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President Obama is signaling the Egyptian opposition that their time has come. In a terse statement last night, Mr. Obama announced a “moment of transformation” had arrived in Egypt, “the status quo is not sustainable” and a new government must begin to form “now.” An administration official later reiterated, “the key part of the statement was ‘now.’ ” The next morning, the formerly peaceful protests in Egypt turned violent. It turns out that words do have consequences.
The White House said Wednesday that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has a chance to show the world "exactly who he is" by bringing desperately needed change to his country now.
President Obama on Wednesday will push a key foreign policy goal closer to completion when he signs documents for the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), a cornerstone of U.S. efforts to "reset" ties with Russia.
The Environmental Protection Agency is setting the first federal drinking water standard for a toxic rocket fuel ingredient linked to thyroid problems in pregnant women and young children, the Obama administration announced on Wednesday.
The 9-day-old uprising in Egypt took a dark turn Wednesday, as pro-government demonstrators riding horses and camels clashed with pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails in riots that broke out across the country.
New York City's Apollo Theater launched the careers of such legends as Ella Fitzgerald. It also was the site of memorial services for Michael Jackson and James Brown, and a 2007 presidential campaign rally for Barack Obama.
Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill announced separate plans this week to try to block the Obama administration from unilaterally imposing limits on greenhouse gas emissions, ratcheting up pressure on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to hold a vote.
The Obama administration's health care initiative survived a major test Wednesday when Senate Democrats blocked a Republican attempt to repeal the reforms, though GOP leaders vowed to continue their fight to kill what they called a massive "jobs killing" measure.
The White House condemned the outbreak of bloody clashes in Cairo on Wednesday, calling scenes of pro- and anti-government protesters stoning and beating each other in the streets "outrageous and deplorable."