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Obama Announces New Plan to Save Arctic: More Icebreakers!

Obama Announces New Plan to Save Arctic: More Icebreakers!

Published on Wednesday, September 02, 2015 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer Faced with ever-increasing global temperatures and rapidly melting Arctic ice, what might the next logical step be for U.S. President Barack Obama? To call for an end to Arctic drilling? No! More icebreakers! On the second day of his controversial three-day visit to Alaska on […]

Striking Fear Into Corporate Hearts, Labor Board Hands Big Win to Workers

Striking Fear Into Corporate Hearts, Labor Board Hands Big Win to Workers

Published on Thursday, August 27, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer In what is being described as “one of the biggest labor decisions of the Obama administration,” the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Thursday expanded its “joint-employer” standard, paving the way for unions to organize on a much broader scale—and striking fear into the hearts […]

Beyond Ironic, Obama’s Pending Arctic Visit Invites Charges of Hypocrisy

Beyond Ironic, Obama’s Pending Arctic Visit Invites Charges of Hypocrisy

Published on Friday, August 14, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer “Alaskans are on the front lines of one of the greatest challenges we face this century: climate change,” President Barack Obama said in a video posted on the White House website Thursday, in which he announced an upcoming trip to the state to highlight the […]

US Plans New Offshore Drilling Rules, But Questions Remain

US Plans New Offshore Drilling Rules, But Questions Remain

Published on Saturday, April 11, 2015 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer The U.S. is set to announce new regulations on offshore oil and gas drilling as an increased safeguard against disasters like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to reports from Obama administration officials who spoke to the New York Timeson […]

Faulting EPA, Green Leaders Warn Obama: Bees Running Out of Time

Faulting EPA, Green Leaders Warn Obama: Bees Running Out of Time

Published on Thursday, February 05, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer They speak for the bees. In a letter destined for President Obama on Thursday, eleven of the nation’s top environmental and public health advocacy groups, representing millions of Americans, are demanding the administration take much stronger and swifter action to end the perilous situation of […]

Obama: America “Exceptional” So We Don’t Prosecute Torturers

Obama: America “Exceptional” So We Don’t Prosecute Torturers

Published on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer In his first official remarks following Tuesday’s release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the torture program conducted by the CIA during the presidency of George W. Bush, President Barack Obama on Tuesday night indicated that the abuses detailed in the report […]

In Speech, Obama Explains Plan for Executive Action on Immigration

In Speech, Obama Explains Plan for Executive Action on Immigration

Published on Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Common Dreams by Common Dreams staff President Obama delivered a televised address from the White House on Thursday night in which explained his plans to take a series of executive actions on immigration policy, including new rules to grant work permits and temporary reprieves from deportation to as many as […]

Indicating Split, FCC Head Declares ‘Independence’ from Obama’s Net Neutrality Stance

Indicating Split, FCC Head Declares ‘Independence’ from Obama’s Net Neutrality Stance

Published on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer The Obama-appointed chief of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has signaled that he will not likely back the president’s recent stand on the issue of net neutrality, telling a group of Internet executives that, despite Obama’s call to reclassify the Internet as a […]

Obama Charged with ‘Imperial Hubris’ Unmatched Even by Bush

Obama Charged with ‘Imperial Hubris’ Unmatched Even by Bush

Published on Friday, September 12, 2014 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer A day after President Obama told the American public he was preparing to bomb targets inside the sovereign state of Syria and that he did not need congressional approval to do so, critics are lashing out against what Bruce Ackerman, a professor of […]

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