By Meghashyam Mali | 03/06/14 02:35 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Thursday said it was “inappropriate” for House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., to abruptly end a hearing, preventing Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., from speaking.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/06/14 01:48 PM
President Obama on Thursday delivered a stern warning to Russia and said allowing the Crimean region to hold a referendum on leaving Ukraine would be a violation of international law. “The proposed referendum on the future of Crimea would violate the Ukrainian constitution and violate...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/06/14 08:22 AM
President Obama on Thursday signed an executive order readying sanctions and visa restrictions on individuals the administration said were responsible for “destabilizing Ukraine.”
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/05/14 03:54 PM
President Obama on Wednesday took his push for raising the federal minimum wage outside the beltway, highlighting efforts by state and business leaders as he urged Congress to act. At an event at Central Connecticut State University, Obama highlighted New England governors who are raising...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/05/14 02:00 PM
President Obama on Wednesday called it a “travesty” that the Senate had failed to confirm Debo Adegbile, his nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. “The Senate’s failure to confirm Debo Adegbile to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice is...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/05/14 01:29 PM
The White House on Wednesday criticized Iran for an illicit shipment of weapons headed to Gaza, calling it “unacceptable,” but insisted they would press ahead with nuclear talks. “These illicit actions are unacceptable to the international community,” White House press secretary Jay...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/05/14 01:13 PM
The White House on Wednesday urged Russia to pull back its military forces from Ukraine and allow international monitors into Crimea. White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters that Russia has an “easy way out” of the international crisis. Carney said teams from the United...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/04/14 09:18 PM
President Obama on Tuesday warned Democratic donors that the party could not repeat the mistakes of the 2010 midterms, and must focus on turning out voters in November. "Democrats are really good at presidential elections these days, if I do say so myself,” said Obama at a fundraiser for the...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/04/14 09:00 PM
President Obama on Tuesday night said there was still time to “de-escalate” the standoff in Ukraine, where Russian military forces have taken control of the Crimean peninsula. "The Russians are engaging in a fundamental breach of international law,” said Obama about the military...
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.
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