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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 […]

Obama: When I leave White House, I will buy a Volt

Obama: When I leave White House, I will buy a Volt

Lets let President Obama buy a 2013 Chevy Volt instead of a 2017 model.  Let Obama have a Volt!  Make Obama Bolt! On the day of the Michigan Republican primary, President Obama spoke to the United Auto Workers conference in Washington D.C. hailing the success of the auto bailout, reminding them that without government intervention GM and Chrysler would be dead. Obama said that as president, he was proud to […]

Defence Budget Cuts Healthcare for Military – Not Civilians – A Matter of Fairness

Defence Budget Cuts Healthcare for Military – Not Civilians – A Matter of Fairness

The Obama Administration has proposed defense budget cuts, which would raise Tricare (military health insurance) premiums by 30 – 78%.  The budget cuts do not cut the premiums of civilians working for the Defense Department.   Preside buy cialis nt Obama has been on his “We Can’t Wait” campaign and has touted fairness since his speech in Kansas.  Apparently fairness does not apply to the military who have given so much […]

Readout of the President’s Call with General Allen

Readout of the President’s Call with General Allen

The White House Office of the Press Secretary This afternoon, President Obama called General John Allen, Commander of U.S. Forces and the NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, to discuss the ongoing violence in Afghanistan and the tragic killing of two U.S. servicemembers this morning. On behalf of the American people, the President expressed his condolences to General Allen and to the families who lost loved ones. The President […]