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U.S. to spend $50 billion, buy oil amid virus economic pain

Mar 14, 2020 - 10:00 AM

With oil prices hammered, President Donald Trump says the United States will 'purchase at a very good price large quantities of crude oil' for storage

The Marathon Refinery is seen in Carson, California, on March 9, 2020. - Global stocks and oil prices rebounded on March 10, 2020 on hopes of US economic stimulus efforts as the coronavirus rages, one day after suffering their biggest losses in more than a decade. Trading is exceptionally volatile as investors attempt to get a grip on a rapidly changing news flow, with positive reports of progress in China on the virus clashing with a Saudi decision to increase oil output in an already over-supplied market. (Photo by DAVID MCNEW / AFP)

Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi rips copy of Trump speech

Feb 05, 2020 - 12:54 PM

The tension between Trump and his Democratic nemesis was palpable from the outset, as Pelosi extended her hand for a handshake – and the president failed to return the favor

TEARING. US Vice President Mike Pence claps as Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi appears to rip a copy of US President Donald Trump speech after he delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 4, 2020. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. House delivers Trump impeachment articles to Senate

Jan 16, 2020 - 2:44 AM

(2nd UPDATE) 'So sad, so tragic for our country, that the actions taken by the president...has taken us to this place,' House Speaker Pelosi says

IMPEACHMENT. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump participates in an event at the White House on December 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Democrats name prosecutors for Trump impeachment trial

Jan 16, 2020 - 1:12 AM

Adam Schiff, the Democratic lawmaker who led the House impeachment investigation into Donald Trump, will lead the prosecution team

PROSECUTION LEAD. In this file photo, U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on October 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Trump trial looms as House to send charges to Senate on January 15

Jan 15, 2020 - 2:34 AM

'We will transmit those articles & name impeachment managers. The Senate must choose between the Constitution & a cover-up,' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says

NANCY PELOSI. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi looks over notes as she arrives to a House Democratic Caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on January 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Pelosi sees 'enough testimony' against Trump to remove him from office

Jan 13, 2020 - 8:14 AM

The Senate trial is expected to be held quickly, with Republicans holding enough votes to easily dismiss the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

PELOSI VS TRUMP. This combination of pictures created on May 22, 2019 shows US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi talks about healthcare legislation on Capitol Hill March 26, 2019, in Washington, DC and US President Donald Trump announces a new immigration proposal, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2019. (Photos by Brendan Smialowski/AFP)

U.S. lawmakers to vote on curbing Trump war powers – Pelosi

Jan 07, 2020 - 8:20 AM

US lawmakers will vote on a war powers resolution aimed at putting a check on Trump's military actions after he ordered the killing of Qasem Soleimani

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on January 17, 2019 shows a photo taken on January 9, 2019, of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi , in Washington, DC and a photo taken on January 14, 2019, of US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump insisted January 23, 2019 that his State of the Union speech next week will take place in the chamber of the lower house of Congress, regardless of the Democratic speaker's attempt to disinvite him. The spat about where the annual political set-piece will be staged is a sideshow to the struggle between the White House and Democrats in Congress over the now 33-day partial government shutdown.Trump wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying: "It would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location!"  SAUL LOEB, Jim WATSON / AFP

Newly impeached Trump to deliver State of Union February 4

Dec 21, 2019 - 10:44 AM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sends the invitation to Trump, setting up a potentially explosive encounter between her and the President

STATE OF THE UNION. US President Donald Trump, who has been impeached by the House of Representatives, will deliver the State of the Union on February 4, 2020. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Trump likely to face at least 3 articles of impeachment

Dec 06, 2019 - 10:43 AM

At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, 3 constitutional scholars called as witnesses by the Democrats outlined the possible articles of impeachment which Trump could face

US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida to officially launch his 2020 campaign on June 18, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Top U.S. Democrat tells House to draft Trump impeachment articles

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:48 PM

(UPDATED) US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump 'has engaged in abuse of power, undermined our national security and jeopardized the integrity of our elections'

ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT. US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks about the impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on December 5, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. House formalizes Trump impeachment process in landmark vote

Oct 31, 2019 - 11:38 PM

The chamber votes along party lines, 232 to 196, to pass a resolution that lays out rules for the next stages of the impeachment process

AFTER VOTING. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi gavels the close of a vote by the US House of Representatives on a resolution formalizing the impeachment inquiry centered on US President Donald Trump October 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Pool/AFP

Trump, Pelosi clash in heated White House meeting on Syria

Oct 17, 2019 - 11:09 AM

US Speaker Pelosi says Trump appeared 'very shaken up' by an overwhelming bipartisan vote in the House condemning his troop pullback, which critics say effectively gave Turkey a green light to invade northern Syria and attack Kurdish militia

