Quantcast
Home » Topics » the White House (Page 3)

Coal industry battles to keep power in U.S. energy debate

Four months after pledging to lead the United States on a path to sustainable energy, President Barack Obama faces a turning point on electricity generated from coal, one of the dirtiest of fuels. The White House was expected this week to finalize a rule to reduce emissions from all new…

Obama speaks to Afghan president three days after NATO strike kills children

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday spoke to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, for what officials said were regular consultations, three days after a NATO air strike killed 11 Afghan children. The White House announced the conversation, but would not divulge whether Obama mentioned the strike, which caused the latest of…

Watch live: Biden and Holder deliver remarks on gun control

Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder deliver remarks at the White House on measures relating to gun reform. Watch live, broadcast by NBC News on April 9.…

Watch live: Obama hosts Mothers Against Violence at White House

President Obama hosts an event at the White House urging Congress to take action to reduce gun violence. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on March 28. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Watch live: Obama hosts 2012 Citizens Medal ceremony

President Obama hosts the 2012 awardees of the Presidential Citizens Medal at the White House. The Newtown teachers and administrators who died protecting the children in their care are among the recipients. Watch live, broadcast on Feb. 15. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

White House blasts Sen. Graham for threatening to block key nominees

The White House said Monday a top Republican was harming national security by delaying confirmation of new Pentagon and CIA chiefs in a row over the US consulate attack in Benghazi. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham warned Sunday he would block Chuck Hagel’s Senate confirmation as defense secretary and John Brennan’s…

US ‘evaluating’ next steps in Syria conflict but avoids discussing arms support

US Secretary of State John Kerry said that the United States is exploring ways to end Syria’s increasingly bloody conflict as the White House defended its refusal to arm rebels there. The decision not to arm rebels was apparently a divisive one in President Barack Obama’s first term, with several…

White House condemns Bahrain violence

WASHINGTON — The White House said Wednesday it was “deeply concerned” over an upsurge in violence in Bahrain, condemning attacks on police but also calling on security forces to show restraint. “The United States continues to be deeply concerned about the situation in Bahrain, and we urge all parties to…

Obama to hold forum on women and the economy

US President Barack Obama hosts a forum Friday on women and the economy, as aides warn of a “devastating” impact on the key voting bloc if the Supreme Court overturns his health care law. The White House said the forum would “examine the ways in which the administration has worked…

10 shocking companies the government subsidizes as ‘small businesses’

With the so-called JOBS Act — which stands for the ‘Jump-start Our Business Start-ups’ and is a trickle-down approach to getting Americans to work — set to pass the House today and make its way to the president’s desk as early as tomorrow, one wonders what kind of small businesses…

Google+