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Oct 24, 2014
United States - The Obama administration has not endorsed lifting the embargo, however. full story »
Oct 23, 2014
United States - The day another potential Ebola case was reported -- this time, a doctor in New York -- the two sparred over the Obama administration's handling of the threat. full story »
Canada - The Obama administration has implemented a series of steps aimed at preventing the further spread of Ebola in the US but has stopped short of a travel ban on people from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea called for by some politiciansc full story »
Oct 22, 2014
United States - Second, the Obama administration needs to clearly define who is in charge and what role the different agencies and bureaus within those agencies will play. full story »
Oct 21, 2014
Belize - They are under severe attack from the Republican Party, and the serial mishandling of the hospital case in Dallas, Texas involving the first ebola patient to enter the United States, one Thomas Duncan from Liberia, has embarrassed the Obama administration. full story »
United States - 2 Republicans add a modest number of seats to their House majority, and Democrats close strong and somehow manage to keep their Senate edge, with either 51 seats or a 50-50 tie in which Vice President Joe Biden breaks ties for the rest of the Obama administrationm full story »
Oct 20, 2014
United States - Khatallah remained free for more than a year after the attacks, doing interviews with CNN and other media, prompting criticism of the Obama administration over how long it was taking to arrest the alleged attackers. full story »
Oct 19, 2014
United States - Editor's note: Tune in to CNN Monday for Evan Perez's interview with Attorney General Eric Holder on his legacy and his time in the Obama administration. full story »
Oct 18, 2014
United States - (CNN) -- Texas election officials can go ahead and enforce a controversial voter identification law opposed by the Obama administration and civil rights groups, the US. full story »
Oct 17, 2014
United States - But the Obama administration has sought to exhaust all legal proceedings before seeking the Qatari government's direct intervention in the case. full story »
Canada - A Dallas health-care worker who handled a lab specimen from an Ebola-infected man from Liberia who died of the disease is on a Caribbean cruise ship, where she has quarantined herself and is being monitored for any signs of infection, Obama administration officials say State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement Friday that the woman has shown no signs of the disease and has been asymptomatic for 19 days. full story »
Oct 16, 2014
United States - Steve Scalise of Louisiana told Obama administration officials at a House committee hearing Thursday. full story »
Canada - The Obama administration "is aggressively advancing energy technologies that will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions," energy department spokesman Bill Gibbons said in an email statement about the study. full story »
Armenia - After Rep Adam Schiff reported Wednesday that the White House will be exhibiting the Armenian Orphan Rug in November, a senior Obama Administration official told Asbarez in an email that the “President and other senior Administration officials have repeatedly acknowledged as historical fact and mourned the fact that 15 million Armenians were massacred or marched to their deaths in the final days of the Ottoman Empire, and stated that a full, fran... full story »
Oct 15, 2014
Canada - White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the government is showing "the kind of tenacious, adaptive response that's required," and that Americans should continue having confidence in the Obama administration. full story »
United States - With a region in turmoil as ISIS, which calls itself the "Islamic State," continues its rampage through Iraq and the Levant, the Obama administration cannot afford the outbreak of hostilities with Iran. full story »
Armenia - It would be far more helpful if the Obama administration could muster the courage to press Turkey and Azerbaijan into lifting their joint blockade of the Armenian Republic which has been in effect for over 20 years. full story »
Oct 14, 2014
United States - Republican critics have said the Obama administration failed to take sufficient measures to prevent the attacks. full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - A former Obama administration official said it would make sense to extend the temporary accord if there was no long-term deal by late next month. full story »
Oct 13, 2014
United States - Much of the debate was focused on coal, with Grimes criticizing the Obama administration's move to curb emissions from coal-fired power plants by 30% over the next 25 years and McConnell going even harder after the Environmental Protection Agency and saying Grimes would be a reliable Obama supporter on issues like energy. full story »
United Kingdom - The Obama administration remains resolutely committed to not responding to the North's military and political provocations, and the North seems incapable of leveraging its de facto nuclear status into any meaningful political or diplomatic concessions from Washington; even China, the North's sole security guarantor and regional ally, has become increasingly irritated by Mr Kim's regional belligerence. full story »
Oct 12, 2014
United States - The Republican said she is opposed to amnesty for undocumented immigrants already in the country but would not vote to repeal an Obama administration program that grants relief to some youths who were brought illegally into the country as children. full story »
Oct 10, 2014
United States - White House aides and allies of the President were naturally upset to read some of the stinging comments by the former defense secretary and CIA director about the inner workings of the Obama administration. full story »
Oct 09, 2014
United States - No wonder some US senators are refusing to comment on the Obama administration efforts, full story »
Canada - The Obama administration originally requested a shift of $1 billion US from a war operations budget to support the deployment of nearly 4,000 troops to West Africa and set up dozens of medical treatment facilities. full story »
Oct 08, 2014
United States - Her paid speeches have one thing in common: They are regularly to corporate or trade groups that disagree with Clinton -- or her former colleagues in the Obama administration -- on key issues such as health care, environmental policy or taxes. full story »
Oct 07, 2014
United States - The Obama administration is backing Holt. full story »
Oct 06, 2014
United States - The Obama administration has heard this criticism before and counters that the President has been calculating in his response to the situation in Syria. full story »
Oct 05, 2014
Canada - This past summer, the Obama administration repeatedly urged restraint in bombing high-population areas that housed Hamas; it even declared itself "appalled" by the shelling of a school. full story »
Oct 03, 2014
United States - (CNN) -- A federal judge has ordered the Obama administration to release 28 videotapes purportedly showing forced feedings and other confinement measures of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. full story »
Oct 02, 2014
United States - He said the Obama administration needs to tap a single leader for those efforts "I don't think there is a person in charge," Moran saida full story »
Oct 01, 2014
United States - Speaking to conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham, Paul questioned whether the Obama administration should carry out its plan to send 3,000 troops to Ebola hot zones in Africa. full story »
Sep 30, 2014
United States - In February, the Obama administration announced for the first time that it had begun planning for the possible withdrawal of all US troops by the end of 2014 if Afghanistan did not sign a security agreement pertaining to rights of US troops operating thereh full story »
Sep 29, 2014
Canada - "We have been asked to do more by the Obama administration," Baird told the House of Commons under questioning by the NDP "I can assure the member opposite, clearly no decisions have been takenn" full story »
United States - He noted that even though the Boehner continues to oppose taking up major policy issues during lame-duck sessions, he would schedule a war debate if the Obama administration decided it needed congressional approval of the military campaign against ISIS. full story »
United Kingdom - The Obama administration is also prepared to forgive what happened in Gujarat, if not quite forget. full story »
Sep 28, 2014
Russia - But they acknowledge Moscow's potential importance in any campaign in the Middle East "There's no doubt that Russia is a key player on Syria, on Iraq, and will inevitably be involved in whatever we are dealing with," though it remains to be seen what kind of role that will entail, the senior Obama administration official said full story »
Sep 27, 2014
United Kingdom - Both the Obama administration and Mr Modi want to leave that controversy behind, but technically the ban still stands and he can only travel to the US because as a head of state he gets an automatic visa. full story »
Sep 26, 2014
United States - The Obama administration has cited a 2001 measure passed by Congress to fight al Qaeda and the 2002 Iraq war authorization as legislation that grants him power to take action against the militant group. full story »
Sep 25, 2014
United States - The Obama administration is adopting what is primarily a counterterror strategy against a group that is not primarily a terrorist organization. full story »
Canada - A senior Obama administration official said no one in the US government is aware of a plot for an attack on subway systems in the US and Parist full story »
Sep 24, 2014
United States - During a panel hosted by CNN's Erin Burnett at the Clinton Global Initiative on Wednesday, the former president unequivocally said, "I support what they (the Obama administration) are doing." full story »
Armenia - That's partly because of the adept manner with which the Obama administration assembled a Sunni coalition of the willing -- Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, the UAE and Bahrain — to help with the airstrikes. full story »
Canada - However, Obama administration officials have acknowledged that UN resolutions can be notoriously difficult to enforce. full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - “Symbolically, it’s given (the Obama administration) cover,” Alterman said “But practically, it doesn’t really change the division of labor” By contrast, Washington’s frequent European wartime partners, Britain and France, have moved cautiously on the military frontt full story »
United Kingdom - "Coming at a time when the Obama administration has said Iran has a role to play in combating IS, Mr Cameron is expected to gauge what form that might take," he said. full story »
Sep 23, 2014
United States - That's partly because of the adept manner with which the Obama administration assembled a Sunni coalition of the willing -- Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, the UAE and Bahrain — to help with the airstrikes. full story »
United Kingdom - "Coming at a time when the Obama administration has said Iran has a role to play in combating IS, Mr Cameron is expected to gauge what form that might take," he said. full story »
Sep 22, 2014
Canada - However, Obama administration officials have acknowledged that UN resolutions can be notoriously difficult to enforce. full story »
United States - Washington (CNN) -- Just hours after an ISIS spokesman called on the group's foreign fighters to carry out attacks on coalition countries led by the United States in the battle against the terrorist group, a senior Obama administration official warned the international community is not prepared to respond to such threats. full story »
Sep 19, 2014
United Kingdom - When Iraq receded as an issue during the Obama administration, the group demonstrated in support of Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning and against military action in Iran, among other issues. full story »
United States - Never considered resigning Goodell and the NFL have been criticized and scrutinized over the handling of the Rice case by everybody from women's rights groups to sponsors to the Obama administration. full story »
Sep 18, 2014
United Kingdom - The Obama administration has said the president has the authority to authorise air strikes inside Syria but needs Congressional approval for the train-and-equip programme, which Saudi Arabia has agreed to host. full story »
United States - Now the Obama administration is stepping up its efforts to combat the rising problem of antibiotic resistance. full story »
Armenia - Here is the full text of the letter: I write to express my grave concern over the systematic persecution of Iraq's ancient Assyrian Christians and other ethno-religious minorities in Iraq in light of the upcoming Foreign Affairs Committee hearing with Secretary of State John Kerry on the Obama Administration's response to the ISIS threat and urge the Representative to address these important issues and questions outlined below at the hearing. full story »
Canada - Thursday  on "The ISIS Threat: Weighing the Obama Administration's Response." full story »
Sep 17, 2014
Canada - The US has rejected cooperating with Syrian President Bashar Assad in the Obama administration's expanded campaign against the Islamic Staten full story »
United States - Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods dead, and immediately sparked controversy, with Republicans accusing the Obama administration of mishandling the attack and manipulating the talking points used to discuss it for political reasons. full story »
Sep 16, 2014
United States - And, as far as I can tell, while the rest of the world is still stuck in a nearly government-only mode, NASA, with the support of the Obama administration, is letting loose the creativity of American know-how. full story »
United Kingdom - The Obama administration charged Nasa in 2010 with the job of "seeding" indigenous, competing companies to restore American capability. full story »
Canada - White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama will announce details about the additional medical aid during a visit today to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta  Obama administration officials said Tuesday that the US is preparing to assign 3,000 US military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support, aiming to: The number of cases and the numbers of deaths in the current outbreak ... full story »
Sep 15, 2014
United States - "Yes," he responded, though he added that he'd try to sunset the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, a measure that the Obama administration is using as the legal basis for airstrikes against ISIS. full story »
Sep 14, 2014
United States - Republican Sen Lindsey Graham, who advocates using US special forces if needed to fight ISIS, was harshly critical of the Obama administration on "Fox News Sundaya" full story »
Canada - While US intelligence does not assess that those governments are complicit in the smuggling, the Obama administration is pressing them do to more to crack downl full story »
Sep 13, 2014
United States - The Obama administration has used the privilege in several cases. full story »
Sep 12, 2014
United States - (CNN) -- US Secretary of State John Kerry will not use the term war to describe Washington's impending military action against the jihadist group ISIS in Syria and Iraq, but others in the Obama administration aren't shying away from the wordo full story »
Sep 11, 2014
United States - READ MORE: Key apologizes to Dotcom over spying It goes beyond Key's illegal conspiracy with the Obama Administration to placate the Motion Picture Association of America and other financiers of the Democratic Party in the United States. full story »
Canada - The Obama administration has committed itself — and by extension its allies, including Canada — to an open-ended conflict in the Middle East in precisely the kind of foreign entanglement Stephen Harper has sought to avoid. full story »
United Kingdom - 'Tip of spear' That will be well received in a number of Middle Eastern capitals where US vacillation - especially the collective failure of the Obama administration and Congress to act over Syria - greatly damaged America's standing. full story »
Russia - The measures, which one of the sources said represented "preliminary thinking," would expand sanctions the Obama administration announced in July and ban US and EU cooperation on all energy services and technology in the unconventional oil fieldsg full story »
Sep 10, 2014
United States - Talking over each other in a tense exchange on CNN, the two disagreed sharply over the Obama administration's withdrawal of US troops from Iraq in 2011, the situation in Syria and how to deal with the ISIS terror threatt full story »
Sep 09, 2014
United States - ISIS: Picking up where Al Qaeda left off With some steps forward on forming a new Iraqi government in Baghdad, the United States may be positioned to conduct even more strikes inside Iraq, because the Obama administration has made the formation of a more inclusive government a condition for additional security assistance. full story »
