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  • Remarks by the President at Milwaukee Laborfest

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    The White House
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Henry Maier Festival Park Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1:49 P.M. CDT THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Milwaukee!  (Applause.)  Thank you!  Oh, it’s good to be back in Milwaukee.  Give Chris a big round of applause for that great introduction.  (Applause.)  Happy Labor Day, everybody.  Happy Labor Day.  (Applause.)  Today is a day that belongs to you –- the working men and women who make America the greatest country on Earth.  So thank you to the working folks who are here today, and the unions who’ve always had your back. …
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 31

    The Caucus
    By ELENA SCHNEIDER
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    President Obama drew criticism on Thursday when he said, "we don't have a strategy yet," for military action against ISIS in Syria. Lawmakers will weigh in on Mr. Obama's comments on the Sunday shows.
  • Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

    Barack Obama News
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:13 pm
    1, 2014. . FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014 file photo Head of the European Central Bank, ECB, Mario Draghi attends a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Barack Obama: America deserves a raise

    Barack Obama
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    President Barack Obama says he'll press Congress to raise the minimum wage in the same way he courted his wife - never taking no for an answer
  • Montana's 'refreshing' candidate 'needs more time'

    CNN.com - Politics
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:46 am
    Amanda Curtis is known for her nose ring and her unabashedly liberal affiliations.
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  • Remarks by the President at Milwaukee Laborfest

    The White House
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Henry Maier Festival Park Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1:49 P.M. CDT THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Milwaukee!  (Applause.)  Thank you!  Oh, it’s good to be back in Milwaukee.  Give Chris a big round of applause for that great introduction.  (Applause.)  Happy Labor Day, everybody.  Happy Labor Day.  (Applause.)  Today is a day that belongs to you –- the working men and women who make America the greatest country on Earth.  So thank you to the working folks who are here today, and the unions who’ve always had your back. …
  • Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on the President's Authorization of Operations in Iraq

    The White House
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Today, consistent with the War Powers Resolution (WPR), the President transmitted to the Congress a report notifying the Congress that he had authorized U.S. Armed Forces to conduct targeted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to the town of Amirli, where thousands of Shia Turkomen have been cut off from receiving food, water, and medical supplies for two months by ISIL. The United States Air Force delivered aid to the town of Amirli alongside aircraft from Australia, France and the United Kingdom, who also dropped much needed supplies. This operation is…
  • Letter from the President -- War Powers Resolution Regarding Iraq

    The White House
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE September 1, 2014 Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) As I reported on August 8 and 17, 2014, U.S. Armed Forces have conducted targeted airstrikes in Iraq for the limited purposes of stopping the advance on Erbil by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), supporting civilians trapped on Mount Sinjar, and supporting operations by Iraqi forces to recapture the Mosul Dam. U.S. Armed Forces have also provided humanitarian assistance to the…
  • Readout of the Vice President's Call with Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani

    The White House
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    This morning, Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani.  The Vice President and President Barzani discussed the humanitarian assistance and military strikes that the U.S. has provided to support the Iraqi people trapped in the town of Amirli.  Both leaders expressed their support for the ongoing efforts by Iraqi Security Forces and Kurdish Peshmerga, with U.S. and international support, to break the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's siege of Amirli.  President Barzani underscored his commitment to forming a new Iraqi…
  • Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on European Council Meeting

    The White House
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:13 pm
      We welcome the European Council's consensus today to show strong support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and to prepare further sanctions for consideration in coming days. We are working closely with the EU and other partners to hold Russia accountable for its illegal actions in Ukraine, including through additional economic sanctions.  We remain committed to supporting Ukraine as it seeks a diplomatic resolution to the crisis and call on Russia to immediately remove its military, including troops and equipment, from Ukraine and end its illicit support…
 
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  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 31

    By ELENA SCHNEIDER
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    President Obama drew criticism on Thursday when he said, "we don't have a strategy yet," for military action against ISIS in Syria. Lawmakers will weigh in on Mr. Obama's comments on the Sunday shows.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 24

    By ELENA SCHNEIDER
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    James Foley's execution at the hands of Islamic militants set off a firestorm in the United States. The American response to I.S.I.S. will dominate the Sunday conversations.
  • 10 Questions for the Iowa Senate Candidates

    By JOHN HARWOOD
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    The Times's John Harwood interviewed the two candidates, Bruce Braley, a Democrat, and Joni Ernst, a Republican, vying to succeed Tom Harkin in the Senate.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 16

    By ELENA SCHNEIDER
    16 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri will make the rounds on the Sunday network shows to discuss the unrest in Ferguson after the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 10

    By ELENA SCHNEIDER
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    This week, President Obama authorized targeted airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a militant group that has taken over large parts of northern Iraq, drawing the United States back into the conflict in Iraq.
 
