In his State of the Union address tonight, Obama said the move was necessary to prevent the country’s enemies from launching direct attacks on “our power grid, our financial institutions, and our air traffic control systems.”
“The inaugural address was an opportunity for the President to give a longer term vision,” “Tonight … he’ll lay out his ideas about what kinds of policies we can put in place to realize that longer term vision the President rolled out in the inaugural address.”
From climate change to drones, Obama’s words will be watched closely by those looking to the United States to lead on an range of issues at the U.N.
Don’t expect the president to deliver a smack down tonight, reports TRNS Chief White House Correspondent Victoria Jones.
“These provocations do not make North Korea more secure,” said President Obama.
Karen Mills, the head of the White House’s Small Business Administration, will be leaving the administration, President Barack Obama announced Monday.
Vice President Joe Biden is traveling to Philadelphia Monday for a roundtable on gun control with lawmakers and law enforcement officials.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu offered a tongue-in-cheek response Thursday to an article posted by The Onion, a satirical news-style website.
He did, however, say that he was “heartened” to see Republicans begin to engage with Democrats on a way to reform the nation’s immigration system.
“The divisions in this country are, thankfully, not as deep or destructive as when Lincoln led, but they are real,” Obama said.