President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan presented a joint front against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad even as Obama shies away from deeper U.S. involvement in the conflict, such as sending weapons to the rebels.
President Barack Obama plans to choose a new acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service this week as the first congressional hearings begin into the agency’s selective scrutiny of small-government groups, according to an administration official.
President Barack Obama asked his nominees for Commerce secretary and trade ambassador to revive U.S. export growth as the administration’s goal of doubling overseas sales by the end of next year slips out of reach.
President Barack Obama said he is nominating Penny Pritzker, the Chicago businesswoman, philanthropist and Hyatt Hotels Corp. heiress who led record fundraising for his 2008 campaign, as secretary of commerce.
Two days after the slaying of 20 first-graders at a Connecticut schoolhouse shocked the nation, President Barack Obama climbed a White House stage with an emotional appeal: It was time to fix the nation’s gun laws.
The National Rifle Association used the threat of an election-year backlash to tamp down U.S. Senate support for expanded background checks on gun sales -- even though the lobbying group lost almost every race it spent money on during the 2012 campaign.