Obama, Senior U.S. Officials Skip Rally for Paris Terror Victims
Secretary of State John Kerry's upcoming visit to France follows heavy criticism of President Obama for skipping Sunday's rally in Paris. There were no senior U.S. officials among the dozens of world leaders who came to show their support.
Obama Administration Announces Goal to Reduce Methane Leaks
The Obama administration announced a plan to significantly cut methane emissions produced by gas and gas wells by the year 2025 through executive action. Judy Woodruff talks to Coral Davenport of The New York Times and Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University about President Obama's strategy in addressing climate change and how environmentalists and the industry are reacting to the proposal.
President Obama is threatening to veto a bill in Congress that would impose new sanctions on Iran, which Obama says could threaten nuclear talks. Speaker John Boehner is also under fire for personally inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress next month.
Obama Pushes Congress to Approve Battle Plan Against ISIS
A House committee holds the first hearing Thursday morning on President Obama's request to approve military force against ISIS. The War Powers Act resolution follows more than 2,300 airstrikes on ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. The proposed legislation already has many critics from both parties.
Obama Visiting Epicenter of National VA Healthcare Crisis
President Obama is visiting Phoenix's VA hospital, the epicenter of a national VA health-care crisis, to get a report on the progress of reform measures taken to meet the medical needs of Arizona veterans.
President Obama Cracks Deflategate Joke During Patriots White House Visit
The New England Patriots visited the White House on Thursday to celebrate their Super Bowl victory with President Barack Obama. Obama, who is known for cracking some controversial jokes during the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, decided to poke fun at New England’s 'deflategate' controversy before the big game.
President Obama said that the holiday Iftar dinner he hosted at the White House "is also a reminder of the freedoms that bind us together as Americans, including the freedom of religion -- that inviolable right to practice our faiths freely."