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The White House said Thursday that Republican Rep. Darrell Issa shouldn't have dissed Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland by shutting down a hearing while Mr. Cummings was speaking.
The Obama administration hopes Russia will agree to sit down for direct talks with the transitional government that took power in Ukraine following last month's ouster of the nation's Moscow-backed president, a senior State Department official said Thursday.
President Obama aimed stern warnings and temporarily toothless sanctions at Russia on Thursday, calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to ease the crisis in Ukraine and condemning a proposed referendum in Crimea that would allow the contested region to join Moscow.
Republican lawmakers have failed to pin down senior military officials on how they characterized the Benghazi attack to the White House and President Obama on Sept. 11, 2012, the day terrorists stormed a U.S. diplomatic mission and bombed a CIA annex in the eastern Libyan city.
The Obama administration on Friday told Russia not to cross a “line” in Ukraine, though officials wouldn't speculate about what the U.S. will do if Moscow disregards the warning.
George W. Bush has a fan in the Obama White House — at least when it comes to the former president's newest hobby.
With Russia exerting its influence over parts of Ukraine, the White House on Thursday issued a stern admonition to Moscow to refrain from "provocative actions" that could plunge the region into deeper chaos.
President Obama has admitted to smoking weed and cigarettes in years past, but he's never puffed on an electronic cigarette.
Tuesday brought a fresh reminder that the more-than-decade-long conflict in Afghanistan will not conclude on U.S. terms, with the Obama administration revealing it’s planning for a complete withdrawal from the troubled country at the end of the year.
Obama threatens Karzai with full US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by end of year
A leading Republican governor claimed Monday that President Obama will make a decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline within “a couple of months,” but the White House refused to confirm the story and added even more uncertainty to the already murky future of the $7 billion project.
President Barack Obama told governors at a White House meeting Monday that he expects to decide on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in the next couple of months, two Republican governors said.
The White House said Saturday it is closely monitoring events in Ukraine and said it would work with Russia to support a "unified" nation amid concerns the country could split in two.
The White House endorsed an agreement Friday between the Ukrainian government and opposition leaders, saying the deal is "consistent with what we have advocated."
The Obama administration on Friday called for quick implementation of an agreement between Ukraine's president and the opposition to end violence, yet warned the deal was fragile and that it could prove difficult to persuade hard-line protesters to lay down their weapons.
He said Mr. Nussbaum is able to "provide unique services where no other person can fulfill the contract requirements."
Biden spokesman Jay Carney said Mr. Nussbaum's hiring is permitted under the sole-source provision of federal contracting rules.