Allies of President Barack Obama are warning the administration that it has been too slow in responding to a cascading set of scandals and risks letting Republicans define his second term and derail his agenda.
The Obama administration supports an “orderly transition” and fair elections in Egypt and won’t take sides on the outcome as long as the demands of Egyptian citizens are met, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said.
The Obama administration is “open” to negotiations on temporarily extending tax cuts for upper- income individuals to win extensions for middle-income families, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said.
President Barack Obama ’s spokesman said the Egyptian government must ensure the rights of its citizens to peacefully protest and again condemned violence that killed at least six demonstrators in Cairo overnight.
President Barack Obama ’s spokesman called the violent clashes in Egypt “outrageous and deplorable” and said it was “imperative” that the Egyptian people see a transition in government begin immediately.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has an “obligation” to avoid violence amid protests against his government and he should seize the street demonstrations as an opportunity to enact political reforms, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.
President Barack Obama reviewed an initial report assessing his strategy for Afghanistan today that will affirm his timetable to begin withdrawing some U.S. forces in July, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said.