President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed before they expire at the end of the year.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will announce proposals for new gun control measures in this country. And we're already getting an idea of what some of those ideas may look like.
According to CNN, Vice President Joe Biden told lawmakers he'll outline 19 actions the president can take without going through Congress. Some of the actions include: better enforcement of existing gun laws, keeping data on where the guns are and improving the background checks system.
CNN says the president will call on Congress to pass an assault weapons ban, expand the background checks law to apply to all gun sales, and limit the sale of high capacity magazines.
There likely will be opposition to some of the proposals. On Tuesday, the NRA called the president an "elitist hypocrite" for having armed secret service agents protect his daughters at school while not committing to put armed guards in all schools.
The president is scheduled to speak at noon on Wednesday.
A popular president can help his party's candidates for Congress and governor candidates in mid-term elections. But Democrats increasingly worry they could suffer losses, much as they did in 2010, Obama's first mid-term elections.
President Barack Obama spared two turkeys from the brine and the oven Wednesday, fulfilling the annual tradition of a presidential pardon for a couple of lucky birds ahead of Thanksgiving Day.
A list no one wants to be on.
The United States and Iran secretly engaged in a series of high-level, face-to-face talks over the past year, in a high-stakes diplomatic gamble by the Obama administration that paved the way for the historic deal sealed early Sunday in Geneva aimed at slowing Tehran's nuclear program.
Amidst his lowest approval ratings yet, President Barack Obama comes to Cleveland.
President Barack Obama will be making a visit to northeast Ohio Thursday.
The AP found a complex system put together by harried programmers who pushed out a final product that wasn't tested by experienced private developers.
The partial government shutdown came to an end late Wednesday night. The House and Senate voted to approve the measure, and President Obama then signed it into law.
Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown.