By Meghashyam Mali | 02/27/14 05:18 PM
President Obama on Thursday launched a new initiative to help young black and Hispanic man, calling it an issue of “national importance.” In an event at the White House, Obama was joined by participants in a Chicago counseling program -- Becoming a Man -- that aids urban young men. Obama...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/27/14 02:10 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Thursday sidestepped questions about a potential clash between Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, saying that the 2016 Democratic race was not on President Obama's mind.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/27/14 01:47 PM
The White House on Thursday “strongly urged” Egypt to release reporters from the Arab news outlet Al Jazeera, who have been jailed and charged with aiding the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/27/14 01:28 PM
The White House on Thursday said that President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, discussed immigration reform during their recent meeting but declined to say if the leaders had made any progress on long-delayed legislation. “I can certainly confirm that immigration was one of...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/27/14 01:23 PM
The White House on Thursday said that former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych had “abdicated” his powers and expressed support for the interim government that replaced him ahead of new elections. “Mr. Yanukovych abdicated his responsibilities when he packed up and left the capital...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/27/14 12:52 PM
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a civil rights summit in April and help commemorate the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the White House announced on Thursday.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/26/14 04:25 PM
President Obama on Wednesday defended his 2009 stimulus package and unveiled a new initiative that would provide grants for repairing the nation's infrastructure.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/26/14 03:42 PM
The White House on Wednesday criticized an Arizona measure that would allow businesses to refuse service to gay and lesbian customers. Asked if Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer should veto the controversial law, Obama deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said the White House does not “weigh...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/26/14 03:22 PM
The White House on Wednesday said they found elements of a House Republican tax reform proposal “encouraging” and were “optimistic” over discussions for overhauling the nation's tax laws.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/26/14 02:56 PM
The White House on Wednesday urged Russia to respect Ukraine's sovereignty and end “provocative rhetoric and actions” amid reports Moscow is ordering military exercises near the two countries' border. “We urge outside actors in the region to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/25/14 07:15 PM
President Obama on Tuesday told his young supporters they're doing “God's work” and urged them to help him raise the minimum wage and boost enrollment in his health care reform law. “The work you are doing is God's work,” Obama said at the National Organizing Summit, hosted by...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/25/14 12:33 PM
President Obama has ordered the Pentagon to begin drafting plans for a complete withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan by the year's end in case the Bilateral Security Agreement is not signed, the White House announced Tuesday. Obama notified his counterpart, Afghan President Hamid...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/25/14 12:08 PM
Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday denied that Obamacare would cost many Americans their jobs, insisting that it gave workers, in particular women, more employment freedom.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/25/14 11:51 AM
“Whether she runs or not will not affect my decision,” Biden said during an interview on ABC’s daytime talk show “The View.” “Its as likely I run as I don’t run,” he added. “I just truly haven’t made up my mind.”
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/25/14 08:58 AM
President Obama on Tuesday paid tribute to actor and director Harold Ramis, calling him one of “America's greatest satirists.”
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