A spokesperson for the organizations told reporters that he was confident that a representative from the White House would personally accept the petitions. However, after the the demonstrators gathered around the White House gates, security instructed the group to leave.
“We don’t have to agree on everything to agree it’s time to do something,” he said before a supportive audience.
Morsi lifted the dictatorial powers he recently gave himself over the weekend, but has given the military authority to arrest civilians as part of a decree to help maintain security for the upcoming constitutional referendum on December 15.
The White House said that the two “pledged to stay in touch, particularly if opportunities to work together on shared interests arise in the future.”
A group of petitioners had decided that it’s fed up with, of all things, petitions. They want the White House to shut down its “We the People” website, which allows average citizens to post petitions. These days, most of the grievances involve secession, with petitions having been filed in all fifty states. The White House, which is required [...]
White House officials on Saturday offered no explanation for how the initial Benghazi talking points written by ex-CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus were altered before they were given to America’s Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice. Using those talking points during a series of appearances on Sunday talk shows just five days after the attacks, [...]
In a statement this afternoon at the White House, President Obama urged residents along the East Coast to take precautionary measures to keep themselves safe as Hurricane Sandy approaches. The president, who canceled a series of campaign events today and tomorrow in order to return to Washington, asked Americans who may be impacted by Sandy [...]
President Barack Obama marked the one-year anniversary of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’s repeal Thursday, saying that the elimination of the controversial law banning gay and lesbian soldiers from openly serving “upheld the fundamental American values of fairness and equality.” “Gay and lesbian Americans now no longer need to hide who they love in order to [...]
President Barack Obama’s campaign efforts brought in approximately $3 million more than Mitt Romney, marking the first time since April that the sitting President has out-raised his Republican rival.
Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations Wednesday on the subject of U.S. policy toward Yemen, President Obama’s chief adviser on homeland security and counterterrorism, John Brennan, said that the United States is contending with terrorist groups that operate in an economic and political vacuum where as little as $10 can convince a young person [...]