The President On 70th Anniversary Commemorating the End of World War II

The President On 70th Anniversary Commemorating the End of World War II

Washington, DC…Today we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the formal end of World War II in the Pacific, a conflict that tragically claimed millions of lives across Asia and Oceania and stretched several months beyond the war’s conclusion in the European theater. We salute the American servicemen and women of the Greatest Generation who answered […]

President Obama Announces New Investments to Enhance Safety and Security in the Changing Arctic

President Obama Announces New Investments to Enhance Safety and Security in the Changing Arctic

Anchorage, AK…The following is a White House position paper…”Climate change is reshaping the Arctic in profound ways. The global Arctic has warmed approximately twice as fast as the rest of the world, resulting in significant impacts on land and sea. Among the most noticeable changes is the retreat of Arctic sea ice, which has experienced […]

California Department of Public Health Investigates Second Case of Human Plague

California Department of Public Health Investigates Second Case of Human Plague

Sacramento, CA…California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith announced that the department has been notified of a presumptive positive case of plague contracted by a recent visitor to California from Georgia. Confirmatory testing is being conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prior to becoming […]

Carter, Top Leaders Honor Victims of Chattanooga Attack ~ Terri Moon Cronk DoD News

Carter, Top Leaders Honor Victims of Chattanooga Attack  ~ Terri Moon Cronk DoD News

Washington, DC…The lives of the five “fallen patriots” who were killed as a result of the July 16 attacks in Chattanooga, Tennessee, were “truly exemplary,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today during a memorial service in that city. Carter joined Vice President Joe Biden, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Navy Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the chief of […]

California CHP Commissioner Remarks On Arrest Of Officers In Murder Case

California CHP Commissioner Remarks On Arrest Of Officers In Murder Case

Sacramento, CA…California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Joe Farrow and Doug Villars, president of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, today made the following remarks following the announcement by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department that one former and two current CHP employees were arrested in connection with the 2012 murder of Turlock resident Korey Kaufmann: “I […]

Presidential Weekly Address: Continuing Work to Improve Community Policing

Presidential Weekly Address: Continuing Work to Improve Community Policing

Martha’s Vineyard, MA… Hi everybody. It’s now been a year since the tragic death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. His death—along with the events in Cleveland, Staten Island, Baltimore, Cincinnati, and other communities—sparked protests and soul searching all across our country. Over the past year, we’ve come to see, more clearly than ever, the […]

US Flag Flies Again In Havana

US Flag Flies Again In Havana

Havana, Cuba…SECRETARY KERRY: Please be seated, everybody. Thank you very, very much. Muchas gracias. Buenos dias. I’m so sorry that we are a little bit late today, but what a beautiful ride in and how wonderful to be here. And I thank you for leaving my future transportation out here in back of me. I […]