Barack Obama

Keystone XL Pipeline Defeated In Senate
The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
The Senate's 59-41 vote Tuesday night was a nail-biter to the end.
The bill needed 60 votes to reach the White House. The House passed it overwhelmingly last week...
Obama Cancels Trip To Rhode Island
President Barack Obama has canceled a scheduled trip to Rhode Island and New York Thursday to remain at the White House and monitor the government's Ebola response.
The change in plans marks the second day in a row that Obama put off travel to attend to heightened concerns about Ebola in West Af…
Who Is America’s Most Influential Politician?
Nearly 14 years after he left office, former President Bill Clinton is the country's most influential politician, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg poll that looked at whose endorsement would be able to sway voters.
Patrick Won’t Replace AG Holder
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says he won't replace retiring U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
At an event today, the Governor released a statement saying the AG position is an important job, but not for him right now.
There was speculation Patrick could be tapped for the job because of h…
Obama: Progess Made On Climate Change
President Barack Obama is trumpeting major progress by his administration toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, even though some of the most ambitious steps Obama has pledged remain in limbo.
One year ago, Obama unveiled sweeping plans to tackle climate change and cut U...
White House Will Not Ban Selfies
The White House will not ban selfies with President Obama. White House spokesman Jay Carney put an end to speculation about a smart-phone selfies ban after Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz captured a selfie with the President last week...

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