … Continue reading »

Democrats Plead for Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON — In Washington, Democrats are urging president Obama to take action on immigration. The request comes after the Republican controlled House declined to pass a reform bill. Supporters call it a moral and economic issue. Democrats also defend the President’s authority to stop the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants. Representative Juan Vargas (D) … Continue reading »

Obama Reacts to Election Fallout

WASHINGTON — Election results show that Congress is now in the hands of the Republicans. President Obama may be reaching across the aisle a lot in his last two years. Yesterday, the President made his first comments since the Republican Party’s big night. During that time, he gave the party credit for running good campaigns. … Continue reading »

Republicans Take the Senate

WASHINGTON — Republicans now have complete control on Capitol Hill. They were expected to keep control of the house, but now they gained the six needed seats to win the senate. The final seat came from republican Joni Ernst in Iowa. Kentucky Senator Mitch Mcconnell pulled out a solid re-election win, and is now in … Continue reading »

Americans Back Airstrikes on ISIS

(CNN) — In the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Americans support U.S. lead airstrikes, but oppose sending troops on the ground. That’s according to a new CNN/ORC International Poll. The majority, 73 percent of those surveyed, favor the military airstrikes. However, 24 percent oppose an air campaign, and 60 percent are against sending … Continue reading »

ISIS Releases New Video To The U.S.

(CNN) — The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria or ISIS, is out with a new video from its Al Hayat media center. It appears to be the terror group’s response to President Barack Obama’s speech in which he said the U.S. objective in expanded airstrikes would be to “Degrade, and ultimately destroy” ISIS. The … Continue reading »

Disaster Declaration for N. California

NAPA, Calif. — President Obama is declaring a disaster for parts of Northern California ravaged by last month’s deadly Napa Valley earthquake. The move makes federal funding available for state and local governments for emergency work and recovery efforts. The money is also available for hazard mitigation measures for all counties and tribes within the … Continue reading »

President Obama Addresses ISIS Issue

WASHINGTON, D.C. — All eyes were on President Obama yesterday as he issued a direct warning to ISIS terrorists, and a call-to-action for the rest of the world. After two weeks of criticism, the President is now on the offensive when it comes to defending the United States. In a primetime speech from the White … Continue reading »

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