Obama Administration

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. increased pressure Friday on Egypt’s military rulers to hand over power to civilian leaders, and the generals turned to a Mubarak-era politician to head a new government in a move that failed to satisfy the more than 100,000 protesters who jammed Tahrir Square in the biggest rally yet this week. […]

Citing national security concerns, the Obama Administration is fighting hard to keep government videos and footage of Osama Bin Laden classified. The U.S. Justice Department filed a motion on Monday to dismiss a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, who requested the images. “We shouldn’t throw out our transparency laws […]

WASHINGTON — The Obama Administration — through the Environmental Protection Agency — awarded more than $6.2 million towards workforce development in 21 minority communities. The investment seeks to provide underprivileged populations the same degree of protection as their wealthy counterparts. Visit the EPA Website In addition to providing marketable skills, part of the grant funding […]

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is negotiating with lawmakers to avoid exacerbating another financial crisis, by compromising with Republicans to have major spending cuts in exchange for raising the government’s borrowing limit. The United States government is set to default on its loans on Aug. 2, due to hitting its debt limit of $14.29 trillion […]

Newt Gingrich is the latest white politician to claim the Obama administration has failed Black America. As the political gears roll into action for the 2012 elections, the Republicans look to take the Black vote away from the incumbent president’s reelection bid. An article on The Grio discusses whether or not Gingrich and his Republican […]

President Barack Obama this week will urge Congress to permanently extend and expand a research and development tax credit to encourage job growth.

President Obama is facing criticism that his message has gone off track at a crucial time for his party and administration. With the midterm elections just 10 weeks away, the president’s approval ratings are at their lowest. Analysts are predicting big wins for Republicans in November.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is providing $3 billion to unemployed homeowners facing foreclosure in the nation’s toughest job markets.

Christina Romer, one of President Barack Obama’s most pivotal economic advisers, is resigning, a change that comes as the White House struggles to show signs of clear economic gains to a hurting nation.

The Senate on Wednesday cleared the way to provide $10 billion to states and local school districts to prevent teacher layoffs and an additional $16 billion in federal aid to cash-strapped states, and the Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, said she would summon House back from its summer recess to grant final approval to the bill.