The meeting between Obama and Netanyahu at the White House held considerable symbolic importance as much as it is crucial to the future of the Middle East, according to the region’s press. The peace process, the Iranian nuclear issue and the restoration of relations between Turkey and Israel are said to hinge on the [...]
Just days after President Obama treated Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to cheeseburgers at Ray’s Hell Burger in Arlington, Virginia, hailing the improved relationship with Moscow as one of his administration’s most important achievements, the Justice Department unveiled the existence of a vast Russian spy network that has been operating in cities across the United [...]
Kentucky point guard John Wall is generally expected to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft next month and he is apparently very excited that he could be playing for the Washington Wizards next season, the source said.
If you believe in conspiracy theories, as I’m sure some of you do, then you probably [...]
President Hamid Karzai and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attempted to put recent differences between the U.S. and Afghan governments behind them Tuesday, saying that while they may have policy disagreements, such disputes do not reflect instability in the overall bilateral relationship.
The last time Afghanistan’s president, Hamid Karzai, was in Washington—a year ago—he had [...]
House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wisc.), a liberal lion first elected at the height of the Vietnam War in 1969, is set to announce Wednesday he will not seek re-election in November, according to a senior Democratic official. The move will deal a blow to Democratic chances of holding the northern Wisconsin seat.
Obey, 71, [...]
Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana declared a state of emergency Thursday afternoon, saying that the vast oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico “threatens the state’s natural resources.” Federal officials were concerned that the slick could reach the Mississippi River Delta marshes by Thursday evening.
The leak from the oil well, caused by an explosion [...]
President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder led mourners at a memorial service for Dorothy Height at a packed National Cathedral.
The service was attended by prominent African-American leaders, civil rights activists, lawmakers, and Height’s family members.
President Obama just made it official, putting up three nominees to fill all the remaining vacancies on the U.S. Federal Reserve System board of governors.
First, Obama tapped San Francisco Fed President Janet Yellen to be vice chair for the U.S. central bank.
His two other nominees for Fed board members: Sarah Bloom Raskin, Maryland’s commissioner of [...]
It’s that time. Time to fill out your census form and send it back. In fact, today is the deadline to complete the form and drop it in the mail. The White House
has released this photo of the President filling out the 10 question form.
About 62 million households, or 52%, have mailed in the 10-question [...]
Ending the Democrats’ decades-long quest to create a healthcare safety net to match Social Security, the House of Representatives on Sunday night approved sweeping legislation to guarantee Americans access to medical care for the first time, delivering President Obama the biggest victory of his young presidency.
President Obama won a historic victory in the struggle [...]