Tag: White House

White House: ‘Unclear’ What Vladimir Putin Is Doing In Syria

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest admits it is unclear what Russian President Vladimir Putin’s motives are now that Russian military forces are in Syria.     “At this point it’s unclear exactly what Russia’s intentions are,” Earnest told reporters today who asked him about Putin’s intentions for the increased military activity in Syria.   […]

White House: Obama wants to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016

The United States is making plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming budget year, a significant increase from the 1,500 migrants that have been cleared to resettle in the U.S. since civil war broke out in the Middle Eastern country more than four years ago, the White House said Thursday.   The White […]

House vote alleges Obama hid Iran nuke documents

House members approved a resolution, 245 to 186, accusing President Obama of failing to provide Congress with all the documents pertaining to the nuclear deal with Iran, in violation of a law giving lawmakers the right of review. It was a party line vote, with Republicans in part taking cues from a widely reported Washington, […]

Postmortem on vicious battle over Iran deal

The champagne corks aren’t popping just yet, but the winner and loser have already been named After eight weeks of intense lobbying and tens of millions of dollars spent on campaigning, the Iran deal train is about to reach its final US station. Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill are still discussing the debate procedures […]

White House ‘monitoring’ reports Russian military is in Syria

“We are aware of reports that Russia may have deployed military personnel and aircraft to Syria, and we are monitoring those reports quite closely,” said spokesman Josh Earnest.   “Any military support to the Assad regime for any purpose, whether it’s in the form of military personnel, aircraft supplies, weapons, or funding, is both destabilizing […]

White House Gets its Veto-Sustaining Support for Iran Deal as 34th Senator Approves

If Congress as expected votes after Labor Day to disapprove the Iran nuclear agreement, President Obama will almost certainly be able to veto the resolution safe in the knowledge that his action will not be overturned.   Thirty-three Senate Democrats have now signaled that they support the deal negotiated between Iran and six world powers, […]

Obama “Science” Czar, a Forced-abortion Advocate, Hides E-mails

As if the embattled “most-transparent-in-history” White House needed more e-mail scandals, the Obama administration’s “science czar,” John Holdren, an advocate of coercive population control and a one-time global-cooling alarmist, is facing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to access public information that he has been apparently seeking to hide by using a private e-mail account. […]

Iran deal: White House picks ambassador Stephen Mull to oversee Iran deal

The Obama administration is planning to name Stephen Mull, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to Poland, as lead coordinator for implementing the Iran nuclear deal — a massive task that could be highly scrutinized in light of partisan wrangling over the agreement.   An administration official said Mull, who joined the foreign service in 1982, is […]

U.S. House bars funding for ‘sanctuary’ cities for immigrants

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to deny funding to cities that do not report undocumented immigrants to federal authorities, setting off outcry from the White House and immigration advocates.   The bill, approved by a vote of 241 to 179 largely along party lines, was largely a Republican response to the recent […]

White House reportedly offers to boost military aid to Israel after Iran deal

President Obama has offered to increase U.S. military aid to Israel in the wake of the Iran nuclear agreement, according to a published report.   According to the New York Times, Obama broached the subject in a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday. White House officials said that Obama told Netanyahu […]