Done Obama pledges justice in visit to Dutch embassy 3 hours ago View gallery . WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama paid tribute Tuesday to the nearly 200 citizens of the Netherlands who died when a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down in Ukraine, visiting the Netherlands Embassy in Washington and pledging unity during a phone call with the Dutch leader. At the embassy, Obama said he wanted to assure the Dutch people that the U.S. will work with them to recover the bodies of their loved ones, to ensure a proper investigation and to bring those responsible to justice. Adding his inscription to a condolence book, Obama said the sorrow Americans feel over the tragedy is made even more acute by the deep ties between the U.S. and the Netherlands.
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Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Obama congratulates Indonesia’s Widodo on election 43 minutes ago . View photo Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo (C) prepares to address supporters at a rally in Jakarta on July 23, 2014 (AFP Photo/Romeo Gacad) Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama has called Joko Widodo to congratulate him best site on his victory in Indonesia’s “free and fair” presidential elections, the White House said Wednesday. During the conversation on Tuesday night, “President Obama told President-elect Widodo that he looks forward to meeting him at the earliest opportunity and to working with him to deepen the US-Indonesia partnership, expand ties between our two peoples, and promote our shared objectives in Asia and around the world,” the White House said.
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By the time lawmakers return in September, the midterm election’s fall campaign will be dominant. Republican House Speaker John Boehner has placed the burden of bipartisanship on Obama, noting that the Republican-controlled House has passed numerous pieces of legislation that he says would boost the economy but have stalled in the Democratic Senate. “If he’s serious, he’ll help us break the logjam in his party’s Senate and make more progress for Americans still asking ‘where are the jobs?'” Boehner said Tuesday. With his travels coinciding with crises abroad in Ukraine and in Gaza, Obama made a last-minute decision to scrap an appearance with late-night television host Jimmy Kimmel. But there was still room for some glamour and glitz on the trip. On Wednesday Obama was attending a Democratic National Committee event for about 450 donors at the Beverly Hills home of Shonda Rhimes, the producer of the Washington-set ABC drama “Scandal.” Kerry Washington, who plays the lead role on the show, is among the hosts.
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View photo U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Vice President Joe Biden appear at an event in Biden’s home town WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said Joe Biden would make a “superb” president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report on Monday said. Obama, in an interview with the New Yorker, said Biden “has seen the job up close, he knows what the job entails. He understands how to separate whats really important from whats less important. I think hes got great people skills.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Obama signs emergency declaration for Washington VIDEO: Fire crews keeping close eye on weather Sponsored Links On Wednesday, President Barack Obama signed an emergency declaration for the state of Washington and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts in the area affected by wildfires. The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts with the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering of people in Chelan and Okanogan counties and the Colville Reservation. FEMA is authorized to provide equipment and resources necessary to fight the fires. Want to talk about the news of the day? Watch free streaming video on the KIRO 7 mobile app and iPad app , and join us here on Facebook .
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Merkel was “urgently” demanding Mr. Putin take such a step, according to descriptions of the calls provided by her office.) Similarly, President Barack Obama has, in his public remarks, sounded an increasingly tough tone, pinning more blame on Russia for its support of the Russian separatists believed to have shot down the Malaysian plane and for the separatists” handling of the crash scene, which has sparked public outrage. At the same time, though, he has avoided harshly condemning Mr. Putin personally. In a White House statement on Monday, for instance, he said of the separatists: “Russia has urged them on.