Obama to Senate: Delay on attorney general vote is ’embarrassing’

In a forceful denouncement, President Obama derided the “political gamesmanship” that he said continues to hold up the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to serve as attorney general five months after he first nominated her for the job.
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Immigrants cautiously await hearing on Obama deportation programs

Construction worker Jimmy Barraza came to New Orleans from Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to rebuild the city where he eventually married, had two children and made his home.
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Bipartisan deal would give Obama fast-track authority on trade pact

Congressional leaders unveiled a bipartisan bill Thursday that is likely to ease passage of a contentious Pacific Rim trade deal that has been a top foreign policy goal of President Obama’s second term.
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Obama plans to remove Cuba’s designation as state sponsor of terrorism

President Obama plans to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism after more than a quarter-century, the White House said Tuesday, taking a major step toward Obama’s goal of normalizing relations with the island nation.
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Obama moves to remove Cuba from terror list

Barack Obama has submitted to Congress a “report and certifications” indicating that the United States plans to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, a key step to normalising relations between the two nations. The move follows the December announcement of policy changes related to Cuba, in which…
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Obama, Castro briefly meet at Summit of Americas

US President Barack Obama has briefly met with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro amid Washington’s efforts to restore ties with the Latin American country. Obama and Castro greeted and stood next to each other at the historic 35-nation Summit of the Americas in Panama City, the capital of Panama, on Friday night at a dinner ceremony. "At the Summit of the... WN.com - Photown News Read more [...]