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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jay Carney
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa next week to attend memorial services for former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95.
President Obama spent a short period of time living with his uncle, Onyango "Omar" Obama, when he was attending Harvard Law School in the 1980s, the White House admitted Thursday for the first time.
President Obama has embraced his role as the nation's most famous salesman, pitching his namesake health care reform law to uninsured Americas and seeking to convince them that problems with Obamacare — chief among them a faulty website — will be fixed.
As Vice President Joseph R. Biden arrived in Japan on Monday for a week of diplomacy in Asia, the U.S. military dispatched the first of six top-tech submarine-hunting jets to its Okinawa post near the disputed East China Sea, a move sure to ratchet up tensions among China and the U.S.
Those visiting HealthCare.Gov still are experiencing delays, a fact that demonstrates how the private sector simply is better than the government when it comes to building a functional website, according to the White House.
About 40 different news groups have joined forces to demand the White House answer this one question: Where’s all the open government that President Obama promised?
Negotiations with Iran over that nation's nuclear program continue to plod along, but Senate leaders have put a clock on those talks by announcing plans to enact further sanctions against Iran as soon as next month.
Tensions between the Obama administration and the White House Press Corps boiled over Thursday amid a lack of access to the president and the use of government photographers as substitutes for independent journalists.
They had legendary good spirit and the inner mettle to grapple with grim reality as well. That would be the Office of Strategic Services — the OSS — a clandestine agency created during World War II by Army Maj. Gen. William J. Donovan that was the predecessor of the CIA. The inventive determination of those 13,000 uncommon warriors who fought against Nazis and other American enemies seven decades ago has not been forgotten, however.
President Obama's approval rating has sunk to 37 percent in a new poll released Wednesday — the lowest of his presidency — and his disapproval rate is at 57 percent, a new high for him in the CBS News poll.
Secretary of State John Kerry believes there may have been a conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy, but it's unclear where President Obama stands on the issue.
President Obama's announcement last week that he would let states decide whether to let companies continue to offer plans that flout his own health care law has put state officials back on the hot seat.
The White House began grading itself on a curve for Obamacare enrollment Monday, claiming that a goal of 80 percent recruitment among all users of the website would be nearly the best result possible.
The White House said Friday that President Obama, faced with a second sex scandal in the Secret Service in less than two years, still has confidence in the first female director of his protective service.
The White House scrambled Wednesday to find solutions for the glaring failures in Obamacare as rebellious congressional Democrats pressured the administration over their increasing political predicament.
He said Mr. Nussbaum is able to "provide unique services where no other person can fulfill the contract requirements."
Biden spokesman Jay Carney said Mr. Nussbaum's hiring is permitted under the sole-source provision of federal contracting rules.