U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held a one-hour phone call on Thursday but seemed to remain far apart on the issue of Ukraine. During the call, Obama reiterated his assertion that Russia's actions are in violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
In the latest move by the Obama administration to delay part of the healthcare reform law, the Health and Human Services Department announced Wednesday that insurers will be able to sell plans that don't meet the law's requirements for another two years.
President Barack Obama has authorized the U.S. to impose travel restrictions and economic sanctions on individuals determined to be involved in Russian military intervention in the Crimea region of Ukraine, the White House announced Thursday. The White House said the move was in response to what it called "Russia's ongoing violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity."
President Barack Obama sent his budget proposal for fiscal 2015 to Congress on Tuesday, although the news was largely overshadowed by the developments in Ukraine. The $3.9 trillion budget proposal is seen as a White House wish list and includes closing tax loopholes for the rich while expanding tax credits for the poor and middle class.
While outlining his fiscal 2015 budget plan on Tuesday, President Barack Obama took the opportunity to condemn Russia's intervention in Crimea, describing it as a violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty.
U.S. President Barack Obama issued a statement Friday expressing deep concerns about reports of Russian military movements inside Ukraine. In remarks at the White House, Obama acknowledged the historic relationship between Russia and Ukraine but warned that any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing.
President Barack Obama will call on Congress to approve a four-year, $302 billion transportation bill during remarks on Wednesday. The proposed bill is seen as an alternative to recent short-term extensions of funding for repair and modernization of the nation's highways, bridges, railways and transit systems.