Topic: Jay Carney
The National Defense Authorization Act passed by the Senate this week could allow the US military to detain American citizens indefinitely. Civil libertarians are alarmed, and President Obama says he might veto it.
12/03/2011 08:40 am
Unemployment rate: Obama may benefit from the unemployment rate drop as the country heads into a presidential election year.
12/02/2011 10:59 pm
The White House on Thursday rejected as insubstantial a GOP proposal to curtail unemployment insurance and food stamps for the rich as an offset for extending the payroll tax cut.
12/01/2011 07:30 pm
Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise trip to Baghdad yesterday to honor US sacrifices in the war in Iraq.
11/30/2011 11:09 am
The White House released a statement Friday that calls for a speedy transfer to ‘just and inclusive’ civilian rule in Egypt. The statement came as tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
11/25/2011 01:22 pm
Security forces have killed at least 29 as Tahrir Square protests entered their fourth day. Many Egyptians have criticized the US for its cautious response to the military junta's heavy hand.
11/22/2011 10:02 am
UNESCO, a cultural heritage group at the United Nations, today gave Palestinians membership. Why is Israel angry about this symbolic step?
10/31/2011 04:37 pm
The US State Department calls the purchase of Obama's books "standard practice," but critics call it "inappropriate."
10/27/2011 01:26 pm
With the jobs bill stalled, Obama is bypassing Congress and using executive powers to enact change. Strapped homeowners and indebted students are first in line under his relief plan.
10/24/2011 06:23 pm
Disaster aid bill: The measure would also prevent a federal shutdown next weekend by financing government agencies from the Oct. 1 start of the new federal fiscal year through Nov. 18.
09/23/2011 12:48 pm