The Presidential Inauguration, Senate Confirmations

News 12 January 2017 What you didn’t know about Senate confirmations  Several of President-elect Trump’s nominees for top Cabinet posts are in the spotlight as the Senate has started holding confirmation hearings in advance of the January 20 presidential inauguration. Rex Tillerson, Trump’s pick for secretary of state, for example, appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 11 and

U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Today’s topics:     Vietnam /  Hiroshima / World Humanitarian Summit / Vietnam 24 May 2016 Remarks by President Obama in Address to the People of Vietnam President Obama: Xin chào!  (Applause.)  Xin chào Vietnam!  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  To the government and the people of Vietnam, thank you for this very warm welcome and the hospitality

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U.S. Policy Update for Monday, 25 April 2016

Today’s topics:     Obama-Cameron press conference / Paris Climate Change Agreement / State Dept news / South Sudan peace process / DoD News   President Obama in London 22 April 2016 Remarks by the President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron in Joint Press Conference: We are so bound together that nothing is going to impact the emotional and cultural and

President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron talk on the South Lawn of the White House, 20 July 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary The President spoke by phone today with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom to discuss Syria and the upcoming London Conference on Supporting Syria and the Region, which the Prime Minister will co-host with other world leaders on February 4.  President Obama reiterated the commitment of the United States to

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