Archives for 2012

Statement by the Press Secretary

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2012 Statement by the Press Secretary The President’s main priority … [Read more...]

The Second Amendment vs. Assault-Styled Killing Machines

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com Five days after the horrific shooting in Connecticut at Newtown Elementary school, President Barack Obama is announcing a gun panel headed by Vice President Joe Biden.  Biden is charged with bringing findings back to the President by the end of January 2013.  … [Read more...]

Congress Honors Congressman Emanuel Cleaver for His Service as Chairman of the CBC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2012 Members of Congress Honor Congressman Emanuel Cleaver for His Service as Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus WASHINGTON, DC (Link) - Today, Members of Congress honored Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-05) for his service as Chairman of the … [Read more...]

Remarks by the President in a Press Conference

So I’ve got -- I’m going to take one last question. Go ahead, Jake. Q    It seems to a lot of observers that you made the political calculation in 2008 in your first term and in 2012 not to talk about gun violence.  You had your position on renewing the ban on semiautomatic rifles that … [Read more...]

President Obama Speaks on Preventing Gun Violence

President Obama speaks on preventing gun violence during a press conference on December 19, 2012. … [Read more...]

President’s News Conference – LIVE

JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV … [Read more...]

Obama: “What choice do we have?”

President Obama spoke at a vigil for those who died at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in shooting Newtown, CT . … [Read more...]

President Obama speaks at a Hanukkah Reception

President Obama speaks at a Hanukkah Reception … [Read more...]

White House Vigil: Dozens Plead With Obama For Gun Control Action

By: Jennnifer Bendery, huffingtonpost.com | Photo: Jennifer Bendery WASHINGTON -- Friday's shooting in Newtown, Conn., put the spotlight on President Barack Obama politically and, for many people, it was personal, as dozens turned up outside the White House gates begging him to take action on gun … [Read more...]

President Obama Makes a Statement on the Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut

President Obama Makes a Statement on the Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, December 14, 2012. … [Read more...]