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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.
Posted byon September 10, 2013 at 10:18 AM EDT
President Obama addresses the nation from the East Room of the White House. Watch live on WhiteHouse.gov/Syria.
Posted byon September 9, 2013 at 6:42 PM EDT
Today, National Security Advisor Susan Rice spoke from the New America Foundation to explain why Syria’s use of chemical weapons is a serious threat to our national security, and why it is in our national interest to undertake limited military action to deter future use.
Posted byon September 9, 2013 at 1:51 PM EDT
On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, Secretary of State John Kerry will participate in a Google+ Hangout with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Lara Setrakian to discuss the United States' response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.