President Obama Remarks at Hiroshima Peace Memorial
President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered remarks following a wreath-laying ceremony at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. President Obama said the U.S. and Japan had made choices since the Hiroshima bombing that should give the world hope. He also spoke about the alliance between the U.S. and Japan and about stopping the spread of nuclear weapons around the world. He concluded by saying the world needed to change its mindset about war and work toward peaceful cooperation. President Obama was the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the first U.S. nuclear attack in 1945.3,026 views
Donald Trump Campaign Rally in San Diego, California
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a campaign rally with supporters at the San Diego Convention Center. He discussed immigration policy, military veterans, and the Trump University lawsuit. The California presidential primary would take place on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.8,459 views
Military Operations in Iraq and Syria
Operation Inherent Resolve Spokesperson Colonel Steve Warren briefed reporters at the Pentagon via satellite from Baghdad on U.S. military operations against ISIL* militants in Iraq and Syria. Colonel Warren said operations to liberate Fallujah, Iraq, were now underway, and the coalition was supporting the effort with airstrikes and artillery fire. He also addressed concerns over photographs showing U.S. special forces wearing the insignia of Kurdish troops. He said the decision was unauthorized and inappropriate given the “political sensitivities” around the issue. Asit would be his last press briefing from Iraq, Colonel Warren was also acknowledged for his service.2,764 views
*The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
Economic Mobility in the U.S.
Frank Buckley talked about his book The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America, in which he argues that Americans' ability to move up the economic ladder has been hampered and lays out ways to reverse this trend.1,002 views
State Department Daily Briefing
Mark Toner responded to questions from reporters at the State Department on a variety of international topics.526 views
2016 Hurricane Season Outlook
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) briefed reporters on the 2016 hurricane season outlook. They predicted the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June through November, would most likely be “near normal.” Their data predicted a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 storms of which four to eight would become hurricanes, and one to four would likely become major hurricanes. The briefing was held at the at the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Maryland.1,703 views
Criminal Justice Reform
Todd Cox talked about criminal justice reform efforts in Congress, including the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, and the economic impact of existing criminal justice policies.516 views