By Meghashyam Mali | 03/10/14 01:56 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday said that “no one” was preparing for the upcoming G-8 summit in Russia and that it would be “hard to imagine” the meeting being held without further planning. The group's members have stopped their preparations for the summit, scheduled...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/10/14 12:52 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday said that the U.S. would not view a referendum in Crimea to leave Ukraine and join Russia as “legitimate.” Asked if the U.S. would be able to prevent the pro-Russian government in Crimea from holding the vote, Carney told reporters that he...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/10/14 11:49 AM
Americans back Obama's handling of the crisis in Ukraine by a slight margin, according to a new CNN poll released Monday.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/10/14 10:25 AM
President Obama on Sunday evening spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the crisis in Ukraine, and assured him that he was focused on finding a “peaceful resolution.”
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/09/14 01:02 PM
Ukraine's interim prime minister will visit President Obama in Washington to discuss the crisis in Crimea, the White House announced on Sunday. “President Obama will welcome Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine to the White House on March 12,” the White House said in a statement....
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/07/14 04:48 PM
The White House said President Obama's conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin were “direct” and “candid,” and that the next few days would reveal if Moscow would de-escalate the Ukraine crisis. “We're having robust, direct, candid conversations between President Obama...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/07/14 03:52 PM
President Obama on Friday unveiled a new initiative to help students seeking financial aid for college, touting the latest step in his “opportunity agenda.”
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/07/14 03:27 PM
President Obama will answer questions from the public about the Affordable Care Act in an interview for WebMD, the White House announced Friday. The interview will be broadcast March 14 and comes as the administration makes a final push to enroll consumers in Obamacare's new insurance...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/07/14 03:26 PM
The White House on Friday said that the crisis Ukraine would not keep President Obama from his scheduled weekend vacation in Key Largo, Fla. Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said that Obama had been able to monitor developments in Ukraine despite a busy domestic schedule this week and that...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/06/14 07:02 PM
President Obama spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday about Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine and urged him to find a way to “resolve the situation diplomatically.” The two leaders spoke for an hour, their first conversation since Saturday, with neither side showing...
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...
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