President Obama and the First Lady Host “In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul”
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Source: Michael Falcone / ABC News President Obama has signed an executive order today imposing sanctions on individuals he said violate Ukrainian sovereignty or are “stealing the assets” of the Ukrainian people. Obama told reporters at a White House briefing the sanctions were meant to “impose a cost” on Russia’s action in Crimea. Obama emphasized that new visa restrictions […]
Texas Senator Ted Cruz spoke at the opening session of the The Conservative Political Action Committee’s annual meeting in Washington. He called Washington “corrupt” and President Barack Obama “lawless.” (March 6)
Source: Susan Davis / USA Today WASHINGTON–The U.S. Senate narrowly defeated President Obama’s nominee to oversee the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division due to Republican and law enforcement objections to the role he played in the defense of convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. In a statement, Obama called the defeat a “travesty based on wildly unfair character attacks […]
Source: Zachary Goldfarb / The Washington Post President Obama unveiled an ambitious $3.9 trillion budget blueprint Tuesday that seeks billions of dollars in fresh spending to boost economic growth but also pledges to tame the national debt by raising taxes on the wealthy, slashing payments to health providers and overhauling the nation’s immigration laws. The request sent to […]
The President will deliver remarks on the FY 2015 budget and our plan to expand opportunity for all.
Source: NBC News President Barack Obama on Thursday launched an initiative close to his heart, designed to bring local governments, businesses and philanthropies together to help bolster the lives of young men of color. “There are examples of extraordinary achievement … . We don’t need to stereotype and pretend there’s only dysfunction out there,” Obama […]
President Obama Speaks on the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative at the White House.
Source: Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post WASHINGTON –- An intra-party scuffle over Georgia judicial nominees escalated Wednesday as Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) tore into President Barack Obama for showing “disrespect” to America by nominating two social conservatives, while White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler defended the president’s picks as the best option. Scott, in an interview on […]
Source: Rebecca Shabad / The Hill Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) said Wednesday civil rights groups “should hold their heads in shame” for not aggressively opposing some of President Obama’s judicial nominees. Scott and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus have been rallying against prospective judges Obama chose for the federal bench in Georgia. While black […]