By Susan Crabtree | 01/31/14 03:34 PM
The White House called on Syria to "immediately" comply with its international agreements to destroy its chemical weapon stockpile, the same day Russia publicly backed Damascus as acting in good faith to eliminate them. The U.S. and other western allies in recent days have accused Syrian...
By Susan Crabtree and Brian Hughes | 01/31/14 02:11 PM
As part of a renewed push to create opportunities for the long-term unemployed, President Obama on Friday touted the success story of a once-homeless Iraq War veteran, Erick Varela, who turned his life around through an electrician apprenticeship.
By Susan Crabtree | 01/31/14 11:35 AM
President Obama's State of the Union address served as the opening salvo in a bid to rescue his legacy and fire up Democratic voters in a crucial midterm election year.
By Susan Crabtree | 01/30/14 06:52 PM
Ashley Judd, the actress and Obama supporter who had mulled a run against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, said she had no regrets about not challenging the five-term senator. A native of Kentucky, the actress and political activist was seated alongside former Vice President Al Gore at...
By Susan Crabtree | 01/30/14 06:12 PM
President Obama has chosen Vice Adm. Michael Rogers to be the next director of the National Security Agency, which has faced public scrutiny over its mass collection of phone and internet data, the Pentagon announced Thursday. The Defense Department said that Richard Ledgett has been appointed...
By Susan Crabtree and Susan Ferrechio | 01/29/14 08:00 PM
Republicans reacted warily to President Obama's declaration Tuesday night that he planned to act unilaterally to move his agenda if Congress is unwilling to go along with him. The GOP took Obama's words as such a significant threat that it overshadowed other areas where the two parties have...
By Susan Crabtree | 01/29/14 02:04 PM
Sen. Joe Manchin, a conservative Democrat, has withdrawn his support for a new Iran sanctions bill after President Obama reiterated his threat to veto it in the State of the Union speech Tuesday night. The president has repeatedly said any new threat of sanctions would derail the six-month...
By Susan Crabtree | 01/29/14 12:14 AM
President Obama devoted only a fraction of his State of the Union remarks to foreign policy, saying he had kept his promise to end the two wars in the Middle East but giving short shrift to the instability and violent unrest that remains in the region.
By Susan Crabtree | 01/28/14 04:29 PM
The email to supporters, obtained by the Washington Examiner, included five bullet-pointed paragraphs and a fact sheet, released to the press Tuesday morning, titled “Opportunity for all – Rewarding Hard Work.”
By Susan Crabtree | 01/28/14 10:37 AM
The Ukrainian government's number two leader resigned Tuesday after the country's Parliament repealed legislation banning public protests. President Viktor Yanukovych accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov on Tuesday as the government tried to quell protests that have swept...
By Susan Crabtree | 01/28/14 08:41 AM
Although foreign policy is only expected to play a minor role in President Obama's Tuesday night remarks, experts say the president has an important opportunity to address growing domestic concern about the nascent deal to scale back Iran's nuclear program.
By Susan Crabtree | 01/27/14 05:54 AM
Struggling to gain momentum after a bruising 2013, President Obama's week will focus around his Tuesday night State of the Union speech and amplifying his pledge to sidestep Congress when necessary to fight income inequality.
By Susan Crabtree | 01/25/14 12:45 PM
Attempting to reverse sagging approval ratings, President Obama plans to continue his pointed pitch to members of Congress in his annual State of the Union speech Tuesday night -- that he will use his executive power to take action on his own to help reduce income inequality in the country....
By Susan Crabtree | 01/24/14 05:49 PM
As President Obama prepares for his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, he has solicited members of his Cabinet for ideas of executive actions he could enact without Congressional approval that would further his goal of tackling income inequality. In the first weeks of January, Obama has...
By Susan Crabtree | 01/24/14 03:02 PM
Political observers shouldn't read anything into a former top Obama adviser and ally's support for Hillary Clinton's presidential ambitions, a White House spokesman said Friday. Jim Messina, who managed Obama's campaign in 2012, on Friday announced that he has joined Priorities USA Action, a...
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