| President Barack Obama will mark the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Thursday with a late-afternoon speech in New Orleans crediting the city's rebirth to its residents, local government and corporate leaders working together "to life up their communities and build back in ways that make them more innovative and positioned for economic growth," according to the White House schedule.
| Welcoming Japan's Prime Minister to Washington, President Obama took Shinzo Abe to the Lincoln Memorial Monday. Obama played tour guide, leading Abe into the memorial where they examined the Gettysburg Address sketched into the marble walls.
| President Barack Obama held up U.S-Irish ties on St. Patrick's Day as proof of America's immigrant-friendly tradition, as he and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny urged Congress to follow their lead on immigration.
| Just days from a shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has begun to pivot toward a new strategy to separate funding for the Department of Homeland Security from the GOPs plan to roll back President Barack Obamas immigration actions. The Kentucky Republican offered a standalone bill focused on the immigration actions alone after Democrats filibustered for a fourth time the House-passed DHS bill, this time on a 47-46 vote, 13 shy of the 60 needed to advance.