Barack Obama

Obama Shortens Prison Sentences For 61 Drug Offenders

Courtesy ABCNews.com WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentences of 61 people serving time for drug-related offenses. White House counsel Neil Eggleston says more than a third of the inmates were serving life sentences. Obama’s commutation shortens their sentences. Most will be released July 28. All of the inmates are serving time for drug possession, intent…

VIDEO: Sanford Picked for Cuba Delegation

U.S. Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC 1st District) will be among a handful of republicans traveling to Cuba with President Barack Obama.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — U.S. Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC 1st District) will be among a handful of republicans traveling to Cuba with President Barack Obama. The former South Carolina governor has worked in the past to lift the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba. The majority of those on the trip will be democrats. The delegation leaves on Sunday…

President Obama Calls ‘Vicious’ 2016 Campaign a ‘Race to the Bottom’

President Barack Obama speaks following a meeting with the National Security Council, Feb. 25, 2016, at the State Department in Washington. (ABC News) — President Obama used an annual St. Patrick’s Day lunch on Capitol Hill to take aim at what he called the “corrosive, vulgar” state of the 2016 campaign. “I know I’m not the only one in this…

S.C. Delegation Responds to Obama’s Gitmo Plan

President Barack Obama wants to close Guantanamo Bay and it's creating a firestorm in Congress.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — President Barack Obama wants to close Guantanamo Bay and it’s creating a firestorm in Congress. Monday, the president says the detention center undermines America’s national security and needs to be closed. The plan does call for transferring the remaining detainees to the U.S. and seeks nearly $500,000,000 in construction costs. It does not say where the…

WATCH: 5 Ways Sanders’ Campaign Differs From Obama’s in 2008

(ABC News) — With the Iowa caucuses nearly upon us, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are trying to embrace President Obama and identify as the rightful heir to his legacy. On Wednesday, the president and Sanders are set to meet “informally” in the Oval Office, according to the White House. The Sanders campaign has repeatedly compared their grassroots and…