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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.
Posted byon September 13, 2013 at 6:06 PM EDT
The Weekly Wrap Up: The President's address to the nation, remembering those lost on September 11th, drink more water, and a meeting with the Cabinet
Posted byon September 13, 2013 at 12:00 AM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Posted byon September 11, 2013 at 10:50 AM EDT
Despite a packed G-20 schedule filled with meetings on economic issues and the situation in Syria, President Obama also took the time while in St. Petersburg to meet with representatives of Russia’s civil society.
Posted byon September 10, 2013 at 10:06 PM EDT
President Obama delivers a national address from the East Room of the White House to discuss the situation in Syria.