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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller reports from Capitol Hill on politics, policy and political campaigns for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at smiller@washingtontimes.com.

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President Barack Obama speaks in the White House briefing room, Thursday, June 23, 2016, in Washington, on the Supreme Court decision on immigration. A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama to visit Seattle for event with gun-control governor

President Obama will travel Friday to Seattle to attend an event for Gov. Jay Inslee, who was in Washington this week and joined Democrat lawmakers' sit-in in the House chamber to demand votes on new gun laws. Published June 23, 2016

President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations Compound, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

White House announces efforts to boost business startups

The Obama administration marked the opening Wednesday of it's Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley by announcing a trio of new or expanded programs to boost business startups in America. Published June 22, 2016

This photo provided by Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine shows Democrat members of Congress, including, front row, from left, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., participate in sit-down protest seeking a a vote on gun control measures, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Rep. Chellie Pingree via AP)

White House backs House Democrats' sit-in for gun control

The White House voiced solidarity Wednesday with House Democrats who staged a 1960s-style "sit-in" on the chamber floor to demand a vote on legislation that would bar firearm sales to people on the government's terrorist watch list. Published June 22, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, Monday, June 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama signs into law new EPA power over toxic chemicals

President Obama signed into law Wednesday sweeping new power for the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate thousands of toxic substances found in everyday products from household cleaners to toys and furniture. Published June 22, 2016

White House officials, wary of pursuing a new military engagement in the region so close to the end of President Obama's final term in office, have adopted a wait-and-see approach to combating the Islamic State in Libya. (Associated Press)

Obama touts own record to back Hillary Clinton

President Obama has begun subtly to campaign for Hillary Clinton by putting a happy face on economic progress during his administration, touting everything from federally funded scientific advances to new rules for the commercial use of drones. Published June 21, 2016

A hexacopter drone is flown during a drone demonstration at a farm and winery on potential use for board members of the National Corn Growers, Thursday, June 11, 2015 in Cordova, Md. Routine commercial use of small drones got a green light from the Obama administration June 21, 2016, after years of struggling to write regulations that would both protect public safety and unleash the economic potential and societal benefits of the new technology. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Drone use likely to soar with new FAA rules

The Obama administration on Tuesday announced long-awaited rules for the commercial operation of drones, making it easier to get a license to fly them and likely expanding the use of drones across a variety of industries. Published June 21, 2016