Josh Earnest

US weighs abstention on Cuba embargo vote at UN


As it does every year, the U.N. General Assembly will vote as early as next month to demand the embargo's end. But this time, U.S. officials told the AP that the United States could abstain instead of voting against the resolution as it normally does.

White House says Texas teen 'failed' by teachers

White House press secretary Josh Earnest called the episode involving Ahmed Mohamed a "teachable moment."

Kanye for 2020? White House welcomes rapper's political bid

The White House says it is anticipating the rapper's potential bid for president.

West claimed he would run for president while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says of the announcement that he looks "forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his campaign hat." Earnest was traveling aboard Air Force One with the president to Alaska.

VIDEO: White House urges Chinese financial reforms

Though the declines eased significantly as the morning went on, it sent a shiver of fear through Americans with retirement accounts or saving to buy a home that the bull market is over.

At the White House, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the US government has been urging senior Chinese officials to adopt financial reforms and make its monetary exchange rate system more market driven.

VIDEO: White House condemns West Bank attack

Press Secretary Josh Earnest Friday said the US extended "profound condolences" to the family and extended prayers for those injured in the attack to make a full recovery.

Witnesses and the Israeli military said that under cover of darkness, the attackers broke the windows of the family's home in Duma, a small village near the West Bank city of Nablus.