President-Elect Donald J. Trump Names Kellyanne Conway Counselor To The President

President-Elect Donald J. Trump Names Kellyanne Conway Counselor To The President

Palm Beach, FL…President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his selection of Kellyanne Conway to serve as Counselor to the President. Conway has been serving as a senior member of the President-elect’s transition team and previously served as the campaign manager of his successful run for the presidency. In her position, Conway will continue her role […]

President-Elect Donald J. Trump Names Carl Icahn Special Advisor To The President On Regulatory Reform

President-Elect Donald J. Trump Names Carl Icahn Special Advisor To The President On Regulatory Reform

New York, NY… President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced that Carl Icahn has agreed to serve as a special advisor to the President on issues relating to regulatory reform. Over the course of six decades, Mr. Icahn has distinguished himself as one of America’s most successful businessmen and investors. Mr. Icahn was one of President-elect Trump’s […]

President-Elect Donald Trump Appoints Dr. Peter Navarro To Head White House National Trade Council

President-Elect Donald Trump Appoints Dr. Peter Navarro To Head White House National Trade Council

New York, NY…President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced the formation of the White House National Trade Council (NTC) and his selection of Dr. Peter Navarro to serve as Assistant to the President and Director of Trade and Industrial Policy. The formation of the National Trade Council further demonstrates the President-elect’s determination to make American manufacturing […]

National Income & Product Accounts Gross Domestic Product: Third Quarter 2016

National Income & Product Accounts Gross Domestic Product: Third Quarter 2016

Washington, DC…Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2016(table 1), according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 1.4 percent. The GDP estimate released today is based on more complete source data than were […]

The Assassination Of Russian Ambassador To Turkey Andrey Karlov

The Assassination Of Russian Ambassador To Turkey Andrey Karlov

Washington, DC…The United States condemns the assassination today in Ankara of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones, the Russian people, and with the other victims who were injured in this shooting. We stand ready to offer assistance to Russia and Turkey as they investigate this despicable attack, which […]

President Obama Grants 153 Commutations & 78 Pardons To Individuals Deserving Of A Second Chance

President Obama Grants 153 Commutations & 78 Pardons To Individuals Deserving Of A Second Chance

Washington, DC…Today, President Obama granted clemency to 231 deserving individuals — the most individual acts of clemency granted in a single day by any president in this nation’s history. With today’s 153 commutations, the President has now commuted the sentences of 1,176 individuals, including 395 life sentences. The President also granted pardons to 78 individuals, […]

Remarks On Syria From Secretary Kerry

Remarks On Syria From Secretary Kerry

Washington, DC…SECRETARY KERRY: Hello, everybody. I just wanted to bring you all up to date on what we’ve been trying to do with respect to the tragic situation in Syria, and obviously mostly focused or especially Aleppo. I don’t think I have to elaborate, but I’m going to certainly focus on the anger and the […]

President-Elect Donald J. Trump Intends To Nominate General James Mattis As Secretary Of The United States Department Of Defense

President-Elect Donald J. Trump Intends To Nominate General James Mattis As Secretary Of The United States Department Of Defense

New York, NY… President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate General James Mattis, retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general, to serve as Secretary of the United States Department of Defense. Among the most decorated and legendary leaders in our country, Gen. Mattis has spent his life defending America in numerous theaters of […]

Justice Department Clears Alaska Air Group’s Acquisition Of Virgin America

Justice Department Clears Alaska Air Group’s Acquisition Of Virgin America

Seattle, WA…The Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) today completed its review and approved Alaska Air Group’s (NYSE: ALK) acquisition of Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA). Alaska Air Group is the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, Inc. “We couldn’t be more excited about receiving DOJ clearance for […]

Climate Actions Of Leading States & Regions Across The World Are Putting A 2˚C World Within Reach

Climate Actions Of Leading States & Regions Across The World Are Putting A 2˚C World Within Reach

London, England…The Compact of States and Regions today reveals, in its annual report, that the vision set out in the Paris Agreement is within reach. Delivering on all disclosed 2020 targets in time would result in savings that put these governments on track to stay below the critical warming threshold of 2˚C above pre-industrial levels. […]

The Bureau Of Labor Statistics Report A Decline In November Unemployment Rate

The Bureau Of Labor Statistics Report A Decline In November Unemployment Rate

Washington, DC…The unemployment rate declined to 4.6 percent in November, and total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 178,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment gains occurred in professional and business services and in health care. In November, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.3 percentage point to 4.6 percent, and the number of […]

President-Elect Donald J. Trump Intends To Nominate Congressman Tom Price & Seema Verma

President-Elect Donald J. Trump Intends To Nominate Congressman Tom Price & Seema Verma

New York, NY… President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Chairman of the House Budget Committee Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) as Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “Chairman Price, a renowned physician, has […]

Weekly Address: Coming Together On Thanksgiving

Weekly Address: Coming Together On Thanksgiving

Washington, DC…In this week’s address, President Obama wished the American people a happy Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving reminds us that no matter our differences, we are still one people, part of something bigger than ourselves. Because what makes us American are the ideals to which we pledge our allegiance. And it’s about our ability to live up […]

Remarks By The President At Pardoning Of The National Thanksgiving Turkey

Remarks By The President At Pardoning Of The National Thanksgiving Turkey

Washington, DC…THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much, everybody. Please have a seat. Have a seat.For generations, Presidents have faithfully executed two great American traditions: issuing a proclamation that sets aside a Thursday in November for us to express gratitude, and granting pardons that reflect our beliefs in second chances. And this week, we do both. […]

AAA: 48.7 Million Americans To Travel This Thanksgiving

AAA: 48.7 Million Americans To Travel This Thanksgiving

Orlando, FL…AAA projects that 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared with last year. This represents a 1.9 percent increase over 2015, and the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, […]

Forest-Powered Flight Safely Arrives In Washington, D.C.

Forest-Powered Flight Safely Arrives In Washington, D.C.

Seattle, WA…Washington state-based Alaska Airlines made history yesterday flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that remain after the harvesting of managed forests. The alternative jet fuel was produced through the efforts of the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance […]

Autistic Teen’s Perfect Recipe For Post-Election Blues & Reds From His New Charity Cookbook

Autistic Teen’s Perfect Recipe For Post-Election Blues & Reds From His New Charity Cookbook

Californian autistic teen chef and YouTube cooking show host, Chase Bailey, whose first ever cookbook launches today, has come up with the perfect, post-election recipe that everyone will love, no matter what their political leanings. Festive Pretzel Salad, a celebration of red, white and blue, is also perfect as a dish for Thanksgiving too.   […]

AT&T To Acquire Time Warner

AT&T To Acquire Time Warner

Dallas, TX and New York City, NY…AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire Time Warner in a stock-and-cash transaction valued at $107.50 per share. The agreement has been approved unanimously by the boards of directors of both companies. The deal […]

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