United Kingdom - Continue reading the main story “Start Quote You're bombing small groups of people who are highly mobile” Sam Brannen Former Obama administration defence official First, though, Mr Obama will speak with members of the US Congress on Tuesday. full story »
Sep 08, 2014
United States - Jack Goldsmith, writing for Lawfare, suggested recently that the Obama administration might think it can restart the War Powers clock with each notification it sends to Congress. full story »
Sep 06, 2014
Antigua And Barbuda - In the Pentagon’s statement, Kirby said that “removing Godane from the battlefield is a major symbolic and operational loss to al Shabaab” A separate statement from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the operation that killed Godane was the result of “years of painstaking work by our intelligence, military and law enforcement professionals” The Obama administration would continue to use financial, diplomatic, intelligence and military ... full story »
Sep 05, 2014
Antigua And Barbuda - In the Pentagon’s statement, Kirby said that “removing Godane from the battlefield is a major symbolic and operational loss to al Shabaab” A separate statement from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the operation that killed Godane was the result of “years of painstaking work by our intelligence, military and law enforcement professionals” The Obama administration would continue to use financial, diplomatic, intelligence and military ... full story »
United States - Dissatisfied with the status quo, the Obama administration has tried to reform policy on medical marijuana. full story »
Sep 04, 2014
United States - Now, as the Obama administration accelerates deportation hearings, many unaccompanied children may be processed and deported in a matter of months—giving civil legal aid groups less time to help them find counsel, understand their options, and identify grounds for asylum. full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - At home, top Obama administration officials punctuated Obama’s warnings to the Islamic State “They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justicer full story »
Sep 03, 2014
United States - Biden's warning to ISIS: 'We will follow them to the gates of hell' Instead, he advocated Obama's broad-based strategy that calls for a new and more inclusive Iraqi government, an international coalition supporting it and limited US military action like the airstrikes launched last month at ISIS targets in the north "There's no question in my mind" that the Obama administration approached the ISIS issue with a "sense of urgency," Hagel said, ad... full story »
Canada - State Department Kerry is spearheading the Obama administration's effort to build a coalition for a broader campaign to take on the Islamic extremist group in Syria and Iraqo full story »
Sep 02, 2014
United States - Bill Nelson of Florida, the senior senator from the home state of American journalist Steven Sotloff "It is long overdue for the Obama administration to present to the Congress, the American people, and our allies around the world a comprehensive strategy to respond to the horrific threat ISIS poses," moderate GOP Sent full story »
Canada - On the one hand, Obama and NATO’s message for Russia is, “don’t even think about messing around in Estonia or in any of the Baltic areas in the same way that you have been messing around in Ukraine,” says Charles Kupchan, senior director for European affairs in the Obama administration. full story »
Sep 01, 2014
United States - Although the Obama administration billed the appearance as an official White House event set to "underscore the important progress America has made since the economic collapse," the Laborfest speech featured a jacket-less Obama who, for most the most part, appeared to be in campaign mode "I think eventually Congress is going to hear themg full story »
Aug 31, 2014
Russia - Asked whether the Obama administration is considering such a move, Menendez said: "I think that may very well be on the table right now. full story »
United States - Feinstein's description comes as the Obama administration is implementing a split strategy in dealing with the group now calling itself the Islamic State. full story »
Aug 30, 2014
United States - The next move US airstrikes against ISIS fighters have slowed their advance, and the Obama administration is weighing whether to expand the assault into Syriad full story »
Aug 29, 2014
Antigua And Barbuda - The United States is pushing to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Thursday Increasing numbers of Syrian families arrive in neighboring countries in a shocking state, exhausted, scared and with their savings depleted, Fleming said “Many have been on the run for a year or more,” she said “There h... full story »
United States - A 2005 Justice Department memo -- released by the Obama administration -- revealed that alleged September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed had been waterboarded 183 times in March 2003. full story »
Canada - The United States is pushing to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Thursday. full story »
Aug 27, 2014
United States - But now that the Obama administration is fast-tracking the deportation of thousands of undocumented minors, perhaps hoping to get rid of them before the November elections, it's clear that expedited justice is just as bad. full story »
Aug 26, 2014
United States - One area the teacher had a firm answer was Common Core, the controversial national education standards opposed by teachers' unions but supported by the Obama administration. full story »
United Kingdom - 'Ready for co-operation' One Obama administration official told the New York Times that the US did not intend to collaborate with the Assad government or inform him in advance of any operation. full story »
Aug 25, 2014
Canada - The Obama administration remains wary, however, of getting dragged into the bloody and complex Syrian civil war that the United Nations says has killed more than 190,000 people. full story »
Aug 24, 2014
United States - The Obama administration initially said the strikes were carried out in order to protect US personnel at the consulate in Irbil, Iraq, and prevent the genocide of the Yazidi people, a religious minority in the countrya full story »
Aug 22, 2014
United States - Unfortunately, the Obama administration has no strategy for dealing with a threat of that scale. full story »
Canada - White House urges uniting against extremists The Obama administration condemned Friday's "vicious attack," and said it underscores "the urgent need for Iraqi leaders from across the political spectrum to take the necessary steps that will help unify the country against all violent extremist groups," State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said. full story »
Aug 21, 2014
United States - Secretary General Kofi Annan to chair the Independent Inquiry Committee tasked with investigating the Oil-for-Food Program in Iraq 2009-2011 - Serves as chairman for the Obama administration's Economic Recovery Advisory Board established to provide ways to improve the US economya full story »
Canada - The Obama administration intended the trip to underscore its commitment to civil rights in general and the Ferguson case in particular. full story »
United Kingdom - Meanwhile, the senior Obama administration officials said that several dozen special troops had been dropped by aircraft into Syria earlier this summer to try to rescue US hostages, including Foley. full story »
Aug 20, 2014
Canada - US President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State group extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday "The US government had what we believed was sufficient intelligence, and when the opportunity presented itself, the president authorized the Department of Defence to move aggres... full story »
Aug 19, 2014
United States - Louis suburb now in the spotlight represents the latest effort by the Obama administration to find a way to calm racial tensions following the police shooting of Michael Brown, 18. full story »
Aug 18, 2014
United States - Regardless, overall the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton did stick to an internationalist strategy and she can make a commitment to this approach as a defining aspect of her vision. full story »
Aug 15, 2014
United States - May 20, 2011 - Mitchell's resignation as the Obama administration's Mideast envoy takes effect. full story »
Armenia - The Obama Administration should act to encourage the restoration of a ceasefire, press Azerbaijan to withdraw snipers from the line of contact, and promote a peace plan that includes a date certain of a referendum for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh to decide their own future” full story »
Aug 14, 2014
Armenia - The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), amid growing Congressional opposition to Baku’s escalating aggression, is calling directly upon the Obama Administration for US leadership in stopping Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s march toward wari full story »
United States - The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors (CNN) -- Over the past few days, politicians and experts have been debating the merits of the Obama administration's strategy in Iraq -- or whether there is in fact a strategya full story »
Aug 13, 2014
United States - The question is whether, if and when Maliki is forced from office, the Obama administration will step up its participation in the campaign against ISIS. full story »
Aug 12, 2014
United States - As a further incentive to quickly form a new government, the Obama administration is promising additional financial and military support in its fight in northern Iraq against the Islamic State, militants formerly known as ISIS. full story »
Russia - However, allegations of misconduct against the Obama administration are not limited to casual showroom conversations between firearms enthusiasts — a group well known for beating back any infringement on their right to bear arms. full story »
Canada - Obama is getting slammed by his critics over his foreign policy in particular, and given Clinton's role as secretary of state, it's an area that's difficult for her to avoid, said Geoffrey Skelley, from the University of Virginia's Center for Politics "She has a lot of foreign policy experience and she can be readily tied to the Obama administration on this issue, so it seemed like an obvious spot for her to try to distance herself now that s... full story »
Aug 11, 2014
United States - (CNN) -- The Obama administration has shipped weapons directly to Kurdish forces battling ISIS militants in northern Iraq and is considering ways to expand the transfer of arms, US officials told CNNC full story »
Canada - Since 2000, though, the US has deported more than 150,000 immigrants with criminal records to Central America, with most occurring in the last few years  About 90 per cent of those deported were shipped to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras (Between 2002 and 2003, Honduras received more than 65,000 criminal deportees alone)  The Obama administration recently stepped up these deportations, including through the Secure Communities program full story »
Aug 10, 2014
United States - Obama administration officials have talked repeatedly about how their priority is a political settlement that creates a more inclusive government in Iraq. full story »
United Kingdom - Kurdish regional leader Massoud Barzani has appealed for military aid from the international community This is clearly the critical element to the Obama administration's long-term strategy and hopes. full story »
Aug 09, 2014
United Kingdom - In 2009, the Obama administration redefined and narrowed the war on terror it inherited. full story »
Aug 08, 2014
United States - The escalation marks a turning point in the Obama administration's foreign policy, which has avoided direct military involvement in Iraq and Syria until now. full story »
Aug 07, 2014
United States - The official said the possibility of such military action "has been something" the Obama administration "has been talking about for some time and the latest news just might meet the threshold for action." full story »
Canada - However, there have been signs the Obama administration may be shifting its position. full story »
Aug 06, 2014
United States - Photos: Attack on US mission in Benghazi The Intelligence panel, along with several other House committees, has spent the past two years interviewing witnesses and examining evidence about the Obama administration's response to the attacks and the related controversy that has been a flashpoint between Republicans and President Barack Obama over his conduct of foreign policy full story »
United Kingdom - Mr Kerry denied the Obama administration had ignored African countries, citing the 2013 Power Africa pledge which aims to double electricity in Sub-Saharan African where two-thirds of the population are without it. full story »
Aug 05, 2014
United Kingdom - Obama administration officials have estimated as many as 90,000 children could attempt to cross the border by the end of the fiscal year in September. full story »
United States - The Intercept article focuses on the growth in US government databases of known or suspected terrorist names during the Obama administrations full story »
Aug 04, 2014
United States - In 2012, the Obama administration changed its policy by halting deportations of some immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. full story »
Aug 03, 2014
United States - To its credit, the Obama administration has noticed. full story »
Aug 02, 2014
United States - (CNN) -- The number of unaccompanied minor immigrants who have crossed into the United States has officially surpassed the 60,000 expected in the Obama administration's initial estimates, according to Department of Homeland Security data. full story »
United Kingdom - The Obama administration on Friday also notified Congress it intended to spend $19m (�11m) training the Ukrainian national guard. full story »
Aug 01, 2014
United States - Bush in 2008 and expanded largely under the Obama administration, was designed to prevent undocumented immigrants from committing serious crimes. full story »
Jul 31, 2014
United States - (CNN) -- The Obama administration urged Qatar on Thursday to allow an American couple convicted of wrongdoing in the death of their adopted daughter to return to the United States. full story »
Canada - For its part, the Obama administration insists its current sanctions and hard line against Moscow is only in reaction to a specific incident — Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. full story »
Jul 30, 2014
United States - Three state-owned banks named Tuesday by Washington means five of the top six financial institutions in Russia were on the sanctions list, according to a senior Obama administration official. full story »
Jul 29, 2014
United States - The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer (CNN) -- The current rift between Israel and the Obama administration over the terms of a cease-fire in Gaza is empowering hard-liners in the Israeli government and in Hamas who don't want to end the fightinge full story »
Jul 28, 2014
United States - And in the Times of Israel, under a headline "John Kerry: The Betrayal," David Horowitz complained essentially that the Obama administration had abandoned an ally "Here was the top US diplomat appearing to accommodate a vicious terrorist organization bent on Israel's destruction, with a formula that would leave Hamas better equipped to achieve that goal," he wrotec full story »
Canada - The Obama administration pushed back Monday against a torrent of Israeli criticism over Kerry's latest bid to secure a ceasefire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat "It's simply not the way partners and allies treat each other," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki saido full story »
Jul 27, 2014
United States - Republican lawmakers have claimed the Obama administration tried to mislead the public about the cause of the attacks and should have done more to prevent them. full story »
Russia - There is one conclusion — the Obama administration has some responsibility both for the internal conflict in Ukraine and its severe consequences," the ministry said. full story »
Jul 26, 2014
United Kingdom - State department spokeswoman Marie Harf said the withdrawal "underscored the Obama administration's concern about the heightened risk to American diplomats abroad". full story »
Canada - The withdrawal underscored the Obama administration's concern about the heightened risk to American diplomats abroad, particularly in Libya where memories of the deadly 2012 attack on the US mission in the eastern city of Benghazi are still vivid and the political uproar over it remain fresh ahead of a new congressional investigation into the incident "Securing our facilities and ensuring the safety of our personnel are top department priorit... full story »
Jul 25, 2014
