Barack Obama

Obama Bans Solitary Confinement for Juveniles in Fed Prisons

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday he will ban the use of solitary confinement for juvenile and low-level offenders in federal prisons, citing the potential for “devastating, lasting psychological consequences” from the use of the isolation as punishment. “It has been linked to depression, alienation, withdrawal, a reduced ability to interact with others and the potential for violent…

Supreme Court Sets Election-Year Clash on Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to an election-year review of President Barack Obama’s executive orders to allow up to 5 million immigrants to “come out of the shadows” and work legally in the United States. The justices said Tuesday they will consider undoing lower court rulings that blocked the plan from taking effect in the midst of…

7 best lines from President Obama’s final State of the Union

(ABC News) — President Obama touched on a wide array of topics during his final State of the Unionaddress tonight, both looking back at his two terms in office and turning his attention to the future. Here are a selection of some of the most memorable lines in his speech. 1. “For this final one, I’m going to try to…