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Posted byon March 25, 2014 at 8:07 AM EDT
Placing women at the center of our foreign policy isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s also a strategic necessity: societies where women are safe and empowered to realize their full potential are more stable, prosperous and secure. The State Department is doing its part. Just look at the progress we’ve made this past year.
President Obama, Secretary Kerry and Secretary Lew Underscore and Reaffirm the Strength of the U.S.-Israel RelationshipPosted byon March 6, 2014 at 10:50 AM EDT
The beginning of March provided several important opportunities for President Obama and senior administration officials to underscore that unshakeable bond between the United States and Israel.
Posted byon February 21, 2014 at 1:00 AM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon November 4, 2013 at 10:14 AM EDT
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announces it is now confident that no additional chemical agents or munitions can be produced in Syria.
Posted byon September 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT
The two leaders discuss ongoing negotiations with the Palestinian Authority; the situation in Syria; their shared commitment to a constructive relationship with Egypt; and their agreement that Iran must not possess a nuclear weapon.
Posted byon September 25, 2013 at 10:32 AM EDT
On September 23 and 24, President Obama joined Heads of State from all around the world at the opening of the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly. The President’s speech to the General Assembly outlined the United States’ perspective on the challenges that the international community is confronting.
Posted byon September 24, 2013 at 6:40 PM EDT
Posted byon September 21, 2013 at 5:30 AM EDT
President Obama says the economy is making progress five years after the worst recession since the Great Depression, but to avoid another crisis, Congress must meet two deadlines in the coming weeks: pass a budget by the end of the month to keep the government open, and raise the debt ceiling so America can pay its bills.
Posted byon September 18, 2013 at 2:50 PM EDT
On Monday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefed members of the Security Council on the report of the United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria. The report concludes unequivocally that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in the Ghouta area of Damascus on August 21, 2013, causing numerous casualties, particularly among civilians.
Posted byon September 14, 2013 at 5:30 AM EDT
President Obama follows up on his speech to the nation on Tuesday and describes the possibility for a diplomatic solution in Syria, partially because of the credible threat of U.S. military force.