They "top the list of 'talk most, do least,' " an administration official said.
Sen. Casey said HHS already had officials responsible for public health emergencies.
"It was important for us to stand by our word and go in," said the former DOD chief.
Obama hailed Dem nominee Muriel Bowser as a "champion for working and middle-class families."
The 10-year deal allows 9,800 troops to remain past December.
Officials are pushing back at claims they underestimated the threat.
Republican lawmakers said Obama was shifting blame to the intel community.
The administration will look to capitalize on the gains it made at the UN.
The 15-0 vote on the resolution was a win for Obama, who chaired the meeting.
"We have our own racial and ethnic tensions," Obama said.
Obama said the coalition could send a message that "the world is united."
Obama showered the possible 2016 contender with praise for her "extraordinary leadership."
Coalition forces have now carried out 110 strikes to save the Kurdish town of Kobani.
Romney cracked jokes while campaigning for Joni Ernst.
Just 24 percent say they are extremely or quite confident in his economic plan.
The fate of Holder’s initiatives could depend on the person who replaces him.
The White House wants to focus on the economy ahead of November's vote.
He said the deal would ensure the "long-term security of Afghanistan."
"Shifting blame and shirking responsibility is not presidential," said Sen. Dan Coats.
Obama faces pressure to contribute to a $100B-a-year fund, but GOP stands in the way.
The president expressed confidence in Haider al-Abadi to lead Iraq's fight against ISIS.
Obama will chair the U.N. Security Council and address the General Assembly.
The justice said Obama "could not successfully appoint anyone I would like to see."
Groups say Obama nominee Richard Rahul Verma could repair the fractured relationship.