May 19, 2011 During a Twitter interview with NPR's Andy Carvin and Marc Lynch of ForeignPolicy.com White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said stability in the region will come from change.
May 19, 2011 In his first major address about the Middle East and U.S. policy toward the Arab world since the rise of the "Arab Spring" movement, the president said America supports the hopes of those demanding change in North Africa and the Middle East.
May 18, 2011 During President Obama's Mideast policy speech Thursday, join NPR's Andy Carvin and Marc Lynch of FP.com's Mideast Channel for a Twitter chat on the speech, including a followup interview with deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes
May 18, 2011 It's hoped, the administration says, that the moves pressure the Assad regime to "end its use of violence against its people and begin transitioning to a democratic system that protects the rights of the Syrian people."
May 18, 2011 Cloud cover that limited visibility forced the president's jet to abort one landing. It circled around and landed safely a few minutes later. Those aboard never knew.
May 12, 2011 "Given the ongoing threats facing the United States, as well as the leadership transitions at other agencies like the Defense Department and Central Intelligence Agency ... continuity and stability at the FBI is critical at this time," Obama says.
May 12, 2011 The president also cautioned that while the economy appears to be on the mend, it will take "several years for us to get back to where we need to be."
May 11, 2011 The wire service's poll, taken after U.S. commandos killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, puts the president's approval rating at 60% — up from 53 percent in March. Other polls give the president slightly lower readings.
May 5, 2011 Marking Osama bin Laden's death where the terrorist inflicted his greatest damage, the president paid his respects by laying a wreath at ground zero in honor of the nearly 2,800 victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
May 5, 2011 Administration officials have publicly said the SEAL team's members were engaged in a firefight through most of the 40 minutes they were there. They now say one man fired at the commandos. Others were killed as they resisted; before they could shoot.