Meeting with Ukrainian officials on Tuesday, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden expressed support for the interim government while also criticizing Russia for its efforts to destabilize the country. Biden told a meeting with Ukrainian legislators that the country has a second opportunity to make good on the original promise made by the Orange Revolution.
President Barack Obama announced Monday that Washington lawyer W. Neil Eggleston has been selected to succeed Kathryn Ruemmler as White House counsel. Eggleston, who is currently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, previously served as an associate counsel to President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1994.
Vice President Joe Biden arrived in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Monday as he begins a two-day trip to the country to show support for the interim government. Biden is scheduled to meet with U.S. Embassy staff and their families followed by meetings with Ukrainian officials on Tuesday.
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.