President Barack Obama delivered a highly-anticipated speech on his administration's evolving counterterrorism policies on Thursday, suggesting that the U.S. needs to move away from a "boundless global war on terror." More than a decade after the 9/11 attacks, Obama argued that the terrorist threat has shifted and evolved.
President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday that the residents of Oklahoma will have all of the resources they need to respond to the destruction caused by the massive tornado that ripped through the state Monday afternoon. The tornado, which was estimated to be at least 2 miles wide, caused massive devastation in the town of Moore, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City.
While a recent series of scandals have caused headaches for the White House, the results of a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday suggest that the news has not had an impact on President Barack Obama's approval rating. The poll showed that 51 percent of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling his job as president compared to 44 percent that disapprove.
President Barack Obama reportedly plans to deliver a much-anticipated speech on Thursday outlining his administration's evolving counterterrorism policies.
Multiple news sources cited a White House official as saying that Obama will address the use of drones and plans to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in a speech at the National Defense University.
Moving quickly to try to address the scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he has appointed Daniel Werfel as the agency's new acting commissioner. Werfel, who currently serves as Controller of the Office of Management and Budget, replaces Steven Miller, who was asked to resign on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama continued to try to distance himself from the recent IRS scandal on Thursday, claiming that he had no knowledge of an investigation of the agency's controversial practice of targeting conservative groups for increased scrutiny.
In the wake of the scandal regarding the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, President Barack Obama announced that acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller has resigned. Obama delivered a statement in the East Room of the White House Wednesday evening indicating that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew requested and accepted Miller's resignation.
With news of the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups continuing to make headlines, President Barack Obama vowed to hold those responsible accountable. Responding to an inspector general report confirming that IRS personnel improperly targeted conservative groups, Obama released a statement Tuesday calling the report's findings "intolerable and inexcusable."