United States - Still, such sanctions can only work if the international community hangs together, and the temptation for the world's major military powers to revert to the rhetoric of retribution can be almost overwhelming—one might say even that the Obama administration fell victim to it late last year calling for accountability and an end to impunity for the Bashar al-Assad regime as a basis for US military interventioni full story »
United Kingdom - It is the latest immigration effort embarked upon by the Obama administration, which requested $37bn (�22bn) in emergency spending earlier this month to combat the crisisa full story »
Jul 24, 2014
United States - The day before the crash, the US imposed its harshest sanctions yet on Russia over its annexation of Crimea and what the Obama administration said was its ongoing efforts to destabilize Ukrainel full story »
Jul 23, 2014
United States - House Speaker John Boehner criticized the Obama administration for sending what he believes were mixed signals about its position on altering a 2008 immigration law that allows children from Central America to remain in the United States until they have a hearing. full story »
Armenia - The Obama administration has even refused to permit the public display of an elaborate rug sent by Armenian orphans to the White House in 1925 as a gesture of appreciation for US relief assistancep full story »
Canada - The Obama administration has been seeking to deal with a surge of undocumented children across the southern border. full story »
United Kingdom - The Obama Administration's attempts to rally the Europeans around the sanctions agenda appeared largely ineffectual. full story »
Jul 22, 2014
United States - While Perry has been demanding that the Obama administration send in the troops for several weeks now, the governor shouldn't have wasted his time trying to get the folks in Washington to focus on a border that President Obama didn't even bother to visit recently when he was doing a fundraiser in Dallas just 500 miles away. full story »
United Kingdom - The Obama administration will almost certainly request that the three-judge panel's ruling be reconsidered by the entire 11-judge District of Columbia Circuit Court this autumn. full story »
Jul 21, 2014
Canada - The White House and lawmakers have called the influx a humanitarian crisis, and the Obama administration has requested an additional $37 billion from Congress to address the situation  Obama under fire Senior administration officials have said the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border into the Rio Grande Valley in Texas has started to drop off full story »
United States - The Obama administration has labeled the situation a humanitarian crisis, and has asked for emergency funding to deal with it "The system he has proposed to put in place, if he gets the money for it, will give all the ones who aren't immediately sent back quicker hearings, so if they are entitled to stay, they can stay," Clinton saidi full story »
Jul 20, 2014
United States - When pressed on "Meet the Press" that the Obama administration is giving Russia too much maneuvering room, Kerry said the world is "complicated." full story »
Jul 18, 2014
United States - The Obama administration and its critics on the right, such as Republican Sen. full story »
Jul 17, 2014
United States - The Obama administration has warned that some federal agencies dealing with the surge of minors crossing the border, many of them unaccompanied, will run out of money sometime in August. full story »
Russia - Part state-owned lender Lloyds Bank pulled out of a $2-billion prepayment facility with Rosneft announced last month to avoid embarrassing the UK government, bankers had said "I think the Obama Administration is trying to squeeze Rosneft against continuing to go to the Exxons and BPs and asking for loans," said Amy Jaffe, international energy policy expert at University of California, Davis "Eventually, everything that limits a big state oil... full story »
Jul 16, 2014
United States - Maryland Gov Martin O'Malley, a possible presidential nominee in 2016, criticized the Obama administration for planning to send back most of the Central American children from the recent surge "We are Americans, and we do not return refugee kids who find themselves on our doorstep back into war-torn or famine-racked places where they will face certain death," he told CNN "So I think we have to act like Americansg" full story »
Russia - Obama administration officials argue that those penalties have had an impact on Russia's economy, citing International Monetary Fund statistics showing a downgrade in Russia's growth this year. full story »
Jul 15, 2014
United States - The Obama administration has pushed through significant changes in auto mileage requirements for passenger cars and light trucks, including SUVs, pickups and minivans, as a way to reduce US oil consumption full story »
Jul 14, 2014
United States - Republicans prefer to call it one of the Obama administration's making, and blame it for not being prepared and for an underwhelming response. full story »
United Kingdom - There is no formal timetable for concluding the exercise, but the two sides would probably like to get it all done while the Obama administration is in power in Washington. full story »
Jul 13, 2014
United States - The Obama administration could point to a significant diplomatic victory, Egypt could reassert its regional leadership and Israel and the Palestinian Authority could create a context for restarting the peace process. full story »
Jul 12, 2014
United States - The Obama administration says it has no favored candidate but wants to see a credible and transparent process that produces a president who can bring Afghanistan together and govern effectively. full story »
Jul 11, 2014
United States - It's a message the Obama administration wants to amplify more loudly now that it is wrestling with a huge influx of minors crossing the southern border -- 57,000 in the past nine months. full story »
United Kingdom - 'Syrian bruises' PJ Crowley, who worked in the Obama administration as Assistant Secretary of State at the US State Department, says there are "some bruises" from how the Syrian crisis played out. full story »
Canada - Without such an agreement, the Obama administration has said it would have to pull all US troops out of Afghanistan, a scenario that played out in Iraq three years agor full story »
Jul 10, 2014
United States - The Obama administration is looking for a credible outcome involving one candidate or the other, and UN officials say sorting out the situation could take a couple of weeksU full story »
Canada - The US Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames on Sept 11, 2012, the night it was overrun in an attack that US authorities have still not definitively classified (Esam Al-Fetori/Reuters) The testimony, which The Associated Press was able to read ahead of its release, could clarify for the first time the events of Sept 11, 2012, that have stirred bitter recriminations in the US, including Republican-led congressional investigations and campaign-s... full story »
Jul 09, 2014
United States - The Obama administration responded that all countries conduct surveillance on each other, but the President also has ordered changes in US programss full story »
Canada - Meanwhile, top Obama administration officials told senators Wednesday they're struggling to keep up with the surge of immigrants at the southern border, acknowledging they've been overwhelmed as children show up by the tens of thousands from violence-torn Central America "We have not been what I would say successful yet" in ensuring that the unaccompanied kids are processed by the Border Patrol as quickly as required, Federal Emergency Manage... full story »
Jul 08, 2014
United States - From his perch as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Menendez has pushed the Obama administration to hold the line on sanctions against the regime of Raul Castro. full story »
United Kingdom - Republicans have blamed the surge of illegal crossings on an Obama administration policy that allows certain people who had arrived illegally as children to avoid deportation. full story »
Jul 07, 2014
United States - Washington (CNN) -- Partisan hyperbole has ratcheted up as the Obama administration grapples with thousands of young undocumented immigrants surging the US-Mexico border and facing angry protesters on the way to overcrowded detention centerse full story »
Jul 06, 2014
United States - Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, who represents the district where the immigrants are crossing the Rio Grande Valley at the southernmost tip of the Longhorn State, said the Obama administration is "one step behind." full story »
Jul 04, 2014
United States - The mandate was a negotiated compromise between the Obama administration and religious-based non-profits such as hospitals and faith-based universities that oppose birth control. full story »
Canada - Bruce Heyman, in an interview with Hallie Cotnam on CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning, was asked about the diplomatic issue that has been dogging the Obama administration "Keystone is a challenge that we have," Heyman said "It is something that we are going to have to work on togetherm full story »
Jul 03, 2014
United States - The mandate stemmed from a compromise between the Obama administration and religous-based non-profits like hospitals and faith-based universities that oppose birth control. full story »
Canada - There is no indication that such a bomb has been created or that there's a specific threat to the US, but the Obama administration on Wednesday called for tighter security measures at foreign airports that have direct flights to the USc full story »
Jul 02, 2014
United States - The Benghazi attack has become a political flashpoint with Republicans, especially, questioning security protections beforehand, the US response during the assault, and the Obama administration's slow-to-evolve public explanation of what transpiredn full story »
Canada - The Obama administration disagreed but has proposed to overhaul the program by ending NSA's collection of the records. full story »
Jul 01, 2014
United States - Impact: The immediate practical result will likely be an administrative fix by the Obama administration that subsidizes the contraceptives at issue, but further legal challenges over the employer mandate continue working their way through the lower courts. full story »
Jun 30, 2014
United States - The Obama administration immediately said it would work with Congress to ensure female employees get reproductive health coverage provided in the Affordable Care Act. full story »
United Kingdom - As the court noted, the Obama administration has already devised a mechanism under which workers of non-profit organisations that object to the contraception mandate could keep coverage without the organisation having to pay for it. full story »
Canada - And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies' health insurance plans. full story »
Jun 29, 2014
United States - No one defended the Obama administration's decision on the political shows. full story »
Canada - In Washington, the Obama administration called on the international community to unite in the face of the threat posed by the Sunni extremists "ISIL's [ISIS] strategy to develop a caliphate across the region has been clear for some time nowf full story »
Jun 28, 2014
Canada - The prosecution reflects the Obama administration's stated position of trying suspected terrorists in the American criminal justice system even as Republicans call for Abu Khattala and others to be held at the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cubao full story »
United States - The attacks spawned a political controversy in the United States because some Republican lawmakers claim the Obama administration tried to mislead the public about them and should have done more to prevent them. full story »
Jun 27, 2014
Canada - The Obama administration announced Friday that the United States will no longer produce or acquire anti-personnel landmines and plans to join an international treaty banning their use. full story »
Armenia - Plans of the Obama Administration to allocate $500 million to train opposition militants raise many questions of observers. full story »
United States - Anti-landmine activists had been pressuring the Obama administration to announce the results of that review before the Maputo conference. full story »
Jun 26, 2014
United States - (CNN) -- The Obama administration says it will seek $500 million from Congress to help "train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the moderate Syrian armed opposition," funding that, if approved, would deepen US involvement in that country's civil warw full story »
Russia - The Obama administration appeared willing to delay imposing new sanctions after Russia's upper chamber of parliament on Wednesday granted Russian President Vladimir Putin's request to revoke the right it had given him this spring to intervene militarily in Ukraine. full story »
Jun 25, 2014
Canada - US and Iranian officials have had some direct discussions on the matter, though the Obama administration has ruled out the prospect of direct military involvementf full story »
Russia - Meanwhile, sanctions aimed at key economic sectors in Russia because of its threatening moves in Ukraine might be delayed because of positive signals from President Vladimir Putin, according to Obama administration officials. full story »
United States - Even as the Obama administration sorts through a galaxy of unattractive options, none of which is guaranteed to provide stability, it would be well-advised not to overlook one of the biggest strategic lessons of the Iraqi deterioration. full story »
Armenia - The Obama administration cleared the way for the first exports of unrefined American oil in nearly four decades, allowing energy companies to start chipping away at the longtime ban on selling US oil abroadu full story »
Jun 24, 2014
United Kingdom - The Obama administration has stressed the troops are not intended as operational forces but instead are there to advise the Iraqis and provide intelligence, reports the BBC's David Willis in Washington. full story »
United States - She was referring to a program backed by the Obama administration that defers deportation for children brought to the United States previously by their parents or guardians illegally. full story »
Armenia - He fares poorly on terrorism as well: 36 percent now say the policies of the Obama Administration have made the US less safe from terrorism - a high mark for CBS News/New York Times Pollso full story »
Canada - Al-Maliki has for months requested US military help to quell ISIS, and the Obama administration has said it must respond to the insurgent threat before it spreads beyond Iraq's borders and puts the West at risk of attackn full story »
Jun 23, 2014
Canada - The secret US government memo outlining the justification for the use of drones to kill American terror suspects abroad was released by court order Monday, yielding the most detailed, inside look yet at the legal underpinnings of the Obama administration's program of "targeted killingsn" full story »
United Kingdom - Share this page Delicious Digg Facebook reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Email Print Awlaki lived in the US for two lengthy periods of his life Continue reading the main story A New York court has released the Obama administration's legal justification for the killing of a US citizen and suspected al-Qaeda leader in Yemen. full story »
United States - The legal memo shows how the Obama administration laid out its case in an internal debate over the attack that killed the suspected al Qaeda operative in a 2011 CIA drone strike. full story »
Jun 22, 2014
Russia - A senior Obama administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity said Ukrainian officials told diplomats in Brussels that they had "evidence of some additional 10 tanks, fuel trucks and additional supporting vehicles coming over the border outside of Luhansk in the last 24 hours." full story »
Jun 21, 2014
United States - Worse, Will believes that progressivism, the Obama administration, a college hook-up culture and shady math are turning survivors of sexual assault into a "coveted status that confers privilege." full story »
Jun 20, 2014
United Kingdom - On Friday, the Obama administration also announced $93m (�54m) in new programmes to reduce violence in the region. full story »
United States - Senior US officials say the Obama administration is of the belief that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is not the leader Iraq needs to unify the country and end sectarian tensions full story »
Jun 19, 2014
United States - The compromise, characteristic of the Obama administration's foreign policy, is going small. full story »
Armenia - Also from NBC News: "What's more, by a 44%-to-30% margin, Americans disagree with the Obama administration's decision to secure the release of USP full story »
Canada - Harvey said this outcome was clearly predictable and blamed the Obama administration in part for not pushing to maintain a large US force in Iraq that could keep the training and mentoring of the Iraqi military on track and continue to professionalize ite full story »
