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Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 2/28/12

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 2/28/12

The White House Office of the Press Secretary James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:05 P.M. EST MR. CARNEY:  Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.  Thank you for coming to the White House for your daily briefing.  It’s always good to see your shiny faces.  Before I get started I just wanted to note that — as the President predicted last week when he gave a speech at the University of […]

Presidential Memorandum to Congress — Requirements of the National Defense Authorization Act

Presidential Memorandum to Congress — Requirements of the National Defense Authorization Act

The White House Office of the Press Secretary February 28, 2012 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SUBJECT:    Delegation of Waiver Authority under Section 1022(a)(4) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby delegate to you the authority […]

Presidential Message to Congress — Requirements of the National Defense Authorization Act

Presidential Message to Congress — Requirements of the National Defense Authorization Act

The White House Office of the Press Secretary TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:      Attached is the text of a Presidential Policy Directive establishing procedures to implement section 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112-81) (the “Act”), which I hereby submit to the Congress, as required under section 1022(c)(1) of the Act.  The Directive also includes a written certification that it is in the national security interests […]

Presidential Policy Directive — Requirements of the National Defense Authorization Act

Presidential Policy Directive — Requirements of the National Defense Authorization Act

The White House Office of the Press Secretary PRESIDENTIAL POLICY DIRECTIVE/PPD-14 SUBJECT:    Procedures Implementing Section 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 The executive branch must utilize all elements of national power – including military, intelligence, law enforcement, diplomatic, and economic tools – to effectively confront the threat posed by al-Qa’ida and its associated forces, and must retain the flexibility to determine how to apply […]

Statement by the President on the Retirement of Senator Olympia Snowe

Statement by the President on the Retirement of Senator Olympia Snowe

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For almost three decades, Olympia Snowe has served the people of the great state of Maine.  Elected to the state House in 1973, Olympia went on to be the first woman in American history to serve in both houses of a state legislature and both houses of Congress.  From her unwavering support for our troops, to her efforts to reform Wall Street, […]

LightSquared CEO resigns over Ties to Obama

LightSquared CEO resigns over Ties to Obama

With the end near in the LightSquared saga, it comes as no surprise that the leadership of the company that failed to get the FCC to allow LSQ to interfere with GPS systems has decided to pursue other opportunities.  LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja departs as questions remain about how LSQ connections at the White House impacted the decision-making process at the FCC: LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja abruptly announced his resignation […]