By Susan Crabtree | 03/10/14 02:38 PM
The State Department on Monday said it was “still awaiting” a Russian response to the Obama administration's demands that it withdraw troops from Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and stop promoting a referendum on seceding in the territory.
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 Susan Crabtree | 03/10/14 10:49 AM
A Fox News reporter was told by Enroll America that “there was no truth” to a tip that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was fundraising for the group, ending an early investigation into her activities. Emails obtained by the Washington Examiner through a Freedom of...
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 Brian Hughes | 03/10/14 08:46 AM
President Obama this week will devote his attention to the escalating crisis in Crimea, hosting Ukraine's interim prime minister at the White House in the U.S. government's highest-profile endorsement of the country's nascent leadership.
03/09/14 03:00 PM
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Secretary of Commerce is in the Middle East where she said Sunday she will tell officials from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar that closer economic cooperation with Washington is a way to build deeper security ties with the...
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....
03/08/14 08:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official who has been with President Barack Obama since he first became a senator nine years ago is resigning. Alyssa Mastromonaco is Obama's deputy chief of staff for operations and often described as the most influential person inside the White House who...
03/08/14 01:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In late December, President Barack Obama's new legislative affairs team sent him more than a dozen recommendations for ways to improve his strained relations with Capitol Hill. The president responded with a few ideas of his own, including a request for more social events...
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 Susan Crabtree | 03/07/14 03:40 PM
World leaders have threatened Russia with significant diplomatic and economic costs unless it ends its military intervention in Ukraine, but the European politician with the most clout has been far more subdued. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who presides over Europe's economic engine, said...
By Brian Hughes | 03/07/14 03:36 PM
The 2014 midterm campaign began in earnest with President Obama unveiling his fiscal 2015 budget, a progressive wish list designed to boost Democrats in November. With little appetite for a so-called "grand bargain" on Capitol Hill, the White House abandoned previous proposals to slow the...
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