United Kingdom - The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Obama administration would also prefer to see the removal of a prime minister who it believes has heightened sectarian tensions and helped give rise to ISIS. full story »
Jun 18, 2014
United States - Moreover, the attacks upon the US mission in Benghazi in 2012, which led to the deaths of four US citizens, raised questions about the Obama administration's competence and challenged the idea that the war on terror had brought greater security to the United States full story »
Jun 17, 2014
United States - More than a year later, US special forces nabbed Abu Khatallah in a weekend mission near Benghazi, the Obama administration announced Tuesdaye full story »
Canada - The Obama administration has come under intense criticism from opposition Republicans for being unable to apprehend those responsible for the attack. full story »
Jun 16, 2014
United States - While the Obama administration is focused on unaccompanied minors who make it to US soil, Nehemias -- one of dozens of children Mexican authorities sent back to Honduras this week -- represents another, larger, problem 'I want to be with my mother' Thousands of children never make it as far as the United Statese full story »
Canada - While critics have argued the Obama administration is being too slow to react to the crisis in Iraq, Larry Diamond, a Middle East analyst with Stanford University in California, says the US president is being careful not to play into the hands of ISISv full story »
Jun 15, 2014
Canada - Lawmakers have also complained that the Obama administration failed to give Congress required 30-day notice before releasing the Taliban to Qatar. full story »
Jun 14, 2014
United States - The Obama administration didn't tell Congress of the releases. full story »
Jun 13, 2014
United States - Many blame the Obama administration for fostering a misconception that if you are a child who ends up in America illegally, you will get a free pass to stay. full story »
Canada - Al-Maliki and other Iraqi leaders have pleaded with the Obama administration for more than a year for additional help to combat the growing insurgency. full story »
Jun 12, 2014
Canada - Prisoner-swap criticized Many have criticized the Obama administration for agreeing to release five Taliban prisoners from detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Bergdahl. full story »
Armenia - She claims that “Hard-liners in both countries were implacably opposed to compromise and put considerable pressure on each government not to make a deal,” without mentioning that her own American constituents were vocally opposed to this sham, which was concocted by her predecessors in the Bush Administration and behind which the Obama Administration rabidly threw its support. full story »
United States - House Speaker John Boehner declined to take a stance but suggested the Obama administration should have taken action earlier "I think what we should do is to provide the equipment and technical assistance that the Iraqis have been asking for," the Ohio Republican said "But it's not like we haven't seen this problem coming for over a year, and it's not like we haven't seen over the last five or six months, these terrorists moving in, taking cont... full story »
Jun 11, 2014
United Kingdom - Share this page Delicious Digg Facebook reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Email Print Hagel said Congress had been informed of previous negotiations involving the Guantanamo Bay detainees Continue reading the main storyRelated Stories US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has defended the Obama administration's swap of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl for five Guantanamo Bay detainees. full story »
United States - That mic is still on, senator Both Graham and Gowdy have also been deeply critical of the Obama administration's handling of the deadly attacks on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012 that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevensd full story »
Canada - Hagel, the first Obama administration official to testify publicly about the controversial deal, told the House Armed Services Committee that Qatari officials warned in the days before the exchange that "time was not on our side" and a leak would sabotage the deal. full story »
Jun 10, 2014
Antigua And Barbuda - The Obama administration appealed the decision. full story »
United States - The Obama administration released five Guantanamo detainees in exchange for Bergdahl, who had been held captive for five years and was handed over to American forces at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border on May 31. full story »
Jun 09, 2014
United States - Official: Obama administration will enforce its priorities, not Arizona's As of late last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement was no longer releasing "large family groups" at bus stops in Arizona, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman said, but children under age 17 are continuing to be transferred to the state "The situation with the kids are they came by themselves, they have no relatives here, and the consulates can't keep upp full story »
Jun 06, 2014
United States - That mic is still on, senator Both Graham and Gowdy have also been deeply critical of the Obama administration's handling of the deadly attacks on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012 that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevensd full story »
Jun 05, 2014
United States - Former officials told CNN earlier this week that Clinton was skeptical of early plans to trade Taliban prisoners, which the Obama administration ultimately did to win Bergdahl's release last week. full story »
Jun 04, 2014
United States - Listening to Obama administration officials justify the swap by pointing out that Bergdahl was a soldier doesn't ease her worries "My father is just as deserving of freedom as Sgtr full story »
Jun 03, 2014
United States - Sgt Bergdahl's release was secured after the Obama administration traded five terror detainees from Guantanamo in exchange for the US soldier, which Republican leaders and others have criticized as negotiating with terrorists full story »
United Kingdom - This policy is crazy and must be stopped," former House Speaker and presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich wrote on Twitter "Do not be surprised if thousands of people die as a result of Obama Administration release of terrorist commanderst" full story »
Jun 02, 2014
Canada - Heyman o utlined his agenda, which includes a focus on: On the same day the Obama administration announced its most ambitious plan to address climate change, Heyman said that the two countries must work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions "We need to continue that work together moving toward a low-carbon future, with alternative energy choices, greater energy efficiency, and sustainable extraction of our oil and gas reservesn" full story »
United Kingdom - Questions were raised over the legality of the deal, after the Obama administration did not give Congress the 30 days' notice required by law before initiating the transfer of the Taliban detainees. full story »
United States - The Obama administration says "no." full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - As the Obama administration sought to counter the criticism, Bergdahl was flown to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany for medical treatment. full story »
Jun 01, 2014
Canada - The Obama administration on Monday will unveil a plan to cut Earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 per cent by 2020, setting in motion one of the most significant actions to address global warming in US historyo full story »
United States - What are some Republicans saying about the Obama administration's actions in this exchange? full story »
Russia - However, the Obama administration's trigger happy use of unmanned vehicles to kill suspected terrorists has drawn severe international criticism, since the difficulty of verifying the identities of the targets remotely has resulted in repeated incidents where civilians were killed. full story »
May 31, 2014
Canada - The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturdayd full story »
May 30, 2014
United States - Opinion: Fix mental health care or expect more shootings But there's widespread opposition to new gun laws in Congress, which killed proposals by the Obama administration following the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre. full story »
May 29, 2014
United States - But Republican strategist Kevin Madden thinks the damage has already been done "It's a sign of just how bipartisan the frustration with the Obama administration's incompetence has become," said Madden, a CNN contributor who was a top adviser in Mitt Romney's 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns "The VA scandal just affirms an already existing judgment that a majority of voters have made about President Obama's poor performance," Madden add "He'... full story »
May 28, 2014
United States - The Obama administration says it's moving closer to finalizing a plan to expand military training and equip moderate Syrian rebels, according to US officials full story »
May 27, 2014
United Kingdom - While current Afghan President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign such an agreement, the Obama administration appears to be confident either of the two candidates seeking to replace him would do so. full story »
Russia - The Republicans are especially interested to know whether the Obama administration knew about the alleged cheating on the INF treaty when it was asking Congress to ratify the New START treaty, which the president hailed as a "cornerstone of our relations with Russia." full story »
United States - The Obama administration had supported the officers in the Memphis case. full story »
Canada - But the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration wants to make sure similar problems don't occur during construction of the pipeline's controversial northern segment, which is on hold pending a decision by the Obama administration. full story »
May 26, 2014
United States - VA whistleblower tells his story A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in both the House and the Senate, with the strong support of virtually all veteran and military service organizations, has pushed for years to give the VA the rest of its budget a year in advance, too, but the secretary and the Obama administration thus far have refused to endorse publicly the wisdom of protecting the entire VA budget with an advance appropriation. full story »
May 25, 2014
Russia - But most US chief executives stayed away from the forum, at the urging of the Obama administration' full story »
May 23, 2014
United States - Dhiab was cleared for release by the Obama administration in 2009 and has never been charged, Reprieve's website said. full story »
Russia - Later, speaking of the failure of the so-called 2009 "reset" in relations between Moscow and Washington, Putin hurled the blame at the Obama administration "It was the result of unilateral actions, and it was not us who spoiled these relations," he said "Russia is a country with which you need to seek compromises and take into account its interestsp" full story »
May 22, 2014
United States - Donovan has been a member of the Obama administration from the start. full story »
May 21, 2014
United Kingdom - Republicans have argued the Democratic Obama administration misled the public on the nature of the attack. full story »
Russia - The EU can only impose sanctions by unanimous agreement from all 28 of its member states, and the Obama administration for months has pushed Europe to embrace US plans for tougher penalties against Moscow full story »
Canada - The Obama administration’s decision comes on the eve of a US full story »
May 20, 2014
United States - (CNN) -- The Obama administration is preparing to publicly disclose for the first time a secret memo offering the legal justification for targeted drone strikes on US citizens on foreign soil, multiple administration officials told CNNe full story »
May 19, 2014
United States - (CNN) -- A newly disclosed CIA policy mandates that it won't use vaccination programs as part of its operations, according to the Obama administration. full story »
May 18, 2014
Canada - The effort is part of the Obama administration's Feed the Future program, which aims to rid the world of extreme poverty through agricultural development and improved nutrition. full story »
May 17, 2014
United States - It's hard to understand why so many in the other party, including the Obama administration, oppose proven school choice programs like those in Louisiana or in the District of Columbia, whether their opposition takes the form of lawsuits, legislation, or misinformation. full story »
May 16, 2014
United States - (CNN) -- A federal judge ordered the Obama administration Friday to stop temporarily the forced feeding of a detainee at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and provide videotapes of past such feedings. full story »
May 15, 2014
United States - While the Obama administration has deported more illegal immigrants than its predecessors, it began deporting fewer legal immigrants in 2010, reaching a 10-year low in 2013 of 20,153 legal resident deportees, according to homeland security data. full story »
May 14, 2014
United States - There was also considerable criticism over the lack of any military rapid response leveled at the Obama administration following the September 2012 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in which four Americans were killede full story »
May 13, 2014
United States - Furthermore, the American people deserve to see redacted versions of these memos so that they can understand the Obama administration's legal justification for this extraordinary exercise of executive power." full story »
May 12, 2014
United States - In the week since the Obama administration released a national climate change report that named Miami as the city most vulnerable to rising sea levels, Rubio has been critical of the White House push on global warming. full story »
May 11, 2014
Russia - But the Obama administration too is working on new sanctions that would be imposed on Russia if it dramatically ramped up aggression against Ukraine, US officials said this weeke full story »
May 10, 2014
Egypt - According to a statement released last week by Leahy, the Obama administration had requested the release of $650 million in military aid to Egypt which Leahy, in his capacity as the subcommittee’s chairman, refused to sign off. full story »
Afghanistan - Susan Rice said Friday that the Obama administration and Israel recently signed an agreement for further US investment in its Iron Dome systemo full story »
May 09, 2014
United Kingdom - Republicans have argued the Democratic Obama administration misled the public on the nature of the attack. full story »
Japan - During his tenure, the Obama administration faced the worst recession and most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression. full story »
United States - The Obama administration initially blamed a mob inflamed by a US-produced movie that mocked Islam and its Prophet Mohammed, but later said the storming of the consulate appears to have been a terrorist attacks full story »
May 08, 2014
United Kingdom - Republicans have said the Democratic Obama administration misled the public on the nature of the attack. full story »
Jordan - WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans to nominate its ambassador in Iraq to be the new US envoy in Cairo, US officials said on Wednesday, as US-Egyptian ties remain strained following the Egyptian army’s ouster of an elected president last year. full story »
United States - Meanwhile, the Obama administration offered various types of assistance to Nigeria, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Thursday. full story »
Japan - The program expired in July 2013, but the Obama administration supports legislation under consideration in Congress to extend it. full story »
Cayman Islands - Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are set to begin a special investigation of the deadly attack on the US diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, raising the stakes in a political battle with the Obama administration as the midterm election season heats upo full story »
Cyprus - At the Obama administration’s behest, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden directed that most initiatives with Russia – explicitly excluding those related to the ISS – be curtailed while diplomats negotiated. full story »
Russia - Chief executives from 2 Danish multinationals will attend Russia's upcoming St Petersburg International Economic Forum, bucking a trend set by US companies that have been pulling their CEOs from the forum's guest list under pressure from the Obama administrationu full story »
Afghanistan - Conversely the US senators don’t conform to this decision of Obama administration. full story »
May 07, 2014
United Arab Emirates - Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen, in Paris as part of the Obama administration’s push to bolster European support for broader sanctions, acknowledged that the measures are also inflicting pain on companies in the United States and especially Europe, whose banks and energy firms have deep Russian interests. full story »
