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  • Statement by the President

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    The White House
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    America’s businesses have created 10 million jobs over the last 54 months – the longest stretch of uninterrupted private sector job growth in our nation’s history – and we should do everything we can as a country to build on that progress.  That’s why I’ve called on Congress to lower our corporate tax rate, close wasteful loopholes, and simplify the tax code for everyone. While there’s no substitute for Congressional action, my Administration will act wherever we can to protect the progress the American people have worked so hard to bring…
  • The Caucus Ends Its Campaign

    The Caucus
    By The New York Times
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Caucus on Monday suspended its campaign. Follow First Draft, a fast-paced political briefing on all things Washington and elections.
  • Biden to Hispanics: Obama will act on immigration

    Barack Obama News
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Vice President Joe Biden told frustrated Hispanic leaders Monday President Barack Obama is "absolutely committed to moving forward" on comprehensive immigration reforms "and he's going to do an awful lot." Biden said Obama was determined to move ahead "with or without" Congress and "if they don't get something done by the end of this year, the president's going to do it."
  • Isil fighters 'have returned to America', US officials say

    Barack Obama
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    As Barack Obama proposes international effort to stop foreign fighters travelling to the Middle East, US officials admit the FBI is monitoring an unspecified number of returned US jihadists
  • Most congressional reaction to airstrikes comes from Obama's critics

    CNN.com - Politics
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Congress had already left town as the Pentagon launched a barrage of airstrikes inside Syria late Monday, so most of the reaction from lawmakers came from those who had pressed the administration to act sooner to destroy the terror group.
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  • Statement by the President

    The White House
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    America’s businesses have created 10 million jobs over the last 54 months – the longest stretch of uninterrupted private sector job growth in our nation’s history – and we should do everything we can as a country to build on that progress.  That’s why I’ve called on Congress to lower our corporate tax rate, close wasteful loopholes, and simplify the tax code for everyone. While there’s no substitute for Congressional action, my Administration will act wherever we can to protect the progress the American people have worked so hard to bring…
  • FACT SHEET: The Equal Futures Partnership - Commitments and Progress to Expand Women’s Economic and Political Participation

    The White House
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    THE PROMISE OF EQUAL FUTURES In response to President Obama’s challenge to other heads of state to break down barriers to women’s economic and political participation, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Valerie Jarrett launched the Equal Futures Partnership on behalf of the United States in September 2012.  The Equal Futures Partnership is an innovative multilateral initiative that encourages member countries to empower women politically and economically.  Equal Futures partner countries commit to taking actions including legal, regulatory, and policy…
  • Readout of the Vice President's Call with Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz

    The White House
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz. The Vice President congratulated Prime Minister Kopacz on her government’s swearing in and pledged to continue close consultation on a range of bilateral and global issues. The Vice President underscored that Poland is one of the United States’ closest allies and thanked Prime Minister Kopacz for Poland’s contributions to international security, and for its leadership on the crisis in Ukraine. He also underscored the need to further strengthen bilateral commercial relations, and noted that Secretary…
  • Remarks by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on Southeast Asia at the Brookings Institution

    The White House
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Good afternoon everyone.  It’s great to be back at Brookings.  This was my place for six years, and since my mother and I both worked here for so long, it really has the feel of home.  This is where I met so many gracious and insightful colleagues, whom I still turn to for guidance and support.  And of course, working here was the last time I got a full 7 hours of sleep.  So I’m especially nostalgic.  Strobe and Martin, thank you for inviting me to participate today.  I’m honored to be here with Foreign Minister Shanmugam. President Obama…
  • Remarks by the President at Signing of America's Promise Summit Declaration

    The White House
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Oval Office 2:35 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody.  All right, don’t knock anything over.  (Laughter.)  It’s always a little hazardous. It is a great pleasure for me to welcome the leadership and some of the key participants in America’s Promise.  I think as many of you know, this is something that the Powell family and others helped to initiate, and a number of Presidents have participated in it. The concept is simple -- that our greatest asset are our children.  And it is absolutely critical for us as a nation to continually find ways…
 
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    The Caucus

  • The Caucus Ends Its Campaign

    By The New York Times
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Caucus on Monday suspended its campaign. Follow First Draft, a fast-paced political briefing on all things Washington and elections.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Sept. 21

    By Elena Schneider
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Congress approved funding for equipping Syrian rebels against Islamic States and lawmakers will discuss their votes on several of the Sunday shows.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Sept. 14

    By Elena Schneider
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    President Obama vowed to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS in a speech he gave on Wednesday. Lawmakers and analysts will discuss his strategy on the Sunday shows.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Sept. 7

    By Elena Schneider
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Lawmakers will weigh in on President Obama's international coalition to fight Islamist militants.
  • 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.
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    Barack Obama News

