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Obama Just Guaranteed Sick Days For More Than A Million Workers

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.01.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama has often said he’ll use the power of the pen to thwart a gridlocked Congress. On Thursday, he used it to advance one of his ...

Mitch McConnell Freaks At Obama's Latest Idea

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) really doesn't like idea that President Barack Obama could use executive power to make mo...

Internet Gun Sales And Background Checks, Explained

The Trace | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

One of the most parsed moments in President Barack Obama’s speech unveiling his executive actions on guns on Tuesday was a sentence that drew little...

Add Your Voice on the President's "Executive Actions to Combat Gun Violence"

Marci Harris | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
Marci Harris

Use the form below to share your thoughts on the President's proposal. Your feedback will be sent to the White House, to your representatives in the U.S. Congress, and tallied with the input of others on POPVOX to give district-by-district insight on what Americans are saying about this issue.

Obama Can't Hold Back Tears While Unveiling Gun Control Actions

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the first working week of his last calendar year in office, President Barack Obama defied Congress and pursued long-stalled gun contr...

Chris Christie: Obama 'A Petulant Child' For Executive Action On Guns

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.03.2016 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Sunday called President Barack Obama "a petulant child" for using executive action to curb gun violence. "The Am...

Obama Hints He Might Use Executive Action To Close Guantanamo

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama hinted at possible plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison through executive action as he signed an updated nati...

Texas Is Gaming The Clock In The Fight Over Obama's Immigration Plan

Reuters/HuffPost | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics

The clock is ticking on President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, and Texas seems to know it. The state on Monday asked the U.S. Supre...

The Story Of That Marvelous Hero

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 11.16.2016 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

A few days ago, Judith Aller, a prominent concert violinist and conductor in Europe and America, wrote me a note saying that her now dead husband's film about screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was going to be premiered--and asked me if I wanted to go.

The Clock Is Ticking On DAPA, And Only The Supreme Court Can Save It

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration turns a year old next week, and it's still stuck in the courts. Monday night, the core of the...

Senate Blocks One Of The Last Pathways To Closing Guantanamo

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate has closed one of the last remaining pathways for President Barack Obama to fulfill a campaign promise to close the Guantanam...

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Injunction Against Obama's Executive Action On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

A federal appeals court on Monday agreed to keep on hold President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration -- nearly a year after he announced i...

If DACA Works, Why Not Implement DAPA?

National Council of La Raza | Posted 05.03.2016 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

DAPA would provide opportunities for millions of skilled immigrants to work in fields where they can earn and contribute more. If DACA recipients have demonstrated in just three years what this program can do for communities like Raleigh, perhaps it's time to consider something more stable.

Obama's Next Action: Empowering Low Wage Federal Workers

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The sad reality is that the United States government remains the country's largest low wage job creator. All those Senators tromping through New Hampshire promising to rebuild the middle class are part of a Congress that doesn't pay the workers who serve them enough to lift a family out of poverty.

The Future of the American Dream

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 02.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

If November's election teaches us anything, it is that while this is a setback for the many who hoped to bring change, it is not the end of the American Dream.

One of These Things Is Not Like the Others...

Dan Kowalski | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

So, let me get this straight. Our top priority for immigration arrests lumps together terrorists, convicted felons, gang bangers and...drywallers, moms and kids?

Empty Victory

Reyna Montoya | Posted 02.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Reyna Montoya

How can I thank the man who deported my friends? The phrase "2 million" meant nothing on Thursday to the President. He failed to acknowledge that these 2 million already deported also have families. He forgot to say that 2 millions souls have already been hurt.

Watch Jimmy Fallon And Brian Williams Make Immigration Sexy

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.03.2014 | Comedy

Awww yeaahhh ... A few weeks ago, President Obama took executive action on immigration, and some people still don't know what to think about it. In...

GOP Says Obama Pushes Popular Immigration Policies to Win Votes. Er, That's Called Democracy.

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Supporting a policy that has strong, majority support not only from Latinos or Asians but Americans overall isn't pandering to anyone. It's called democracy.

Republican Control Is Destined to Fail

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

While Republican leadership wants to depict Democrats and the president as uncompromising ideologues, such assertions from a group that have shown to be uncompromising ideologues falls on deaf ears.

Activists Applaud Executive Action on Immigration, But It's Not Enough

Linda Meric | Posted 01.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Linda Meric

Marcela, now 26, is like millions of other women and children who make up three quarters of all immigrants in this country; a daughter, sister, a worker and is now a mother herself. Some of her immediate family members are U.S. citizens, some are not.

Welcoming the Stranger With Executive Action

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 01.21.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

President Obama should be applauded for defending America's greatest values and challenging the nation to be a welcoming place for the stranger. For in the face of the stranger we see the face of God.

A Brief History of Bipartisanship, Updated

Shan Wells | Posted 01.19.2015 | Denver
Shan Wells

A Brief History of Bipartisanship, Updated

Executive Action Has the Power to Transform Lives

National Council of La Raza | Posted 01.17.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

President Obama should build on this commonsense policy; there are a number of existing policies he can use to allow aspiring Americans to come forward and apply for administrative relief.

Friday Talking Points -- The Calm Between The Storms

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many are now pointing out that Warren's elevation pretty much assures she won't be running for president in 2016, but then we never really believed she would run in the first place. At this point, she'll be much more effective within the Senate Democrats.