United States - (CNN) -- Acting on a conservative battle cry and potentially triggering a court battle with the Obama administration, the Republican-led House voted Wednesday to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about her agency's targeting of conservative and other groups. full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - NIGERIA ACCEPTS US OFFER OF HELP Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan welcomed the US offer to send an American team to Nigeria to support the government’s efforts to find the girls, the Obama administration said on Tuesday full story »
Russia - Jim Bourg / Reuters John Kerry and Catherine Ashton speak to the media after a quadrilateral meeting between representatives of the United States, Ukraine, Russia and the European Union, in Geneva, Switzerland The Obama administration denounced as illegal a planned weekend referendum by pro-Russian insurgents pushing for autonomy and independence for portions of eastern Ukraineo full story »
May 06, 2014
United States - Today on CNN Student News, find out what the Obama administration says, how critics respond, and what exactly is in the report. full story »
Japan - And Republicans now oppose it—despite having championed it only a few years ago—largely because the Obama administration also backs the project. full story »
Afghanistan - He also added, “With input from our commanders on the ground, this will likely require retaining a credible, residual troop presence to help continue to thwart terrorist networks as well as provide appropriate levels of training and advice to the Afghan security forces as they continue to grow and mature into an effective, independent fighting force” The Obama administration has not announced the exact number of US troops to remain in Afgh... full story »
May 05, 2014
United States - But it is a more assertive political step than the Obama administration has been able to do in the past. full story »
May 04, 2014
United States - Before the end of this year, the Obama administration must reach a bilateral security agreement with the Afghan government that reinforces our commitment to the Afghan people and its security forces. full story »
Russia - The Obama administration has thus far declined to provide Ukraine with arms, instead opting to provide non-lethal aid such as pre-packaged meals. full story »
May 03, 2014
Cayman Islands - The Obama administration has sought to expand US private investments in Africa, and last year financed about $1 billion to support American businesses across the continent, including an estimated $650 million in sub-Saharan Africai full story »
Japan - The uneventfulness and lack of attention within the United States is indicative of the challenges that the Obama administration has not only in its “rebalance” to the Asia-Pacific region, but more broadly in its foreign policy. full story »
India - WASHINGTON: In an unprecedented move to curb predatory sexual behavior on college campuses, the Obama administration on Thursday named 55 colleges and universities nationwide, including President Barack Obama's alma maters (Harvard University, University of Chicago, and Occidental College), Princeton University, Carnegie Mellon and Dartmouth among others, for a federal investigation into their handling of sexual abuse allegations by student victi... full story »
May 02, 2014
United Kingdom - Republican John Boehner said the Obama administration was "obstructing the truth" on the matter. full story »
United States - The Obama administration responded that all countries conduct surveillance on each other, but the President also has ordered changes in US programse full story »
May 01, 2014
Saudi Arabia - In 2012, he discussed a role in the Obama administration, but ultimately committed to two more years at Ford. full story »
United States - The fallout from the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans continues more than 19 months later, with further details this week that raised questions about how the Obama administration responded to the violence less than two months before the President's re-election. full story »
Russia - As noted by the injunction order, the Obama administration placed sanctions on a series of top Russian officials on March 16, Rogozin being one of the more prominent officials on the list. full story »
Japan - The Obama administration has tried to do this with its Asia policy—and the president’s trip there is part of it—but progress has been halting and incomplete. full story »
Cayman Islands - The political content of the social networking program is sensitive because the Obama administration has denied it involved covert action. full story »
Apr 30, 2014
United Kingdom - The national wage rise failed a day after Hawaii's state legislature raised the state's minimum wage to $1010, a level recommended by the Obama administrationi full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - The Obama administration has created a special unit based in Kabul to coordinate efforts against the militant group, officials familiar with the matter have told Reuters. full story »
United Arab Emirates - The Obama administration has created a special unit based in Kabul to coordinate efforts against the militant group, officials familiar with the matter have told Reuters. full story »
Armenia - The fact that the State Department and some European officials reacted positively to Erdogan’s statement is an indication that this was a coordinated attempt to provide cover for the Obama administration and European countries not to deal with the Armenian demands on the genocide issue, using the excuse that Turkey’s leaders are in the process of reconciling with Armenians. full story »
Jordan - “I’m not prepared to sign off on the delivery of additional aid for the Egyptian military,” the Vermont Democrat said in a speech on the Senate floor, explaining why he would hold up the $650 million “I’m not prepared to do that until we see convincing evidence the government is committed to the rule of law” The Obama administration has been grappling for months with how to deal with Egypt, one of its most important allies in the Middle East full story »
China - Tuesday’s meeting in Washington follows last week's announcement by the Obama administration that it will partly resume military aid to Egypt, six months after cutting off aid in the wake of the ousting of former president Mohamad Morsi. full story »
Apr 29, 2014
United Arab Emirates - The Asia Pivot was a policy first announced by the Obama administration in 2012. full story »
United States - (CNN) -- A key part of the Obama administration's green policies received surprisingly strong Supreme Court support on Tuesday over efforts to curb air pollution. full story »
Russia - As the White House embarks on what experts agree is a cautious approach to penalizing Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, the strategy behind the seemingly light penalties is being cast by Obama administration officials as a slow battle of attrition, chipping away at President Vladimir Putin's credibility while keeping US policy in lockstep with Europes full story »
China - The Obama administration also took steps against high-technology exports to the Russian defense industry, White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement. full story »
Apr 28, 2014
Armenia - Congressmen Adam Schiff, David Valadao, Michael Grimm and Frank Pallone introduced to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives a new document on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide which calls on the Obama administration to reaffirm the fact of the recognition of the first genocide of the 20th century, which was done earlier by the USA  The resolution raises the Wilson administration's statements on the Armenian Genoc... full story »
Russia - Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker, said the Obama administration's sanctions on Russian individuals had not gone far enough. full story »
Apr 27, 2014
Russia - The February revolution in Ukraine in violation of the agreement reached by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and the opposition meant the end of all hopes to normalize relations with the Obama administration. full story »
Apr 26, 2014
United Arab Emirates - A senior Obama administration official said each country in the G7 would determine their own sanctions. full story »
Saudi Arabia - Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, said relations between the US and Malaysia have blossomed in recent years and that the country has become a “pivotal state” in the Obama administration’s push to strengthen ties throughout the fast-growing and strategically important region. full story »
United States - Though the Obama administration has been campaigning for prison reform for some time, it has recently begun to take concrete steps to alleviate overcrowded federal prisons that are flooded with non-violent offenders. full story »
United Kingdom - Malaysia has become a "pivotal state"' in the Obama administration's push to strengthen ties throughout the fast-growing and strategically important region, the Associated Press quoted Mr Rhodes as saying. full story »
Apr 25, 2014
Armenia - He did this in deference to the government of Turkey, which – historical revisionism aside – the Obama administration regards as a more crucial ally. full story »
Apr 24, 2014
United Kingdom - When the event - attended by children of employees of the Obama administration - ended, she hugged the 10-year-old and took the CV. full story »
United States - Kagan served as the Obama administration's top government lawyer handling appeals to the Supreme Court when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed. full story »
Japan - After a congressional battle led to slashed defense budgets, the Obama administration has been concerned that the declining budgets could weaken Japan-US deterrent capabilities in the Asia-Pacific regionf full story »
China - Douglas Paal, Carnegie Endowment's Asia program director, has said China's steady pressure for a resumption of six-party talks is something that the Obama administration cannot keep resisting. full story »
Afghanistan - WASHINGTON - US Senators on Tuesday warned the Obama administration against leaving a fewer number of troops in Afghanistan beyond this year, saying it would be a fatal mistake. full story »
United Arab Emirates - The sceptics argue that the Obama administration’s lofty focus on Asia has encouraged the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Al Assad to use force, confident that America’s eyes are fixed on the Far East. full story »
Apr 23, 2014
United States - With the announcement, the Obama administration is effectively sending a message that with all the talk of a "re-balance" in focus to the Asia-Pacific region, the exercises also show that the US commitment to the NATO alliance is solids full story »
Cayman Islands - The Obama administration is removing or censoring national security secrets in the Senate report, a declassification process that will involve the Pentagon as well as spy agency officials. full story »
Japan - Ahead of his three-day visit to Japan, Obama told The Yomiuri Shimbun, “Our alliances, including with Japan, are stronger than ever and we’re modernizing our defense posture across the nation” However, the lack of tangible results and mixed messages from the core of the Obama administration have raised skepticism over US engagement in the regione full story »
Apr 22, 2014
United Kingdom - The Obama administration has promised what it calls a "pivot to Asia", which in security terms means changing the balance of its forces. full story »
United Arab Emirates - The Obama administration has “deceptively misrepresented these USAID programmes,” he says — and all this has a whiff of Iran-Contra kind of elements” Russia’s President Vladimir Putin cottoned-on to USAID’s nefarious activities in 2012, when it was told to quit operating on Russian soilo full story »
United States - But the photos, accepted as genuine by the Obama administration, appeared to lend credence to allegations by Ukrainian officials that Russian forces have been dispatched in eastern Ukraine to provoke a military confrontation. full story »
Russia - Some members of Congress have made it clear they do not believe sanctions already in place — such as travel restrictions on individuals announced by the Obama administration — will stop Moscow. full story »
Jordan - The Obama administration argued at a hearing in November 2011 that to list Israel as the country of birth would be tantamount to recognising Jerusalem as the capital of the country. full story »
Apr 21, 2014
United States - (CNN) -- The Obama administration and its allies believe the Syrian government may have used chlorine gas in a deadly attack this month on its own people, several US officials and other diplomats told CNNn full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - The Obama administration had suspended deportation of undocumented Haitians living in the US soon after a massive earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, granting TPS to thousands of Haitians. full story »
Apr 20, 2014
United Arab Emirates - But last week, the New York Times finally noticed that the process lacked integrity and advised the Obama administration to give up and focus on other pressing issues. full story »
Apr 17, 2014
Japan - “I think we still have a chance to de-escalate the situation using the diplomatic means,” Ukraine’s foreign minister, Andrii Deshchytsia, told reporters late Wednesday ahead of the talks “And we are trying hard” However, Deshchytsia said the diplomatic discussions also must be tempered with efforts “to look for a more concrete and adequate response to Russia’s plans and actions” Obama administration officials tamped down any expectations that t... full story »
China - The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities. full story »
United States - And recently, Pelosi was asked by reporters if she thought race factors into how Republicans deal with the Obama administration. full story »
Armenia - But the genocide of April 24th, 1915, when the Turks massacred 15 millions of our Armenian people and the first world Holocaust happened, is still not acknowledged by the Turkish government, nor by the Obama administration, for that matters full story »
Apr 16, 2014
United Arab Emirates - National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said the Obama administration was giving support she did not define. full story »
Apr 15, 2014
United States - This is enough added pollution to erase as much as 70% of the carbon pollution reductions from the Obama administration's recent motor vehicle emission standards. full story »
Apr 14, 2014
United Arab Emirates - He further suggests that the Obama administration misled the public by claiming the Syrian army was the only party with access to sarin gas “On 20 June, analysts for the US Defence Intelligence Agency issued a highly classified five-page ‘talking points’ briefing … which stated that Al Nusra maintained a sarin production cell …” He reminds us that in May “more than ten members of the Al Nusra Front were arrested in southern Turkey” with two kilog... full story »
Apr 13, 2014
United Arab Emirates - Polarising attitudes On Thursday, the Obama administration itself came under fire. full story »
Russia - The Obama administration has tried to present a unified front with Europe and does not want to go after Russian trade alone. full story »
China - WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Xinhua) -- In the past four months, about 33 million Americans have signed up for private insurance plans under President Barack Obama's signature comprehensive healthcare reform, the Obama administration announced Wednesdays full story »
Apr 12, 2014
United Arab Emirates - The Obama administration said Friday that the US had informed Iran it would not grant a visa to Hamid Abu Talebi, a member of the group responsible for the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran. full story »
Japan - Lew on Thursday had raised the possibility in a meeting with Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov on Thursday that the Obama administration was willing to impose “additional significant sanctions” if Russia escalates the Ukraine situation. full story »
Saudi Arabia - "We're glad the Obama administration made this choice, and Iran should stop playing these games." full story »
Apr 11, 2014
United States - Still, former American hostage Barry Rosen said it would be a "disgrace" if Washington gave a visa to Aboutalebi, and he called on the Obama administration to deny his application. full story »
Cyprus - The enrollment period was ultimately successful, surpassing the 7 million figure the Obama administration had predicted. full story »
Japan - Orszag is vice chairman of corporate and investment banking and chairman of the financial strategy and solutions group at Citigroup and a former director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama administration. full story »
Apr 10, 2014
United States - According to senior Obama administration officials, Sebelius told the President in early March that she thought the enrollment period would end well and, after that, she planned to step down. full story »