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on May 22, 2019 shows US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(L) talks about healthcare legislation on Capitol Hill March 26, 2019, in Washington, DC and US President Donald Trump announces a new immigration proposal, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2019. - Donald Trump erupted in fury May 22, 2019, at unrelenting probes into his links to Russia, as the top Democrat in Congress accused the president of a "cover-up" that could be an impeachable offense. Nancy Pelosi is the most powerful woman in American politics, and President Donald Trump's most potent Democratic nemesis. The pair have sparred repeatedly, but the gloves really came off May 22. Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, started the day with an emergency meeting of House Democrats, as the possibility of impeaching Trump swirled over Capitol Hill. (Photos by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Trump seeks to discredit entire impeachment

Oct 09, 2019 - 9:33 AM

(UPDATED) In an eight-page letter signed by the White House counsel, the administration bluntly announces it will not cooperate with the Democratic-led House of Representatives, calling its impeachment push illegitimate

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 3, 2019 US President Donald Trump leaves after signing an executive order regarding Medicare at Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center in The Villages, Florida. A second whistleblower has comes forward, this one with first-hand information of the events that triggered an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump for alleged abuse of power, the informant's lawyer said Sunday. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

8 reasons why impeaching Donald Trump is a big risk for the Democrats (and 3 reasons why it's not)

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Impeaching Trump is still fraught with risk for the Democrats. Taking down a sitting president is the equivalent of the nuclear option in American politics.

TRUMP IMPEACHMENT BID. US Speaker Nancy Pelosi and US President Donald Trump. Photos by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi announces formal Trump impeachment inquiry

Sep 25, 2019 - 7:10 AM

'The actions of the Trump presidency revealed (the) dishonorable fact of the president's betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections," says top Democrat Nancy Pelosi

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi addresses a press conference after leading a high-level US Congressional delegation in participating in a NATO parliamentary assembly in Brussels on February 19, 2019. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

Pelosi vows to thwart U.S.-UK trade deal if Brexit risks Irish peace

Aug 15, 2019 - 12:18 PM

Any trade agreement needs the green light from US Congress, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – Trump's political nemesis on Capitol Hill – has made clear she would not play ball if the Irish peace deal were put at risk

Trump impeachment momentum grows as Democrats pass milestone

Aug 02, 2019 - 11:48 PM

Of the 235 voting House Democrats, 118 have publicly stated their support for beginning the procedures aimed at removing US President Donald Trump from office

A view of the Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill March 23, 2017 in Washington,DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. House rejects bid to launch Trump impeachment proceedings

Jul 18, 2019 - 7:17 AM

The US House of Representatives votes 332 to 95 to table, or effectively kill, a resolution brought by Democrat Al Green that raised whether to begin procedures to remove Trump from office

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) speaks to reporters on the way to House Floor on July 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. The House voted to block an effort to impeach President Trump, in the first test of the divisive issue since Democrats took control of the chamber and the House voted to hold Attorney General Barr, Commerce Secretary Ross in contempt for failing to comply with subpoena on 2020 Census. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/AFP  TASOS KATOPODIS / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

U.S. House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist comments'

Jul 17, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Democrats hold a majority in the 435-member House but are outnumbered by Republicans in the Senate, where the resolution is unlikely to be considered

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to the members of the media as she makes her way to the House chamber to vote on a resolution denouncing comments by President Trump targeting four progressive Democratic congresswomen of color on July 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. The resolution passed 240-187, with Republicans Will Hurd (R-TX), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Fred Upton (R-MI) Susan Brooks (R-IN) and independent Justin Amash (I-MI) joining Democrats. Pete Marovich/Getty Images/AFP  Pete Marovich / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP AFP

Pelosi told Democrats she'd like Trump 'in prison', says news report

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:59 AM

The news site Politico cites multiple sources that claim US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said: 'I don't want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison.'

US President Donald Trump arrives to deliver the State of the Union address, alongside Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence,at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. (Photo by Doug Mills / POOL / AFP)

Trump, Pelosi trade barbs as impeachment talk stirs anger

May 24, 2019 - 8:11 AM

(UPDATED) Donald Trump has ordered the US intelligence community to 'fully cooperate' with an investigation into what he has termed 'spying' on his 2016 election campaign

TRUMP AND PELOSI. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address, alongside Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. File photo by Doug Mills / POOL / AFP)

Trump walks out on Democrats as impeachment talk heats up

May 23, 2019 - 1:16 PM

A livid Trump abruptly shuts down a White House meeting with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, announcing he could not deal with them on policy until 'phony investigations' are brought to a close.

