WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said
on Tuesday he would not wait for Congress to pass legislation to
advance his policy priorities this year and said he was “getting
close” to finishing a review of U.S. surveillance practices – to
be unveiled on Friday.
Obama, speaking to reporters during a cabinet meeting at the
White House, foreshadowed his upcoming State of the Union
address and what appeared to be a new messaging strategy by
emphasizing his ability to take executive actions without
approval from lawmakers.
#Obama also tells cabinet, reporters that he will not wait for legislation to advance his priorities on education, economy this year
During pool spray in cabinet room, Obama says he is “getting close” to being finished with NSA review
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a broad review of the country’s energy infrastructure, noting that factors such as rising demand and climate change have put increased pressure on the aging system.
It would include all the systems required for “transporting, transmitting, and delivering energy,” the White House said in a statement announcing the Quadrennial Energy Review.
#Obama just loves commenting on people’s hair. (He just pointed out he used to have big hair like one of the Harlem students in Easy Room.)
#Obama says he plans to keep his State of the Union address this year a little shorter than usual.
Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul just entered the White House East Room
Gov Christie: I am a very sad person today. (Democrats probably feeling opposite emotion.)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and other top administration officials rallied around Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday after former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates criticized him sharply in a memoir.
Gates, who led the Pentagon from 2006 to 2011 under Republican President George W. Bush and then Obama, said in his book, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” that Biden had been “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”