AP - The Obama administration launched a consolidated effort to spur new start-up businesses Monday, part of the White House's campaign to emphasize job creation while downplaying new economic spending initiatives that could face congressional opposition.
WASHINGTON — The White House said on Thursday that it is confident that President Barack Obama and his administration acted lawfully when rejecting TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada.
TransCanada launched a lawsuit against the U.S. government on Wednesday and said it plans to seek US$15 billion in damages from a tribunal under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to
promoting the vast economic opportunity of the Internet and protecting
individual privacy, the National Science
and Technology Council has launched a new Subcommittee on Privacy and
Internet Policy. Populated by representatives from more than a dozen
Departments, agencies and Federal offices, and co-chaired by the two of us, the
subcommittee will develop principles and strategic directions with the goal of
fostering consensus in legislative, regulatory, and international Internet
In this digital age, a thriving and dynamic economy requires
Internet policies that promote innovation domestically and globally while
ensuring strong and sensible protections of individuals’ private information
and the ability of governments to meet their obligations to protect public
Recognizing the global nature of the digital economy and
challenges and develop approaches to meeting those challenges through
coordinated U.S. government action. The Subcommittee is committed to
fostering dialogue and cooperation between our Nation and its key trading
partners in support of flexible and robust privacy and innovation policies.
Such policies are essential to the health of competitive marketplaces for
online goods and services.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House launched a national, multilingual public awareness campaign Thursday to help almost nine million legal permanent residents overcome barriers to become U.S. citizens."If you are eligible, commit to become a citizen today. It is an important step for you, and an important step for our nation," said President Barack Obama in a video that launched the campaign on Citizenship Day, observed every Sept. 17. "Join us. Together we can make America to stand even stronger."
NEW YORK — Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for a new era of shared prosperity and says workers can trust her to fight for them, themes outlined in a speech promoted as her formal presidential campaign debut.
At an outdoor rally Saturday on New York City’s Roosevelt Island, Clinton planned to portray herself as a fierce advocate for those left behind after the recession.
She intended to describe a lifetime of work on behalf of struggling families and cite her mother’s difficult childhood as the inspiration for what she considers a calling.
Secretary Locke participated in the White House launch of
the “Startup America”
initiative today in Washington, D.C. with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu,
Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills, Director of the
National Economic Council Gene Sperling, Chairman of the Council of Economic
Advisors Austan Goolsbee, and a number of America’s top entrepreneurs and
The White House categorically denied a report saying it was sharing information with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad about the extremist group the Islamic State (also ISIS or ISIL) on Tuesday. Furthermore, the White House said it had no plans to coordinate whatsoever with the Syrian government in the ongoing fight against the group.
Republicans reignited a political feud over Iraq, charging that advances by Al-Qaeda-linked forces proved President Barack Obama had squandered American blood in a rush to leave the country. The accusations by prominent Republicans on Capitol Hill coincided with a furor over a new book by former defense secretary Robert Gates that contained blunt criticisms of the president over both the Iraq and Afghan wars.