CHILMARK/VINEYARD HAVEN, Massachusetts (Reuters) – President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that the United States is cancelling joint military exercises with Egypt next month, saying normal U.S. cooperation cannot continue in light of the armed forces’ bloody crackdown.
“The United States strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by Egypt’s interim government and security forces,” Obama said on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, where he is on vacation.
#Obama to make a statement about Egypt in one hour at 10:15 from Martha’s Vineyard vacation home
VINEYARD HAVEN, Massachusetts (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama wants some “space” to make a decision on who to nominate to replace Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve when his term expires in January, a source familiar with the process said.
Obama is considering a handful of candidates for the top job at the U.S. central bank. The front-runners are believed to be former Treasury Secretary and Obama economic adviser Larry Summers and current Fed Vice chair Janet Yellen.
#Obama’s golf partners today: Jim Kim, Brian Roberts, Ron Kirk
It’s a sunny day finally on Martha’s Vineyard, so you can guess how #Obama is celebrating: golf.
It’s almost like campaign season for Obama again. The White House says he is doing a bus tour through Pennsylvania and New York next week.
It’s a rainy day on Martha’s Vineyard but #Obama is golfing again. His golf mates: Vernon Jordan, Ron Kirk, Allison Davis
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – President Barack Obama promised faster attention to a backlog of veterans’ disability claims and announced a new mental health initiative on Saturday during a stop in Florida before beginning a week-long vacation.
Traveling to Orlando with his wife, Michelle, Obama addressed a gathering of the Disabled American Veterans group.