March 26th, 2012
05:50 PM ET
(CNN) – Republicans wasted no time Monday pouncing on President Barack Obama's now-controversial "open-mic" comment with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
In a new web video, the Republican National Committee painted a stark picture of Obama's exchange with the Russian leader, introducing the conversation with the text: "What Obama tells world leaders when he thinks you aren't listening."
March 3rd, 2012
12:39 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) – CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin reports on what's at stake for President Obama as he prepares to meet Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The meeting comes amid growing tensions with Iran and differing views over how to contain that country's nuclear ambitions.
December 14th, 2011
06:44 PM ET
Ahead of the holiday’s President Obama received a national security briefing to get the latest on preparations for any eventuality.
NSC spokesmanTommy Vietorprovided the below on the record statement:
October 22nd, 2011
11:12 AM ET
Washington (CNN) – President Obama may be fighting an uphill battle in trying to turn the nation's ailing economy around, but when it comes to national security his accomplishments are stacking up.
From killing Osama bin Laden and American al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, to the NATO-led effort that ended in the death of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi, critics who have argued over the administration's foreign policy strategy are offering up muted praise.
The president is quick to point out that his latest move to pull all U.S. troops out of Iraq by the end of the year, ending the nearly nine-year war, fulfills a campaign promise.
It's a not so subtle reminder to a skeptical public as he battles low approval ratings and works to shore up his base ahead of the 2012 elections.
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