National Security Council News
Obama Blasts Donald Trump's Call to Dub Orlando Shooting 'Radical Islamic Terrorism'
President Barack Obama strongly rejected calls from Donald Trump to label the Orlando shooting "radical Islamic terrorism ," blasting the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's proposals after meeting with the National Security Council today. "That's the key, they tell us, 'We can't beat
The Note: How Low Can They Go?
NOTABLES --BY THE NUMBERS: Seven in 10 Americans see Donald Trump unfavorably in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, up 10 points in just the past month to a new high since he announced his candidacy for president. But Hillary Clinton reached a new high for unfavorability as well, 55 percent. The
'Not the America We Want': Obama Blasts Trump's Muslim Plans
President Barack Obama has delivered an angry rebuke of Donald Trump and his anti-Muslim rhetoric
President Obama Remarks on ISIS, Orlando Terror Attack
The president used a portion of his speech to sharply criticize Donald Trump's views on Muslims.
Obama Urges Congress to Reinstate Assault Weapons Ban
President Barack Obama is challenging Congress to reinstate the assault weapons ban
Obama Reviews ISIS Battle Plan in Wake of Orlando Attack
In the aftermath of the Orlando terrorist attack, President Obama says the U.S. government is "doing everything in our power to stop these kinds of attacks." "Our mission is to destroy ISIL," Obama said today after a meeting with his National Security Council at the Treasury Department. "This
Senate Approves Defense Bill, Defies White House Veto Threat
The GOP-led Senate voted decisively to approve a defense policy bill that bars shuttering the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and denies the Pentagon's bid to start a new round of military base closings
Making No Promises, Obama Struggles for Solution on Violence
Americans seeking answers after Orlando shootings finding no quick solution from Obama
The Army Chaplain Who Quit Over 'Unaccountable Killing' of Obama’s Secretive Drone Program
As a witness to the removal of fallen U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Army Chaplain Christopher John Antal can’t recall a time when that solemn ceremony wasn’t conducted without the presence of drones passing along the horizon. They were sleek and quiet, making a gentle humming noise as they flew