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Bring fact-checked results to the top of your browser search. Executive action and the midterm election On the domestic front, Obama continued to use the power of executive action to address issues that remained bogged down in Congress.
In June he took on climate changedirecting the Environmental Protection Agency to instate new rules calling for power plants to significantly reduce their carbon emissions by From October to mid-June some 50, unaccompanied children from Central America were apprehended attempting to enter the U.
In early August Obama carefully sought not to take sides when the fatal shooting of Michael Brownan unarmed African American teenager, by a white police officer resulted in days of civil unrest and protests fueled by tensions between the predominantly black population of FergusonMissouria St.
Louis suburb, and its predominantly white government and police department. The security breach spurred a congressional hearing that addressed other recent lapses by the Secret Serviceand soon afterward its director, Julia Piersonresigned. Ferguson, Missouri; protestPolice confronting a crowd while attempting to break up a demonstration in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, In gaining 12 seats, Republicans were in a position to match the largest majority that they had enjoyed in the House sinceand, moreover, they retook control of the Senate, gaining 9 seats to reach a total of 54, after the results were in for the December runoff election in Louisiana a Republican victory.
On November 20 Obama once again employed an executive order in an attempt to overcome legislative gridlock when he announced reform of U.
The action would delay deportation and allow parents of children who were legal residents or U. Vowing to counteract the order, Republicans accused Obama of skirting Congress and engaging in an imperial presidency.
On December 17,after some 18 months of secret negotiations fostered by Canada and the Vaticanthat handshake bore fruit as Obama and Castro simultaneously addressed national television audiences to announce the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba that had been suspended in January At the beginning of his administration, he had hoped to restart relations, but that initiative had been undermined by the incarceration of Alan Grossa subcontractor for the U.
Agency for International Development USAID who had been held in Cuba since after being convicted of importing illegal technology and attempting to establish secret Internet service for Cuban Jews. The announcement of renewed diplomatic relations was accompanied by the release of Gross and a prisoner exchange of three Cuban intelligence agents who had been jailed in the United States since for a U.
Barack Obama shaking hands with Cuban Pres. Baltimore riot, Charleston shooting, Supreme Court approval of same-sex marriage, and agreement with Iran The first half of was a roller-coaster ride of low and high points for the president: In an episode reminiscent of the events in Ferguson and Staten Island, on April 19 a young African American man in Baltimore died a week after incurring a severe spinal-cord injury while in police custody.
Rioting erupted in Baltimore on the day of his funeral, April As troubling as the incidents of police violence and the issues of police accountability were, the country was even more stunned and saddened when, on June 17, nine African Americans were shot and killed, allegedly by a young white man, in a hate crime in a historic black church in CharlestonSouth Carolina.
Baltimore riotsA man throwing a brick at police in Baltimore on April 27,following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Perhaps it softens hearts towards those lost young men…caught up in the criminal justice system and leads us to make sure that that system is not infected with bias; that we embrace changes in how we train and equip our police so that the bonds of trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve make us all safer and more secure.
Hodges that state bans on same-sex marriage and on recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions are unconstitutional under the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. The ruling thereby legalized the practice of same-sex marriage throughout the country.
One day earlier, in King v.
Burwellthe Supreme Court further solidified the legality of Obamacare by upholding that part of the legislation that allowed the government to provide subsidies to poor and middle-class citizens in order to help them purchase health care. Patient Protection and Affordable Care ActSupporters of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act cheering after the Supreme Court ruled on June 25,that Obamacare tax credits can go to purchasers of health insurance on the federal insurance exchange.
An interim agreement had been reached in Novemberand the final agreement largely followed the terms of the framework document that was accepted by all parties in April Under the terms of the agreement, Iran would greatly reduce its nuclear stockpile over a year period and give inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency access to its nuclear facilities in exchange for the gradual removal of sanctions.
On September 10 the Republican-led effort to reject the treaty was stalled in its tracks when opponents of the agreement in the Senate were unable to secure enough votes to overcome a Democratic filibuster that had blocked the passage of a measure aimed at repealing the treaty.
Yet another major policy goal had been achieved by Obama without the aid of a single Republican vote.
More executive action In that vein, on August 3,the president announced new climate regulations requiring U. The new rules also required that 28 percent of electrical generation be fueled by renewable energy by the same deadline.
In Februaryhowever, a lawsuit brought against the action was granted a stay request by the Supreme Court even before the regulation had been reviewed by a federal appeals court, an unprecedented step that critics described as judicial activism.
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