Travel Association press conference on May 12, 2011 (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) Served from: 2007 to present Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.) Served from: 2003-09 Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.) attends hearings in Washington on Dec. 5, 2006.
“Iran would have access to peaceful nuclear energy.” View gallery A general view of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, some 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran October Obama’s Iran overture is not without controversy in the U.S. Congress. A wide majority of U.S. senators this week urged Obama to insist that any final agreement state that Iran “has no inherent right to enrichment under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.” In his Nowruz message, Obama said a comprehensive agreement would help move Iran along a new path and ease the economic hardships that sanctions have caused. “If Iran meets its international obligations, we know where the path of dialogue and greater trust and cooperation can lead. It will mean more opportunities for Iranians to trade and forge ties with the rest of the world,” he said.
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Obama hits closest Putin allies with sanctions over Crimea
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If you have a suggestion for a staff-written obituary, please send an email to dadenews@MiamiHerald.com Headlines Hurricane Coverage See the full forecast and storm coverage tool goes here POLITICS President Obama visits Miami to raise money for Democrats still hurting from Alex Sinks loss in congressional race By Marc Caputo The Miami Herald President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 20, 2014, for a flight to Miami. (AP Photo/Alex Menendez) A week after Democrats suffered a stinging congressional loss in Florida, President Barack Obama came to the Sunshine State for a Thursday rally and two Miami fundraisers to help his partys U.S. House and Senate campaign efforts. Hanging over the visit: The Affordable Care Act. The unpopular law and its disastrous rollout in October helped drag down the presidents poll numbers and stands to be a major campaign issue throughout the 2014 elections. Despite the fact that the website was really bad for the first month, its now fixed more than 5million Americans have signed up for plans at healthcare.gov , Obama said in his Orlando speech at Valencia College, drawing laughs.
This story is part of Barack Obama David Jackson, USA TODAY 9:50 a.m. EDT March 20, 2014 President Obama SHARE 196 CONNECT 50 TWEET 61 COMMENTEMAILMORE President Obama spends Thursday in Florida, talking about women’s issues and raising money for Democratic candidates. The first stop is in Orlando, where Obama holds a roundtable discussion with a group of Valencia College students and local workers. Obama also gives a speech about “the challenges these groups (visit site) face, and the steps the Administration can continue to take, to expand economic opportunity for women and working families,” says the White House schedule. Female voters are a key part of the Democratic coalition, as Obama and his party face a challenging set of elections later this year. Fundraising for those elections is on Obama’s agenda later Thursday as Air Force One heads to Miami.
He is going to do everything he can to help Jeanne Shaheen in this election, and today I am inviting her to bring him to New Hampshire to defend their health care law. Nothing will stop me from continuing to tell the truth about this disastrous health care law and its negative effects on the people of New Hampshire,” said Brown in a statement. The Republican Party of New Hampshire chair Jennifer Horn echoed Brown’s comments in a statement of her own. Then-Sen. Obama won New Hampshire, which is considered a battleground state, by nine percentage points in his 2008 presidential election, and carried the state by six points in his 2012 re-election. The President made five campaign stops in the Granite State during the 2012 election cycle, according to an unofficial count by CNN.
No Evidence The State Departments environmental report released Jan. 31 found limited impact on climate-changing carbon emissions, saying the oil sands in Alberta will be developed anyway. Building the pipeline would directly and indirectly support about 42,100 jobs for a year or two. Afterward, about 35 permanent jobs would remain, the report said. During an interview with the New York Times last July, Obama dismissed the employment benefits. Republicans have said this would be a big jobs generator, he said.
All told, Obama imposed sanctions on 20 Russian individuals, raising to 31 the number of people he has targeted for penalties since Russia’s military seizure of Crimea. Obama said he had also signed a new executive order that clears the way for U.S. sanctions against broad sections of the Russian economy should Putin’s military make moves beyond Crimea and into southern and eastern Ukraine. Senior administration officials said many parts of the Russian economy could be targeted, including the financial services sector and the key energy, defense and mining sectors. Russia’s oil and gas industry alone accounts for nearly half of the country’s annual budget revenues. “This is not our preferred outcome.