Libby Schaaf – Oakland Mayor At White House For President Obama’s Event

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf made her first trip to Washington and President Obama’s White House event for the U.S. Conference Of Mayors Winter Meeting, held today, Friday. Here’s the press…

President Obama On The Fort Hood Shooting

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON SHOOTING AT FORT HOOD Chicago Cut Steakhouse Chicago, Illinois 6:46 P.M. CDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. I just got off the phone with Vice Chairman…

Obama warns Russia: There will be costs to any military intervention in the Ukraine – Haaretz

HaaretzUkraine has reported that Russian forces have taken control of Crimea’s airports and had flown 2,000 troops into the region; Russia said any troop movement was in keeping with its…

President Obama blunt in warning Russia not to intervene in Ukraine – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON — President Obama issued a blunt warning to Moscow on Friday that “there will be costs” if Russia sends its troops into Ukraine, saying he is deeply…

Obama warns Russia over military moves in Crimea – Las Vegas Sun

Obama warns Russia over military moves in CrimeaLas Vegas SunLas Vegas Sun. February 28, 2014. Currently: 55

Obama warns Russia of ‘costs’ for intervention in Ukraine – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that military intervention in Ukraine would lead to “costs,” as tension with old foe President Vladimir Putin rose in a…

Israeli troops ‘using excessive force’ in West Bank – BBC News

BBC NewsIsraeli forces are using excessive and reckless force in the occupied West Bank, Amnesty International says. More than 40 Palestinians were killed in the past three years and the…

Grim Afghan future if no security pact, says general – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeBAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Depicting a grim future for Afghanistan without US help, the top US military officer said Wednesday that Afghanistan’s refusal to sign a security agreement…

President Obama pressures Afghanistan leader Karzai on security deal – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON — Signaling his frustration with events in Afghanistan, President Obama ordered the Pentagon on Tuesday to step up plans to withdraw all U.S. troops by January if…

US planning full Afghan pullout, Obama tells Karzai – BBC News

BBC NewsPresident Barack Obama has warned his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai that the US may pull all of its troops out of his country by the year’s end. Mr Obama…

No bluff: US planning possible withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan – CNN

CNNWashington (CNN) — We’re not bluffing, the Obama administration told Afghanistan on Tuesday in announcing it has started planning for the possible withdrawal of all U.S. troops by the end…

Michelle Obama visits Miami to promote fitness – MiamiHerald.com

Michelle Obama visits Miami to promote fitnessMiamiHerald.comMIAMI — First lady Michelle Obama is celebrating the fourth anniversary of her “Let’s Move!” youth health initiative by hitting the road. Her next…

Plea to deport Justin Bieber becomes 2nd most popular White House petition – Daily Mail

Daily MailJustin Bieber has inspired more ill will among Americans than the radical group Muslim Brotherhood – at least according to the popularity of a White House petition calling for…

Obama to Host Dalai Lama at White House – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. President Barack Obama hosts exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Friday at the White House, prompting China to issue a statement of “serious concern.” The White…

China urges Obama to cancel Dalai Lama meeting – Financial Times

Financial TimesChina called on US President Barack Obama to immediately cancel a planned meeting with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, and warned the meeting would “severely impair”…

Michelle Obama and Jimmy Fallon: Together again – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOne thing you can say about first lady Michelle Obama: When it comes to promoting her causes, she’s more than game. She’s even willing to goof off with wacky…

China urges Obama to cancel meeting with Dalai Lama – Reuters

ReutersBEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China urged the United States on Friday to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama later in the day,…

Michael Sam’s marketing power is real—just not until draft day – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comWith Michael Sam announcing himself as gay ahead of the 2014 NFL Draft, sports marketers are weighing in on whether brands might align with the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of…

President Obama applauds Michael Sam’s decision – NFL.com

NFL.com“I really like the fact that Michael did it before the draft, because his attitude was, ‘You know what? I know who I am. I know I can play great…

Obama praises Michael Sam for announcement before NFL Draft – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comOther than several anonymous NFL types suggesting that the league isn’t ready for an openly gay player, and that Sam may have hurt his draft position with his announcement, the…

US president warns Uganda over anti-gay bill – BBC News

BBC NewsPresident Barack Obama has warned Uganda’s President Yoweri Musuveni that enacting an anti-gay law will complicate relations with the US. Under the proposed legislation, those convicted of homosexual acts…

Syria talks: Lakhdar Brahimi apology for lack of progress – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has apologised to the Syrian people after peace talks in Geneva ended without making progress. He had held final discussions with both sides in…

Obama-appointed climate change task force meets in Los Angeles – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesObama administration officials met with a nationwide task force of state and local leaders in Los Angeles Thursday to hear what the federal government can do to help…

CVS Caremark To Stop Sale Of Cigarettes: President Obama’s Statement

CVS Caremark has posted this note on its website from Larry Merlo, CVS Caremark President and CEO: CVS/pharmacy will stop selling cigarettes and all tobacco products at its more than…

Watchdog: Afghan ministries cannot properly account for how US dollars are spent – Fox News

Fox NewsThe U.S. government is keeping tens of millions of dollars flowing to Afghanistan despite a pair of private audits that found Afghan ministries could not properly account for the…

Obama Announces New myRA Retirement Accounts – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalPresident Barack Obama said he is directing the Treasury Department to create a new type of retirement savings account for millions of Americans that would include a government…

UN inspectors in Iran to visit uranium mine – Washington Post

Washington PostTEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian official says a group of U.N. inspectors are on the way to visit a key uranium mine as part of a deal to allow…

Real Income Inequality: A Look at the Income Gap Between Washington DC and … – Town Hall

Town HallBy now we’re all well aware President Obama will focus heavily on “income inequality” in America tonight during his State of the Union Address, but one thing you won’t…

Boston bomb survivors are guests at Obama speech – Washington Post

Washington PostWASHINGTON — Two survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and an openly gay NBA player are among the guests who will sit with first lady Michelle Obama Tuesday when…

Philadelphia abuzz over possible 2015 visit by Pope Francis – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThough the Vatican hasn’t made an official announcement, news that Pope Francis may visit Philadelphia in 2015 has generated buzz among the Catholic community and city residents. Vatican…

President Obama Appoints David Simas, Broderick Johnson, Others, To Key Posts

President Obama announced the following individuals will serve in key White House posts: ยท David Simas, Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach…

How safe is Sochi? Travelers weigh their options as Olympics near – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Tracey Madigan was looking forward to watching hockey games at the Olympics with her three kids this year. Now, she’s scrambling to cancel their plane tickets because Sochi…

Keeping Wide Net, Obama Sets Limits on Phone Spying – New York Times

New York TimesThe president announced the end of the telephone metadata program, the way it exists now, after the disclosure of the practice by the former National Security Agency contractor…

Changes to US surveillance policy in detail: What happens next – Washington Post

Washington PostHeadline goes here. President Obama announced a series of changes to U.S. surveillance policies on Friday, but his announcements mark only the start of reform. In some cases, Congress…

Obama seeks middle ground with NSA overhaul – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON — In announcing his long-awaited plans to overhaul government surveillance policies, President Obama on Friday sought to occupy a middle space in the simmering debate on U.S. spying.…