June 25, 2012 |
DURHAM, N.H. -- President Obama continued his attack on Mitt Romney and his former firm's business practices, mocking the response of his rival's campaign to a report that Bain Capital had invested in companies that shipped jobs overseas. Aides to the former Massachusetts governor disputed the report, saying it had confused the business practices of offshoring and outsourcing. "If you're a worker whose job went overseas, you don't need someone trying to explain to you the difference," Obama said.
May 4, 2011 |
Suffice it to say, Sarah Palin does not agree with President Obama's decision to keep graphic photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse from the eyes of the world. The possible 2012 GOP presidential candidate tweeted her displeasure almost as soon as the announcement came earlier Wednesday from the White House. Photos: Osama bin Laden dead "Show photo as warning to others seeking America's destruction. No pussy-footing around, no politicking, no drama; it's part of the mission," Palin wrote.
February 2, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Facing questions about President Obama's experience with firearms, the White House has released a photo of the chief executive in the act of firing one. Obama, in an interview published by the New Republic, claimed that had used a gun at the Camp David presidential retreat. "We do skeet shooting all the time," the president said. "Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. " That prompted snickering from some of the president's conservative critics and questions for the president's press secretary.
April 19, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - More resignations are expected soon in the Secret Service prostitution scandal. "It is our understanding the resignations could come today or tomorrow," Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Thursday. He has been briefed by Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan. The Secret Service announced Wednesday that it was seeking to fire one supervisor tied to the alleged misconduct. Another supervisor is retiring, and a third agent will be allowed to retire.
April 18, 2012 |
Key editors at the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday explained the decision to publish a story and pictures of U.S. soldiers posing with body parts of Afghan suicide bombers, after questions were raised by the White House, the Pentagon and readers. In a live chat on latimes.com, Editor Davan Maharaj explained the decision to publish the material, especially the pictures, even though the events occurred two years ago. The publication comes at an especially sensitive time, with the U.S. and its NATO allies seeking to disengage from the Afghanistan war that began in October 2001.
April 5, 2012 |
As Augusta National faces new questions about its lack of female membership, the White House said Thursday that President Obama believes women should be admitted. "It's obviously up to the club to decide. But his personal opinion is that women should be admitted to the club," spokesman Jay Carney told reporters at his daily briefing. Driving the renewed attention to the renowned golf club's membership profile was the elevation of Virginia Rometty to chief executive of IBM, a title sponsor of the Masters tournament.