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 »

LIVE: Watch President Address on ISIS

(CNN) — President Obama will address the nation Wednesday night on the treat of ISIS and what the U.S. intends to do about it. Administration officials said the president will frame the threat posed by ISIS and outline his strategy to address that threat. He will also share new proposals on how to fight and … Continue reading »

President Not Sending Troops into Combat

(CNN) — The President is briefing top lawmakers today on the Iraq crisis. President Obama has decided not to use air strikes in Iraq, for now, because there is not enough information on good targets. This comes as Islamic militants continue their march toward Baghdad. The Obama Administration is sending nearly 300 troops to help … Continue reading »

Republicans Pressure President on Iraq

Wash, D.C. — This Tuesday morning Republicans are putting pressure on the President to come up with a strategy against the extremists who are gaining ground in Iraq. The group has conquered several cities in Iraq. The Obama administration is sending almost 300 American forces in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. Assets. The … Continue reading »

Obama: Gun ideas need to change

(CNN) — An exasperated President Barack Obama on Tuesday expressed new surprise and dismay at the lack of congressional action on stemming gun violence, hours after yet another American community was jolted by a deadly school shooting. He said the failure to expand background checks on firearms sales was his “biggest frustration” as president, and … Continue reading »

Immigrant Children Setback in Visa Apps

(CNN) — The Supreme Court ruled immigrant children who turn 21 will have to start all over in applying for a visa. The case stems from a Salvadoran immigrant who applied for a visa when her son was 13-years old. Her son is now 21 and will not qualify as an eligible child, despite her … Continue reading »

VA Secretary Shinseki Resigns

(CNN) — Eric Shinseki has resigned as Veterans Affairs Secretary. President Obama made the announcement after a closed door meeting Friday morning. Just one hour before, though, Shinseki apologized and announced changes and recognized the extent of problems in the VA system. He apologized to veterans and congress fro not recognizing the issues earlier, but … Continue reading »

President Speaks About VA Hospitals

(CNN) — American’s are remembering the nation’s fallen heroes today. These are the men and women who have given their lives in defense of the nation. There are Memorial day ceremonies happening across the country. President Obama participated in a wreath laying ceremony and delivered a speech at Arlington National Cemetery today. During his remarks … Continue reading »

President Obama Views Tornado Damage

VILONIA, Ark. — President Barak Obama visited Arkansas Wednesday to view firsthand the damage left behind by a deadly tornado last month in Vilonia. Fifteen people died in this natural disaster when the EF Four twister touched down with powerful winds. The President praised the town for braving the storm and having the courage to … Continue reading »

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