Joint Investigation Team Report on the Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Joint Investigation Team Report on the Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Washington, DC…The United States welcomes the interim report of the Joint Investigation Team on the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The Team’s interim findings corroborate Secretary Kerry’s statement in the days following the tragedy that MH17 was shot down by a BUK surface-to-air missile fired from Russian-backed, separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine. The […]

Watch The Presidential Debate Tonight Live Right Here!

Watch The Presidential Debate Tonight Live Right Here!

Hempstead, NY….Join us tonight right here for the first Presidential Debate of the 2016 Race. Will either candidate utter the gaff that will live in infamy? Will Hillary have the stamina for the debate? Can Trump avoid a fatal lower extremity in mouth incident? It is expected that the audience may top 100 million. Will […]

President’s Weekly Address: Celebrating the National Museum of African American History and Culture

President’s Weekly Address: Celebrating the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Washington, DC…Hi everybody. This weekend, we’ll dedicate the newest American icon on our National Mall – the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It’s a beautiful building, five stories high and some 70 feet below the ground, situated just across the street from the Washington Monument. And this museum tells a story of […]

Presidential Weekly Address: Upholding the Legacy of Those We Lost on September 11th

Presidential Weekly Address: Upholding the Legacy of Those We Lost on September 11th

Washington, DC…Fifteen years ago, a September day that began like any other became one of the darkest in our nation’s history. The Twin Towers were reduced to rubble. The Pentagon was in flames. A Pennsylvania field burned with the wreckage of an airplane. And nearly 3,000 innocent lives were lost. Sons and daughters, husbands and […]

Odds Of Rate Increases Strengthen & The Fed’s Monetary Policy Toolkit ~ Chair Janet L. Yellen

Odds Of Rate Increases Strengthen & The Fed’s Monetary Policy Toolkit ~ Chair Janet L. Yellen

Jackson Hole, WY…The Global Financial Crisis and Great Recession posed daunting new challenges for central banks around the world and spurred innovations in the design, implementation, and communication of monetary policy. With the U.S. economy now nearing the Federal Reserve’s statutory goals of maximum employment and price stability, this conference provides a timely opportunity to […]

United States Condemns Bombing in Gaziantep, Turkey

United States Condemns Bombing in Gaziantep, Turkey

Washington, DC…The United States strongly condemns yesterday’s heinous attack on a wedding party in Gaziantep. We extend heartfelt condolences to the friends and families of the victims and we wish a full and speedy recovery for the many who were wounded. We stand by our ally and partner Turkey and reaffirm our commitment to defeating […]

Presidential Weekly Address: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

Presidential Weekly Address: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

Martha’s Vineyard, MA…Hi everybody. Earlier this summer, Michelle, Malia, Sasha and I headed west—to the national parks at Carlsbad Caverns and Yosemite. And I’ve got to say, it was a breath of fresh air. We explored hundreds of feet underground, standing beneath dripping stalactites in New Mexico. We hiked up a misty trail next to […]

US To Cede Oversight Of Domain Name System To International Body On October 1st

US To Cede Oversight Of Domain Name System To International Body On October 1st

Washington, DC…Two months ago, we passed an important milestone in a nearly 20-year effort to privatize the Internet domain name system (DNS). We announced on June 9 that the transition proposal developed by the Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria we outlined in March 2014 when we declared our intent to transition NTIA’s stewardship role […]

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