After the House allowed the Senate immigration bill to die last June, President Obama said using his executive powers would be the means to right wrongs. He promised to confer with his team and share specifics by the end of the summer. But when speaking with news reporters Thursday, it appeared he is stalling until after mid-term elections . . .
Click here to read about President Obama’s immigration reform game plan.
President Barack Obama will send an alert to Congress Monday requesting $2 billion in funds to stop the influx of child migrants from Central America. The amount is an estimate and a detailed letter will be sent to Congress when it returns from the Fourth of July recess on July 7.
Funding would be used for setting up detention space equipped for children and for halting them from entering the US illegally. From Oct. 1 to June 15, approximately 52,000 unaccompanied minors have entered the US along with another 39,000 children with families.
Click here to read about Obama’s pending $2 billion request to Congress for border-crisis funds.
After Vice Presidentmeeting with Central American leaders from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador Friday, the White House announced it will be swiftly deporting illegal immigrants who cross the US-Mexico border. But a detention center for housing mothers with young children will be opened in response to the stream of child migrants . . .
Click here to read about the Obama administration’s response to the Central American child migrants.
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Former Vice President Dick Cheney and daughter Liz have blasted President Barack Obama on what the father-daughter duo have coined as the “collapsing Obama doctrine.” Apparently, both are dissatisfied with the president’s foreign affairs policy especially in Iraq as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria threatens Baghdad and blood continues spilling . . .
Click here to read Dick and Liz Cheney’s take on Obama’s foreign policy.
Funding for the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program will end Saturday and 1.3 million across the US will lose benefits. The long-term benefit began in 2008 during the recession and provided extended compensation to the jobless who are looking for work…
Click here to read about more than 1 million workers who lost unemployment compensation.
Two Secret Service agents have been dismissed from President Obama’s detail after earlier allegations of misconduct. A senior supervisor, Ignacio Zamora Jr., formerly in charge of the elite department was dismissed, and another supervisor, Timothy Barraclough, was moved from the presidential assignment to another department . . .
Click here to read more on Secret Service dismissals.
President Barack Obama finally spoke in depth on the Zimmerman verdict on Friday. There was inordinate silence in the interim, and his speech was not voluntary, as there was pressure from civil rights groups, Trayvon Martin’s parents, and the African American community for truth. Therefore, our president had to deliver, but did he? . . .
Click here to read about Obama’s speech on the Zimmerman verdict.
A woman heckled Michelle Obama at a Democratic National Convention fundraiser Tuesday evening saying President Barack Obama should issue an executive order banning anti-gay discrimination against federal contractors.
The first lady left the podium and responded directly to the protester, “One of the things I don’t do well is this. Listen to me or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving. Then Mrs. Obama said to the crowd, “You all decide. You have one choice.” . . .
Read about Mrs. Obama’s handling of a heckler at a Democratic fundraiser.
President Barack Obams’s elder brother, Abon’go (Malik) “Roy” Obama, 55, is selling two of the president’s handwritten letters which were sent to relatives in Kenya for $15,000 each. They are written on White House note paper and each one states “Thanks for your prayers and support” and are signed “B.O.” . . .
Click here to read about Malik Obama and the presidential letters.
On Wednesday, Paul (Kevin) Curtis, 45, was arrested at his home in Corinth, Miss. for allegedly sending ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and an unnamed official. When inhaled, ricin causes respiratory problems, and if swallowed, even in small amounts, fatalities can result, as there is no known antidote . . .