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President Barack Obama

To conclude that Obama’s eventual approval of Keystone is absolutely “off the table” and would inevitably be subject to a perpetual veto is to misunderstand the politics of the day in Washington.  Growing bipartisan support for Keystone assures that this debate is not over.

President Barack Obama’s plan to move forward with reforming the U.S. immigration system through executive action will not be deterred by threats from some Congressional Republicans to force a government shutdown, press secretary Josh Earnest said yesterday.

In an announcement at the White House yesterday, President Barack Obama blamed House Republicans for congressional inaction on comprehensive immigration reform, and said that he would be moving forward with executive action to fix the U.S.’s broken immigration system.

In a meeting with law enforcement officials at the White House on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said that House Republicans have a “narrow window” of two or three months to push comprehensive immigration reform legislation through before midterm politics become a priority.

Enthusiastic support for Netanyahu’s policies in peace negotiations, reservations on the Iran nuclear deal, and prickly insistence on a decision for the Keystone Project does illustrate a growing shift in the relationship between Canada and the U.S.

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent federal privacy review board, has concluded that the National Security Agency (NSA)’s phone call record collection program is illegal and should be discontinued.

Brazilian authorities canceled a delegation trip to Washington that had been scheduled to lay the groundwork for President Dilma Rousseff‘s meeting with President Barack Obama in October.

Exclusive AQ photos from U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Mexico on May 2 and 3.
The shift in focus between the U.S. and Mexican presidents puts off necessary discussions around two issues that also require bilateral cooperation.

President Obama’s recent visit to Costa Rica focused on enhancing competitiveness and deepening economic ties with the Central American Integration System (SICA) through a U.S.-SICA partnership based on human and economic development.

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