Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The White House News: President Obama will Meet with Jobs and Competitiveness Council in North Carolina, Posted by Menelik Zeleke




The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2011

President Obama will Meet with Jobs and Competitiveness Council in North Carolina

WASHINGTON -- On June 13th, President Obama will travel to Raleigh-Durham, NC to meet with the Jobs and Competitiveness Council to discuss initiatives and policies to strengthen the economy, promote and accelerate job growth and bolster America’s competitiveness around the world.  The President will hear from a variety of leaders and continue the discussion focused on identifying practical ways the government and business can work together to foster growth and create jobs.  The Council will also focus on the importance of educating and training America’s workforce to ensure the jobs and the industries of the future are created in the United States.

The President’s Jobs and Competitiveness Council, led by GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt, was created to provide non-partisan advice to the President on ways to strengthen the economy and ensure the competitiveness of the United States.  The Jobs Council is made up of representatives of the various sectors of the economy who offer diverse perspectives of the private sector, employers, and workers on how the Federal Government can best foster growth, competitiveness, innovation, and job creation.

The Jobs Council held their first meeting at the White House on February 24th, focusing on finding new ways to promote growth, to encourage hiring, to educate and train our workers to compete globally, and attract the best jobs and businesses to the United States.

Additional details on the trip will be forthcoming.

The White House News: REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO PARLIAMENT Westminster Hall London, United Kingdom, Posted by Menelik Zeleke



THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
_________________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release                              May 25, 2011


REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
TO PARLIAMENT

Westminster Hall
London, United Kingdom


3:47 P.M. BST


     THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  (Applause.) 

My Lord Chancellor, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Prime Minister, my lords, and members of the House of Commons:

Briefing from Capital Hill: LIBERIA ELECTIONS TO BE HELD IN OCTOBER, MACTV EXCLUSIVE


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EU worries over car sector support unfounded, Posted by Meosha Eaton



* EU complained to Russia over breaks for auto parts makers

* Complaints complicate Russia's WTO bid

* EU worried car component makers may move production

* Russia says EU worries are sign of car strategy success

By Gleb Bryanski

MOSCOW, May 25 (Reuters) - European Union concerns about Russia's state support for its car sector, which have hampered talks on Russian accession to the World Trade Organisation, are unfounded, a senior Russian official said on Wednesday.

US Republicans defend Medicare plan after setback, Posted by Meosha Eaton


* New York victory could weaken Republican hand

* Ryan decries Democratic scare tactics on Medicare

* Progress at bargaining table

By Andy Sullivan

WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans on Wednesday rushed to defend their drive to cut government health spending amid signs it may spur a backlash from voters and weaken their hand in talks to tame the national debt.

Woman shot during carjacking at Largo Town Center Metro station; man also injured, Posted by Meosha Eaton

LARGO, Md. — A Metro spokesman says a carjacking and shooting at the Largo Town Center station has left two people injured. Dan Stessel says a woman was shot during the incident in the parking garage at the station about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. A man was also injured. Both have been taken to a hospital.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

INTRODUCING NEW VOICES IN SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, Posted by Meosha Eaton


By William Reed
INTRODUCING NEW VOICES IN SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Ensuring that every American has the chance to improve their economic circumstances through hard work, saving, entrepreneurship, and other productive activities is essential to build a healthy country and society.  With small business owners and entrepreneurs in traditionally underserved communities continuing to face challenges accessing capital, much attention is being focused on the U.S. Small Business Administration initiatives aimed at increasing SBA-backed loans to small businesses in these markets.

Tornado Aftermath, PHOTOS By Kushinda Zeleke

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Remarks by the President at the AIPAC Policy Conference 2011, Posted by Meosha Eaton


THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
________________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release                               May 22, 2011

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
AT THE AIPAC POLICY CONFERENCE 2011

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

10:56 A.M. EDT

     THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning.  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)  Good morning.  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  Please, have a seat.  Thank you.

What a remarkable, remarkable crowd.  Thank you, Rosy, for your very kind introduction.  I did not know you played basketball.  (Laughter.)  I will take your word for it.  (Laughter.)  Rosy, thank you for your many years of friendship.  Back in Chicago, when I was just getting started in national politics, I reached out to a lot of people for advice and counsel, and Rosy was one of the very first.  When I made my first visit to Israel, after entering the Senate, Rosy, you were at my side every step of that profound journey through the Holy Land.  So I want to thank you for your enduring friendship, your leadership, and for your warm introduction today.