By Meghashyam Mali | 03/04/14 01:14 PM
President Obama urged Russia to help deescalate the standoff in Ukraine on Tuesday, saying their military intervention had “not been a sign of strength” and raised legitimate fears in Moscow's neighbors. “There’s a suggestion somehow that the Russian actions have been clever...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/04/14 01:04 PM
At an event at Powell Elementary School in Washington, D.C., Obama said the $3.9 trillion plan followed through on his promise in February’s State of the Union address to push policies that helped the middle class and fight income inequality.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/04/14 08:41 AM
The Obama administration is working with Congress and the International Monetary Fund to provide Ukraine with $1 billion in loan guarantees to help stabilize the country's economy, the White House announced on Tuesday.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/03/14 04:16 PM
President Obama on Monday pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Mideast peace talks, saying that both sides had to make “tough decisions” and would need to “compromise” to reach an accord.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/03/14 03:49 PM
President Obama on Monday assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of his “absolute commitment” to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. “My absolute commitment is that Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon,” Obama told reporters ahead of his meeting with the Israeli leader at the...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/03/14 03:14 PM
President Obama on Monday said the U.S. was weighing a number of measures to “isolate Russia” if Moscow did not de-escalate the crisis in the Ukraine and end their military intervention.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/03/14 12:25 PM
First lady Michelle Obama will travel to China for a weeklong visit in March, where she will meet with students and promote the “importance of education,” the White House announced on Monday.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/03/14 11:56 AM
Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev on Monday and urged Moscow to withdraw military forces from Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/01/14 06:04 PM
President Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, urging him to withdraw military forces from Ukraine and expressing "deep concern" over the situation. The two leaders spoke for 90 minutes in an effort to defuse an international crisis in Ukraine, after Russia sent...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/28/14 07:26 PM
President Obama in a speech on Friday hammered Republicans who oppose gay rights, saying that some of them wanted to “legalize segregation based on sexual orientation.” “In some states, they're so far in the past they're even pushing laws to legalize segregation based on sexual...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/28/14 07:06 PM
President Obama on Friday offered a staunch defense of his agenda in a fiery speech to the Democratic National Committee winter meeting, where he said Republicans were "0 for 2" in trying to turn back his agenda. Obama, rallying the party faithful ahead of November's crucial midterm elections,...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/28/14 06:33 PM
President Obama was interrupted by a heckler who questioned his foreign policy toward Russia and Ukraine during an address to a Democratic National Committee meeting in Washington. “Tell the public your plan -- tell us about your plan for nuclear war with Russia,” an audience member...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/28/14 05:41 PM
President Obama on Friday delivered a stern warning to Russia that there “will be costs” if they militarily intervene in neighboring Ukraine. “We are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the Russian Federation inside of Ukraine,” said the president in a...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/28/14 02:03 PM
President Obama believes Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto of a state bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gay customers was “the right thing” to do, the White House said Friday. “The president does believe that Gov. Brewer did the right thing by vetoing this...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/28/14 01:40 PM
The White House on Friday said the U.S. has warned Russia that any intervention in Ukraine would be a “grave mistake,” urging Moscow to respect its neighbor's sovereignty. White House press secretary Jay Carney said the administration is watching to see “whether or not Russia is doing...
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