President Obama Thursday ordered supply drops for Iraqis trapped on a mountain by ISIS Islamists and said he would order “targeted” airstrikes against ISIS if the terrorists moved on the Kurdish capital of Irbil, because he said it would threaten Americans in the city. But Obama, who spoke during a prime time address to the nation also ruled out the reintroduction of armed forces into Iraq:
10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:30 am || Meets with Secretary of Labor Perez; Roosevelt Room 12:10 pm || Meets with Secretary of Commerce Pritzker; Roosevelt Room All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at 12:45 pm
I gotta give Josh credit for this one. He was wobbling on a high wire as Ed Henry of Fox News shot spitballs at him, but he managed to find his footing and make it across. Ed had a question for White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. A question no press secretary would wish for: HENRY: Is preventing a genocide in America’s core interests? EARNEST: Uh,
President Obama is considering airstrikes or food and supply airdrops to try to save tens of thousands of religious and ethnic minorities who are stranded on a mountaintop in Iraq and dying of heat and thirst, according to reports. The situation, as described in the Washington Post, is dire and extremely urgent, with refugees exposed to the elements and sturggling to remain alive without the
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President Obama warmed up for his upcoming Martha’s Vineyard excursion with an outing Wednesday night at Washington’s latest “it” restaurant, Fiola Mare. Michelle and the Obamas’ personal consigliere, Valerie Jarrett, came along too. ValJar never misses anything good. The place gets rave reviews, overlooks the Potomac River, and serves entrees for the One Percent generally priced from $30-$50. Yes, just the entrees. Michelle and ValJar had
President Obama will return to the White House for two days midway through his Martha’s Vineyard vacation to attend unspecified meetings at the White House. The White House has given no reason for the sudden decision to return Obama to Washington. I can tell you, interrupting his vacation is not something Obama would do lightly. He must feel the need to deal with something important.
No, this is not satire. From Wednesday’s press conference: As is true on a whole range of issues — and I’ve said this in the past — many times we will work with countries even though they’re not perfect on every issue. And we find that in some cases engaging a country that generally is a good partner but is not performing optimally when
Obama defends executive action . . . The Hill President Obama defended his use of executive action on Wednesday, signaling he’s willing to take steps on immigration and tax policy if Congress fails to act. Report: Millions exempt from Obamacare . . . Fox News A new congressional report has estimated that more than 25 million Americans without health insurance will not be made to