WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will challenge a skeptical Republican-led Congress on Tuesday to back tax increases on the wealthy to help lift up middle-class Americans in a State of the Union speech that will outline his vision for his last two years in office.
According to excerpts released by the White House of his 9 p.m. EST televised speech, Obama will say it is time to convert a recent surge in the U.S. economy into improvements for the middle class, many of whom are still experiencing hard times.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama warned lawmakers on Friday not to trigger new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, saying such a move would upset diplomatic talks and increase the likelihood of a military conflict with Tehran.
In a joint news conference at the White House, Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron urged members of Congress to be patient and hold off on legislation calling for further sanctions.
WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama
and British Prime Minister David Cameron warned U.S. lawmakers
on Friday not to trigger new sanctions against Iran over its
nuclear program, saying such a move would upset diplomatic talks
and potentially lead to war.
In a joint news conference at the White House, Obama and
Cameron urged members of Congress to be patient and hold off on
any legislation calling for further sanctions now.
Obama and Britain’s Cameron will dine on herb crusted lamb, pickled wild mushrooms, warm pear cake and caramel popcorn tonight
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Secret Service will remove four senior officials while another has opted to retire, the latest shake-up after a series of security lapses at the agency charged with protecting the president, an agency official said on Wednesday.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmedActing Director Joseph Clancy had told the four assistant directors who oversee the agency’s missions of protection, investigations, technology and public affairs that they must leave their jobs.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s administration will unveil new rules Wednesday that aim to slash methane emissions from oil and gas production by up to 45 percent by 2025 in its latest move to solidify the Democratic president’s credentials on climate change.
Under the proposal, the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Interior will issue measures to contain leaking methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from new drilling equipment and from old and new production facilities located on public lands.
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.