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Latest Lee Myung-Bak Items
President Obama is giving South Korean President Lee Myung-bak a high-profile White House welcome a day after Congress approved a long-sought free trade agreement.
Hemlines were soaked and raindrops spattered tuxedos, but not even a thunderous downpour could dampen the excitement of guests flocking to perhaps the most exclusive social event on Washington's fall calendar: a White House state dinner for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's visit to Washington this week was a welcome reminder of Seoul's centrality in America's efforts to make the world more stable. As Mr. Lee put the bilateral unity so succinctly in regards to North Korean belligerence and nuclear proliferation, "We speak with one voice."
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak personally thanked Congress Thursday for ratifying a long-awaited free trade agreement between the U.S. and his country the day before, saying the deal strengthened what already was "one of the closest, most important economic relationships in the world."
In his first public comments on a suspected plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., President Obama said Thursday that the scheme was "part of a pattern of dangerous and reckless behavior" by Iran.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak told a group of U.S. business leaders on Wednesday that the country's free-trade agreement with the United States could send two-way trade soaring and spur an investment boom by 2015.
South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak arrived in Washington on Tuesday evening for a five-day U.S. visit that gives President Obama the opportunity to showcase both a strong personal alliance with a key East Asian ally and some rare good news on the economic front.
Gentleman crooner and conservative stalwart Pat Boone is in the nation's capital on Wednesday to be feted by no less than 40 members of Congress for his steadfast support of the 60 Plus Association, a non-partisan seniors advocacy group with a free enterprise, less government, lower taxes approach to myriad issues.
A Senate panel on Tuesday cleared a major hurdle toward passing three long-delayed trade agreements that supporters say could create thousands of jobs and boost U.S. exports.