President Barack Obama will make the first of a series of tours of U.S. towns and cities designed to pressure Congress to move forward on second-term priorities including the expansion of early childhood education and infrastructure spending.
President Barack Obama is meeting today with 15 heads of the world’s biggest banks, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s Lloyd C. Blankfein and JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon, White House officials said.
Kim Jong Un put some North Korean forces on standby to strike South Korea and U.S. forces as Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel denounced the totalitarian state’s “provocative actions and belligerent tone.”
President Barack Obama has conferred with more than a dozen oil, natural gas and clean-energy executives, as well as academic advisers, at the White House in advance of an energy-policy speech in Illinois next week, spokesman Josh Earnest said.
The Obama administration is monitoring oil markets and a release from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve remains “an option that is on the table” if prices rise or supply is disrupted, said Josh Earnest, a White House spokesman.
President Barack Obama spotlighted his proposals to create jobs through spurring private spending on highways, airports and bridges, telling voters at a Miami port that the U.S. can’t wait to upgrade its essential infrastructure.