Obama, in middle of town hall meeting in Pittsburgh, asks staff for his cup of tea
Obama: the First Lady works pretty hard and doesn’t get paid. But obviously we’re Ok.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Tuesday it had captured a suspected ringleader of the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a raid that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador and ignited a political firestorm in Washington.
President Barack Obama said in a statement that he had authorized the operation in Libya on Sunday in which U.S. military troops, working with law enforcement personnel, captured Ahmed Abu Khatallah.
Air Force One is wheels up for Washington, Obama’s golf vacation is over
Obama to sign executive order barring discrimination against LGBT workers from federal contractors, White House official says.
By Jeff Mason
RANCHO MIRAGE Calif. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, a White House official said on Monday, handing another victory to gay rights activists.
The White House has been pressing Congress to pass legislation to ban employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and has resisted issuing an executive order in favor of pursuing a broader, legislative solution.
By Jeff Mason
RANCHO MIRAGE Calif. (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will go to Guatemala on Friday to meet Central American leaders about the influx of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the United States, senior administration officials said on Sunday.
Biden is adding the stop to an already scheduled trip to Brazil, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.