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Federal judge stalls Obama’s action on immigration

HOUSTON — The White House promised an appeal Tuesday after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration and gave a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit aiming to permanently stop ...

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5 things to know as Obama rolls out his budget

WASHINGTON — A quick quiz: Today is — a) Groundhog Day b) Budget Day c) A day for repeating the same old arguments over spending and taxes, only louder. d) All of the above. If you picked “d,” you’re in ...

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Boehner: ‘We will not stand idle’ on immigration

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was “damaging the presidency” with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what the response would ...

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Does Obama have authority for immigration changes?

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s announcement of sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration system is likely to lead to a battle over their legality. Is he on solid legal ground? For months the White House and Obama’s supporters have insisted ...

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Limits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s decision to curb the ability of U.S. corporations to skirt taxes by merging with foreign companies kicked off an immediate election-season debate over when and how to tackle the nation’s complex corporate tax code. Following ...

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Limits on overseas mergers prompt debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s decision to curb the ability of U.S. corporations to skirt taxes by merging with foreign companies kicked off an immediate election-season debate over when and how to tackle the nation’s complex corporate tax code. ...

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Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

WASHINGTON — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama. He turned them down. It was ...

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Obama: It will take time to recover from Irene

President Barack Obama says it will take time to recover from Hurricane Irene and he pledged the federal government would be doing everything in its power to ensure people have what they need to get back on their feet.

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