The White House budget office directed federal agencies to shut down early Tuesday, after Congress missed a midnight funding deadline and triggered a government closure for the first time in 17 years.
U.S. House Republicans advanced a bill on Friday that would continue funding the government at current spending levels for nearly three months but would strip money appropriated to fund Obamacare. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., condemned the resolution.
President Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday evening that recent diplomatic steps offer “the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons” inside Syria without the use of force, but he also insisted the U.S. military will keep the pressure on and be ready to respond” if other measures fail.
President Barack Obama hasn’t said what he would do if Congress doesn’t authorize his request for a military strike against Syria; but if Bay Area politicians are any indication, the White House may not have the support it wants and needs.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters in San Francisco on Wednesday to strongly endorse a military strike on Syria and to clarify what that would entail.
The leader of the House Democrats says the public needs to hear more of the intelligence that led the Obama administration to conclude that Syrian President Bashar Assad killed hundreds of his people using chemical weapons.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she doesn’t wish to be Speaker again.
Weeping relatives in search of loved ones uncovered the faces of the bloodied, unclaimed dead in a Cairo mosque near the smoldering epicenter of support for ousted President Mohammed Morsi, as the death toll soared past 600 Thursday from Egypt’s deadliest day since the Arab Spring began. World condemnation widened for the bloody crackdown.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke out publicly for the first time Monday in favor of immigration reform…
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), known for her affinity for dark chocolate, presented Mr. Obama with a dark chocolate cake topped with the presidential seal and frosted with the words “Happy Birthday, Mr. President.”