PELOSI AND TRUMP. This combination of pictures created on May 22, 2019 shows US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and US President Donald Trump. Photos by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. Democrats demand release of full Mueller report, documents

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:47 AM

Top US congressional Democrats House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer demand the full release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election

DEMOCRATS. In this file photo taken on January 09, 2019 US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer speak to the media following a meeting with US President Donald Trumpat the White House in Washington, DC.  Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. House strikes down Trump's border emergency

Feb 27, 2019 - 8:42 AM

US President Donald Trump's emergency declaration now goes to the Republican-held Senate

US President Donald Trump arrives to deliver the State of the Union address, alongside Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence,at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. (Photo by Doug Mills / POOL / AFP)

Pelosi pledges long-term U.S. backing of NATO, EU

Feb 19, 2019 - 11:22 PM

In an implicit message the Republican president is not omnipotent, the most powerful Democrat says she and fellow visiting congressmen are asserting the role of their legislative branch as co-equal to the executive

US BACKING. US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi addresses a press conference after leading a high-level US Congressional delegation in participating in a NATO parliamentary assembly in Brussels on February 19, 2019. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

U.S. Muslim lawmaker sorry for tweet that sparked anti-Semitism row

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:32 AM

'We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity,' Ilhan Omar says

ILHAN OMAR. In this file photo taken on February 7, 2019 US Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, speaks during a press conference calling on Congress to cut funding for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and to defund border detention facilities, outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump calls for end to 'revenge' politics at State of the Union

Feb 06, 2019 - 11:49 AM

Trump is cheered repeatedly by his side during the speech but is met with stony silence from the Democrats

STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS. US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address, alongside Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. Photo by Doug Mills/AFP

Trump re-invited to deliver State of the Union on February 5

Jan 29, 2019 - 7:06 AM

The date is just 10 days before the deadline for lawmakers and the president to agree on a border security package that averts a subsequent government shutdown

TRUMP. In this file photo taken on January 14, 2019, US President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump delays State of Union speech until government shutdown ends

Jan 24, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Donald Trump backs down in a spat with Democrats over his State of the Union address, agreeing to delay it until a US government shutdown ends

NO SPEECH. In this file photo taken on October 09, 2018, US President Donald Trump talks to the press as leaves the White House by the South lawn. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

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War of words rages as Pelosi blocks Trump's speech to Congress

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Trump tell reporters, the 'State of the Union speech has been cancelled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn't want to hear the truth' about border security, adding that he is considering an 'alternative' for the speech

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures created on January 17, 2019 shows a photo taken on January 9, 2019, of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi , in Washington, DC and a photo taken on January 14, 2019, of US President Donald Trump in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump insisted January 23, 2019 that his State of the Union speech next week will take place in the chamber of the lower house of Congress, regardless of the Democratic speaker's attempt to disinvite him. The spat about where the annual political set-piece will be staged is a sideshow to the struggle between the White House and Democrats in Congress over the now 33-day partial government shutdown.Trump wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying: "It would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location!"  SAUL LOEB, Jim WATSON / AFP

Trump attacks House speaker for rejecting Mexico wall deal

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:33 PM

This comes after Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Donald Trump's offer of temporary protection of migrants a 'non-starter'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 11, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press following a briefing on Hurricane Florence in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC.  US President Donald Trump has decided to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports and could make the announcement in the coming days, US media reported September 15, 2018. Citing anonymous sources, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal reported that the tariffs would be set at 10 percent. / AFP PHOTO / ZACH GIBSON

Trump grounds House speaker, scraps Davos trip amid shutdown

Jan 18, 2019 - 8:23 AM

(UPDATED) The mess in the US capital already verges on the surreal as Congress feuds with the White House over how to end an impasse now in its fourth week, with thousands of federal workers left unpaid

Trump ramps up Mexico wall row with speech, border visit

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Democratic leaders respond to Donald Trump's planned speech by calling for equal airtime to rebut the president's 'malice and misinformation'

MEXICO WALL. US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on January 14, 2018. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

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Democrats seize U.S. House control, but shutdown impasse remains

Jan 04, 2019 - 12:32 PM

(UPDATED) After a historic opening session of the 116th Congress, lawmakers take aim at a bipartisan priority of ending an embarrassing partial government shutdown

DIVIDED CONGRESS. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds up the gavel in the House of Representatives during the opening session of the 116th Congress on Capitol Hill January 3, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

It's official: Divided government arrives on Capitol Hill

Jan 03, 2019 - 2:13 PM

January 3 brings an end to US President Donald Trump's one-party rule in Washington, a massive boost for Democrats who felt deflated after Trump's 2016 victory

