“I’ve also been in touch with President Obama, as well as Mayor de Blasio regarding our decision. Prosecutors will conduct an independent, thorough, fair and expeditious investigation. In addition to performing our own investigative work, the department will conduct a complete review of the material gathered during the local investigation.” Obama also said law enforcement must improve training and become more accountable in order to strengthen relations within local communities. “We are going to take specific steps to improve the training and the work with state and local government when it comes to policing in communities of color,” Obama said. “We are going to be scrupulous in investigating cases where we are concerned about the partiality and accountability that’s taking place.” Rep. Peter King thanks Staten Island grand jury for ‘doing justice’ The President also said that unlike the recent tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, video evidence of the police’s confrontation with Garner exists.
<h3 http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net style=”clear:both”>Obama Issues a Warning Over Xi Jinping’s Growing Power
Xis government in Beijing says it has the right to vet candidates for Hong Kongs top leadership role, an election plan that Hong Kong protesters say flouts democratic principles. Chinas official mouthpiece, the Peoples Daily, has accused the U.S. of being involved in Hong Kongs so-called Umbrella Revolution, which erupted in protest over Beijings restrictions on candidacy. The U.S. has said that it supports a meaningful choice of candidates for Hong Kong voters, but denies any involvement in the protests that have been going on for 68 days. Obama told the Chinese president at APEC that the U.S.
Obama to announce choice of Ash Carter for defense chief Friday: White House – Yahoo News
Greg Abbott, as well as the Republican victors in Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts, the Democratic winners in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, and Alaska’s newly elected independent governor. Abbott is leading the 17-state legal challenge of Obama’s recent executive action to halt deportations of the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens, arguing that immigration policy should be left in the hands of Congress. The meeting comes as part of Obama’s outreach effort after Democrats were trounced in November’s midterm elections. States could play a key role in cementing Obama’s legacy.
Obama to name Ashton Carter as defense secretary – Yahoo News
View photo Former US deputy defense chief Ashton Carter, seen here in March 2013, is expected to be named defense Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Friday will name former Pentagon deputy chief Ashton Carter to be his new defense secretary, a White House official said. If confirmed Carter would replace Chuck Hagel, who announced his resignation last month. Carter served as deputy defense secretary under Leon Panetta from October 2011 to December 2013. Politics & Government
Obama to announce choice of Ash Carter for defense chief Friday: White House
President Barack Obama will announce his choice of former Pentagon official Ash Carter to be his next secretary of defense on Friday, a White House official said. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter will replace former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel , who is stepping down from the role. Obama will make the announcement at 10 a.m. (1500 GMT) at the White House, the official said. Sources said earlier this week Obama had settled on Carter for the job. Carter previously served as deputy defense secretary from 2011 to 2013.
Obama to meet immigration opponent Friday – CNN.com
President Barack Obama waves to the audience during the 92nd annual National Christmas Tree Lig WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will announce his choice of former Pentagon official Ash Carter to be his next secretary of defense on Friday, a White House official said. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter will replace former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel, who is stepping down from the role. Obama will make the announcement at 10 a.m. (1500 GMT) at the White House, the official said. Sources said earlier this week Obama had settled on Carter for the job.