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Obama to propose deep nuclear arms cuts in State of the Union

US President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address on Tuesday to call for dramatic cuts in nuclear arsenals around the world, The New York Times reported late Sunday. Quoting unnamed administration officials, the newspaper said that in recent months Obama had secured agreement with the US…

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…

Obama to release secret drone strike memos to Congress

In a reversal, President Barack Obama will allow lawmakers access to secret documents outlining the legal justification for drone strikes that kill US citizens abroad who conspire with Al-Qaeda. An administration official disclosed the move Wednesday on the eve of a Senate hearing on Obama’s nomination of his top White…

White House releases Obama skeet-shooting photo

The White House on Saturday released a photo of President Barack Obama skeet-shooting, in an apparent bid to allay concerns among gun-owners that he is opposed to any and all firearms. Obama hits the road on Monday to push his plan to cut gun violence, which has become a centerpiece…

Watch live: Obama welcomes Miami Heat to the White House

President Obama welcomes the 2012 NBA Champion Miami Heat to the White House. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Jan. 28. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy [Washington Wizards v/s Miami Heat December 18, 2010 via Flickr user Keith Allison]…

White House says promised immigration push will begin next week

Immigration reform: White House says promised push begins next week President Obama will begin his push for sweeping reform of the nation’s immigration laws – a major campaign promise that was embraced by Latino voters in November – on Tuesday in Las Vegas, the White House announced on Friday. The…

White House gives grudging welcome to debt limit plan

The White House said Tuesday that President Barack Obama would not block a Republican plan to extend government borrowing authority by three months but would prefer a longer term debt ceiling hike. Defusing a showdown with Obama, Republican House leaders are ready to permit the government to borrow more money…

White House: Iran nuclear talks ‘positive first step’

The White House hailed the “positive attitude” from Iran and world powers at the negotiating table on Saturday, calling the nuclear talks a “positive first step.” Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes reiterated the White House’s call for Tehran to take “concrete steps” to demonstrate that it will not militarize its nuclear program, which the Iranian regime…

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…

The Orange Julius Job

The White House noted yesterday that if Republicans were really serious about job creation, we’d have local and state governments hiring and infrastructure humming.  Since Republicans are serious about creating only jobs with the word “Chief” in the start of the title, that’s not going to happen, of course. Obama…

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