An Obama administration spokesman said it was only in jest that a top aide said President Barack Obama would stop doing “selfies,” although Samsung Electronics Co.’s use of one for a phone promotion improperly exploited the presidency for commercial gain.
A shooting by an Iraq War veteran at Fort Hood in Texas last week calls attention to the importance of bolstering security at military bases and the emotional well- being of personnel strained by multiple deployments and federal budget cuts, U.S. lawmakers said.
U.S. Senate legislation providing aid for Ukraine moved closer to completion as Majority Leader Harry Reid abandoned a provision opposed by Republicans that would have boosted the International Monetary Fund.
President Barack Obama’s advisers are lining up against the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. Top Democratic donors oppose the project. And Obama himself dismisses claims that it will create many jobs.
A missing passenger jet “most likely” went down in the Indian Ocean, and authorities in Malaysia should stop resisting international help in finding out what happened on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, U.S. lawmakers said today.
U.S. senators of both political parties decried today’s referendum in Crimea as a sham, urging tighter sanctions on Russia and military assistance for Ukraine as it seeks to retain its Black Sea peninsula.
Republican Chuck Hagel will be confirmed as the next U.S. secretary of defense even after a contentious hearing in which he was assailed by members of his own party, said President Barack Obama’s senior adviser, Dan Pfeiffer.
President Barack Obama’s senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that there’s “no question” Republican Chuck Hagel, a former Nebraska senator, will be confirmed as the next U.S. secretary of defense even after a contentious Senate hearing in which he was put on the defensive by members of his own party.