The White House has nominated Michael Botticelli to be director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Botticelli has held the position on an acting basis since March. Botticelli, 56, is a recovering alcoholic. He is now nominated to permanently head an office whose directors have included included physicians, law enforcement officials and a general. Read full article...
Republicans are considering taking legal action against Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to question whether she is a resident of Louisiana, arguing that her $2.5 million home just four blocks from the U.S. Capitol is her primary residence. Read full article >>
President Obama said Thursday that he has asked military planners to come up with options for action against Islamic State militants that focus on targets in Iraq but also include the possibility of strikes in Syria.
MISSOURI A federal lawsuit alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Read full article >>
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, weighing in for the first time on the controversial shooting death of Michael Brown, said Thursday that she grieves for both Brown's family and his community, and she urged Americans to strive for better than the chaotic aftermath of the shooting in Brown's hometown of Ferguson, Mo. Read full article >>
President Obama wore a tan suit on Thursday while talking about Ukraine and the Islamic State, and political Twitter promptly went nuts. Over the suit. You see, Obama has a tendency to wear gray or blue suits. Read full article >>
Audio of the Michael Brown shooting was authenticated by app company Glide on Thursday. NBC News' Ron Allen and attorney Lupa Blumenthal listen to the recording. Note: NBC News has not verified this audio.Read more Audio of the Michael Brown shooting was authenticated by app company Glide on Thursday. NBC News' Ron Allen and attorney Lupa Blumenthal listen to the recording. Note: NBC News...
Comedian and TV personality Joan Rivers, 81, is in stable but critical condition after she was rushed to a hospital following throat surgery at a clinic, according to reports. E!, which airs the comedian’s long-running show “Fashion Police,” reported that Rivers “stopped breathing while undergoing a minor endoscopic procedure at a medical clinic.” TMZ, which broke the news, said the procedure...
In a letter and accompanying memo sent Thursday to every NFL team owner, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a significant change in the league’s policy against domestic violence, with a six-game suspension for first-time offenders and a lifetime ban from the league on a second offense.
The Ebola outbreak sweeping through West Africa will get significantly worse before it subsides, infecting as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday, even as U.S. researchers announced plans to begin human safety trials next week in a race to develop an effective vaccine. Read full article >>
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States has not yet developed a strategy for confronting Islamic State in Syria, an acknowledgement that a decision had not be made on whether to launch air strikes against the militant group.
It takes four walls to imprison a person's body, but the spirit is another matter. Such is the drama at the heart of "Rosewater," Jon Stewart's fact-based political movie about journalist Maziar Bahari's 118-day ordeal in an Iranian jail.
The White House is pushing back after President Obama's stated his administration currently doesn't have "a strategy" for dealing with ISIS, Business Insider reports.
"White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest subsequently insisted that Obama specifically articulated a 'comprehensive strategy' for dealing with the Islamic State during the briefing... Overall, Earnest said the word 'strategy' at...
MIAMI (Reuters) - An appeals court in Florida on Thursday rejected a motion by its attorney general that urged the state's top court to delay a ruling on its same-sex marriage ban until the U.S. Supreme Court eventually decides on the issue.
Republican pollster Frank Luntz on Thursday suggested that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has not named the male members of Congress who have sexually harassed her because they are members of the same party.
Is Kirsten Gillibrand only hiding the identities of the male senators who sexually harassed her because they are Democrats? @politico
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) August 28, 2014
More than 140 protesters, including Md. Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez (D-Montgomery) and dozens of labor and immigrant leaders, were arrested Thursday outside the White House while staging a sit-down rally to demand protection from deportation for millions of illegal immigrants.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to make a press statement from the White House briefing room on Thursday, August 28 beginning at approximately 4 p.m. ET.
The president’s comments are expected to touch on the situations in both Ukraine and Syria.
Watch live below, via NBC News:
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President Barack Obama is scheduled to make a press statement from the White...
On Thursday Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko announced that Russian military forces had in fact invaded Ukraine. For the first time since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March, Ukrainian officials alluded to Russia’s action as an invasion. What has prompted the change in rhetoric? Subdivisions of the Russian army arrived as a [...] On Thursday Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko announced...
Nearly a dozen Americans are known to have traveled to Syria to fight for ISIS, the militant group that the Obama administration says poses the greatest threat to the United States since Al Qaeda before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
After wrapping up questions at his press conference today, President Obama returned to the podium to answer a question from a reporter about his strategy on acting on immigration. Obama explained that although “hope springs eternal” that Congress would address immigration reform, he felt that he had to act to make the system better. “We’ve had a lot of stakeholder...