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  • As the president shifts topics, the GOP is still focused on Obamacare

    WASHINGTON — In his State of the Union address, President Obama will touch on his healthcare law but keep the focus instead on his agenda to tackle income inequality: a push to increase the minimum wage, extend unemployment benefits and boost access...
  • 'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge

    'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge
    President Barack Obama told House Democratic lawmakers assembled Friday on Maryland's Eastern Shore that Congress must focus on increasing the federal minimum wage and changing immigration laws ahead of a midterm election that he acknowledged could be...
  • Obama Treks to L.A. for Hollywood-Heavy Fundraisers

    When he arrives late Monday afternoon, President Obama will attend two industry heavy fundraisers at the Beverly Hills homes of basketball great Magic Johnson and media mogul Haim Saban. Both events will be to raise money for the House Senate Victory...
  • Visual Effects Artists to Protest Obama's DreamWorks Animation Visit

    As President Obama visits DreamWorks Animation's Glendale campus on Tuesday, visual effects artists, frustrated by the outsourcing of jobs to foreign countries that offer generous subsidies, are planning a rally outside the DreamWorks Animation campus...
  • Republican moderate announces he won't seek reelection

    Republican moderate announces he won't seek reelection
    WASHINGTON -- A moderate Republican congressman from New Jersey announced Wednesday he would not seek reelection in 2014 – a possible consequence of last month’s 16-day government shutdown. Rep. Jon Runyan, a second-term lawmaker who...
  • Obama's Next L.A. Visit Includes Event at Home of 'Friends' Co-Creator (EXCLUSIVE)

    Details of President Obama's next fund-raising trek to L.A. are being finalized, with plans for an event on the morning of Nov. 26 at the home of "Friends" co-creator Marta Kauffman and her husband, composer Michael Skloff, sources said. The event,...
  • Dems to help vulnerable Joe Garcia and Patrick Murphy

     While vowing to help them hang on to their seats, Democrats tacitly acknowledged on Tuesday that South Florida Congressmen Patrick Murphy and Joe Garcia are among the most vulnerable Democrats in Congress.  They were listed along with 24 others in...
  • Obama returns to Chicago for fundraising pitch

     Obama returns to Chicago for fundraising pitch
    President Barack Obama came home to Chicago on Wednesday to raise money for Democratic congressional candidates as part of his party's push to take back control of the House and preserve Democrats' majority in the Senate next year. While potentially a...
  • Obama in town May 29 for fundraisers

     Obama in town May 29 for fundraisers
    — President Barack Obama and two other Democratic leaders will visit Chicago on May 29 to attend two fundraisers for House Democrats. Obama will be accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., who...
  • Climate change causes prostitution? Rep. Barbara Lee explains

    Climate change is causing glaciers to melt, heat waves to become more intense, species to become extinct and low-lying island nations like Tuvalu to disappear altogether. To this list of calamities, U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee has added another: Climate...
  • Many in Congress unswayed by Obama's speech on Syria

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama did not appear to immediately change many minds in one crucial voting bloc that watched his national address Tuesday on Syria: Congress. Lawmakers on both the left and right remained largely dug into their positions, or...