US CONGRESS. This photo shows the US Capitol on December 31, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Trump warns U.S. government shutdown could last a 'long time'

Jan 03, 2019 - 8:33 AM

One day before Democrats take over the House of Representatives, US President Donald Trump shows no signs of backing away from his insistence that Congress cough up $5.6 billion for his 'beautiful' southern wall

TRUMP. A partial shutdown of the US government enters a 12th day Wednesday, January 2, 2019 as President Donald Trump prepares to meet top Democratic and Republican lawmakers in a bid to break the impasse over his demand for funding for a border wall with Mexico. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Trump signals retreat on wall funding, but shutdown threat remains

Dec 19, 2018 - 3:30 PM

'The president asked every one of his cabinet secretaries to look for funding that can be used to protect our borders,' White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House January 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Pelosi nominated by Democrats to reclaim U.S. House speaker role

Nov 29, 2018 - 7:27 AM

Nancy Pelosi needs a simple majority on the House floor – 218 votes in the 435-member chamber – to prevail in January

NOMINATED. U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to members of the media at the lobby of Longworth House Office Building November 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. House Democrats have nominated Pelosi to run for Speaker of the House for the 116th Congress. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Nancy Pelosi: Former U.S. House speaker set to reclaim gavel

Nov 07, 2018 - 6:13 PM

(UPDATED) Keeping Donald Trump in check will be among the California Democrat's top challenges as she presides over the House of Representatives through the 2020 elections

PELOSI. In this file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference at the National Press Club. File photo from Shutterstock

Officials rush to assure Trump they didn't pen op-ed criticizing him

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Amid frenzied speculation about who is hiding behind a cloak of anonymity, Vice President Mike Pence is the first to assert that he did not pen the New York Times piece

ASSURANCE. Senior officials rush to assure US President Donald Trump they didn't write the New York Times 'resistance' op-ed published on Wednesday, September 5. AFP file photo

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TAHO VENDOR. Mario Cañete is with his daughter at the basketball-gym-turned-patients-ward of National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City on Wednesday, June 27, a day after he was diagnosed with leptospirosis. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Trump blocks release of Democratic memo on Russia probe

Feb 10, 2018 - 9:30 AM

(2nd UPDATE) Trump has instructed DOJ officials to be available to help the House intelligence committee revise the Democrats' memo, if it so wishes, so as to 'mitigate the risks'

PRESIDENT TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump delivers a statement at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 28, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Pelosi gives longest U.S. House speech in more than a century

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:36 AM

Nancy Pelosi speaks for more than 8 hours about protecting young undocumented migrants from deportation

RECORD BREAKER. A TV shows U.S. Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) giving a lengthy immigration speech on the House floor during the opening press conference for the 2018 House Democratic Issues Conference February 7, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Trump warns federal help for Puerto Rico not open-ended

Oct 13, 2017 - 12:07 AM

Puerto Rico is struggling to recover after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island, leaving 44 people dead and cutting power and running water to much of its population. Its governor this week appealed to Trump for additional federal aid.

A man cuts a tree uprooted by Hurricane Maria in a street in Yabucoa, in the eastern part of storm-battered Puerto Rico, on September 28, 2017. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Trump, Democrats agree on DACA, but no border wall for now

Sep 14, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Top US congressional Democrats emerge from a meeting with President Donald Trump, claiming progress on a deal that protects young immigrants and boosts border security, while not including a border wall

WITH LAWMAKERS. US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting with lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House on September 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump strikes slew of budget deals with Democrats

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:42 PM

US President Donald Trump shocks Republicans by agreeing to ease US borrowing limits forestall a government shutdown and approve hurricane relief siding with opposition Democrats

US President Donald Trump meets with congressional leadership in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 6, 2017. (From L to R), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Vice President Mike Pence, Trump Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

US House Democrats reelect Nancy Pelosi as leader

Dec 01, 2016 - 7:34 AM

Pelosi 76 retains her post as minority leader after an anxious closed door vote in which she survived a challenge from congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio to extend her 13 year grip on party control in the chamber

STILL ON TOP. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), speaks to the media after winning the House Democratic leadership election on Capitol Hill, November 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

US court rejects Obama's appeal on immigration

May 27, 2015 - 8:19 AM

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans rejects a request from the Obama administration to lift an injunction barring it from carrying out a measure that would protect some 4 million undocumented foreigners from deportation

OBAMA ON IMMIGRATION. US President Barack Obama speaks to reporters while meeting with young immigrants who support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington DC, USA, 04 February 2015. Olivier Douliery/EPA