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.
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.
September 30, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- With no sign of a break in a budget standoff, federal offices across the country have been determining who would be deemed “essential” and on the clock during a government shutdown. The White House has been doing the same. The Executive Office of the President on Monday posted its contingency plans should Congress fail to pass a funding bill before the Monday midnight EDT deadline. Detailed in a letter sent last week to the Office of Management and Budget, the plan leaves 436 workers “exempt” from the shutdown order, meaning they can continue to report to work.
February 15, 2012 |
To no surprise, among the throng of basketball fans enamored by the Knicks' Jeremy Lin is the one in the White House. President Obama was talking about the NBA's newest sensation on Marine One Wednesday morning, his spokesman Jay Carney confirmed, after the Knicks point guard led his team to another victory Tuesday night on a last-second three-pointer. Carney said the president, like the rest of Americans and much of the Chinese, is taken by the story. "It's just a great story and the president was saying as much this morning.
October 10, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama likely would sign legislation allowing the government to continue borrowing to cover obligations in the short term, even if it is not coupled with a measure reopening the government, a White House spokesman said Thursday. “He wants Congress to do both. He wants Congress to fulfill both of its responsibilities,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters. “If Congress takes action without partisan strings attached, that would be a good thing.” Later asked if Obama would sign a debt-limit bill without an accompanying spending bill, Carney said, “yes.” The comments came hours after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)
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.