More Susan Crabtree Articles

  • Obama slams GOP for 'hating,' says voters should fight cynicism

    The president engaged in jovial back-and-forth with audience members and seemed to bask in some good economic news about the growth of the economy in the second quarter.

  • How the House GOP lawsuit could lead to more executive actions

    White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer says administration aides are scouring areas of the law ripe for more executive actions in response to House GOP lawsuit accusing President Obama of overreach. 

  • Why Malaysian Airlines crash was not a game-changer, after all

    For President Obama, the crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight in Ukraine wasn't really a game-changer. Even as global anger against Russian President Vladimir Putin has grown for his indirect role in the crash, Obama hasn't spent much political capital pressing the issue, while Europe remains...

  • President Obama strains to straddle fundraising, foreign policy

    Over the last few days President Obama awkwardly tried to sprinkle foreign-policy references into his fundraising speeches but got more laughs and applause with jokes complaining about "phony scandals" back in Washington at a glitzy dinner at the home of the producer of TV drama "Scandal." 

  • How Obama is saving the DNC money on his fundraising trips --- at your expense

    If President Obama delivers a public speech during a fundraising swing, he can decrease the Democratic Party committee's bill for his Air Force One travel, but there's a mystery surrounding how much the law requires him to reimburse the U.S. Treasury.

  • White House: 'We're confident we will prevail' in Obamacare legal battle

    The White House's top spokesman brushed aside the impact of a court ruling invalidating the federal government's ability to provide Obamacare subsidies, saying the Obama administration is confident that its legal case will prevail on appeal.

  • Obama: Vladimir Putin must compel separatists to cooperate with crash investigation

    President Obama delivered a stern message to Putin on Monday, accusing him of failing to live up to his promises to intervene to protect the crash site of the downed Malaysian jetliner in Ukraine and stop the fighting by the Russian-backed separatists to allow for a credible international...

  • Obama continues midterm money chase amid challenges in Ukraine, Gaza

    President Obama will continue his fundraising push this week with a West Coast swing through three major cities, juggling his midterm money chase with two major immediate foreign policy challenges and the ongoing immigration crisis on our own southern border.

  • Obama says jetliner crash is an 'unspeakable' outrage, calls on Putin to intervene

    President Obama firmly denounced the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine, calling the incident an "outrage of unspeakable proportion" and saying for the first time that U.S. authorities had determined that a rocket attack was responsible for the crash that killed 298 people.

  • Republicans blast Obama for fundraising after jetliner crash in Ukraine

    President Obama's decision to go forward with two fundraisers in New York just hours after a Malaysian airliner was apparently shot down in Ukraine and Israel launched a ground war in Gaza is giving critics new ammunition for attacks on his leadership.

  • Joe Biden: Malaysian airliner 'apparently' shot down, 'blown out of the sky'

    Vice President Joe Biden said the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine was "apparently" no accident and appears to have been "shot down," "blown out of the sky."

  • Obama says downing of passenger jet in Ukraine might be 'terrible tragedy'

    President Obama, in his first remarks about the downed passenger jet in Ukraine, pledged to offer the Malaysian airline U.S. assistance to determine what happened and why and said his administration's first priority is determining whether there were any Americans on board.

  • Obama's fundraising pace beats George W. Bush, but lags Bill Clinton

    President Obama may seem like he's at a breakneck fundraising pace, racing to help his party down the ballot ahead of the midterm elections, but he's still far behind Bill Clinton's second-term money round-up. Obama's recent fundraising tour de force -- including three events last week and two...

  • U.S. imposes new sanctions on Russia

    President Obama tried to ratchet up the pressure on Moscow to stop supporting pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine on Wednesday by announcing new sanctions against several large banks and energy and defense firms in the country.

  • Is the White House backing away from its border-security claim?

    The White House appears to be backing away from its claim that the border remains secure in the face of the spiraling border crisis in Texas.



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