Tehran vows 'firm response' unless Obama stops Iran sanctions renewal

Dec 4, 2016

Tehran vows 'firm response' unless Obama stops Iran sanctions renewal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday demanded that U.S. President Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by Congress, saying Tehran will otherwise “firmly respond.” In a speech to parliament, Rouhani denounced legislation passed by Congress to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) ...

White House announces support for women in military draft

Dec 2, 2016

White House announces support for women in military draft

The Obama administration declared its support Thursday for requiring women to register for the military draft, a symbolic but significant shift that reflects the U.S. military’s evolution from a male-dominated force to one seeking to incorporate women at all levels. President Barack Obama has ...

Obamas light up National Christmas Tree for last time

Dec 2, 2016

Obamas light up National Christmas Tree for last time

President Barack Obama on Thursday marked his final time lighting the National Christmas Tree with a wish that Americans will care for the sick, the hungry and the downtrodden this holiday season and treat one another as they would want to be treated. The ...

Obama visits wounded vets at Walter Reed, awards 12 Purple Hearts

Nov 30, 2016

Obama visits wounded vets at Walter Reed, awards 12 Purple Hearts

President Barack Obama is spending part of Tuesday visiting with wounded soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The White House says the president has met with 13 Army service members and that he awarded 12 Purple Hearts. The president visits the nation’s ...

First lady kicks off Obamas' final White House Christmas

Nov 26, 2016

First lady kicks off Obamas' final White House Christmas

Michelle Obama kicked off her family’s final Christmas season at the White House on Friday by receiving a 19-foot (5.8-meter) balsam-Veitch fir as the official White House Christmas tree. Joined by two young nephews instead of her teenage daughters, the first lady said she ...