Apr 09, 2014
United Arab Emirates - Secretary of State John Kerry took an unprecedented step for any US administration in directly blaming Israel for the near failure of the eight-month-long Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations sponsored by the Obama administration. full story »
Cayman Islands - (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like service in Cuba that the US government secretly funded were overtly political, documents obtained by The Associated Press show, even though the Obama administration has said the program had a more-neutral purposet full story »
United States - The justification to not include DACA grantees is still unclear to Huerta, especially since the Obama administration fought to keep them from being deported. full story »
Apr 08, 2014
United States - Kerry pushed back, at times accusing senators of uninformed or short-sighted assessments, and the sometimes sharp exchanges showed a rising skepticism in Congress for the policies and pronouncements of the Obama administration as it approaches the midpoint of a second term. full story »
United Kingdom - The Obama administration has previously called Mr Aboutalebi's appointment "extremely troubling". full story »
Canada - As CBC News reported last week, the Canadian government has been urging the Obama administration to pay for its share of the costs of building a customs plaza on the US side of a planned bridge linking Detroit and Windsorl full story »
United Arab Emirates - One cannot mock the strategic ineptitude of the Bush administration’s Iraq war while urging the Obama administration to commit an even greater mistake by bombing Iran. full story »
Saudi Arabia - For the Obama administration, it has been a continuous firefighting mission since George W. full story »
Apr 07, 2014
United States - She acknowledges that the Obama administration's proposal to cut the popular Medicare Advantage is a major worry among older voters, who she says will make up half of the electorate in the race. full story »
United Arab Emirates - The news came just hours after Kerry — who has made several trips to the region to meet both Abbas and Netanyahu — hinted that the talks were close to collapse and said the Obama administration would reassess its participation in them. full story »
Apr 06, 2014
Russia - Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Friday also commented on sanctions against Russia, saying the US restrictions announced Thursday would not achieve the Obama administration's goal "It is clear that no sanctions, not those already imposed, not the ones which may be introduced in the long run as part of new legislation, will have no desirable effect for Washington," he said, the Foreign Ministry's website reportedn full story »
Apr 05, 2014
Saudi Arabia - A UN human rights watchdog last month called on the Obama administration to limit its use of drones targeting suspected Al-Qaeda and Taleban militants. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Fortunately, the Obama administration seems aware of this peril. full story »
Japan - He repeatedly insisted, as he did in July, that “even the Obama administration knows the train wreck will only get worse” This attitude affected more neutral observerse full story »
Apr 04, 2014
United States - (CNN) -- Talks will resume next week on the future of Iran's nuclear program with the goal of beginning to draft a comprehensive agreement in May, a senior Obama administration official said on Friday. full story »
Cyprus - It is reality check time, and we intend to evaluate precisely what the next steps will be,” Kerry said, adding he would return to Washington on Friday to consult with the Obama administration. full story »
Cayman Islands - Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants, commented on the creation of a secret “Cuban Twitter" — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, The Obama administration project, which lasted more than two years and drew tens of thousands of subscribers, sought to evade Cuba's stranglehold on the Internet with a primitive social media platform. full story »
Russia - "The president of the US and the Obama administration is firmly committed to honoring our defense commitments to our allies," he saidl full story »
United Arab Emirates - By summer 2012, the Obama administration had begun easing sanctions on Myanmar, waiving bans on US investment and the export of financial services to the country. full story »
Apr 03, 2014
United Kingdom - In a daily news conference at the White House, Obama administration spokesman Jay Carney confirmed US involvement in the project, saying it was neither "covert nor an intelligence programme". full story »
Russia - The Obama administration's reaction to Moscow's proposals, which it has barely acknowledged publicly, is less than adequate. full story »
United Arab Emirates - In Algeria for strategic security talks after travelling to the Mideast twice in the past 10 days to rescue the peace process, Kerry said there are limits to what the Obama administration can do to push the parties together. full story »
United States - No doubt to Iran's delight, Riyadh's displeasure at the Obama administration's refusal to get directly involved in Syria has caused a rift between the two long-time allies. full story »
Apr 02, 2014
United Kingdom - The Obama administration says Iran's nomination of a former hostage-taker as its ambassador to the United Nations is "extremely troubling". full story »
United States - In other words, the Obama administration's celebration might be legitimate, but it could be premature as the long-term viability of the Affordable Care Act unfolds. full story »
Canada - The Canadian government is urging the Obama administration to pay for its share of the costs for building a customs plaza on the US side of a planned bridge linking Detroit and Windsor, says Transport Minister Lisa Raitt full story »
Japan - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, keystone of US and European security since the end of World War II, is facing its most acute geopolitical crisis in years: the fallout from Moscow’s unilateral annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, which the Obama administration and its allies condemn as a brazen, illegal land grabe full story »
Saudi Arabia - The same paper reported last week that her imminent departure was “an attempt by the Obama administration to ‘clean the slate’ with India” The reasons for her exit have been explained by the US State Department as her simply deciding to end her distinguished career early and retire to her home in Delaware statef full story »
Apr 01, 2014
Cayman Islands - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, keystone of US and European security since the end of World War II, is facing its most acute geopolitical crisis in years: the fallout from Moscow's unilateral annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, which the Obama administration and its allies condemn as a brazen, illegal land grabn full story »
United Kingdom - Final enrolment figures for 2014 will not be available for some time as the Obama administration has allowed those who had technical difficulties to continue to sign-up. full story »
Armenia - WASHINGTON, APRIL 1, ARMENPRESS: House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) has been joined by the panel's Ranking Democrat, Eliot Engel (D-NY), in introducing bipartisan religious freedom legislation (HR4347) that would require the Obama Administration to submit annual reports on the status of stolen Christian churches and properties in Turkey and occupied Cyprus, a move welcomed by the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA)... full story »
United States - The Obama administration is touting the enrollment numbers as a successful first year, but Republicans think voter anger over the law is here to stay. full story »
Japan - In Tokyo, frustration with the Obama administration spiked following the issuance of a statement by the USu full story »
Mar 31, 2014
United States - Still, former American hostage Barry Rosen said it would be a "disgrace" if Washington gave a visa to Aboutalebi and called on the Obama administration to deny his application. full story »
United Kingdom - One Indian newspaper recently reported that the Obama administration was planning to replace Nancy Powell as part of an attempt "to clean the slate", citing US and Indian sources. full story »
United Arab Emirates - My visceral reaction to that news was “Who the heck do they think they are” Haven’t they heard the expression ‘People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones’ The so-called leader of the free world was prudent enough to keep his wagging finger out of sight during his one-day fence-mending trip to Riyadh but over the years the Obama administration has admonished China, Russia, Venezuela, Iran, Egypt, Cambodia, Mya... full story »
Mar 30, 2014
United States - At the federal level, the Obama administration has called for additional funding for climate resilience and just unveiled a climate data initiative to arm communities with better information about climate change. full story »
Cyprus - The Obama administration’s reset – the fourth since the Soviet collapse – was the most successful, at least during the president’s first term in office. full story »
Mar 29, 2014
Saudi Arabia - Referring to the talks with King Abdullah, US Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters that the issues at the heart of Obama’s meetings with King Abdullah include “Gulf security, Middle East peace, Syria, Iran and Egypt” He said: “The United States and Saudi Arabia have been working together closely to coordinate their assistance to the (Syrian) rebels” Rhodes said that coordination has helped put the US relationship with Saudi ... full story »
Mar 28, 2014
United Arab Emirates - The Obama administration has been critical of Israel for continuing to press forward with Jewish colonies in the West Bank while Kerry has been brokering peace talks over a future Palestinian state. full story »
United States - The Obama administration has unleashed two Cabinet departments to get tough on teachers and other school personnel who -- through so-called "zero tolerance" policies -- often refer disciplinary cases to police. full story »
United Kingdom - The first "open enrolment" period during which Americans can sign up for a health insurance plan through one of the exchanges comes to an end on 31 March, although the Obama administration has extended the deadline for some people who continue to have trouble signing up. full story »
Mar 27, 2014
United States - The case presents a dilemma for the Obama administration as the President travels to Saudi Arabia to meet with King Abdullah amid a time of strained relations between the close allies. full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - GENEVA (Reuters) – A UN human rights watchdog called on the Obama administration on Thursday to review its use of drones to kill suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban militants abroad and reveal how it chose its targets full story »
Canada - To be sure, the relationship between the Obama administration and the Catholic Church is a fraught one. full story »
Mar 26, 2014
United States - (CNN) -- When President Barack Obama and Pope Francis meet for the first time on Thursday, the Vatican tete-a-tete will provide an opportunity for a reset of sorts between the Obama administration and Catholic leadership following several years of strained relations. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Indeed, it was the sum total of these modifications that led Saudi Arabia to walk away from a prestigious UN Security Council seat in October 2013, as King Abdullah voiced his deep frustration with the Obama administration’s policies. full story »
China - The Obama administration has pushed the Congress several times to approve a shift of 63 billion dollars from an IMF crisis fund to its general lending fund to give a green light to the reform package, but efforts stalled in the Congress due to political dispute. full story »
Canada - That of course is more or less the same position the Obama administration had consistently taken on the NSA. full story »
Mar 25, 2014
United States - Washington (CNN) -- The Obama administration will give more time to people who try to apply for health insurance coverage through the federal marketplace by Monday but encounter difficulty, administration officials said Tuesday evening. full story »
Cayman Islands - Some US lawmakers are calling for sanctions against oil-rich Venezuela, but the idea has yet to win the support of the Obama administration full story »
United Kingdom - Exercising beliefsThe arguments on Tuesday were something of a re-match for US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, representing the Obama administration in defence of the law, and lawyer Paul Clement, who represented the companies. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Gulf officials said there was now a sense that deeper US engagement in Syria’s crisis may become possible with time, citing Washington’s frustration at Al Assad’s slowness in surrendering chemical weapons, even though the Obama administration has made clear it will not intervene militarily. full story »
Mar 24, 2014
United States - December 15, 2009 - The Obama administration announces that between 70-100 detainees will be moved to an empty prison in Thomson, Illinois. full story »
Cyprus - The Obama administration has overseen several political and diplomatic blunders that have hurt its credibility not only with Karzai, but also with the people of Afghanistan. full story »
United Arab Emirates - We’re going to do major things to try to prevent that from happening” One reason they will make that effort is because of the importance the Obama administration accords to initiatives like bringing peace to Syria and to halting Iran’s nuclear weapons development programme full story »
Mar 23, 2014
Japan - One reason for this skepticism is the mixed messaging from the core of the Obama administration. full story »
Russia - Congress urged the Obama administration to send small weapons and other military aid to Ukraine so that it could defend itself against Russian troops that had amassed at the eastern border. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Ford’s assessment was starkly different from one the Obama administration presented as recently as last year, when it insisted that Al Assad’s days were numbered and that he was losing a battle of attrition with the moderate opposition. full story »
Mar 21, 2014
United Arab Emirates - The Obama administration’s diplomatic opening with Iran and its reluctance to intervene in the Syrian conflict have frustrated the Saudi leadership and caused serious tensions in the decades-long strategic alliance. full story »
United States - Pallone said he was told by the Obama administration that the issue was being examined. full story »
Canada - McCain says Syria's agony could have been prevented, had only the Obama administration sought out and armed "moderates" among the rebels. full story »
Mar 20, 2014
Russia - Senior Obama administration officials also said the action on Thursday paves the way for President Barack Obama to broaden sanctions beyond individuals and target various sectors, including financial services, energy, mining, engineering and defense sectors. full story »
United States - The sanctions announced by the Obama administration and our European allies not only fail to measure up to those new standards, but this rap on a few knuckles will surely encourage the Russian aggressors and alarm its neighbors. full story »
Nov 05, 2013
United States - The Obama administration says the website will work smoothly for the "vast majority" of users by November 30. full story »
Nov 04, 2013
United Arab Emirates - The secretary arrived for his visit here amid indications of strains in relations between Riyadh and Washington over the Obama administration’s policy toward war-torn Syria, its movement toward a possible dialogue with Iran, a regional rival of the Saudis, and its stance on Egypt. full story »
United States - Some Democrats facing tough re-election battles next year also have proposed a delay to allow people more time to sign up and avoid the fine, but the Obama administration opposes such a step because it would undermine the immediate creation of large new markets needed to keep costs down. full story »
Nov 01, 2013
United Arab Emirates - The Obama administration refused to honour its own ‘red line’ after Bashar Al Assad’s government gassed its own people, and the Americans did not follow through with the promised military strikes on Syrian military targets. full story »
China - In nine previous such reports from the Obama administration, the US government has declined to label China as a "currency manipulatort" full story »
Armenia - "We want to thank Congressman Pallone for pressing the Obama Administration to do the right thing," said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian "It is a truly tragic testament to the depths of our Administration's deference to Ankara's angry and irrational genocide denial campaign that our White House - having been gagged into silence by Turkey on the Armenian Genocide - is now allowing this foreign government to dictate which works of art - US p... full story »
