"You want to know the real reason why I wasn't in the White House Situation Room on September 11, 2012? Because Michelle would have kicked me in my mom jeans if she caught me in that room in a bad situation with Beyoncé." Don't expect President Obama to tell that joke tonight at the White House Correspondents Dinner tonight for two reasons. Show More Summary
Where in the world is John Kerry today? Do you think the White House situation room has an app that tracks his whereabouts? One day the secretary of state is brokering a deal with Russia over Syrian chemical weapons; the next day discussing sanctions against Iran with the Europeans, then on to Jerusalem to revive talks on the […]
On August 27, President Obama met in the White House Situation Room with the five members of his newly appointed Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies. The members were Richard Clarke, a former member of the National...Show More Summary
The White House just released a photo of President Barack Obama meeting with his top national security advisors in the White House Situation Room Friday morning for a briefing on the manhunt for 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Show More Summary
Shortly after 9:45 a.m., the preesident, joined by Vice President Biden, convened a briefing in the White House Situation Room with his national security team on developments in the investigation as well as the events in Boston and Watertown, Massachusetts.
President Obama met with senior aids in the White House Situation Room Friday morning, including not just his domestic security officials but those charged with international affairs. Participating in the briefing are Attorney General...Show More Summary
(CNN) – President Obama has invited a handful of CEOs to the White House Situation Room on Wednesday to discuss the growing threats posed by cyberattacks. Administration officials are so far staying tight-lipped about who is attending the closed-door meeting, but one White House official tried to downplay the choice of convening it in the [...]
The White House "kill list"--a regularly updated chart showing the world's most wanted terrorists used by President Barack Obama during kill or capture debates--may soon be getting a rule book to go with it. According to the New York Times, the administration--faced with possibility that President Obama might lose the 2012 election to Mitt Romney--"accelerated [...]
Among those who have long known Gen. David Petraeus, those who served under his command in wartime, sat with him in the White House Situation Room, or helped him rewrite Army doctrine at Fort Leavenworth, the most gnawing question about...Show More Summary
This morning, President Obama convened a video-teleconference in the White House Situation Room with his team to receive the latest update on Hurricane Sandy, and federal efforts underway to support response activities in several states. Overnight, at the requests of the governors, the president approved major disaster declarations for the states of New Jersey and [...]
(CNN) - President Barack Obama will deliver a statement relaying the latest developments on Hurricane Sandy at 12:45 p.m. ET Monday, the White House said. The statement will come after a briefing in the White House Situation Room.
Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said on television Saturday he has sources claiming President Barack Obama was in White House situation room watching the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya in real time. Despite three urgent requests from the CIA annex, no military backup was sent for the besieged personnel of [...]Show More Summary
THE NEWS reported by Reuters late Tuesday is the first revealing that official emails were sent during the Benghazi terrorist attack, warning the Obama administration that all hell was breaking loose in Libya. The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, [...]
Just over two hours after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi began on Sep. 11, the White House Situation Room was notified that a militant group with connections to al Qaeda had claimed responsibility, undermining claims by...Show More Summary
"[O]ne of the addresses to which the message was sent was the White House Situation Room..."
We open on Air Force Three where Susan and Dougie are watching a TV news report on the American rescue of the Chinese sub off the coast of California, then we cut to the White House Situation Room where they’re watching the same but with U.S. Show More Summary
You may have heard stories of the neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY that has a large population of Hasidic Jews. Pictures of signs like this have surfaced: Or, more famously, there was this picture of the White House Situation Room as Osama bin Laden was being taken out: Apparently Hillary Clinton’s pantsuit was a little [...]
President Obama, overseeing the regular Tuesday counterterrorism meeting of two dozen security officials in the White House Situation Room, took a moment to study the faces. It was Jan. 19, 2010, the end of a first year in office punctuated...Show More Summary
A big, exclusive look inside the White House Situation Room on the night Osama Bin Laden was killed may have been a big “get” for NBC News, but the ratings showed only a modest gain for “Rock Center.” “Rock Center” averaged 4.1 million...Show More Summary
One year ago, President Barack Obama was secretly holed up in the White House Situation Room monitoring what turned out to be the successful U.S. military operation to kill Osama bin Laden... Here are our top stories from Washington...