“American leadership involves not just playing to a narrow constituency back home,” Obama said.
“Because Rosa Parks kept her seat, thousands of ordinary commuters walked instead of rode. Because they walked, countless other quiet heroes marched.”
“As we look ahead to the new year, we have both an opportunity and an obligation to find common ground to advance the nation’s interests at home and abroad,” Ryan wrote in a letter to Obama Monday.
Negotiators in Paris are expected to sign a comprehensive climate change treaty by December 11th.
Hollande said France will not send ground troops into Syria and called again for a “joint response” to fight IS.
It will mark the 68th pardoning ceremony.
The legislation will “only to create significant delays and obstacles in the fulfillment of a vital program that satisfies both humanitarian and national security objectives,” the WH said.
China and other Southeast Asian countries lay claim in the South China Sea. While the U.S. does not take a stance on territorial disputes, it wants to preserve freedom of navigation in the area.
“In the Joint Plan of Action … the United States committed to allow oil purchases from Iran to continue at the levels that prevailed at that time,” Obama said in a statement.
Clancy said the agents misconduct was “inexcusable and unacceptable.”