President Obama touted his efforts to boost overtime pay for millions of workers.
Americans in the region were encouraged to stay vigilant.
Obama used a St. Patrick's Day reception to call for comprehensive immigration reform.
Secretary of State is accused of fomenting street protests.
The president and top officials huddled with activists at the White House.
Speaker is concerned that the deal's retroactive pay would prove unworkable.
The number is the highest recorded since the breakup of the Soviet Union.
The Kentucky senator said the stance is needed to grow the party.
John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov failed to defuse the crisis in a six-hour meeting.
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny lamented "very difficult circumstances" in Crimea.