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President Obama Visiting With Families and Victims in Orlando

Joe Burbank/AP Photo President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are now in Orlando meeting with the families of victims and first responders there, after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history and the deadliest attack in the United States since 9/11. A gunman killed 49 people in Sunday’s early morning massacre, and the president is offering his condolences to…

Obama Meets With Bernie Sanders to Push for Democratic Unity

Sen. Bernie Sanders arrived at the White House this morning for a private Oval Office meeting with President Barack Obama, two days after Obama effectively declared Sanders’ opponent, Hillary Clinton, the winner of the Democratic primary contest. Hardly two hours after the president released his Tuesday evening statement, Sanders took to a stage in California to inform supporters of his…

White House: President Obama and Bernie Sanders to Meet Thursday

President Barack Obama will meet with Bernie Sanders on Thursday, the White House announced late Tuesday night. The meeting was announced following Sanders’ projected wins by The AP in the North Dakota Democratic caucuses and the Montana Democratic primary, and after Hillary Clinton’s projected wins in New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota. The winner of the California primary had…

108-Year-Old ‘Grandson of a Slave’ Shakes Hands With President Obama

It was a touching moment: Lester Townsend, a 108-year-old self-described “grandson of a slave” meeting with President Obama. “The grandson of a slave shaking hands with the president of the United States,” Townsend said as shook the president’s hand last week. “Oh, man,” the president said. “That’s something right there.” The White House released this video of Townsend’s first-ever meeting…

House Speaker Paul Ryan ‘Committed to Fighting’ New Overtime Rule

US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan addresses his weekly briefing after meeting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Capitol Hill, May 12, 2016, in Washington. AFP/Getty Images House Speaker Paul Ryan criticized the Labor Department’s new rule that allows more Americans to receive overtime pay, saying the regulation “hurts the very people it alleges to help.” Under the new…

The New Overtime Pay Rules May Benefit More Than Lower-Salary Workers

The Labor Department’s new rules governing overtime pay will affect not just those who earn less than $47,476 a year. “There are a lot of ways this can play out,” Judy Conti, federal advocacy coordinator for the National Employment Law Project, told ABC News. Under the new rules finalized today, those who earn less than $47,476 a year will automatically…

Obama Drinks Flint’s Water During Visit on Water Crisis

President Obama drank filtered Flint water during a visit to the Michigan city today as he received a first-hand look at the crisis he has said deeply affected him as a parent. The president’s water sip came as he met with federal officials at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to receive a briefing on the federal response to the…