  • Biden to Hispanics: Obama will act on immigration

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Vice President Joe Biden told frustrated Hispanic leaders Monday President Barack Obama is "absolutely committed to moving forward" on comprehensive immigration reforms "and he's going to do an awful lot." Biden said Obama was determined to move ahead "with or without" Congress and "if they don't get something done by the end of this year, the president's going to do it."
  • Sen. Leahy: Obama Should Drop Controversial Judge Nomination

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
    President Barack Obama's controversial selection of Michael Boggs to become a federal judge in Georgia lacks enough votes to survive and the nomination should be withdrawn, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Monday. The fate of Boggs's nomination had been in doubt for months, after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and other Senate Democrats expressed opposition to him because of positions he has taken on abortion, same-sex marriage and the Confederate flag.
  • Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    By RACHEL ZOLL AP Religion Writer A new survey from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for gay marriage could be leveling off.
  • Prosecutor: 800 rounds of ammunition found in White House intruder case

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building, a federal prosecutor said Monday. A machete and two hatchets also were found.
  • Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in W.H. intruder case

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    A federal prosecutor says that investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the White House intruder case, along with a machete and two hatchets. In a federal court proceeding, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Mudd said that the accused intruder, Omar J. Gonzalez, was a danger to the president.
 
 
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  • How Would the U.S. and the World Differ Today if John McCain and/or Mitt Romney Had Been Elected and Served Two Terms?

    At the Table with A.R. Lawyer
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    I shudder to think of where we would be. I believe the United States and the rest of the world would look significantly different.  For one thing our Supreme Court would be much more conservative.  Sonia Sotamayor and Elena Kagan would likely not have even been co …
  • Is playing golf more important than leading?

    Seldom Seen Sam Colorado
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    I've found that photos are easier than essays for liberals to grasp! They never seem to read the text, except for the headline!
  • Battleground Georgia

    dwillie
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Georgia is a state where both a Senate seat and the Governor's office is in play. Not only has incumbent republican Gov. Nathan Deal refused to provide health care coverage for his most economically vulnerable citizens via the Medicaid expansion provided under Obamacare, he is al …
  • DARTH CHENEY : MAY THE FORCE OF TORTURE BE WITH YOU_— by maria-lyn

    maria lyn
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    ___Saw Darth Cheney, on Fox News: The other day and he couldn't have looked better.   He was there, because he wanted to gripe about His opinion of Prez: Obama.   And wanted to say, how dumb Obama was for bringing all our Troops home from Iraq.  …
  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    BXURZ
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:41 pm
    "To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president," Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, declared in testimony to the Senate Armed Services …
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    Barack Obama on Huffington Post

  • Paul Gordon: Mike Boggs' Record Catches Up to Him

    Paul Gordon
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Federal judicial nominees routinely -- and appropriately -- assure senators that their personal feelings and political positions will play no role in their judicial decisions. But this particular nominee did exactly the opposite when running for election as a state judge in 2004. Read more: Senate Judiciary Committee, Michael Boggs, Obama Judicial Nominees, President Obama, Politics News
  • Obama Administration To Take Action Against Tax-Avoidance Inversion Deals

    The Huffington Post News Team
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration cracked down Monday on certain overseas corporate mergers and acquisitions, aiming to curb American compa... Read more: Taxes, Tax Inversions, Inversions, Treasury, Tax Loopholes, Obama, Jack Lew, Barack Obama, Politics News
  • Attorney Suspected Of Doctoring Celeb Photos Faces Suspension

    The Huffington Post News Team
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has recommended a six-month suspension for a Los Angeles attorney who posted doctored photos on her firm's website that s... Read more: Svitlana Sangary, George Clooney, Hillary Clinton, Leonardo Dicaprio, Los Angeles Crime, President Barack Obama, Svitlana Sangary Celebrity Photos, Svitlana Sangary Photoshop, Crime News
  • Zack Malitz: 5 Things You Need to Know About the President's Rush to War in Iraq and Syria

    Zack Malitz
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is already fighting with American weapons it captured from the Iraqi military, could likely be the main beneficiary of Congress' rush to war. Read more: Syria, Congress, Iraq, Isis, President Obama, Politics News
  • Andy Schmookler: #3 Calling Out the Republicans: Obama Hasn't So We Must

    Andy Schmookler
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    Barack Obama seems ill-equipped by temperament and character to fight that battle. Too often, the Republicans have been rewarded rather than punished for disgraceful behavior. Read more: Blackmail, Debt Ceiling, Republican Party, Bush Tax Cuts, President Obama, Politics News
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  • Adrian Peterson in denial about future

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Adrian Peterson in denial about futureAPThe disgraced Vikings running back 'doesn't get it' when thinking about his NFL future, according to a source with the team. Reported punishment coming soonMore sports coverage Viral interview you need to seeSeahawks edge Broncos in OT
  • Kris Jenner files for divorce

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Kris Jenner files for divorceAPThe 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' matriarch is officially ending her 22-year marriage to Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.Couple's troubles featured prominently on reality showMore entertainmentAnother celeb nude photo leakKim defends Kanye on Instagram
  • NFL player told girlfriend to come to field ...

