Content Tagged 'obama'

Man calls Homeland Security, threatens to kill Obama, arrested
A Tennessee man is accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, and others.
Obama fundraises for Dems, demands GOP cooperation
President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails." He is also urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote Republicans out of office.
Obama hosts annual LGBT Pride Month celebration
Obama recognized a few influential figures, including an old college professor, who he said has helped shape how he thinks about many gay rights issues -- as he marked Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month at the White House Monday.
Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers
President Barack Obama says America's federal government contracts should not subsidize discrimination.
Turkish PM says he, Obama no longer talk directly
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he no longer holds "direct" telephone conversations with U.S. President Barack Obama, suggesting a rift between the leaders who were once close.
Obama urges Cabinet to find ways to act without Congress
President Obama is telling his Cabinet secretaries to get creative -- to come up with new ways of making what the president calls "real progress" on issues where Congress won't act.
Dems, GOP press Obama to withdraw ambassador pick
House Democrats and Republicans are pressing President Obama to withdraw his nominee for U.S. ambassador to Norway. In a letter last week and a statement on Friday, lawmakers called George Tsunis unqualified for the post. 
Obama to nominate Christopher Hart to chair NTSB
The White House on Friday said that President Obama will nominate a lawyer with a history in aviation and transportation safety to be the new head of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Obama sends best wishes for Muslim holy month
President Obama is sending his best wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world on the start of the holy month of Ramadan. The Muslim holy month starts this weekend and is marked by daily fasting from dawn to sunset.
Obama claims progress on curbing climate change
President Obama on Wednesday trumpeted major progress by his administration toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, even though some of the most ambitious steps Obama has pledged remain in limbo.
Obama sending 200 more US troops to Iraq to train
President Barack Obama says he's sending about 200 more U.S. troops to Iraq to protect Americans and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. The announcement will bring to nearly 800 the total number of U.S. forces in and around Iraq to train local forces.
Obama condemns abductions of teens in Middle East
President Obama is condemning what he calls a "senseless act of terror against innocent youth" in the Mideast, and offering U.S. help to find those who killed three teenagers. He also extended condolences to the teens' families.
Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels
President Obama is asking Congress for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition, as the U.S. grapples for a way to stem a civil war that has also fueled the al-Qaida inspired insurgency in neighboring Iraq.
Obama watches US in World Cup on board Air Force One
Air Force One gave President Obama an advantage that wasn't available to many other frequent flyers on Thursday -- the opportunity to watch some of the World Cup soccer match between the U.S. and Germany.
Obama's low approval rating hints at possible trouble for Dems
President Obama has notched the worst job approval rating of his presidency -- which signals that trouble may be brewing for the Democratic party in this year's critical midterm elections, according to a new survey.
Farm Bill is a Big Win for Mississippi
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today voted for the bipartisan Farm Bill, which passed by a vote of 68-32. The “Agricultural Act of 2014,” H.R. 2642, now goes to President Obama for his signature.
Obama meets with outgoing Israeli President Peres
President Obama on Wednesday met at the White House with outgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres. The two held a private meeting with American Jewish community leaders, followed by a working lunch and an Oval Office meeting.
Wicker: Unemployment Still a Top Concern
Five years after Obama’s failed stimulus Republicans offer job-creating ideas without more spending.
Obama meets with Senate Democrats at White House
President Obama and Senate Democrats on Wednesday met in what the White House billed as more of an informal get-together than a serious policy discussion, as mid-term elections lay not too far off in the distance.
Boehner plans to sue Obama for holding back US laws
On behalf of the Republican-controlled U.S. House, Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday said that he intends to file a lawsuit accusing President Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress.
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