 
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    Barack Obama on Huffington Post

  • Joe Peyronnin: 2014 Midterm Elections

    Joe Peyronnin
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    With less than 10 weeks to go before the midterm Congressional elections Americans in general are frustrated with Washington. National polls show that about three-quarters of all Americans disapprove of the way Congress is doing its job. Because so much is at stake, this coming election day is not a time for eligible voters to stay home. Read more: House of Representatives, Senate, Congress, Mitch McConnell, Midterm Elections, New York Post, President Barack Obama, Fox News, Cbs, Democrats, Republicans, Politics News
  • Doug Bandow: Instead of Bombing Syria to Fight the Islamic State, Let Syria and Others Battle Islamic Radicals

    Doug Bandow
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Until now, President Obama's foreign policy appeared to be based more on reason than emotion. However, the rise of ISIL may have cost Obama his equanimity. After promising to strictly limit the mission in Iraq, Washington is preparing to expand the war to Syria. Instead, the administration should push other nations into the lead. Read more: Jordan, Syria, Europe, Turkey, John McCain, Terrorism, George W. Bush, Kurdistan, Italy, Lebanon, Iraq, Assad, Britain, Barack Obama, France, Iran, UAE, Kuwait, John Kerry, Saudi Arabia, Kurds, Maliki, Isis, Isil, Islamic State, Qatar, Politics News
  • Erik Brattberg: Why President Obama's Visit to Estonia Really Matters

    Erik Brattberg
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    President Obama's brief stopover in Tallinn en route to the NATO Summit in Wales this week couldn't have been be any timelier. Showing up in person matters a lot to the Balts who are increasingly feeling the heat after Russia's invasion of Crimea and subsequent aggression in Eastern Ukraine. Read more: Hungary, Lithuania, Russia, Baltic, Barack Obama, Estonia, Putin, Latvia, Politics News
  • Obama: 'America Deserves A Raise'

    The Huffington Post News Team
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "rev... Read more: Minimum Wage, Laborfest 2014, Labor Day, Obama Laborfest, Obama Minimum Wage, Obama, Obama Labor Day, Barack Obama, Politics News
  • Obama Notifies Congress Of Ordering Airstrikes In Iraq

    The Huffington Post News Team
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday formally notified Congress that he had authorized targeted air strikes in Iraq ... Read more: Obama Congress Iraq Airstrikes, u.s. Airstrikes, Congress, Obama, Iraq Airstrikes, Iraq, Obama Airstrikes, Reuters, Politics News
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  • Photos from the last 130 years are haunting

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Photos from the last 130 years are hauntingLibrary of CongressMeet little Emma Kelly. When this photo of her was taken in 1911, she was just 8 -- and what she spent her days doing is heartbreaking. Grueling work she did 13 hours a dayMore to look atAstronauts baffled by view Hawking takes Ice Bucket Challenge
  • Governor to live off minimum wage for a week

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Governor to live off minimum wage for a weekGettyIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn is taking on a challenge of spending no more than $79 on food and other recreational expenses.But what's his true motivation?In other news99-pack of beer makes debutDad's hilarious instructional video
  • KKK using new strategy to attract recruits

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:42 pm
    KKK using new strategy to attract recruitsAPThe most infamous and oldest hate group in the country appears to be using this issue as a platform to increase its membership.Group's latest targetMore in newsIraqi PM to root out militantsDemocracy debate riles China
  • Who Are ‘The Boxtrolls’?

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Who Are ‘The Boxtrolls’?Sponsored ContentMeet the cave-dwelling crew who are the stars of animated flick 'The Boxtrolls.' Opening in theaters September 26.From the makers of ‘Coraline’ and ‘ParaNorman’
  • Obama presses Congress to raise wages

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Obama presses Congress to raise wagesGettyThe president took the stage at a union event in Milwaukee to rally enthusiasm for the state of the US economy -- with one caveat. Message he had for RepublicansMore news Voters may 'keep the bums in'America's rich-poor diet gap
 
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  • Tony Abbott says extreme force needed to counter Isis 'death cult'

    Daniel Hurst, political correspondent
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Sometimes dire and dreadful measures are necessary in response to the pure evil we are now seeing, PM saysTony Abbott has compared the gruesome actions of Islamic State (Isis) to atrocities of the 20th century, saying the Nazis were ashamed of their crimes whereas this mob was proudly promoting its ghastly behaviour on the internet.The prime minister mounted his case for efforts to protect Iraqis from the threat posed by Isis, while playing down reports a RAAF plane was lucky to avoid being hit by machine-gun fire during an operation to drop food and water supplies to a town in northern Iraq…
  • Kazakhstan is latest Russian neighbour to feel Putin's chilly nationalist rhetoric

