Done Obama pledges justice in visit to Dutch embassy 3 hours ago View gallery . WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama paid tribute Tuesday to the nearly 200 citizens of the Netherlands who died when a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down in Ukraine, visiting the Netherlands Embassy in Washington and pledging unity during a phone call with the Dutch leader. At the embassy, Obama said he wanted to assure the Dutch people that the U.S. will work with them to recover the bodies of their loved ones, to ensure a proper investigation and to bring those responsible to justice. Adding his inscription to a condolence book, Obama said the sorrow Americans feel over the tragedy is made even more acute by the deep ties between the U.S. and the Netherlands.
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The declaration means the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will coordinate disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the fires, including the Carlton Complex Fire which is the largest wildfire in recorded state history. Obama was in Seattle for fundraisers on Tuesday and spoke to Gov. Jay Inslee about the wildfires.
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Kerry Washington, who plays the lead role in the show, is among the hosts. In the capital, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell faulted Obama for not being in town while Congress debates vital legislation. “I’m not going to give him advice about how to allocate his time, but he’s certainly not spending the kind of time with the people he needs to pass legislation and convince people who have a vote, who were sent here to legislate, of the virtues of whatever position he has,” McConnell said. White House officials say Obama is more than able to carry out all his duties and attend to crises while on the road. “In terms of fundraising, it’s a responsibility that presidents in both parties for generations have been responsible for,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday.
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KCAL9s Dave Bryan spoke with residents about the presidents visit amid the escalating conflicts abroad. Some people in Larchmont Village criticized the president for diverting three days away for a cross-country fundraising trip at this time. I think the obvious answer that theres a lot of stuff going on, and maybe his time isnt as well spent fundraising in Hancock Park, one young woman said. I hope hes focused enough on whats going on with the Middle East, and Gaza, and the Ukraine. Things are really awful right now, so I assume hes working on that, another woman said.
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Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, were at the luncheon, as well as Democratic House candidates Michael Eggman and Amanda Renteria. Tickets for the event went for $10,000 a person, including a photo opportunity and lunch, or $32,400 a couple, including a VIP photo opportunity and lunch. Protesters gathered near Wednesday’s fundraiser to urge Obama to support “net neutrality,” keeping the Internet open to all data at the same speeds and prices. Demonstrators also focused on the Gaza invasion and immigration. “We thought that Obama was going to support us,” said Elena Pacheco, a 57-year-old teacher from Mountain View, among those protesting Obama’s immigration policies. “He won because of the Latino vote.
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Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Obama to talk economy amid fundraising spree 2 hours ago Content preferences Done LOS ANGELES (AP) President Barack Obama wraps up a three-day fundraising trip on the West Coast on Thursday, devoting part of his day to promoting his economic agenda at a technical college.