October 2, 2013 |
House Democrats released their own comprehensive immigration proposal Wednesday, hoping to put renewed pressure on the Republican majority to move forward on stalled border legislation. But GOP aides quickly dismissed the proposal and said it was unlikely to get a vote in the chamber, reducing the bill to a symbolic attempt to keep immigration reform alive while Washington focuses on the government shutdown. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and several colleagues unveiled the proposal at a...
April 2, 2013 |
President Obama on Tuesday outlined a government-sponsored initiative to map the human brain, casting the proposal as a way to discover new cures for neurological disease and strengthen the economy. "Ideas are what power our economy," Obama said as he announced the proposal from the East Room of the White House. "When we invest in the best ideas before anybody else does, our businesses and our workers can make the best products and deliver the best services before anybody else.
September 18, 2013 |
Kathryn Ruemmler, who as White House counsel has become a trusted member of President Obama's inner circle , plans to step down by the end of the year to return to private practice, officials said Wednesday. Ruemmler, who has served in the administration since the start of Obama's presidency, has told him she intends to leave government service and move to New York, the officials said. Ruemmler wanted to leave at the end of 2012 after the election, but the president asked her to stay on longer, they...
July 23, 2013 |
"I don't normally do this," President Obama's senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer wrote in the subject line of an e-mail blast to reporters Sunday night. This was tantalizing. What would this top White House official be doing? Singing karaoke on the North Lawn? Getting a "POTUS" tattoo on his arm? Reality was rather more prosaic. Pfeiffer was announcing the rollout of a series of economic speeches Obama would begin on Wednesday — roughly the 10th time the White House has made such a pivot to refocus on jobs and growth.
June 15, 2013 |
TEHRAN — Iranians took a step toward ending their country's isolation by voting overwhelmingly in weekend presidential elections for a moderate reformer who promised a clean break from policies that put Iran on a collision course with the West. Millions of Iranians jammed polling stations across the country to hand a stunning victory to Hassan Rouhani , a Shiite cleric who campaigned on a pledge of "reconciliation and peace. " Rouhani, who had been considered a dark horse, blew past a slate of...
June 13, 2011 |
President Obama on Monday waded into the debate over whether embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner should step down, saying, "If it was me, I would resign. " "I think he's embarrassed himself, he's acknowledged that, he's embarrassed his wife and his family," Obama told NBC's Ann Curry . "Ultimately, there's going to be a decision for him and his constituents. " Also Monday, the House approved Weiner's request for a two-week leave of absence. On Saturday, the New York Democrat entered...