    Ian Traynor, Europe editor
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    As Obama reassures Baltic states of Nato's protection, Kazakhs wonder if they will follow Ukraine, Chechnya and GeorgiaBarack Obama leaves Washington on Tuesday for the small Baltic state of Estonia on Russia's north-western border to reassure the vulnerable country that it is safe within Nato from Vladimir Putin's clutches.En route to Wales for a Nato summit that Putin, in Ukraine, has transformed into the most important such gathering since the end of the cold war, Obama will reiterate the alliance's '"all-for-one and one-for-all" defence pledges of Nato's article five…
  • Obama notifies Congress of air strikes and humanitarian aid for Iraqi town

    Reuters
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Shia militias and Iraqi forces break through an Isis siege of Amerli, a town besieged and set to receive humanitarian aidToo cautious Obama urged to get tough on IsisUN to send investigators to Iraq over atrocitiesBarack Obama on Monday formally notified Congress that he had authorised targeted air strikes in Iraq to help deliver humanitarian aid to the besieged Shia town of Amerli, the White House said in a statement. Iraqi security forces backed by Shia militias on Sunday broke a two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State (Isis) militants and entered the northern town, after US military…
  • Australias Iraqi ambassador warns on weapons supply to Kurds

    Daniel Hurst, political correspondent
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    Arms delivered to Kurds fighting Islamic State should be delivered via central government in Baghdad, says Mouayed SalehIraqs ambassador to Australia has called for any weapons intended for delivery to Kurdish fighters to be provided via the central government in Baghdad.The Australian government announced on Sunday that the RAAF will help several countries to deliver arms and other military equipment for use by the Kurdish Peshmerga forces fighting Islamic State (Isis) militants in northern Iraq. Continue reading...
  • 'Too cautious' Obama urged to get tough on Russia and Isis

    Dan Roberts in Washington
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    Republicans and Democrats call on president to take harder approach on Russian intervention in Ukraine and Isis in SyriaKerry: airstrikes alone will not defeat genocidal IsisObamas foreign policy: realist or isolationist?Barack Obama was on Sunday urged to take a tougher approach towards Russia and Syria, as Republicans and Democrats returned from their summer vacations in confrontational mood.After a week in which the president was criticised for failing to develop military plans for tackling Islamic State militants inside Syria and taking a relatively cautious approach to Russian incursions…
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    President Obama's Weekly Address

  • Weekly Address: This Labor Day, Let’s Talk About the Minimum Wage

    The White House
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this week’s address, the President wished Americans a Happy Labor Day weekend, highlighted the important economic progress we’ve made, and reaffirmed his commitment to accelerate our progress and ensure that our growing economy fuels a strong middle class.
  • Weekly Address: The Export-Import Bank

    The White House
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this week’s address, the President highlighted the progress made towards rebuilding our economy, including the creation of nearly 10 million new private sector jobs in the past 53 months and the rise in the number of American exports to an all-time high.
  • Weekly Address: Everyone Should Be Able to Afford Higher Education

    The White House
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this week’s address, with schools getting ready to open their doors again over the next few weeks, President Obama talked directly to students and parents about the importance of preparing for an education beyond high school.
  • Weekly Address: American Operations in Iraq

    The White House
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this week’s address, the President detailed why he authorized two operations in Iraq—targeted military strikes to protect Americans serving in Iraq and humanitarian airdrops of food and water to help Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain by terrorists.
  • It’s Time for Congress to Help the Middle Class

    The White House
    2 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the new monthly jobs report and the fact that our economy created over 200,000 new jobs in July for the sixth straight month—the longest streak since 1997.
 
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    President Obama's Weekly Address (Audio)

  • Weekly Address: This Labor Day, Let’s Talk About the Minimum Wage

    The White House
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this week’s address, the President wished Americans a Happy Labor Day weekend, highlighted the important economic progress we’ve made, and reaffirmed his commitment to accelerate our progress and ensure that our growing economy fuels a strong middle class.
  • Weekly Address: The Export-Import Bank

    The White House
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this week’s address, the President highlighted the progress made towards rebuilding our economy, including the creation of nearly 10 million new private sector jobs in the past 53 months and the rise in the number of American exports to an all-time high.
  • Weekly Address: Everyone Should Be Able to Afford Higher Education

    The White House
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this week’s address, with schools getting ready to open their doors again over the next few weeks, President Obama talked directly to students and parents about the importance of preparing for an education beyond high school.
  • Weekly Address: American Operations in Iraq

    The White House
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this week’s address, the President detailed why he authorized two operations in Iraq—targeted military strikes to protect Americans serving in Iraq and humanitarian airdrops of food and water to help Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain by terrorists.
  • It’s Time for Congress to Help the Middle Class

    The White House
    2 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the new monthly jobs report and the fact that our economy created over 200,000 new jobs in July for the sixth straight month—the longest streak since 1997.
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