United States - But, after the countless times in which I have found myself defending the Obama administration to colleagues and peers, I've reached a limit to the explanations that I can provide. full story »
United Kingdom - Mr Kerry is the most senior Obama administration official to have commented directly on an issue that has upset America's European allies. full story »
Canada - An Obama administration official confirmed the Israeli airstrike late Thursday, but provided no details. full story »
Pakistan - An Obama administration official confirmed the Israeli airstrike overnight, but provided no details. full story »
Saudi Arabia - An Obama administration official confirmed the attack happened overnight Thursday but provided no details(AP) AMMAN/JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON: Syrian rebels and a US official said on Thursday Israel had mounted a new attack on a Syrian military base but the Israeli government declined to confirm any strike full story »
Oct 31, 2013
Cayman Islands - Republicans criticized the Obama administration for closing access to the open-air World War II Memorial on the National Mall after the government closed on Oct 1c full story »
United States - The Obama administration initially blamed a mob inflamed by a US-produced movie that mocked Islam and its Prophet Mohammed, but later said the storming of the consulate appears to have been a terrorist attacke full story »
Egypt - Merkel’s case seemed to have opened a can of worms, overwhelming the Obama administration. full story »
Canada - An Obama administration official confirmed the Israeli airstrike overnight, but provided no details. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Prince Bandar threatened that relations between Riyadh and Washington, already badly strained over the Obama administration’s policies toward Syria, Egypt, and Iran, are poised to get worse. full story »
Russia - The Obama administration appears to have failed to ask itself some basic questions. full story »
Armenia - "We want to thank Congressman Pallone for pressing the Obama Administration to do the right thing," said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian "It is a truly tragic testament to the depths of our Administration's deference to Ankara's angry and irrational genocide denial campaign that our White House - having been gagged into silence by Turkey on the Armenian Genocide - is now allowing this foreign government to dictate which works of art - US p... full story »
Oct 30, 2013
United Kingdom - He spoke at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts, a state that in 2006 introduced a groundbreaking healthcare law that was the model for the Obama administration's own nationwide overhaul. full story »
Cyprus - According to the way the Obama administration chooses to measure things, it’s making significant strides in the “War on Terror” Its inability either to acknowledge or manage the negative outcomes of its tactical successes, however, has both immediate and long-term consequenceso full story »
Pakistan - The Democrat Congressman from Florida also said that he had received no evidence from the Obama administration to suggest that there would be a drop in drone strikes carried out in Pakistan by the end of this year. full story »
United Arab Emirates - That is what is happening in America since the Obama Administration took over the wars of the Bush era. full story »
Canada - Lawmakers also want to know how many people have enrolled in plans through the health exchanges, a number the Obama administration has so far refused to divulge, instead promising to release it in mid-November. full story »
Oct 29, 2013
Cayman Islands - Faced with anger over revelations about US spying at home and abroad, members of Congress suggested Tuesday that programs the Obama administration says are needed to combat terrorism may have gone too far (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing lawmakers who suggested US surveillance has gone too far, the national intelligence director on Tuesday defended spying on foreign allies as necessary and said such scrutiny of America's fri... full story »
United States - Washington (CNN) -- The Obama administration was given stark warnings just one month before launch that the federal healthcare site was not ready to go live, according to a confidential report obtained by CNN. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Since I wrote that column, however, one event outside the Obama administration’s control has complicated the equation: the latest revelations about the extent and the depth of America’s overseas spying programmes. full story »
Saudi Arabia - WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama may ban US spying on allied leaders as part of a review of intelligence gathering, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday amid a diplomatic uproar over the National Security Agency’s surveillance ability. full story »
India - The United States has historically resisted such agreements, even with friendly governments, though it explored a similar arrangement with France early in the Obama administration. full story »
Canada - The Obama administration has spent nearly $200 million to shield the lakes, focusing primarily on an electrified barrier and other measures in Chicago-area waterways that offer a pathway from the carp-infested Mississippi River watershed to Lake Michigan. full story »
Oct 28, 2013
United States - Public criticism persists as she prepares to testify on Wednesday before a Congressional committee heatedly demanding answers about ongoing problems with the Obama administration's health care enrollment website. full story »
Oct 27, 2013
United Arab Emirates - Bush administration’s detention policy — bear some moral responsibility for creating incentives for the Obama administration to kill rather than capture. full story »
United States - Still, it remains to be seen if citizens and leaders in Europe will accept such explanations -- and whether recent efforts by the Obama administration to address their concerns will be successful. full story »
India - The Obama administration and many lawmakers have defended the NSA programs as crucial in protecting US national security and helping thwart past militant plots. full story »
Oct 26, 2013
United Arab Emirates - By rejecting a seat on the Security Council, the kingdom has sent a powerful message about the effectiveness of the UN and the Obama administration’s Middle East policy Last week, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry announced that the kingdom would not join the UN Security Council until the council “reformed so it can... full story »
Saudi Arabia - WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is asking Congress to hold off on enacting new sanctions against Iran. full story »
United States - She accuses the Obama administration of failing to honor its pledge to make parents like the Sozas less likely to be deported. full story »
Oct 25, 2013
Cayman Islands - Scott Applewhite, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a month into the dysfunctional rollout, the Obama administration acknowledged the wide extent of its health care website's problems Friday and abruptly turned to a private company to oversee urgent fixes. full story »
United Arab Emirates - The Guardian approached the Obama administration for comment on the latest document. full story »
United States - But Snowden's NSA documents, published recently in the Guardian, Der Spiegel and other publications, also describe spying on foreign leaders and that has now complicated US diplomacy, the Obama administration acknowledgesn full story »
Saudi Arabia - BRUSSELS: European leaders united in anger as they attended a summit overshadowed by reports of widespread US spying on its allies — allegations German Chancellor Angela Merkel said had shattered trust in the Obama administration and undermined the crucial trans-Atlantic relationship. full story »
Armenia - Kennicott described the controversy as "a sign of the Obama administration’s dismal reputation in the Armenian American community that everyone assumes must be yet another slap in the face for Armenians seeking to promote understanding of one of the darkest chapters in 20th-century history” The White House response thus far has been vague - with National Security Staff Assistant Press Secretary Laura Magnuson offering the following comment to t... full story »
China - The Obama administration's focus on immigration reform has been distracted for months following turmoil in Washington over the National Security Agency's secret intelligence surveillance, the Syria chemical weapons crisis, the Iran nuclear issue and the recent 16-day partial government shutdown. full story »
Oct 24, 2013
United States - The US Embassy in Cairo is closed and the Obama administration urges Morsy to hold early electionsy full story »
Egypt - The Obama administration acted on this philosophy in its handling of the Libyan civil war. full story »
United Kingdom - 24 October 2013 Last updated at 17:41 One contractor said many of the bottlenecks could be attributed to a late decision on the structure of the site Contractors who worked on the much-maligned US healthcare website have told lawmakers the Obama administration must share the blame for its glitches. full story »
Oct 23, 2013
India - A senior State Department official said Kerry made it clear the Obama administration's goal was to strike the right balance between security needs and privacy expectations. full story »
United Kingdom - The Obama administration has launched what senior officials called a "tech surge," with senior economic aide Jeffrey Zients tasked with analysing and repairing the problems. full story »
United States - Neither answer bodes well for Americans or for the Obama Administration as hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars are wasted and Americans stand to be penalized for the Obama Administration's failures. full story »
United Arab Emirates - The bill fully reopened the government after a 16-day partial shutdown brought on by a spending impasse between the Obama administration and Congress. full story »
Saudi Arabia - HRW urged the Obama administration to explain in detail the legal basis for its targeted killings and ensure they conform to international law. full story »
Oct 22, 2013
United States - Despite the issues, the Obama administration went forward with the website. full story »
United Arab Emirates - The bill fully reopened the government after a 16-day partial shutdown brought on by a spending impasse between the Obama administration and Congress. full story »
Oct 21, 2013
United States - It appears that the Obama administration has learned its lesson. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Araqchi praised the US for bringing one of the Obama administration’s leading sanctions experts to the Geneva talks. full story »
United Kingdom - About 890 of those killed were civilians and the vast majority of strikes were carried out by the Obama administration, research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism said. full story »
Oct 20, 2013
India - WASHINGTON: The Obama administration on Sunday said there has not been an "iota of change" in its policy on Kashmir which considers it a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan, dismissing the latest Pakistani efforts to seek US intervention in this regard. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Presumably they believe that those US oil companies would lobby the Obama administration, hard, to lift sanctions altogether. full story »
United States - Battles between police and protesters left more than 50 dead in early October, spurring the Obama administration to cut off significant military aid to a leading Arab ally. full story »
Cayman Islands - In her first public political event since departing the Obama administration, Clinton noted the end of the 16-day partial government shutdown, which affected many Virginians. full story »
Oct 19, 2013
Cayman Islands - In her first public political event since departing the Obama administration, Clinton noted the end of the 16-day partial government shutdown, which affected many Virginians. full story »
United States - (CNN) -- The Obama administration has decided to release more than $16 billion in aid to Pakistan, a senior administration official saido full story »
India - Sharif is arriving in Washington on Saturday on the first official visit of a Pakistani leader in the Obama administration. full story »
Oct 18, 2013
Cayman Islands - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif briefs the media after the two days of closed-door nuclear talks, during a press conference at the CICG, in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct16, 2013 (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing whether to offer Iran the chance to recoup billions of dollars in frozen overseas assets if it takes steps to scale back its nuclear program, US officia... full story »
United Kingdom - The Obama administration's policy of using drones in places such as Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen - chiefly to carry out deadly missile attacks against suspected militants - has come under increasing criticism. full story »
Oct 17, 2013
United Arab Emirates - The Barack Obama administration made significant success in that. full story »
United States - Conservatives had been pushing for insurance marketplaces to confirm the income of those requesting health care subsidies since the Obama Administration scaled back the requirement months ago. full story »
Oct 16, 2013
Japan - The civilian court prosecutions have continued before and after the Obama administration was forced to reverse its plans to prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the Sept 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and several others in federal court in Manhattant full story »
United Arab Emirates - The Obama administration has no intention to intervene dramatically, but it can at least be on the side of the activists who are struggling desperately to sustain a democratic vision of a wrecked country It is all too easy to tick off the things the US and other western nations might once have done, but no longer can, to help th... full story »
United Kingdom - Asked if the bill, which contained few concessions to Republicans, represented a win for the Obama administration, Mr Carney said, "There were no winners here." full story »
United States - These petitions pit the Obama administration and its environmental allies against a range of business and "limited government" interests. full story »
China - He also says the latest plan would not include previous efforts to delay a tax on medical devices, but would include new changes to the "Obamacare" health reforms for Congress and high-ranking Obama administration officials. full story »
Armenia - A recent gala dinner in Washington, hosted by the Azerbaijan America Alliance, was attended by 700 guests, including Obama administration officials, members of congress, and foreign diplomats. full story »
Canada - And it likely would require the Obama administration to certify that it can verify the income of people who qualify for federal subsidies for medical insurance under the 2010 health care law. full story »
Oct 15, 2013
Cyprus - Senate signs off on a plan, senators said, close to a Thursday deadline when the Obama administration says it will reach its borrowing limit and risk default. full story »
Cayman Islands - The civilian court prosecutions have continued before and after the Obama administration was forced to reverse its plans to prosecute 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and several others in federal court in Manhattan. full story »
United States - In the House, a Republican counterproposal floated Tuesday morning would have suspended a tax on medical devices for two years and removed federal health care subsidies for legislators and top Obama administration officials. full story »
Canada - Separately, if Congress doesn't approve a measure increasing the amount of money the government is allowed to borrow, the Obama administration says it will not be able to pay America's bills on time, risking a default that analysts say could prove catastrophic for the economy. full story »
Pakistan - The Obama administration is against using coal for power generation because it pollutes the environment. full story »
United Arab Emirates - And if Congress doesn’t approve a separate measure increasing the debt ceiling — the amount of money the government is allowed to borrow — the Obama administration says it will not be able to pay its bills, risking default. full story »
Oct 14, 2013
United States - Despite the improved climate, a senior Obama administration official told reporters in Geneva that Washington is "not expecting a breakthrough overnight," given the history of mistrust between Iran and the West and the myriad of technical issues involved. full story »
Saudi Arabia - More ominously, Thursday’s deadline to raise debt ceiling drew another day closer, the day the Obama administration has warned the US will deplete its borrowing authority and risk an unprecedented federal default. full story »
Oct 13, 2013
