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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on the Terrorist Attacks in Nairobi, Kenya

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on the Terrorist Attacks in Nairobi, Kenya

The United States condemns today’s despicable terrorist attacks in the Gikoma market area of Nairobi, Kenya, that took the lives of many and injured dozens more.  This is the latest in a series of cowardly attacks on innocent civilians in Kenya, from the capital to the coast.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those who were killed and injured.  As we have for half a century, the United States stands with our Kenyan friends and partners who continue to face adversity with courage and resolve.  We support them in their efforts to confront terrorism in all of its forms.

Remarks by the President at DSCC Dinner - NY, NY

Remarks by the President at DSCC Dinner - NY, NY

7:10 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everybody.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Well, first of all, to Blair and Cheryl and their kids, thank you so much for opening up this gorgeous home.  And to Gary, Josh and Jamie -- just the whole crew -- these folks have been with me dating back to when people couldn't pronounce my name.  (Laughter.)  So they are early investors and they’ve been with me through thick and thin, and I couldn't be more grateful for the incredible support and friendship that they’ve provided.

Remarks by the President and Vice President on the Need for Congress to Pass Transportation Funding

Remarks by the President and Vice President on the Need for Congress to Pass Transportation Funding

12:12 P.M. EDT

Grisanti Names Cindy Abbott Letro 2014 'Woman of Distinction'

Grisanti Names Cindy Abbott Letro 2014 'Woman of Distinction'

  

Cindy Abbott Letro will be honored in Albany on Tuesday, May 13 as part of a ceremony that recognizes female residents of New York who were recognized as part of the state's celebration of Women's History Month. 

Weekly Address: The First Lady Marks Mother's Day and Speaks Out on the Tragic Kidnapping in Nigeria

Published on May 10, 2014

In this week's address, First Lady Michelle Obama honored all mothers on this upcoming Mother's Day and offered her thoughts, prayers and support in the wake of the unconscionable terrorist kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls.

 

Democratic Leader to Address National Issues at Daemen Lecture

Democratic Leader to Address National Issues at Daemen Lecture

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, a leader on women’s and children’s issues, will address national political and policy issues and her own personal and professional story at 1 p.m. May 13 in Daemen College’s Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

The lecture, “A Conversation on National Politics and Policies,” is part of the recently established Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public.

Toronto: "The actions of the Mayor are inexcusable" Says Norm Kelly

Toronto: "The actions of the Mayor are inexcusable" Says Norm Kelly

The Deputy Mayor of Toronto, Canada offered some expanded comments in reference to the absence of the Mayor. These comments are more then the official press release from the City and are offered here as a direct quote from the Deputy Mayor's office blog. The following was posted on May 1st, 2014. Blog Link: http://normkelly.com/blog/

"This morning, Although, I speak to you with great sadness – the events that have brought us together this morning can be best described as a personal tragedy and should not be seen as a crisis of government.