Obama was responding to a question if last week’s two important orders by the Supreme Court was the best week ever.
During his presidency, Barack Obama has spoken at half a dozen memorial services for victims of mass shootings
The White House said both Obama and Putin addressed continued bloodshed in Syria and conflict in Ukraine.
Passed by Republicans and some Democrats the bill will allow Obama and opponents to negotiate on trade agreements between US and Pacific nations.
An aide to Hollande’s predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy said that the former president considers these methods unacceptable.
Obama is unlikely to launch another push for gun control legislation with only one and a half years left in office and the next presidential campaign already in full swing.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday that as more security forces are trained, Iraq will need more recruits to take their place. “We would like to see them do more of that,” said Earnest.
Obama was flayed by domestic critics last September after saying “we don’t have a strategy yet” to combat IS fighters in Syria after they beheaded a US journalist on camera.
US President Obama has flied to show unity with Germany, Merkel amid enduring anti-Americanism in the country over US spying programs.
US President Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton were among the dignitaries joining Joe Biden at the funeral of his eldest son, Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer a week ago.
Snowden’s documents have fueled dozens of revelations of NSA surveillance operations but none of those programs are affected by the law Barack Obama signed Tuesday night.
“We should not forget that Daesh has also been defeated in many places”, he said. “Today, Daesh has lost over 25% of the populated territory it once held in Iraq.” said General John Allen.
After the Senate voted 67-32 to give final congressional approval to the bill, Obama used his Twitter account to say he was glad it had passed.
Pictures of Claudia Chaudary, taken at last month’s dinner, had gone viral after her uncle and mother tweeted the images on May 21.
The House of Representatives passed the measure overwhelmingly last week, with Democrats and Republicans uniting in their desire to rein in the NSA’s highly controversial program.