U.S. intelligence has been tracking Osama bin Laden’s movements and the building of his compound. This Department of Defense story shows where the compound was located, how it was laid out and how it was attacked.
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” We were reminded again that there is a pride in what this nation stands for, and what we can achieve, that runs far deeper than party, far deeper than politics.” – President Obama to Congressional Leaders Continue Reading →
This is a photo from the White House situation room as the US launched its assault on Osama Bin Laden’s compound.
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton congratulates the brave men and women who tracked down and ultimately killed Osama bin Laden. Meanwhile, Marines in Camp Pendleton in southern California say, “it’s about time we got” bin Laden. Continue Reading →
John Brennan -Chief Counterterrorism Advisor briefs the White House press on the US operation that killed Osama bin Laden Continue Reading →
Obama says that the death of bin Laden reminds us that when we as a country work together, there is nothing we can’t do. Continue Reading →
President Obama says justice has been served with the US killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. Continue Reading →
President Obama has a lot of fun at Donald Trump’s expense during the 2011 White House correspondent’s dinner.
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As oil and gas companies make tens of billions in profits and the government scours the budget for savings, President Obama is calling on Congress to stop handing them $4 billion annually in taxpayer subsidies. Continue Reading →
President Obama talks about the release of his full birth certificate. Says he would normally not comment on “sillies” such as this, but says the issue is distracting from debate on the budget and the economy.
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Potential Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would release his tax returns when President Obama released his birth certificate. It appears the ball is now in Trump’s court. Continue Reading →
This week, the Attorney General launched a task force dedicated to rooting out fraud or manipulations in the oil markets. The President called for finally ending the $4 billion in taxpayer money that the oil and gas companies receive annually. Continue Reading →
Republicans Have got the vision for America wrong, says President Obama. Their budget plan would end Medicare as we know it and give $200,000 in tax breaks to each millionaire and billionaire. Continue Reading →
President Obama stopped by the Lincoln Memorial to remind visitors that it was open because he and congress had reached a budget agreement that kept the government from shutting down. Continue Reading →
President Obama is taking his case to the people on deficit reduction. Next week he will travel to Northern Virginia, Palo Alto, California and Reno, Nevada. Continue Reading →
Speaking at his last National Conference for Media Reform as CEO, Josh Silver said that “after 40 years of methodical and well-organized organizing and financing, the largest corporations and wealthiest Americans have achieved near complete control of political discourse and policy-making in America.” Continue Reading →
At the National Conference for Media Reform, the UpTake’s Sam Mayfield spoke with Craig Aaron, the new CEO of Free Press, who says he entered this line of work because he cares deeply about journalism and the free and open Internet. “If we don’t fix media, then we won’t be able to fix any issue that we care about,” says Aaron. Continue Reading →
Representative Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) delivers a fiery speech to journalists gathered at the National Conference For Media Reform in Boston. He says Republicans in Congress are trying to shut down the internet at the same time they are trying to shut down the government Continue Reading →
President Obama makes a statement after a meeting with Congressional leaders on the Federal budget. The President says he remains confident that an agreement can be reached and emphasizes that a government shutdown can have serious implications for the economy. Continue Reading →
“Drilling alone is not a real strategy to replace our dependence on foreign oil. And that’s because even though America uses 25 percent of the world’s oil, we currently have only about 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves. ” — President Obama Continue Reading →
“Today’s employment report shows that private sector payrolls increased by 230,000 in March, marking 13 consecutive months of private employment growth. ” —Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Continue Reading →
More than 2,000 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Union, 2nd Marine Expeditionary force, deployed along the Amphibious Squadron 6 for Libya March 29. Continue Reading →
Fashionable pundits like to say that the Republican Party has shifted its focus from “social conservatism” (e.g., banning abortion, shoving gays back in the closet, teaching school children that humans and dinosaurs once walked the earth hand-in-claw) to fiscal conservatism (e.g., tax cuts for the rich, slashing social programs). But is that really true? Continue Reading →
President Obama explains why the US has used its military to attack Libya. Continue Reading →
President Obama tells the American people that the military mission in Libya is succeeding even as responsibility is transferred to our NATO allies and partners. Continue Reading →