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.
October 3, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama canceled a long-planned trip to attend economic and security summits in Southeast Asia because of the government shutdown, the White House said Thursday night, the latest casualty of the political impasse in Washington. The president was scheduled to leave Saturday for Indonesia and Brunei for a series of summits with other world leaders, diplomacy he has prioritized as part of his attempt to "pivot" economic and military resources to the western Pacific region.
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.
December 12, 2011 |
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday that she welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to hear arguments about the state's controversial illegal immigration law. "I am confident the high court will uphold Arizona's constitutional authority and obligation to protect the safety and welfare of its citizens," she said in a statement. "This case is not just about Arizona. It's about every state grappling with the costs of illegal immigration. And it's about the fundamental principle of federalism, under which these states have a right to defend their people.
June 30, 2011 |
President Obama, who has pushed the envelope in using social media, will hold a town hall-style event on Twitter, the White House announced Thursday. The event, to focus on the economy and jobs, will be held at 2 p.m. EDT on July 6, spokesman Jay Carney announced at his televised briefing. Questions for the event will be marked with the hashtag followed by “AskObama” (#AskObama). A video feed of the president’s answers will be streamed online. The White House said Twitter staffers will sort the questions and winnow down the queries to representational choices, Carney said.
April 18, 2011 |
It's not another commission, the White House has said. But Vice President Biden will host a May 5 -- Cinco de Mayo, if you will -- meeting with lawmakers from both parties at Blair House to begin working on a deficit reduction plan, the White House announced Monday afternoon. President Obama had said in his speech last Wednesday that Biden, a 36-year veteran of the Senate, would be heading up talks with legislative leaders when Congress returns from its spring recess. "The reality is that for anything to pass Congress, you need 60 votes in the Senate and 218 votes in the House.