President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are traveling to a community college in Pennsylvania on Wednesday to announce the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in new job training programs.
U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke regarding the ongoing crisis in Ukraine for the first time in over two weeks on Monday, although the two leaders remain far apart on the cause of escalating tensions.
President Barack Obama addressed the shootings at a Jewish community center and retirement complex in a suburb of Kansas City in remarks on Monday, declaring that religious-based violence has no place in society. Speaking at an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House, Obama offered prayers for the people of Overland Park, where three people were killed in the attacks on Sunday.
While outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will likely be remembered by many for her role in the troubled rollout of Obamacare, President Barack Obama praised her extraordinary leadership in remarks on Friday. The president's remarks came after the White House revealed that Sebelius is stepping down from her post as HHS Secretary after five years on the job.
U.S. President Barack Obama called German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday to discuss the "concerning situation" in eastern Ukraine, the White House said. The White House said the call between the two leaders came as pro-Russian separatists, apparently with support from Moscow, continue an orchestrated campaign of incitement and sabotage to undermine and destabilize the Ukrainian state.
In remarks to commemorate Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, President Barack Obama urged Senate Republicans to join with their Democratic colleagues in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act to help ensure that men and women receive equal pay for equal work. Obama noted that the Senate is due to vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act on Wednesday.