WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – The White House on Monday
conceded that the United States should have sent a higher-level
representative to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic
militant attacks there and said President Barack Obama would
liked to have come.
Some Republican lawmakers and U.S. media outlets have
criticized Obama’s administration for not sending a top leader
to the march, which featured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas flanking the
leaders of France, Germany and Mali.
White House says State Dept is studying Nebraska court decision on Keystone XL pipeline, WH will let that process play out
AF1 is wheels up for Washington
Obama says met with Gabby Giffords while in Arizona
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House does not feel pressure to loosen restrictions on U.S. oil exports further and views debate over the issue as resolved for now, John Podesta, a top aide to President Barack Obama, told Reuters in an interview.
The drop in oil prices and the Commerce Department’s move to allow companies to ship more ultra-light U.S. crude to the rest of the world – estimated at up to a million barrels per day – has taken pressure off the administration to do more.