The bilateral meeting is scheduled to take place in the White House on October 1st, National Security spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden announced earlier today.
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After joining the Twittersphere in January of 2013, long after she became the First Lady, Michele Obama (@FLOTUS) has recently passed the 1 million follower count, as did her Instagram account, and the White House is now celebrating.
In a blog post, the official White House website highlights the First Lady’s use of the social networks to interact with ordinary Americans. “The First Lady uses Twitter and Instagram to connect with people around the country and keep her followers up-to-date on the latest news from her initiatives, Joining Forces, Let’s Move, and Reach Higher. From participating in a Google+ Hangout during her trip to Africa to her Twitter Q&A #LunchWithFlotus on healthy school lunches, the First Lady is continually looking for new ways to connect with the public and answer their questions.”
(AP) — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building, a federal prosecutor said Monday. A machete and two hatchets also were found.
In a federal court proceeding, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Mudd declared that the accused intruder, Omar J. Gonzalez, was a danger to the president. Gonzalez was arrested just inside the White House front door.
Speaking out publicly for the first time since her mother’s passing, Melissa Rivers appeared on the show her mother was most known for, Fashion Police.
In a special tribute episode for Joan Rivers that aired on Friday, the late comedian’s daughter revealed that despite Joan’s constant comedy some of them aimed at the president and the first lady, Obama has written a condolence letter to the Rivers family.
The vote passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday and the Senate on Thursday, both chambers passed the bill with bipartisan support.
(AP) - President Barack Obama praised a House vote Wednesday granting him authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, calling it an important step toward confronting the Islamic State group.
The Republican-controlled House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to authorize the program. Final approval in the Senate was expected Thursday.
Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday apologized for using the word “shylocks” in a speech Tuesday, saying he made a “poor choice of words.”
In a speech at the Legal Services Corporation conference on Tuesday, Biden was trying to describe bankers that target servicemen and servicewomen deployed overseas as “Shylocks,” a term that some see as offensive to Jews.
Despite his tough rhetoric and recently launched military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week, President Barack Obama is hardly trusted on meeting that challenge, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll published Wedensday. His approval ratings on handling terrorism and foreign policy have also taken a hit.
In a speech at the Legal Services Corporation conference, Biden was trying to describe bankers that target servicemen and servicewomen deployed overseas as “Shylocks,” a term that some see as offensive to Jews.
Former Vice President Dan Quayle on Sunday criticized President Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy approach, claiming it had turned more friends into enemies.
During a radio appreacrence on the ‘Cats Roundtable’ radio program, Quayle told radio host John Catsimatidis that nations “have more problems being a friend of the United States than being an enemy of the United States” because of Obama’s inconsistent statements and his inability to stick to his promises.
President Barack Obama on Friday received the backing of one of the most influential Jewish leaders in America, following his declaration of war against the brutal terrorist group ISIS.
Howard E. Friedman, a former president of the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and a leading supporter of Jewish political causes, hosted a $10K-32.4K fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Friday afternoon with the attendance of President Obama.
A public school teacher at the McKinley Tech Middle School in D. C. sent home an assignment to the sixth-grade class that required them to compare and contract two leaders, former President George W. Bush and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
Parents who saw the assignment found it very troubling. One parent said that what bothered her was the ‘lack of respect’ shown to the former president, and claiming an opinion as fact.
As President Barack Obama vowed to defeat the growing threat of ISIS, as much as 70 percent of Israelis don’t seem to trust him to fulfill that commitment, a new poll published Wednesday morning showed.
According to a Panels politics poll conducted for the Knesset channel, only 26% of respondents said they trust President Obama to lead the fight against ISIS, while 70% don’t trust him.
(AP) - Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of “a steady, relentless effort” to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreading reign of terror.
“We will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are,” Obama declared in a prime-time address to the nation from the White House. “This is a core principle of my presidency: If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.”
Following the announcement that President Obama will address the nation on the Islamic State threat, the president met with congressional leaders on Tuesday, where he told them that he has the authority he needs to launch a broader military campaign to root out violent extremists in Iraq and Syria.
The president is scheduled to address the nation, where he will outline his plans to ‘degrade and ultimately destroy’ the terrorist group, on Wednesday at 9pm from the State Floor of the White House.
Meeting with Turkey’s newly elected President Recap Tayyip Erdogan on Friday in Newport, Wales, where both leaders were attending the NATO Summit, President Barack Obama discussed with him multiple issues including cooperating in the fight against the Islamic State militant group.
In a statement released by the National Security spokesperson Caitlin Hayden, the White House said Obama and President Erdogan “also discussed the importance of building tolerant and inclusive societies and combating the scourge of anti-Semitism.”
President Obama addressing the nation said that “we don’t have a strategy yet” for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.
Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued a harsh warning to ISIS terrorist, declaring hell will break out once the United States is done grieving the death of two American journalists, including the dual American-Israeli journalist Steven Sotloff, who was beheaded by ISIS militants Tuesday.
“They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice,” the Vice President said during an event on the New Hampshire-Maine border. “Because hell is where they will reside. Hell is where they will reside.”
(AP). Lashing out at Russia, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe. He vigorously vowed to come to the defense of NATO allies that fear they could be Vladimir Putin’s next target.
“You lost your independence once before,” Obama said following meetings with Baltic leaders in the Estonian capital of Tallinn. “With NATO, you’ll never lose it again.”
(AP) - President Barack Obama has approved assigning 350 additional troops to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities.
The White House says in a statement that the State Department had asked for the additional military personnel to help protect U.S. diplomatic facilities and personnel in the Iraqi capital. The Defense Department reviewed the request and recommended the additional troops.
President Obama giving a speech on Labor Day, a day which signals a start to those vying for a win come midterm elections, appealed to Republicans in Congress to give America a raise and approve raising the minimum wage.
“America deserves a raise,” he told a union crowd in Milwaukee, vowing to keep a hard sell on Congress in much the way he once courted his wife. “I just wore her down,” he cracked.
(AP). President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week’s airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.
The White House on Monday released a letter formally letting Congress’ leaders know that Obama approved the mission that repelled Sunni fighters in the northern Shiite town of Amirli and dropped food, water and medical supplies for civilians.
The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Feinstein told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the Defense and State departments have been putting together a response to the threat.
(AP). President Barack Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying “we don’t have a strategy yet” for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.
Obama said confronting the Islamic State militants requires a regional strategy with support from other countries in the region. He said it’s time for states in the region to “stop being ambivalent” about the aims of extremist groups like the Islamic State.