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 [...]
Gen. Stanley McChrystal recently gave an interview to Rolling Stone Magazine. McChrystal, who is the top commanding officer in Afghanistan, painted a less than flattering picture of the White House in the interview. McChrystal has been called to the White House to explain his interview.
Excerpts from a Rolling Stone magazine profile on Gen. Stanley [...]
A senior US lawmaker apologized Wednesday to BP chief Tony Hayward for what he described as a White House “shakedown” that led the firm to create a 20-billion-dollar Gulf of Mexico oil spill fund.
“I’m ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday,” Republican Representative Joe Barton told Hayward as the embattled energy [...]
The White House is working with South Korean officials “as they contemplate their next steps” in response to the sinking of a naval ship by North Korea, said Obama administration spokesman Robert Gibbs
Gibbs declined to specify what those next steps might be, nor did he comment on North Korea’s threat that retaliation would trigger “all-out [...]
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 [...]
Jay Leno apparently thought it was unnecessary to come up with fresh material for his performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner this weekend, and we really can’t blame him. It means, when you’ve got huge piles of gold like this lying around, why waste your time digging up more?
While Barack Obamasummoned “Daily Show” [...]
Who planted the tricked-up SUV in the very section where Times Square narrows to a choke point, where Broadway meets up with 7th Avenue in the virtual center of Manhattan? The issue was muddied when the Pakistani Taliban said they were responsible, but the Pakistani government was quick to pour cold water on the Islamic [...]
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 [...]
“For forty years, Earth Day has focused on transforming the way we use energy and reducing our dependence on fossil fuel–but this year, because of the historic clean energy investments in the Recovery Act, we’re poised to make greater strides than ever in building a nationwide clean energy economy,” Biden said in a statement. “This [...]
John Paul Stevens, the 89 year-old supreme court associate justice is to retire by mid-summer. Which is just in time for a knock-down, ding-dong battle in Congress over who the Obama administration will appoint to replace the liberal lion.
Stevens said Friday he will step down when the court finishes its work for the summer in [...]