Executive Branch

White House Endorses Internet Sales Tax Legislation

April 22, 2013

“”The Administration strongly supports S. 743, which will level the playing field for local small business retailers that are in competition every day with large out-of-state online companies,” reads the Obama administration’s statement on the policy.”

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Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Federally Charged With Using A Weapon Of Mass Destruction

April 22, 2013

“The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill three people and wound more than 200 in what FBI investigators said evidence shows was a coldly calculated attack.”

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White House: Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Won’t Be Treated As An Enemy Combatant

April 22, 2013

“The surviving suspect in last week’s Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, “will not be treated as an enemy combatant,” but rather will be prosecuted “through our civilian system of justice,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Monday afternoon.”

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FBI: Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Awake, Answering Questions

April 21, 2013

“Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awake and responding sporadically in writing to questions, authorities said. Investigators are asking about other cell members and other unexploded bombs, law enforcement sources told ABC News.”

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President Obama Meets With Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal To Discuss Syria

April 18, 2013

“The spokeswoman, Caitlin Hayden, said the president joined a meeting between the Saudi official and Obama’s national security adviser, Tom Donilon.”

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FBI: Letter Sent to President Obama Tests Positive For Ricin

April 17, 2013

“Federal officials told NBC News that they believe they know who sent the letters, but no arrest was made because authorities were waiting for further test results.”

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President Obama Signs STOCK Act Modification, Repealing Financial Disclosure By Federal Officials

April 16, 2013

“The STOCK Act was signed by the president a little over one year ago in a highly visible signing ceremony, where he said the legislation would tackle the “deficit of trust” that exists between Washington and the rest of the nation.”

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Alcohol, Tobacoo, and Firearms (ATF) and the FBI Assisting in Investigation of Boston Marathon Explosion

April 15, 2013

““The Attorney General has spoken with FBI Director Mueller and U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz,” the representative also said. “Attorney General Holder has directed the full resources of the Justice Department to be deployed to ensure this matter is fully investigated.”

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Report: State Department Official Secretly Met With “Top Representative” of North Korean Government in March

April 9, 2013

“No real progress was made during the meeting and no new offers were made by the U.S. officials present, the sources said.”

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Calls For FBI Investigation Into Secret Recording of Campaign Strategy Session

April 9, 2013

“Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign asked the FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office on Tuesday to investigate how Mother Jones magazine obtained a recording of a February strategy session.”

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President Obama Campaigns For Gun Control Reform in West Hartford, Connecticut

April 8, 2013

“With the families of children killed in last year’s Newtown school shooting looking on, President Barack Obama on Monday made an emotional plea for Americans to urge Congress to pass new gun control measures.”

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Defense Secretary Hagel: U.S. Didn’t Aggravate Tensions With North Korea By Flying B-52 Bombers in Test Flights

March 28, 2013

“”We have to take seriously every provocative, bellicose word and action that this new young leader has taken so far” since coming to power, Hagel told a Pentagon news conference, referring to Kim Jong-un.”

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President Obama Signs Stopgap Spending Bill to Fund Government Until September 30th

March 28, 2013

“White House spokesman Jay Carney said that the new bill extends funding levels that were agreed upon by both parties. Congress approved the measure last week. It maintains sequestration, which is the $85 billion worth of automatic budget cuts that took effect March 1.”

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Monsanto Protection Act Protects GMO Companies From Litigation Even If At-Fault

March 28, 2013

“The “Monsanto Protection Act” effectively bars federal courts from being able to halt the sale or planting of controversial genetically modified (aka GMO) or genetically engineered (GE) seeds, no matter what health issues may arise concerning GMOs in the future.”

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First Female Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Sworn-In at the White House

March 27, 2013

“The first female director of the U.S. Secret Service, Julia Pierson, was sworn in at the White House on Wednesday during a short ceremony that marked a historic shift for the agency charged with protecting the president.”

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