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    NFL player told girlfriend to come to field ...Tacoma News Tribune via Getty ImagesDeShawn Shead was coming off the Seahawks' overtime victory when the day got even sweeter.What will melt even non-football fans' hearts More to seeBoldin blames officials for lossesCostly injuries in Steelers' win
  • Wife in Ga. hot car death given polygraph test

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Wife in Ga. hot car death given polygraph test APLeanna Harris, whose husband is charged with murder in the death of their child in a hot car, was asked about her potential involvement.Surprising outcome of polygraph More newsLawyer under fire for fake photosArias trial won't be televised
  • US launches first round of air strikes on Syria

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    US launches first round of air strikes on SyriaAPThe strikes, carried out by Air Force and Navy aircraft, began Monday night. Missiles were launched from U.S. ships in the Gulf and Red Sea.5 Arab countries that joined offensiveRelated coverageISIS air strikes: key questionsCongress reacts to air strikes
 
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    Barack Obama | The Guardian

  • White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in his car prosecutors

    Dan Roberts in Washington and Jessica Glenza in New York
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Omar Gonzalez, 42, who broke into the White House on Friday, was viewed as a threat to the president, new evidence suggestsVeterans family: This was a cry for helpThe former sniper who broke into the White House on Friday was twice found with a cache of weapons and was viewed as a threat to the president, according to damning new evidence that has prompted an urgent review of security surrounding Barack Obama.After Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year-old Iraq war veteran, scaled the perimeter fence, sprinted across the north lawn and carried a knife into the residence, prosecutors revealed on Monday…
  • Obama: the 'yes we can' president with the 'at least I tried' legacy | Gary Younge

    Gary Younge
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Barack Obama ran as the embodiment of liberal hopes. With two years to go, it seems he will be remembered for his own, and the systems, limitationsOn 30 September 2011 Barack Obama woke up to the news that his order to kill Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen living in Yemen, in a drone attack had been carried out successfully. That afternoon, according to Mark Helperin and John Heilemanns book Double Down, the US president addressed his inner core in the White House Roosevelt room about issues on which he felt he should be truer to his progressive roots. Three years later, he is still…
  • Family of veteran arrested at White House: 'This was a cry for help'

    Associated Press in Midland, Texas
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    Iraq war veteran Omar Gonzalez, accused of scaling a fence and making it to the White House, needs counseling, family saysAn Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the secret service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said on Sunday.Omar Gonzalez, 42, was arrested Friday and is expected in federal court Monday to face charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon a small folding knife in this case. Continue…
  • Barack Obama urges United Nations to set up global ban on fighters

    Dan Roberts in Washington, Dominic Rushe in New York, Shiv Malik and Nicholas Watt
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Resolution, thought to be widely supported, would impose travel bans on fighters intent on joining overseas warsBarack Obama is to press the UN security council to pass a sweeping new resolution that would impose global travel bans on fighters intent on enlisting in overseas wars, and could lead to sanctions on countries that fail or refuse to implement the new regime.US officials say the UN resolution, which will be personally pushed by Obama when he chairs a meeting of the security council on Wednesday, is supported by sufficient countries to pass a vote this week. Continue reading...
  • Secret service launches security review after White House intrusions

    Dominic Rushe in New York
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    Internal review triggered after armed suspect managed to enter White House on Friday, prompting an evacuationThe US secret service has launched a security review after a man carrying a knife jumped a fence and managed to get inside the White House.The review was ordered after Omar Gonzalez, a 42 year-old Iraq war veteran, scaled a gate and ran inside the North Portico doors of the White House on Friday, causing an evacuation of the building. Continue reading...
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    President Obama's Weekly Address

  • Weekly Address: The World is United in the Fight Against ISIL

    The White House
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this week’s address, the President thanked Congress for its strong bipartisan support for efforts to train and equip Syrian opposition forces to fight ISIL.
  • Weekly Address: We Will Degrade and Destroy ISIL

    The White House
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this week’s address, President Obama reiterated his comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group ISIL.
  • Weekly Address: Time to Give the Middle Class a Chance

    The White House
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this week’s address, the Vice President discusses our continued economic recovery, with 10 million private sector jobs created over the past 54 months, and the work to be done to continue to bolster our economy.
  • 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.
 
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    President Obama's Weekly Address (Audio)

  • Weekly Address: The World is United in the Fight Against ISIL

    The White House
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this week’s address, the President thanked Congress for its strong bipartisan support for efforts to train and equip Syrian opposition forces to fight ISIL.
  • Weekly Address: We Will Degrade and Destroy ISIL

    The White House
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this week’s address, President Obama reiterated his comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group ISIL.
  • Weekly Address: Time to Give the Middle Class a Chance

    The White House
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this week’s address, the Vice President discusses our continued economic recovery, with 10 million private sector jobs created over the past 54 months, and the work to be done to continue to bolster our economy.
  • 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.
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