Washington (AFP) - World leaders declared the Ebola outbreak the worst global health emergency in years, as President Barack Obama vowed a "much more aggressive" response to the spreading virus, which has killed nearly 4,500 people.
TALLINN, Estonia — U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by ISIS militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to “degrade and destroy” the group.
Obama still did not give a timeline for deciding on a strategy to go after the extremist group’s operations in Syria. “It’s going to take time for us to be able to roll them back,” the president said at a news conference during a visit to Europe.
President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday to fight to overturn tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans in 2012, just a day after reaching a compromise with Republicans to extend the cuts for two years."I'm as opposed to the high-end tax cuts today as I've been for years. In the long run, we simply can't afford them. And when they expire in two years, I will fight to end them," Obama told a White House press conference.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives late Friday night finally passed a border-security bill, as President Barack Obama vowed to "act alone" to address the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border.
President Barack Obama vowed he would "never stop fighting" for struggling Americans, in a fiery political counter-attack meant to mend Democratic morale and his frayed bond with voters.Obama sought to recapture the passion of his 2008 campaign, after a wake-up call from voters in liberal Massachusetts who sent a Republican to the Senate, and with his health care plan and wider agenda under assault in Congress.
U.S. President Barack Obama officially laid the blame for the chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds of Syrians with the regime of Bashar al-Assad in his strongest comments yet on the gas attack.
Mr. Obama says the U.S. has examined evidence and doesn’t believe the opposition fighting the Syrian government possessed chemical weapons or the means to deliver them. Mr. Obama says he hasn’t made a decision about how the U.S. will respond.