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.”
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/24/14 08:19 PM
The two are scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. in the Oval Office. The president and speaker will discuss a “broad set of topics,” according to Boehner's office.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/24/14 05:54 PM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former White House chief of staff, on Monday said he supported President Obama's use of executive actions to push his agenda and bypass Congress “1,000 percent.” “I'm proud that the President took executive action, because he can't allow America's future to...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/24/14 03:09 PM
The White House on Monday heralded Mexico's arrest of a top drug cartel leader as a “significant achievement” and said talks over his possible extradition to the U.S. would have to be negotiated by the two countries.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/24/14 02:27 PM
The White House on Monday dismissed criticism of its foreign policy toward Russia, insisting that the administration had been “clear-eyed” in its relations with Moscow.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/24/14 01:44 PM
The president said the “people of Michigan — and the American people — are better off because of John Dingell’s service to this country.”
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/24/14 12:54 PM
The White House on Monday slammed an anti-gay rights measure in Uganda calling it an “abhorrent law” and urging its repeal. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the law, which toughens criminal penalties against gays and lesbians -- including lifetime sentences for some acts -- into...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/24/14 12:46 PM
President Obama on Monday sought to rally the nation's governors to support his “opportunity agenda,” saying he intended to work with them on economic issues despite opposition on Capitol Hill. “Even when there is little appetite in Congress to move on some of these priorities, at the...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/24/14 12:43 PM
President Obama joked Monday that he saw some governors who visited the White House during the National Governors Association winter meeting “size up the drapes.” “I enjoyed watching some of you with your eyes on higher office size up the drapes — and each other,” Obama told state...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/21/14 05:31 PM
The White House on Friday said it “welcomes” an agreement between Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders after days of violent clashes in Kiev left dozens dead. But the administration cautioned that it would watch to see if the deal was properly implemented and...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/21/14 02:21 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Friday insisted that divisions between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine were “profoundly different” than the rivalry between the nations during the Cold War.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/21/14 02:00 PM
President Obama on Friday met with the Dalai Lama at the White House and praised the Tibetan spiritual leader's “commitment to peace and nonviolence.” “The President reiterated his strong support for the preservation of Tibet's unique religious, cultural, and linguistic traditions and...
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