United States - Under pressure from several governors, the Obama administration said Thursday it will allow some shuttered national parks to reopen, as long as states use their own money to pay for park operations. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Stock markets around the world are on edge and anxiously watching the standoff between the Obama administration and the Republicans who shut down the federal government in an embarrassing spectacle for the whole world to see and deride. full story »
Cayman Islands - More ominously, Thursday drew another day closer, the day the Obama administration has warned the US will deplete its borrowing authority and risk an unprecedented federal default full story »
Oct 12, 2013
Japan - Finance ministers and central bank leaders for the Group of 20 major economies wrapped up two days of discussions in Washington with a joint statement expressing concern about the ongoing budget stalemate between Congress and the Obama administration. full story »
United Kingdom - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said: "I'm gratified the Obama administration agreed to reverse its policy and allow Arizona to reopen Grand Canyon, Arizona's most treasured landmark and a crucial driver of revenue to the state." full story »
Canada - At the same time, some states have begun putting up their own funds to temporarily reopen national parks after the Obama administration gave them permission to do so without promising any reimbursement. full story »
Cayman Islands - Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, whose country currently holds the rotating chair of the G-20, told a news conference Friday that the budget stalemate between Congress and the Obama administration was discussed at the meeting. full story »
Oct 11, 2013
United States - "I'm gratified the Obama administration agreed to reverse its policy and allow Arizona to reopen Grand Canyon, Arizona's most treasured landmark and a crucial driver of revenue to the state," said Brewer. full story »
Cyprus - The Obama administration seems willing to recognize Iran’s right to enriched uranium so long as it is below weapons grade and peacefully purposed. full story »
Canada - Finance ministers and central bank leaders for the Group of 20 major economies wrapped up two days of discussions in Washington with a joint statement expressing concern about the ongoing budget stalemate between Congress and the Obama administration. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Turkish officials this year have used meetings like this to tell the Obama administration that its insistence on a smaller-scale effort to arm the opposition hobbled the drive to unseat Al Assad, Turkish and US officials say. full story »
India - "I thought I may caution you, lest you waste too much time," he said, amidst laughter from the audience which included officials from the Obama administration, think-tanks, academicians and corporate executivess full story »
Oct 10, 2013
Japan - The Obama administration has said that unless Congress acts, it expects to have an estimated $30 billion in cash left by Oct 17t full story »
Cyprus - Republicans say the Obama administration would be able to keep up with its bond payments at the expense of other obligations if that deadline was missed. full story »
Russia - Nonproliferation Policy Education Center added, “In theory everyone can say the ideal number is zero, but in practice no one is willing to take that risk” The Obama administration used the UN nuclear agency’s annual member state gathering in September to underline its commitment to “pursuing the peace and security” of a world without nuclear weapons, saying it had taken significant steps toward that goale full story »
Armenia - Nearly 700 were invited guests from the Obama Administration, Capitol Hill, the Diplomatic Corps and the think tank and academic communities. full story »
Canada - Though the Republican proposal could avert an unprecedented federal default that the Obama administration has warned could occur as early as Oct 17, it would not necessarily bring a quick end to the separate 10-day partial federal shutdowne full story »
United Arab Emirates - Obama administration officials said on Wednesday that in an effort to press Egypt’s military leaders to pursue a democratic transition they were postponing hundreds of millions of dollars in shipments of military equipment and directing $260 million (Dh954 million) in cash to aid programmes in the country rather than the government. full story »
Cayman Islands - Bedeviled by technology glitches that frustrated millions of consumers, the Obama administration is taking down its health overhaul website for repairs this weekend. full story »
Oct 09, 2013
Saudi Arabia - The Obama administration has said that unless Congress acts, it expects to have an estimated $30 billion in cash left by Oct 17e full story »
India - The transition comes at a delicate moment for the Obama administration, which, on top of a government shutdown, will have trouble paying its bills after October 17 because a legislative ceiling on government's debt, currently capped at $167 trillion, will prevent it from borrowing more unless the Republican Congress increases the limitl full story »
Cayman Islands - The Obama administration has said that unless Congress acts, it expects to have an estimated $30 billion in cash left by Oct 17x full story »
United States - Washington (CNN) -- In a dramatic shift toward a major Arab ally, the Obama administration announced a suspension of significant military aid to Egypt on Wednesday over the bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. full story »
Pakistan - BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: US officials said Wednesday that the Obama administration is poised to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in military and economic assistance to Egypt. full story »
Japan - Initially, the Obama administration considered the joint Air-Sea Battle (ASB) doctrine, which involves attacks launched from military bases outside the range of China’s missiles and fighter planes. full story »
United Kingdom - The Obama administration had already suspended the shipment of four F-16 fighter jets and cancelled joint exercises by the US and Egyptian militaries. full story »
United Arab Emirates - There could be worse to come if this impasse between the Obama administration and House Republicans is not resolved soon. full story »
Oct 08, 2013
United States - The Obama administration withheld some military aid to Egypt in August. full story »
United Kingdom - Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr, who argued in favour of the limit on behalf of the Obama administration, told the court on Tuesday that if the limit were overturned, donors "could potentially funnel massive amounts of money to a favoured candidate". full story »
Canada - Although nothing concrete has been offered, House Republicans did float broad hints Tuesday that they might be willing to pass short-term legislation to reopen the government and avert the default in exchange for immediate talks with the Obama administration on reducing deficits and changing the three-year-old health care law. full story »
Oct 07, 2013
Japan - The raid in Somalia reflected the importance the Obama administration attaches to combating Al-Shabab, whose leaders are believed to be collaborating more with other Al-Qaida-affiliated Islamic insurgent groups across Africa. full story »
Cayman Islands - McClellan, who ran Medicare during the prescription program rollout in 2006, said that during that time he had detailed daily tracking stats, and he’s sure the Obama administration must have at least the same level of information (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — The glitch-ridden rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law has opponents crowing: "Told you so," full story »
United Arab Emirates - Obama administration officials have long expressed a preference for prosecuting terrorists in US courts. full story »
United States - The Obama administration has not publically stated if such operations continue. full story »
Canada - The Obama administration has said it can hold high value detainees on a ship for as long as it needs to. full story »
Oct 06, 2013
United Kingdom - While the Obama administration has sought to avoid or extract itself from big, costly theatres of conflict like Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria, it has invested heavily in the joint counter-terrorism and special operations sphere, to go after what the US calls "high-value targets". full story »
United States - (CNN) -- House Republicans won't support raising the federal government's borrowing limit without new spending cuts from the Obama administration, and the White House risks an unprecedented US default by refusing, House Speaker John Boehner said Sundaye full story »
Canada - Republican lawmakers had complained in recent days that the Obama administration was slow to bring back those workers even though the law allowed it. full story »
Cayman Islands - Republican lawmakers had complained in recent days that the Obama administration was slow to bring back those workers even though the law allowed it. full story »
Afghanistan - The Obama administration has many reasons for hurrying to conclude the agreement as quickly as possible. full story »
Oct 05, 2013
Cayman Islands - Bedeviled by technology glitches that frustrated millions of consumers, the Obama administration is taking down its health overhaul website for repairs this weekend. full story »
Oct 04, 2013
United States - Obama administration lawyers have been working to interpret how much leeway they were given by Congress over personnel in a measure approved just before the shutdown took effect that ensured troops would continue to be paid during a government closure. full story »
Canada - "Included in the original list of House Republican demands was that the Obama administration grant approval for the building of the Keystone XL pipeline." full story »
China - The Obama administration and Democrats keep blaming the Republicans in Congress for the government shutdown by insisting on binding the government funding bill with defunding or delaying Obama's signature Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. full story »
Armenia - The ANCA has long pressed for a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement, a Double Tax Treaty, and a range of other accords in its relations with the Obama Administration and also the US full story »
Japan - In the case of East Asia, the Obama administration’s major policy initiative has been the so-called “pivot to Asia,” and the centerpiece of that has been negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. full story »
Oct 03, 2013
United States - In at least 45 states, officials have said recipients of deferred action -- the Obama administration's program for young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children -- are eligible for driver's licenses, according to the National Immigration Law Center. full story »
Cayman Islands - The Obama administration has said Congress must renew the government's authority to borrow money by Oct 17 or risk a first-ever federal default, which many economists say would dangerously jangle the world economy2 full story »
India - The Obama administration has said Congress must renew the government's authority to borrow money by October 17 or risk a first-ever federal default, which many economists say would dangerously jangle the world economy. full story »
Canada - The Obama administration has said Congress must renew the government's authority to borrow money by Oct 17 or risk a first-ever federal default, which many economists say would dangerously jangle the world economyg full story »
Cyprus - But no, the Obama administration has put barricades around it,” said Republican Representative Mike Simpson of Idaho. full story »
Oct 02, 2013
India - Asserting that India has been brought at part with closet of its allies, Carter said the Obama Administration has now included India in the list of "so called Group of Eight" that receives the best of the technologies without export control. full story »
Cayman Islands - The Obama administration hopes to sign up 7 million people during the first year and aims to eventually sign up at least half of the nearly 50 million uninsured Americans through an expansion of Medicaid or government-subsidized plans. full story »
Oct 01, 2013
United Kingdom - The Obama administration said it would veto any bill to fund the government in part. full story »
Cayman Islands - The Obama administration hopes to sign up 7 million people during the first year and aims to eventually sign up at least half of the nearly 50 million uninsured Americans through an expansion of Medicaid or government-subsidized plans. full story »
Armenia - The ANCA has long pressed for a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement, a Double Tax Treaty, and a range of other accords in its relations with the Obama Administration and also the US full story »
Sep 30, 2013
United Kingdom - The Obama administration has vowed to continue challenging the new voting restrictions in court, arguing they effectively disenfranchise minorities, poor people and students, who disproportionately lack identification cards required by the laws. full story »
Sep 29, 2013
China - The Obama administration has responded to Iran's move with welcoming tone and cautious optimism, acknowledging it an important opportunity in decades that will face plenty of challenges as well. full story »
Sep 27, 2013
United Kingdom - The Obama administration has come under increasing criticism for using drones overseas - chiefly to carry out deadly missile attacks against suspected militants in Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Iraq. full story »
Sep 26, 2013
China - BEIJING, Sept 26 (Xinhuanet) -- White House spokesman Jay Carney says the Obama administration is interested in "testing the assertions" that Iran is serious about using diplomacy to resolve the ongoing dispute over its nuclear programa full story »
Sep 24, 2013
India - The move comes after a series of campaign urging the Obama administration to press India on addressing concerns over several Indian trade and business policies. full story »
Sep 23, 2013
India - NEW YORK: The Obama administration is edging closer to direct, high-level talks with Iran's new government. full story »
Russia - As the Obama administration navigates its perilous path forward, its actions will have consequences that will reverberate far beyond the Syrian civil war, the chemical weapons disarmament plan and even dealing with Iran. full story »
Sep 20, 2013
India - As the US looks toward the end of war in Afghanistan in 2014, the Obama Administration has made clear that one of the pillars of their strategy is a regional stability, Rhodes said. full story »
Sep 18, 2013
United States - Plan envisions US forces training and equipping only certain members of the Syrian opposition The idea surfaced after August 21 chemical weapons attack in Syria the US blames on regime No specifics on troops or other aspects, but officials envision any training taking place near Syria Though, plan has run into trouble as emphasis shifts from military response to diplomatic effort Washington (CNN) -- The Pentagon has "put a proposal on the... full story »
Sep 16, 2013
Japan - Ryan Gallagher / SlateLONDON—Fresh from releasing a trove of documents about the NSA’s massive phone records database, the Obama administration is gearing up to reveal more secret files. full story »
United States - An Obama administration onslaught to persuade senators and congressmen to vote for strikes was met with skepticism last week. full story »
Sep 15, 2013
India - "It requires a willful suspension of disbelief to see this agreement as anything other than the start of a diplomatic blind alley, and the Obama Administration is being led into it by Bashar Assad and Vladimir Putin," they said. full story »
Sep 14, 2013
United States - December 15, 2009 - The Obama administration announces that between 70-100 detainees will be moved to an empty prison in Thomson, Illinois. full story »
United Kingdom - The Obama administration for its part has signalled its willingness to compromise on a possible UN resolution punishing Syria. full story »
Sep 13, 2013
India - WASHINGTON: The United States does not expect a UN Security Council resolution on Syria's chemical weapons to include a potential use of military force due to Russian opposition , senior Obama administration officials said on Friday. full story »
United States - The Obama administration has argued for carrying out limited military attacks to hinder al-Assad from using chemical weapons, after accusing his troops of gassing 1,400 civilians to death. full story »
Sep 12, 2013
United States - Congress "recognizes one of their leverages is the power of the purse," Ellis said, adding that politicization of the budget process has become more polarized during the Obama administration. full story »
Sep 11, 2013
United States - UN report: Abuses on both sides of Syrian civil war The Obama administration has asked Congress to delay voting on authorizing military action in Syria, but the White House will still push the idea in case diplomacy failse full story »